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Report on Inter-institutional Research Collaborations

2005-2010

Snapshot, as of January 2011

Collaboration between universities is increasing, and so is funding to increase it. For large sponsored projects, such as NSF center proposals, it is more or less required.  Accordingly, UMass Amherst faculty have forged many ties in the valley, the state, the region, the country, and abroad.  Those that are institutionalized at the level of a research subcontract are explored in this report.

The object of the report is to document the extent of inter-institutional activity in sponsored research and to identify the main players.  Its purpose is informational, but also to provide a starting point for researchers who are looking for a link to another university. Most such associations arise organically from previous collaborations and one's own disciplinary knowledge, but sometimes, it is useful to leverage our networks by tapping into other faculty's links. 

There are 6 sections of the report, plus a note on methodology.

I.     Amount contracted (over 6 years)

II.   Outline by Category

 

 

III. Top 38 institutional partners 

IV.  Partner Institutions (alphabetical order) with Faculty Link

V.    Epscor State Connections and Other Special Categories (HBCU, UMass, 5 college)
VI.  International Collaborations (those with subcontracts)

This webpage has highlights to show the kind of information we have readily available. If this is useful to you, if you need an update, or have corrections, or want to see the longer report, please contact the Academic Liaison (bpearson@research.umass.edu)  I also solicit your suggestions for what you think would be helpful.
 

I. Amount contracted (Fiscal Year 2005-2011, through Jan.)

Subcontracts Out:             $90,025,000/6 years             ~$13,500,000/year
Subcontracts In:               $73,291,000/6 years             ~$11,800,000/year

II.  Categories Tallied

Category Number of contracts

Historically Black Colleges

5

Other Minority serving institutions

2

Within Massachusetts

28

5-college and UMass system

9

Community Colleges

11

Other Regional

15

 

III. Top 38 institutional partners (most to least, with # of contracts “in” and “out."  See below at methodology for what we mean by "In" and "out"--who pays whom!)

 

 

IN (jol)

OUT (comptr)

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

 

15

99

BAYSTATE MEDICAL CENTER INC

 

 

86

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

 

65

16

UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

 

20

56

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

 

34

34

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

 

2

44

MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE

 

8

37

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE

 

11

32

California Institute of Technology (JPL)

 

39

 

TUFTS UNIVERSITY

 

4

34

CLARK UNIVERSITY

 

 

35

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

 

21

13

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

 

1

31

SALEM STATE COLLEGE

 

 

32

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

 

5

27

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

 

15

17

RUTGERS STATE UNIVERSITY NJ

 

10

19

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

 

7

22

UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO MAYAGUEZ

 

 

29

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

 

5

23

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

 

3

25

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

 

2

26

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

 

7

20

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

 

3

23

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

 

6

20

University of California Berkeley

 

25

 

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

 

14

11

SMITH COLLEGE

 

 

24

University of Mass - Medical School

 

23

 

YALE UNIVERSITY

 

 

22

AMHERST COLLEGE

 

3

18

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

 

8

13

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

 

 

21

PURDUE UNIVERSITY

 

5

16

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

 

1

20

HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

 

19

HOWARD UNIVERSITY

 

 

19

IV. Partner Institutions (alphabetical order) with Faculty Link

(This is one page of a 20 page print-out, as an example of the information you might find useful.  Contact B. Pearson to see the rest of the list.)

code

Other Institution

PI name

 

AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE

Schloerb,F. Peter

 

AMERICAN INTL COLLEGE

Sternheim,Morton M.

5 col

AMHERST COLLEGE

Amaral, Luiz A

 

 

Gido,Samuel P

 

 

McCarthy,Thomas J.

 

 

Watkins,James J

 

 

Wilcox, Bruce G.

 

ARIZONA STATE UNV

Krishna,C. Mani

 

 

Warren, Paige S

Epscor

Auburn University

Black, Samuel J

 

 

Schrader, Robert W.

 

BAYSTATE MEDICAL CENTER INC

Chasan-Taber,Lisa

 

 

Clarke,Lori Ann

 

 

Fissore,Rafael A

 

 

Hayes,Eileen F

 

 

Jerry,D. Joseph

 

 

Reeves,Katherine W.

 

 

Schneider,Sallie S

 

 

Schneyer,Alan L

 

 

Schwartz,Lawrence M

 

 

Shao,Rong

 

 

Yadava,Nagendra

 

BAYSTATE MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

Schwartz,Lawrence M

Intl

BEN GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV

Riley,Margaret Ann

 

BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER

Decker,Eric A

 

 

Ganz,Aura

 

BOSTON COLLEGE

Gershenson, Anne

 

 

Jackson, Bailey W.

