The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) is a tier-one research institution that fosters the advancement of cutting-edge research discoveries and technology. UT Dallas receives funding from various federal agencies, state agencies, industry, and foundations. These funds are generally awarded in multi-year contract or grants, therefore the amount recorded as received each year may not reflect the research being done in that year.

The Office of Research and Innovation oversees research metrics for the institution, including proposals and total research dollars awarded, research expenditures, and licensing revenue.

In FY21, faculty submitted 1,288 proposals through the Office of Sponsored Projects. During this same period, there were 176 research awards processed through the Office of Sponsored Projects.

The total research dollars awarded to the University through proposals submitted or contracts negotiated by the Office of Sponsored Projects and gifts designated for research in FY21 is $57,377,326. This total does not include any cost share amounts.  Each School/Center contributed to this total as follows: 

Behavioral and Brain Sciences$7,351,792
Engineering and Computer Sciences$28,994,270
Economic, Political & Policy Sciences$1,083,494
Jindal School of Management$50,000
Natural Science and Mathematics$17,727,742
Research Gifts$829,365

DISCLAIMER: The Office of Research and Innovation uses reasonable efforts to provide accurate and up-to-date information based on the specific requests that we receive. The numbers/amounts listed are accurate as of the date the report was provided.  The amounts are the total expected award and do not take into consideration funding cuts, stop work orders, transfers, or de-obligations. Some of this information may be currently in an administrative process and is subject to change or verification. You should verify accuracy of this information with your department’s records. Due to sponsor restrictions, some qualifying awards may not be listed below.

Faculty Research Awards

The following are awards that were made earlier in FY21 but received by The University after May 31, 2021 or not previously reported:

Hays, Seth, Wireless Nerve Stimulation Device to Enhance Recovery After Stroke, Natl Institutes of Health UH3NS109497: $3,408,782

Hsu, Julia, High-Speed Solution Printing and Photonic Curing of Transparent Electrodes on Plastics, US Dept. of Energy DE-EE0009518: $813,345

Bray, Timothy, SRA: Beyond ABC Publication, Children’s Health System of Texas: $180,000

Daescu, Ovidiu, Industry/University Cooperative Research Center Industrial Memberships, Various: $150,000

Ishak-Boushaki, Mustapha, Implementing, Integrating and Applying Codes and Methods for Dark Energy Parameter Constraint Analysis including Intrinsic Alignment Systematic Mitigation for Dark Energy Surveys, US Dept. of Energy DE-SC0022184: $142,000

Summers, Joshua, FMSG: Internet of People and Things – Bridging Manual to Semiautomated Processes through Cybermanufacturing Collaborative Intelligence, Clemson University: $130,000

The following are awards over $100,000 received by UT Dallas faculty from Federal sponsors between June 1, 2021 and August 31, 2021:

Xia, Zhiyang, Investigating the Contribution of Microbursts to Radiation Belt Losses, NASA 80NSSC21K1320: $988,726

Sapkota, Darshan, Neurobiological Significance of Aqp4 Stop Codon Readthrough, Natl Institutes of Health R00AG061231: $747,000

Meloni, Gabriele, CAREER: Plasticity, Promiscuity and Transport Mechanism in Transmembrane Metal Pumps, Natl Science Foundation 2045984: $677,929

 Gao, Zhenghong, CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Therapy for ALS Enhanced by TJ-Targeted Barrier Modulation, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program W81XWH2110219: $648,389

Cummings, Anthony, CAREER: Land-Use and Land-Cover Change Impact on Biodiversity and Indigenous Peoples’ Livelihoods, Natl Science Foundation 2047940: $523,158

Dai, Xianming, CAREER: Vapor-Liquid Separation for Sustainable Condensation Heat Transfer, Natl Science Foundation 2044348: $517,072

Kantarcioglu, Murat, CICI: UCSS: Blockchain Based Assured Open Scientific Data Sharing and Governance, Natl Science Foundation 2115094: $499,692

Valladares, Cesar, GNSS and Ionosonde Receivers for Investigations of the Ionospheric Density Variability and Structuring, US Air Force Office of Scientific Research FA9550-21-1-0277: $496,611

Bleris, Leonidas, Collaborative Research: Genome Editing Approaches to Unravel MicroRNA Roles in Stochastic Multistable Networks, Natl Science Foundation 2114192: $493,291

Wei, Shiyi, CAREER: Improving the Practicality of Configurable Static Analysis Tools through Analysis, Testing, Refinement and Adaptation, Natl Science Foundation 2047682: $458,849

Chan, Julia, In Situ Probing and Investigation of the Crystal Growth of Highly Correlated Intermetallics, US Dept. of Energy DE-SC0022068: $450,000

