TRED Annual Report FY2021

NSU DIVISION OF RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT—RESEARCH METRICS NSU DIVISION OF RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT—RESEARCH METRICS 19 18 PRESIDENT’S FACULTY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM The President’s Faculty Research and Development Grant (PFRDG) program, established in 1999, has been successful in meeting its goals of fostering inquiry, research, and creative professional activity at NSU. Since the beginning of the PFRDG program, the NSU Board of Trustees has allocated more than $2 million to support and sustain this university initiative. For each award given, 50 percent of the funding comes from interest generated from the allocation, while the other 50 percent comes from the winning faculty members’ colleges. PFRDG funding complements existing resources for faculty support in the academic units by providing seed money for a new research area, for which external funding will be sought, or by expanding current research to a new level of competitiveness for external funding. In 2018, a new PFRDG track was added to support a small number of scholarly research projects contributing to general knowledge of the discipline, but for which external funding is not an expected outcome. Each spring, NSU faculty members across the university compete for these grants that award up to $15,000. In the 22-year history of these awards, faculty members and students have shared $5,636,596 in financial support. This investment has produced $10,591,697 in external awards. Grant winners have come from each of the university’s academic units. The table below reflects the number of presentations, publications, and external funding proposals submitted and funded as a direct result of this program. 0 50,000 100,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 350,000 400,000 FY 2022 FY 2021 FY 2020 FY 2019 FY 2018 FY 2017 FY 2016 FY 2015 FY 2014 FY 2013 $370,828 $376,536 $368,908 $295,960 $296,697 $352,663 $355,838 $368,048 $349,408 $350,030 PFRDG TOTAL AMOUNT FUNDED—FY 2013–FY 2022 Since its inception in 2002, the NSU Quality of Life (QOL) program’s purpose has been to support faculty and student research that is aimed at promoting positive and lasting change within the Broward County community. Funding is prioritized for research that addresses such issues as infant mortality, obesity, elderly services, child abuse, juvenile justice, autism, foster care, and mental health. For its FY 2022 competition, held in the spring of 2021, QOL programs made 4 new awards totaling $60,000, which involved 28 faculty members and 6 students and represented 10 academic units and 10 community agencies. These awards brought QOL’s 19-year funding total to $749,348 in support of 68 projects. QOL TOTAL AMOUNT FUNDED— FY 2013–FY 2022 0 22,000 44,000 66,000 88,000 110,000 FY 2022 FY 2021 FY 2020 FY 2019 FY 2018 FY 2017 FY 2016 FY 2015 FY 2014 FY 2013 $59,363 $60,000 $72,162 $39,706 $29,846 $29,972 $101,051 $19,575 $27,760 $49,924 QUALITY OF LIFE PROGRAM