CU Boulder Research, Scholarly
Activity, and Creative Works
• GSAC
– April 30, 2010
• Russ Moore, Interim VC Research
Research & Scholarly Works
• Remarkable record of research and scholarly works
achievement across all schools and colleges on our
campus
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see http://www.colorado.edu/research/achievements/index.html
• World Class faculty and staff
– > 40 faculty are members of their respective national
academies
– 7 MacArthur Fellows, 10 Packard Fellows, 4 Nobel
Laureates, 9 NEH Fellows since 2000, 15 Guggenheim
Memorial Foundation Fellowships since 1998, 4 recipients of
the National Medal of Science, and many more.
Some Functions of the Office of the VC Research
RESEARCH COMPLIANCE
RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION
Office of Research Integrity
Research Support and Investment
- Export
- Council on
Controls
- Restricted, Proprietary, Classified Research
- Conflicts of Interest/Commitment
- Research Misconduct
- Responsible Conduct of Research
- Animal Care and Use
- Human Subject (Institutional Review Board)
- Biosafety/Radiation (jointly with VC Admin)
Research and Creative Works
- Innovative Grant Program
- Other cooperative seed grant programs
- Matching funds (with units, colleges, etc)
- Infrastructure
- Electronic research administration project
- Internal and external advocacy
- Research Initiatives
- Research Computing (with CIO, Provost, CFO)
- State and Federal relations
- Federal lab relations
- Communications (with campus communications)
Office of Contracts and Grants
- Proposal submission
- Proposal and contract negotiation
- Award processing
- Reporting, fiscal (ARRA *)
- Budget preparation and oversight
- Sponsored research education/updates
- Compliance oversight
Sponsored Research at
CU Boulder
• Annual research awards have increased
from
– $210 M in 2000 to $340 M in 2009 (+ 61%)
– >$400 M projected for FY10
• Research Expenditures of ~$1.1 B over
the last 4 years.
• Rich and diverse research portfolio
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Total Proposals 305; Value - $257,683,648
Total Awards = 137; Value - $93,852,113
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WHAT ARE RESEARCH FUNDS USED FOR?
FY2009 Expenditures = ~$283 Million
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Tuition
Supplies, services
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Stipends
Equipment
Indirect Costs
$147 M
$ 5M
$ 31 M
$ 8M
$ 3M
$ 8M
$ 62 M
– See http://www.colorado.edu/VCResearch/reports/index.html
Graduate Students & Research Staff
• ~2775 research personnel and grad students supported by
sponsored research awards
• ~4,700 Graduate Students (Spring 2009)
• ~2300 were on appointment
– 1156 on research appointments
– 1144 on teaching appointments (TA, GPTI, etc)
• Currently ~1616 FTE research staff
– 772 career research faculty tracks (RP series, RA series)
– 844 as professional research assistants (PRAs)
• Undergrads receive support from sponsored research funds
– Stipends and hourly support
– Unique research experiences
• A strong research and scholarly works
enterprise at CU Boulder creates a
environment for learning and innovation
that is truly unique.
• This environment is critical to our ability
to attract the very best students and
faculty to our campus
Downstream Economic and Societal
Benefits of Research
• Research leads to innovation and transformation
• Company development has
– economic impact
– Societal and humanitarian impact
• Fifty companies have been formed based on technologies from CU
Boulder since 1999, more than half of which have started in the past
five years. Forty-three of these companies are still in operation now.
• In the past five years, CU Boulder inventors have submitted a total
of 529 inventions to the Technology Transfer Office. A total of 156
license and option agreements have been signed in that time.
• CU Boulder licenses have generated over $59 million in royalty
income in the past five years.
Private and public investment in CU spawned
companies over the last 5 years exceeds
exceeds $627 M.
Source: IEEE Spectrum, Patent Power 2010; http://spectrum.ieee.org/static/patentpower2010
Summary
• A strong CU Boulder research and
scholarly activity enterprise
– Attracts the best and brightest faculty, students
and staff to our campus
– Creates a unique and rich environment for
learning and innovation
– Has positive local and regional economic impact
– Contributes to the creation of ideas that can
transform our futures
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