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International Survey of Engineering Faculty & Administration: Evaluation of University Efforts in Helping Faculty Procure Research Grants

International Survey of Engineering Faculty & Administration: Evaluation of University Efforts in Helping Faculty Procure Research Grants

Respondents from institutions ranked lowest (50+) by Us News & World Report had the highest mean response (24.50%), while respondents from institutions ranked 21-50 and institutions located outside of the USA had the lowest (16.18% and 10.54%, respectively). The 10.54% mean estimate from respondents outside the USA was lower than the mean for all institutions within the USA (19.37%). Respondents from public institutions had higher mean estimates of time spent seeking funding than respondents from private institutions (18.78% vs. 13.86%).


This study presents data from 115 engineering faculty chosen predominantly from top-50 programs in the USA, Canada, the UK and Australia – about how they view university efforts to help them procure research grants.  The study gives detailed data on the percentage of faculty time spent on research grant procurement, and on the monetary total value of grants procured and on the total number of grants applied for.  The study also presents faculty evaluation of the following types of services to scholars: research services to find grant sources, proposal and grant writing, and clerical support for grant applicants.

Table 1.1 What percentage of your work time would you estimate is accounted for by applying for grants and seeking funding sources?
Table 1.2 What percentage of your work time would you estimate is accounted for by applying for grants and seeking funding sources? Broken out by US News & World Report ranking of doctoral level engineering programs
Table 1.3 What percentage of your work time would you estimate is accounted for by applying for grants and seeking funding sources? Broken out by country
Table 1.4 What percentage of your work time would you estimate is accounted for by applying for grants and seeking funding sources? Broken out by academic role or title
Table 1.5 What percentage of your work time would you estimate is accounted for by applying for grants and seeking funding sources? Broken out by age of survey participant
Table 1.6 What percentage of your work time would you estimate is accounted for by applying for grants and seeking funding sources? Broken out by gender of survey participant
Table 1.7 What percentage of your work time would you estimate is accounted for by applying for grants and seeking funding sources? Broken out by public or private status of the survey respondent’s institution
Table 1.8 What percentage of your work time would you estimate is accounted for by applying for grants and seeking funding sources? Broken out number of courses taught in the past semester by the survey participant
Table 1.9 What percentage of your work time would you estimate is accounted for by applying for grants and seeking funding sources? Broken out by academic field or specialization

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