2012 Vision 2020 Update

Research and Economic Development


Research

The Vision 2020 Plan targeted a 30% increase in research over the 2010 baseline by the year 2020. 

External Funding

FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012
Total External Funding $35,288,408 $43,954,536 $107,345,951 $31,091,155
Without ARRA $35,288,408 $32,157,681 $58,824,840 $31,091,155
Without Earmarks $27,166,023 $41,897,309 $94,130,999 $31,091,155
Without ARRA and Earmarks $27,166,023 $30,100,391 $45,609,888 $31,091,155
Faculty members Who Serve as Principal Investigators on at Least One Sponsored project (headcount) 137 133
(-2.9%)
129
(-3%)
128
(-0.8%)
Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty at NIU (FTE) 762.4 749.4
(-1.7%)
733.4
(-2.2%)
702.3
(-4.2%)

The FY2012 data suggest that the three-year Vision 2020 target for awards received through competitive grants and contracts of $33,000,000 is realistic and achievable.