 

 

Parkin,Georgianna E.

 

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Cary, Ann H

 

 

Chipkin, Stuart

 

 

Gerber, Daniel S

 

 

Gong, Weibo

 

 

Mabee, Stephen B

 

 

Rodriguez-Mongu, Maria R

 

 

Seymour,Charlena M.

 

Boston University School of Public Healt

Cary, Ann H

 

V.  Epscor State Connections

Epscor is an NSF program to develop research infrastructure in states with fewer resources and less funding for research.  A program of co-funding means that projects with an epscor partner get a competitive advantage.  The 25 states are AL, AK, AR, DE, HI, ID, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MS, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, ND, OK, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, VI, UT, VT, WV, AND WY.

For more information about the Epscor program, see http://www.nsf.gov/od/oia/programs/epscor/about.jsp

(Note that in this list, some of the projects were not funded, but the individuals submitted together, indicating a fair amount of communication just to get to that stage.)

Collaborating Institution

UMA Faculty Member

(not funded)

(funded)

Auburn University

Black, Samuel J

 

1

 

Schrader, Robert W.

 

1

Brigham Young University

Bolozky, Shmuel

 

2

BROWN UNIVERSITY

Chasan-Taber,Lisa

 

5

 

Tuominen, Mark

 

1

Clemson University

Rotello, Vincent M.

1

 

 

Shetty, Kalidas

1

 

 

Xing, Baoshan

1

 

Dartmouth College

Allan, James M

1

 

 

Fu, Kevin E

 

2

 

Levine, Brian

1

 

Delaware State University

Xing, Baoshan

2

 

Iowa State University

Brena, Sergio F

2

 

 

Caswell, Julie A

2

 

 

Cooley, Daniel R.

 

1

 

Hyers, Robert

1

1

 

Leckie, R. Mark

1

 

 

Misra, Joya

1

 

 

Wilcox, Bruce G.

 

1

Kansas State University

Avrunin, George S.

 

4

 

May, Gretchen A.

3

13

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

Decker, Eric

1

 

 

Tuominen, Mark

 

1

 

Xing, Baoshan

4

1

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY

Huber, George W

1

 

 

Zilberstein,Shlomo

 

7

MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY

Clarkson, Priscilla M.

1

 

New Mexico Inst of Mining and Technology

Blanchard, Jeffrey

1

 

TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE

Adler,Lynn S

 

7

Tulane University

Irschick, Duncan J

 

4

University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa

Grupen, Roderic A.

1

 

University of Alaska

Bradley, Raymond S.

1

 

 

Nicolson, Craig R.

 

1

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Holden, James

 

1

 

Wilce, Robert T.

1

 

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

Avrunin, George S.

 

2

 

Cavanagh, Andrew F

1

 

 

Dauenhauer, Paul J

2

 

 

Hamill, Joseph

1

 

 

Huber, George W

 

2

 

Katsoulakis, Markos

 

3

 

Leckie, R. Mark

1

 

 

McLaughlin,David J

 

11

 

Monson,Peter A.

 

3

University of Hawaii

Sievert, Lynnette Leidy

1

 

University of Iowa

Ready, Rebecca

 

1

University of Kentucky

Roberts, Susan C

1

 

 

Rodriguez-Mongu, Maria R

1

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

Baldwin,Cynthia L

 

7

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE

Gintis,Herbert

 

2

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE

Averill, Anne L.

1

 

 

Bradley,Raymond S.

 

3

 

Burand,John P

 

2

 

Caruso, Frank L.

1

 

 

Coli, William M

1

1

 

Collura,John

 

2

 

Hazzard, Ruth V

 

4

 

Herbert, Stephen J.

1

1

 

Herbert,Stephen J.

 

1

 

Hsu,Shaw L.

 

8

 

Huber, George W

1

 

 

Porter,Adam Hampton

5

 

Prokopy,Ronald J.

 

1

 

Schloemann, Sonia

 

1

 

Seymour,Charlena M.

 

10

 

Vittum, Patricia J.

2

3

 

Wilcox, Bruce G.

 

1

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI

Anguita, Juan

1

 

 

Baldwin,Cynthia L

 

10

 

Osborne,Barbara Anne

2

 

Wilcox, Bruce G.

 

1

UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA

Konold,Clifford

 

1

University of Nebraska

Brigham-Grette, Julie

1

 

 

Deconto, Robert M

1

4

 

Sireci, Stephen G

 

3

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA LINCOLN

Brigham-Grette,Julie

 

4

University of Nevada Las Vegas

Burns, Stephen

 

1

 

Erickson, Neal R.

1

 

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

Hsu,Shaw L.

