- Faculty and staff at The University of Southern Mississippi set
several external funding records in October, with total funds topping
$13.3 million, according to a report from the Office of Research and
Sponsored Programs (ORSP). These achievements represent activities
from a wide range of academic programs, university organizations and
administrative units from virtually every Southern Miss location.
The University of Southern Mississippi is a university on the move,"
said Dr. Angeline Dvorak, vice president for Research and Economic
Development. "This extraordinary performance in external funding
activity demonstrates the quality and commitment of our world-class
faculty and staff."
from Southern Miss submitted 80 proposals to various federal, state,
corporate, and private agencies during October. These proposals
requested support for activities that reflect the diverse interests
and expertise of our staff. The applications included submissions
to the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services,
Justice, Commerce, Transportation; the Small Business Administration;
the National Guard Bureau; the Office of Naval Research; the Environmental
Protection Agency; NASA; the National Science Foundation; the National
Institutes of Health; and many others.
results of these attempts may not be announced for a few months,
the number of proposals is significant because it directly correlates
with subsequent funding.
and staff work very hard on securing grants and contracts from various
sources to fund their research and scholarly activities," said
ORSP Director Connie Wyldmon. "We in the Office of Research
and Sponsored Programs are fortunate to be working with productive
faculty and staff who are so adept at writing successful proposals."
accomplishment was the amount of funds awarded to Southern Miss
during the month of October. Awards for funded projects amounted
to more than $13.3 million. This figure, which represents a substantial
increase over the previous monthly awards record, also reflects
the highest number of projects won for a single month. Grants, awards
and contracts from federal agencies accounted for the majority of
funding, with state and private foundations making up the remaining