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.

Grant Award Numbers

In 2nd quarter FY24 (December 1, 2023, through February 29, 2024), the Office of Research and Innovation assisted faculty with 374 proposals.  During this same period, there were 30 research awards processed through the Office of Research and Innovation.

The total research dollars awarded to the University through proposals submitted or contracts negotiated by the Office of Research and Innovation and gifts designated for research in 2nd quarter FY24 is $15,134,320.  This total does not include any cost share amounts.  Each School contributed to this total as follows:    

Behavioral and Brain Sciences   $2,439,787
Engineering and Computer Science$2,904,398
Economic, Political & Policy Sciences$41,900
Natural Sciences and Mathematics$9,742,635
Research Gifts$5,600

DISCLAIMER:  Office of Research 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. Due to sponsor restrictions, some qualifying awards may not be listed below.

Faculty Research Awards

The following are awards that were made prior to 2nd quarter FY24 but received by The University after November 30, 2023:

Filbey, Francesca, Do Peers Enhance or Detract Progress in Group MI? A Look into Emerging Adult Brain and Behavior, University of Rhode Island, $1,214,769

Kim, Brian, CAREER: Superresolution Neurochemical Probe based on Stochastic Neurotransmitter Localization, National Science Foundation 2411566, $473,421

Li, Bingzhe, SHF: Small: Exploring and Enhancing Capabilities of Emerging Hybrid/Convertible Solid-State Drives, National Science Foundation 2413520, $377,158

Le Prell, Colleen, Sensory Mechanisms in Primary Muscle Tension Dysphonia, University of Texas Southwestern, $251,193

Kim, Brian, Simultaneous High-density Mapping of Synaptic Neurochemical Transmissions and Action Potential in a Large Neural Network, National Science Foundation 2411567, $245,235

Tamil, Lakshman, AIM-HDR: AI/ML-Powered Secure Healthcare Data Warehouse Repository, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, $192,664

The following are awards over $100,000 received by UT Dallas faculty from Federal sponsors between December 1, 2023, and February 29, 2024:

Meloni, Gabriele, Principles of Selectivity and Translocation in Transition Metal Transporters, Metallochaperones, and Associated Metalloproteins, National Institutes of Health R35GM128704, $2,234,400

Dodani, Sheel, Fluorescent Biosensors to Illuminate Chloride Homeostasis and Signaling, National Institutes of Health R35GM128923, $2,145,000

Cisneros, Gerardo, Computational Simulations of DNA Transaction Enzymes: Application and Development, National Institutes of Health R35GM151951, $2,028,080

Behroozmand, Roozbeh, Neural Bases of Vocal Sensorimotor Impairment in Aphasia, National Institutes of Health R01DC018523, $1,760,536

Boll, Joseph, Mechanistic Basis of How LD-transpeptidases Protect against Outer Membrane Defects, National Institutes of Health R01AI168159, $1,539,445

Zheng, Liheng, Dynamics of Radiation Belt Electron Loss during Fast Magnetopause Compression, NASA 80NSSC24K0262, $788,446

Ghassemi, Mona, Prediction of Insulation Breakdown in Air and Solid Dielectrics: A Complete Plasma Model from Discharge Initiation to Flashover, US Dept of Energy DE-SC0024733, $734,140

Cao, Chen, Decoding the Dynamics and Regulation of Parental Allelic Expression at Single-cell Resolution, National Institutes of Health R00HD102584, $721,271

Xiong, Guoping, Tailoring Quasi-Solid-State “Water-in-Swelling-Clay” Electrolytes for High-Voltage, Durable Aqueous Zinc-Ion Batteries, National Science Foundation 2324593, $587,580

Gu, Wenyao, Investigating Cold Plasma Dynamics in the Magnetosphere, NASA 80NSSC24K0263, $562,384

Wong, Eric, REU Site: Software Dependability Centric Research and Application, National Science Foundation 2349347, $464,734

Lesnak, Joseph, Elucidating the Role of Interferon Gamma Production and Signaling in the Generation of Neuropathic Pain in Human Dorsal Root Ganglia, National Institutes of Health F32NS134563, $210,372

Smaldone, Ronald, Dynamic Mechanical Analysis of 3D Printable Thermoset Polymers and Composites for Defense Applications, US Army Research Office W911NF-24-1-0063, $183,000

The following are awards over $50,000 received by UT Dallas faculty from non-Federal sponsors between December 1, 2023, and February 29, 2024:

Basu, Kanad, Secure and Robust Low-Quantization AI Hardware, Semiconductor Research Corp. 2024-H-3243, $249,000

Nguyen, Lena, Translational Control Mechanisms in TSC-associated Epilepsy, TSC Alliance, $150,000

Nguyen, Phu Cuong, SBIR II: Low-Cost Packaging Solution for Space-Grade and High-Reliability Integrated Circuits, Apogee Semiconductor, $112,674

Zhang, Xiaojia, Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms (THEMIS), University of California Berkeley, $100,000

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