Research expenditures, funds spent to conduct research, are the nationally accepted method to measure annual funds used on research activities. A research activity is represented by the amount spent by the sponsoring agency (expenditure) on a research project.

The following information includes the various reports of research expenditures. UT Dallas provides comprehensive information based on the criteria defined by the stakeholder. Due to the information being reported differently, the Office of Research and Innovation and the Office of Budget and Finance ensure that reported amounts link to the total University base expenditure amounts.

Additional facts, figures, and statistics regarding the UT Dallas’ research enterprise may be found at Office of Strategic Planning and Analysis and Office of Budget and Finance.

Sources and Uses

Criteria
Research Expenditures are classified by the Field of Study (FOS). Each departmental expense is identified to a Field of Study. For departments that do not fit one field of study, the expenses are allocated across each organization within the school. The central administrative expenses (OBF, VPR, Provost) are allocated across the schools to associate the expense with a FOS.
Who defines the criteria
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
Report Categories
Federal, state appropriations, state contracts/grants, institutional resources, private for-profit and private non-profit.
Source of data
General Ledger Data which includes the account level information.
Reporting time frame
Annual (November)
Responsible Department
Accounting and Financial Reporting
Type of report
External
Who receives the Report
The report submitted to UT System. UT System sends all the schools data to THECB
Report Link
https://www.highered.texas.gov/institutional-resources-programs/funding-facilities/sources-and-uses/

Restricted Research (Part of the Sources and Uses report)

Criteria
Direct research expenditures for restricted funding (fund 5xxx) less federal pass thrus and unallowable business meals (account 69038). These funds include gifts, endowments and sponsored projects.
Who defines the criteria
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
Report Categories
Restricted Research
Source of data
General ledger data from PeopleSoft
Reporting time frame
Annual (November)
Responsible Department
Accounting and Financial Reporting
Type of report
External
Who receives the Report
The report submitted to UT System. UT System sends all the schools data to THECB
Report Link
https://reportcenter.highered.texas.gov/agency-publication/miscellaneous/restricted-research-expenditures-tabulation/

American Socitey for Engineering Education – (ASEE)

Criteria
External Engineering research expenditures based on specific criteria by ASEE.
Who defines the criteria
ASEE
Report Categories
Federal and National Government, State Government, Foreign Government, Industry, Private/non-profit and Local Government.
Source of data
Sources and uses Data by Field of Study
Reporting time frame
Annual (December)
Responsible Department
ECS Deans Office
Type of report
External
Who receives the Report
ASEE and US World news
Report Link
College Profiles American Society for Engineering Education (asee.org) and https://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/articles/engineering-schools-methodology

Characteristics of Doctoral Programs of Texas Public Schools (18 Characteristics)

Criteria
The Core Faculty External Grants (3 most recent years) item #8 request: Report the number of core faculty receiving external funds, average external funds per core faculty member, and total external funds per program for each of the 3 most recent years. Include all external funds received by core faculty and reported as expenditures from any source, including research grants, training grants, gifts from foundations, etc. MD and DO programs are not required to report this characteristic.
Who defines the criteria
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
Source of data
General Ledger data for specified PI’s
Reporting time frame
Annual (December)
Responsible Department
There are assigned departmental contacts within each school
Type of report
External
Who receives the Report
Office of Graduate Studies 18 characteristics page
Report Link
https://graduate.utdallas.edu//prospective/18/