 

5

 

Lutcavage, Molly

 

1

 

Parasiewicz, Piotr

 

2

 

Seymour,Charlena M.

 

9

 

Tropp, Linda R

1

 

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO

Moss,J Eliot B

 

7

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

Barto, Andrew G.

 

2

 

McLaughlin,David J

 

25

 

Schultz, Howard Joseph

1

 

UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Carbone, Elena T

 

1

 

Cunningham,John J

 

18

 

Elkinton, Joseph S.

3

1

 

Hollingsworth,Craig

 

1

 

Hsu,Shaw L.

 

16

 

Huyler, Mark T

 

1

 

Jackson, Scott D

1

8

 

Jung, Geunhwa

1

 

 

Kim, Young-Cheul

1

 

 

Kunkel, Joseph G.

1

3

 

McGarigal, Kevin

 

1

 

Nyachuba, David G

 

1

 

Prokopy,Ronald J.

 

2

 

Schrader, Robert W.

 

3

 

Seymour,Charlena M.

 

10

 

Shuldiner,Paul W.

 

2

 

Wick, Robert L.

 

1

 

Woolf, Beverly Park

1

1

 

Xing, Baoshan

1

 

University of South Carolina

Aelion, C Marjorie

 

2

 

Coughlin, Edward Bryan

1

 

 

Emrick, Todd S

1

 

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

Freedson,Patty S

 

2

 

Gido,Samuel P

1

12

 

Lovley,Derek R

 

18

 

Muthukumar, Murugappan

1

 

 

Park, Yeonhwa

4

 

 

Russell, Thomas P

1

 

 

Weiss,Jochen

2

12

 

Wilcox, Bruce G.

 

1

 

Xing, Baoshan

1

 

University of Utah

Grupen, Roderic A.

2

 

 

Tuominen, Mark

 

1

University of Vermont

Carroll, Kathleen M

 

1

 

Demoranville, Carolyn

1

 

Hazzard, Ruth V

 

1

 

Herbert, Stephen J.

 

4

 

Schloemann, Sonia

 

1

 

Smith, Tina M.

 

1

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT & STATE AGRCTR CLG

Collura,John

 

1

 

Emrick,Todd S

 

1

 

Hsu,Shaw L.

 

7

 

Seymour,Charlena M.

 

5

University of Wyoming

Williams, Michael L

1

 

UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

Herbert,Stephen J.

 

3

 

Hsu,Shaw L.

 

5

 

Lass,Daniel A.

 

2

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

Freedson, Patty S

3

1

 

Kent-Braun,Jane

 

7

 

Konold,Clifford

 

13

VERMONT STATE COLLEGES

Muth,Robert Merrill

 

1

West Virginia University

Stanek, Edward

1

 

 

Vb. Other Special Categories

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and other minority serving institutions (MSI) are listed at this website.  http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/edlite-minorityinst.html   (5 colleges and UMass campuses are obvious.  I think there have to be more such collaborations with those categories, but I haven't found them yet (1/2011)

     

Hbcu

BENNETT COLLEGE FOR WOMEN

Seymour,Charlena M.
(see Petersen, S.)

Hbcu

HOWARD UNIVERSITY INCORPORATED

Emrick,Todd S

Hbcu

 

Russell,Thomas P

epscor/ hbcu

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY

Seymour,Charlena M.

Hbcu

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY

Seymour,Charlena M.

??

THE UNIV OF N Y (Medgar Evers?)

Seymour,Charlena M.

epscor/hbcu

Southern University and A&M College

Wilson, Grant

epscor/msi

UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO

Watkins,James J

epscor/msi

UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO MAYAGUEZ CAMPU

McLaughlin,David J

 

5 col

AMHERST COLLEGE

Amaral, Luiz A

5col

HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE

Brigham-Grette, Julie

5col

MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE

Brigham-Grette, Julie

5col

SMITH COLLEGE

Emrick,Todd S

umass

UMASS BOSTON

Adrion,William Richards

umass

UMASS DARTMOUTH FOUNDATION

Caruso,Frank Lawrence

umass

UMASS LOWELL

Adrion,William Richards

umass

University of Mass - Boston

Moran, Charles

umass

University of Mass - Dartmouth

Ergas, Sarina J

umass

University of Mass - Lowell Research Fdn

Wallace, Rex E

umass

University of Mass - Medical School

Balasubramanian, Hari J

umass

University of Mass - President's Office

Adrion, William Richards

VI.  International Collaborations (with subcontracts)

UMass Faculty have many more connections with scholars around the world that have not resulted in a subcontract on a research grant.  We are trying to find a way to capture more of those links, but for now here is the list in the OGCA Research database. (*The number in the "funded" column is the number of entries for that collaboration in the database, which might give an idea of how long the project has gone on.)

