12 | WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY
Funding Highlights
Wake Forest University researchers brought in nearly
$16.5 million from external sponsors, not including fel-
lowship support for scholarship in the social sciences and
humanities— approximately $7.5 million more than in
FY16. In addition, faculty and staff submitted a total of
118 proposals, requesting just over $30 million.
Psychology faculty received the most funding this fiscal
year; their awards increased by more than $4.5 million as
compared to FY15. The Health and Exercise Science De-
partment received the next highest level of funding, in-
creasing their awards by more than $1.6 million. The
Physics Department submitted the most proposals and
requested the most dollars.
During FY16, the Chaplain’s Office, the Anna Julia
Cooper Center, and the Pro Humanitate Institute each
submitted proposals and received their first externally-
sponsored awards. In addition, the following faculty and
staff received their first grants at WFU in FY16:
 Amanda Griffith, Economics
 E.J. Masicampo, Psychology
 Dani Parker, Pro Humanitate Institute/Anna Julia
Cooper Center
The statistics that follow summarize Reynolda campus
sponsored research activity for FY16. These graphs include
funding processed through the Office of Research and
Sponsored Programs and not gifts or the many fellowship
awards made to individual faculty. Awards represent au-
thorization to spend as opposed to research expenditures.
AWARDS BY YEAR: 2012-2016
PROPOSALS BY YEAR: 2012-2016
.
$9.1
$9.8
$10.8
$8.9
$16.5
$- $4 $8 $12 $16
FY12
FY13
FY14
FY15
FY16
Amount Received (millions)
$30.2
$70.2
$37.2
$38.9
$46.1
118
131
139
152
154
$-
$25
$50
$75
FY16 FY15 FY14 FY13 FY12
Number
Submitted
Amount
Requested
(m
illions)
Amount Requested Number Requested
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