All, here is the VSE research portfolio performance for the 12 months ending October 31, 2020. As mentioned in last month’s report, we had hoped we were bottoming out with negative news from COVID impact. One data point is not a trend,
but this latest report has some encouraging signs.
- Expenditures: We had $56.2M in expenditures over the last 12 months, which is down from $63.5M a year ago. Nevertheless, it is up from last month’s $55.5M and the first increase since
June. BENG, CEIE, and ME all set records.
- Awards: We had $70M in awards over the last 12 months, which is down slightly from $70.1M a year ago. Nevertheless, awards are up significantly from last month’s $65M and the first
rise since June. ECE set a record with $5.5M in awards over the last 12 months.
- Indirect: We had $6.9M in indirect recovery in the last 12 months, which is up from $6.4M a year ago and the second best total ever.
- Proposals: We had $142M in proposals in the last 12 months. Proposals have moved up and down slightly around $142M over the last 5 months. ME set a record with $10.4M, more than doubling
its proposals over last year’s. $4.9M.
Dr. Art Pyster
Associate Dean for Research and Professor
Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University
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