The Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) at The University of Texas at San Antonio has released its 2015 Annual Report The 24-page report gives an overview of Sponsored Program Activities for the fiscal year ending August 31, 2015. This report includes research expenditures; educational, outreach and support expenditures; proposal submissions; college awards; a commercialization activity summary; and selected stories outlining the success of UTSA researchers across all academic fields.
In fiscal year 2015, UTSA had expenditures of $51.8 million, which is a 14 percent increase over the previous year. This is a key indicator of performance as research productivity is measured in terms of expenditures. Expenditures also play a significant role in determining national rankings. The combined efforts of UTSA’s research community have contributed to the upward trend. To facilitate the tracking of these expenditures, the VPR has built an online system to track the dollar amount of new grants awarded to the institution on a weekly basis. The information captured is helping colleges and departments track efforts in applying and securing grants, and improving the administration of awards for faculty members.
“UTSA continues to make significant progress in achieving our vision of becoming a premier research institution. We have shaped our strategic approach for research by identifying five areas of research excellence at UTSA: cloud, cyber, computing and analytics; advanced materials; integrative biomedicine; social and educational transformation; and sustainable communities and critical infrastructure. While within these areas UTSA is breaking new ground, we continue to support and mentor researchers across all disciplines on campus. We also believe that student participation in university research is an important part of a well-rounded education. Our office is committed to promoting and facilitating undergraduate research.”
~ C. Mauli Agrawal, Ph.D., P.E.,
Vice President for Research (former) | Provost and VP for Academic Affairs (current)