Maguire, Mandy, REU Site: Culturally Responsive Research in Developmental Science, Natl Science Foundation 2048507: $327,848

Prabhakaran, Balakrishnan, Collaborative Adaptive Augmented Reality Environment (CAARE), US Army Research Lab W911NF2120145: $256,000

Quevedo, Manuel, PFI-TT: Scalable Solid State Neutron and Gamma Detectors for Diverse Industrial Applications, Natl Science Foundation 2044675: $249,392

Zhang, Chuanwei, Non-Hermitian Physics in Ultracold Atoms and Photonics, Natl Science Foundation 2110212:  $243,001

Zhang, Fan, Collaborative Research: High-dimensional Quantum States in Two-dimensional Material Quantum Dots, Natl Science Foundation 2105139:  $240,000

Stern, Robert, Collaborative Research:  Magmatic and Mechanical Extension of the Challenger Deep Forearc Segment: Insights into Subduction Initiation, Natl Science Foundation 2054555: $176,937

Shin, Sunyoung, Sparse and Efficient Estimation with Semiparametric Models in Meta-analysis, Natl Science Foundation 2113674: $149,482

Lv, Bing, Electrostatic Gating Tools for New and Better Superconductors, US Air Force Office of Scientific Research FA9550-21-1-0297: $148,523

O’Toole, Alice, Automated Identity Masking Experimental Design and Execution for Multi-modal Sensor Analytics and Learning for Transportation Studies, Oak Ridge Natl Lab 4000190143: $101,539

The following are awards over $50,000 received by UT Dallas faculty from non-Federal sponsors between June 1, 2021 and August 31, 2021:

Zielke, Marjorie, ICC: Work Force Development Curriculum in Virtual Reality, Texas Dept. of Transportation 601CT0000027245: $999,490

Kilgard, Michael, FitMi VNS: The First Automated Home Therapy System for Exercise-paired Vagus Nerve Stimulation After Stroke, Flint Rehabilitation: $507,114

Li, Qiwei, Developing Novel Algorithms for Spatial Molecular Profiling Technologies, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center: $336,517

Chen, Feng, IPA SRA: A Prototype Machine Learning System for Load and Price Forecasting and Bid Optimization for the ERCOT market, Rayburn Country Electric Cooperative, Inc.: $280,956

Chan, Julia, Unravelling the Growth of Quantum Materials, The Welch Foundation AT-2056-20210327: $240,000

D’Arcy, Sheena, A Novel HDX Workflow to Study Histone Dynamics in Multi-nucleosome Systems, The Welch Foundation AT-2059-20210327: $240,000

Dodani, Sheel, Harnessing the Plasticity of Anion-Binding Proteins to Engineer Genetically Encoded Fluorescent Indicators and Integrators, The Welch Foundation AT-2060-20210327: $240,000

Meloni, Gabriele, Assembly, Selectivity, Structure, Metalloaromaticity and Reactivity in Protein Metal-thiolate Clusters, The Welch Foundation AT-2073-20210327: $240,000

Stelling, Allison, Development and Application of IR-based Methods for Detecting A-T Hoogsteen Base Pairs in the Nucleosome, The Welch Foundation AT-2079-20210327: $240,000

Chiu, Yun, SRA: High-Performance Low Power Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS) Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC), Nebula Microsystems, Inc: $225,000

Stelling, Allison The Role of Tetrel Bonding in the Reaction Mechanism of Methyltransferases, University of Michigan: $219,000

Rugg, Michael, Aging and Disease Course: Contributions to Lifespan Neurobiology of Schizophrenia, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center: $188,980

Qian, Dong, Development and Validation of a Virtual Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Simulator (VLaHHS), The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center: $109,290

Sirsi, Shashank, IPA SRA: Testing Agreement: Proof of concept pilot experiments to test the efficacy of using AMB Labs proprietary drug delivery platform to treat mice models of neuroblastoma using anticancer drugs, Advanced Microbubbles Laboratories LLC: $99,474

Cogan, Stuart, SRA: Flexible Thin-film Neural Interface for Stimulating Deep Brain Regions, Braingrade GmbH: $89,723

Hamlen, Kevin, STTR: Self-Healing Ship Systems, RAM Laboratories, Inc.: $83,459

Gassensmith, Jeremiah, IPA SRA: Spike Protein Recognition Inhibitor that Uses DNA Aptamers, Ayass Bioscience: $71,665

Mobini Dehkordi, Zahra, How to Save a Life: Design and Implementation of a Data-Driven Alert System for Early Detection of Sepsis, Syracuse University funded by National Science Foundation 1745463: $50,000

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