Research and Public Service,
FY 2017

Annual Report of Grants and Contracts

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photo of Mark A. McIntoshResearch in Translation

by Mark A. McIntosh
Vice Chancellor for Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development

Faculty and student researchers at the University of Missouri’s four campuses have long been leaders in moving scientific breakthroughs from the laboratory to the marketplace. Today this process of commercializing discoveries, in some contexts referred to as “translational” research, has become an increasingly important component in efforts to jump-start Missouri’s knowledge-driven economy. Here at MU, my colleagues and I at the Office of Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development have spent much of FY 2017 working closely with UM System President Mun Choi and MU Chancellor Alexander Cartwright on a number of initiatives aimed at enhancing Mizzou’s already robust research enterprise.

Among the most exciting of these involves planning for a new, $200 million to $250 million facility for translational precision medicine, a research complex engineered to speed the pace at which laboratory and clinical advances become transformational products and services. (You can learn more about the proposed TPMC in the center section of this report.) We are also investing in new resources designed to bring to MU larger, multi-investor research grants; we are working to establish three to five new NIH-funded national research centers; and we are incentivizing student and faculty researchers who choose to focus their investigations on developing solutions to challenges specific to Missouri. 

As part of this renewed commitment to translational research, we will also boost our hands-on training and support for faculty and students who seek to market their discoveries. We will assist, for example, in helping them connect with experienced investors, industry leaders and corporate partners. As these relationships flourish, our staff will be there to providing both managerial and technology-transfer assistance.

Such support and enhancements will be built atop a strong foundation of research and development success. During fiscal year 2017, for example, federally funded research and instruction and public service expenditures totaled more than $167 million, a gain of close to $10 million over the previous fiscal year. In addition, our new invention disclosures, patent applications filed, and new patents issued — statistics that indicate the rate at which MU research findings are already moving into the marketplace — all showed significant increases.

I believe, and I hope you’ll agree, that these gains and initiatives portent a bright future for MU’s expanding research enterprise, and that during this past fiscal year, as every year, our scientific, scholarly and educational achievements have served as an indispensable asset to the citizens of Missouri, the nation and the world.

 

Externally Sponsored Grants & Contracts

During the previous fiscal year, MU scientists and scholars maintained high levels of sponsored research and instruction and public service support from a variety of external sponsors.

FY 2017 Total Awards By Sponsor
$208,697,248*

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FY 2017 Total Expenditures By Sponsor
$205,440,551*

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*Combined Research and IPS funding. Includes federal flow-through dollars.

 

Research and Development Expenditures

A comparison including data reported to the National Science Foundation

  FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017
NSF Report 1 $236,423,000 $237,266,000 $246,684,000 $248,300,000 $253,952,000
Report on Research
and Public Service
2
$133,140,330 $117,990,786 $115,264,355 $119,904,082 $119,241,185

1 National Science Foundation expenditure data are calculated to include both internal and external funding for research. For more information, visit nsf.gov.

2 Includes only externally-funded MU research activities.

 
 

 

Technology Management

MU’s Office of Technology Management and Industry Relations (OTMIR) works to create value for tomorrow by helping faculty to identify, assess, protect and market commercially viable intellectual property developed at the University.

Licensing Income from MU Inventions
Licensing Income from MU Inventions bar chart 
Active Options/Licenses
Active Options/Licenses bar chart  
New Invention Disclosures
New Invention Disclosures bar chart 
Applications Filed/Patents Issued
Applications Filed/Patents Issued bar chart 
 
 

 

Sponsored Research and Development

Federal Expenditure and Award Totals Point To Sustained Growth

Sponsored research and development expenditures at the University of Missouri remained virtually unchanged from FY16’s total of just under $120 million. Dollars awarded in FY17 showed a modest decline, from $132.2 million to $126.7 million. As in previous years, expenditures generated from federal sources accounted for the bulk of sponsored-research funding. Federal expenditures came in at $103 million, an increase of more than $1.3 million over last year’s total. Faculty scientists and scholars working in medicine, arts and science, agriculture, and engineering accounted for more than half of all sponsored-research expenditures. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, at just over $32 million, again retained its place as MU’s expenditure leader.

Total Sponsored Research Expenditures $119,241,185

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Federal Research Awards, in millions
Federal Research Awards, in millions bar chart

 

Federal Research Expenditures, in millions
Federal Research Expenditures, in millions bar chart
Sponsored Research Division Expenditures, FY2017
DIVISIONS FY 2017
College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources $32,954,897
School of Medicine $28,776,139
College of Arts & Science $19,956,140
College of Engineering $10,372,513
College of Veterinary Medicine $9,121,464
Sinclair School of Nursing$5,288,051
Office of Research $4,379,103
College of Education $4,247,434
School of Health Professions $1,694,277
College of Human Environmental Sciences $1,403,501
Office of the Provost $410,010
MU Extension $400,079
School of Journalism $197,415
MU Health Care (Hospital) $22,202
Trulaske School of Business $7,753
Information & Access Tech Services $7,696
School of Law $1,622
other $890
TOTALS $119,241,185
 
 

 

Instruction & Public Service

IPS Expenditures and Awards Each Show Strength In FY2017

Instruction and Public Service expenditures totaled more than $86 million in FY 2017, an 11 percent increase from the previous fiscal year. Newly awarded IPS funds declined against FY16’s five-year high of $93.9 million, falling to $81.9 million.As in previous years, the federal government was the largest single sponsor of University instruction and public service activity in FY 2017, providing some 72 percent of total expenditures and more than half of newly awarded funds. MU Extension once again accounted for the largest share of externally funded IPS expenditures. The College of Education’s total of more than $11.5 million topped the college’s previous all-time high of $11.3 million.

Total Instruction & Public Service Expenditures $86,199,365

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Federal IPS Awards, in millions
Federal IPS Awards bar graph

 

Federal IPS Expenditures, in millions
Federal IPS Expenditures bar graph
Instruction & Public Service Division Expenditures, FY2017
DIVISIONS FY 2017
MU Extension $22,676,290
College of Education $15,634,268
School of Medicine $10,046,168
Office of Research $7,368,328
College of Human Environmental Sciences $6,364,603
College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources $6,353,227
Office of the Provost $5,356,949
College of Arts & Science $3,724,560
College of Engineering $3,073,794
Sinclair School of Nursing $1,484,051
School of Health Professions $1,167,939
Student Affairs $1,023,132
College of Veterinary Medicine $847,820
School of Journalism $742,980
MU Libraries $148,573
School of Law $102,589
MU Health Care (Hospital) $36,003
Trulaske School of Business $1,035
other $47,054
TOTALS $86,199,365