2022 NSU Fact Book

28 NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Sponsored Funding OVERVIEW u Nova Southeastern University supports faculty and staff members in their pursuit of sponsored funding from a variety of government and private sources. In FY 2021, the university’s sponsored funding totaled nearly $140 million. The university is receiving sponsored funding from nearly 100 funding entities, with the largest amount of funding, 60 percent, coming directly from the federal government. State and local government represented 17 and 15 percent of total funding, respectively. Funding from for-profit and other nonprofit corporations, foundations, and other universities round out the funding portfolio. Of the FY 2021 total, 49 percent, or $68 million, is to support research activities. In addition, the university funds faculty research through the President’s Faculty Research and Development Grant. Under this program, university faculty members compete for awards of up to $15,000 for the support of their scholarly inquiry and research. In the 22-year history of these awards, approximately $5.6 million in financial support has been awarded. Grant winners have come from each of the university’s academic units. Since 2001, the President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants resulted in 788 presentations and 349 publications. The program has also led to 218 external grant proposals, 67 of which were funded for a total of more than $11 million. The Halmos College of Arts and Sciences and the Guy Harvey Oceanographic Research Center held the largest amount of total sponsored funding for research, followed by the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine and the College of Dental Medicine. The Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine is the leader in sponsored funding for teaching/training projects. Many of the university’s schools, colleges, and centers, also receive sponsored funding to support community service, with the largest total going to the College of Dental Medicine. Sponsored funding received by the university includes support for both new and continuing programs, centers, and institutes. Among these initiatives are Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program and Marine Environmental Education Center; Deep Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico (DEEPEND) Consortium; Emil Buehler Research Center for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Guy Harvey Research Institute; Institute for Natural and Ocean Sciences Research; Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine; National Coral Reef Institute; NSU Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Programs; NSU AutoNation Institute for Breast Cancer Research and Care; NSU Cell Therapy Institute; Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research; and Save Our Seas Shark Research Center. Major funding sources include the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (including the National Institutes of Health), U.S. Department of Defense, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, U.S. Department of Education, other governmental agencies, and private foundations. The university also received more than $25 million in COVID-related relief funding (institutional portion) under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund of the U.S. Department of Education. Moreover, many of NSU’s programs and initiatives, as well as other sponsored projects, include collaborations with other universities, hospitals, and community organizations.

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