Institution

UMA Faculty

(not funded)

(funded)*

BEN GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV

Riley,Margaret Ann

 

6

Chalmers University of Technology

Tobiason, John Eric

 

2

Dankook University

Tobiason, John Eric

 

1

Fundacao de Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa

Kynard, Boyd E

 

1

GOVERNING COUNCIL UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

Lovley,Derek R

 

21

Hebrew University

Rotello, Vincent M.

1

 

HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

Norkin,Leonard C.

 

11

IMPERIAL COLLEGE SCIENCE TCHNLGY & MDCN

Leckie,R. Mark

 

1

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE ASTROEISICA

Schloerb,F. Peter

 

2

KAMATA UNIV OF TOKYO MAM & KUDZU PROJECT

Vandriesche,Roy G.

 

4

KATHOLIEKE UNIV LEUVEN RESEARCH & DEV

Fissore,Rafael A

 

5

Korea Advanced Inst of Science and Tech

Hayward, Ryan C

1

 

Korea University

Park, Chul

1

 

MCGILL UNIVERSITY

McLaughlin,David J

 

2

 

Solak, Senay

1

 

National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Crosby, Alfred J

1

 

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD JAVERIANA

Stranlund,John K

 

2

Qatar University

Ghoniem, Ahmed

2

 

SEAMEO REGIONAL TRAINING CTR IN VIETNAM

Evans,David R.

 

5

Seoul National University

Russell, Thomas P

 

4

SHANDONG AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

Buchanan,David R

 

1

SOUTH CHINA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

Vandriesche,Roy G.

 

1

SOUTHEAST ASIAN MINISTERS OF EDUC ORGN

Evans,David R.

 

2

TECHNION RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT FNDTN

Moffitt,Larry Joe

 

3

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Ergas, Sarina J

1

 

 

Zilberstein, Shlomo

1

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Nuesslein,Klaus Rudolf L

5

TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY

Buchanan,David R

 

1

Universidad de La Rioja

Rodriguez-Mongu, Maria R

2

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO

Lovley,Derek R

 

3

 

Visconti,Pablo E.

 

15

University of Alberta

Reckhow, David A

 

2

UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM

Carpenter,Robyn Charli

1

UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE

Halpern,Joel M.

 

1

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Wexler,Lisa M.

 

5

UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH

Caswell, Julie A

 

1

 

Gao,Robert X

 

1

 

Lovley,Derek R

 

1

University of Mainz

Lennox, Sara Jane

 

2

University of Milano Bicocca

Narayanan, Gopal

2

2

UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO

Petersen,Sandra L

 

2

University of Potsdam

Frazier, Lyn

 

1

University of Pretoria

Kostecki, Paul T.

1

 

University of Southampton

Cave, Kyle R

 

1

UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO

Platt,Rutherford H.

 

1

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT

Gintis,Herbert

 

2

YANGZHOU UNIV INST OF APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY

Vandriesche,Roy G.

 

1

York University

Constantino, Michael J

2

 

UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO

Watkins,James J

 

9

UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO MAYAGUEZ

McLaughlin,David J

 

24

 

Seymour,Charlena M.

 

5

Methodological Notes:

Subcontracts “IN,” UMass the subcontractee:

Jordan on Line:  Query “sponsor” – “other universities”

Subcontracts “OUT,” UMass the subcontractor

Comptroller’s Office report of payments to other universities for “research”

First, we calculated the number of subcontracts, where UMass is the subcontractOR, as well as where another university has engaged UMass in a subcontract as the subcontractEE.  (The first is contracts paid out, the second is contracts that pay money to UMass.)  Then the 350 or so institutions in the tally were labeled by hand and sorted according to different parameters.

Particular attention is paid to minority serving institutions (Hispanic and Historically Black Colleges), community colleges, institutions in “Epscor” states, and abroad as those categories are particularly useful for achieving diversity and are often cited specifically in RFPs.

Data Sources:The OGCA Jordan on Line database is freely available on line (from an on-campus computer) and can be easily updated or confirmed.  “Contracts-out” are not currently in the OGCA database and may be updated less frequently.  All steps, but particularly the hand labeling is subject to error, so please help us by notifying us of any errors or omissions.

Potential Discrepancies in the data:

Comptroller’s report appears to have other government entities, ngo’s, industry;  Also, it is money paid in a given year, whereas JOL reports the fiscal year the relationship was created/ funded.

Names of universities were not always written the same:  “Univ” vs “university” etc.  I made some corrections, but left some where I was not sure if it was a distinct entity, so I may have left some that should be collapsed and vice versa.

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