ECSU Generates $20.2 Million in Grant and Contract Funding for FY22
University Establishes New Partnerships with Several Major Federal Agencies
Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) received $20.2 million from state and federal grants and contracts during the 2021-2022 academic year. Funding from the CARES Act: Higher Education Relief Fund totaled approximately $9.4 million, Title III funding was approximately $4.4 million, and other grant and contract sponsored funding generated by ECSU’s faculty and staff totaled $6.4 million.
Of note, the university received significant funding from the U.S. Department of Education to support ECSU’s campus TRIO programs, specifically Talent Search, Upward Bound, Student Support Services and the Educational Opportunity Center.
Several grants were awarded to the Aviation Science and Emergency Management Department, including:
- Federal Aviation Administration – Aircraft Pilots Workforce Development Academy;
- U.S. Department of Defense – ECSU Summer Air Force Junior ROTC Flight Academy Partnership;
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Study of Responder Safety in Austere Conditions;
- U.S. Department of State – Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program; and
- U.S. Office of Naval Research – ECSU’s Navy Flight Academy.
Additional funding for research partnerships and collaborations was received from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, University of North Carolina System, the State Library of North Carolina, NC Campus Compact, Norfolk State University and the NC Policy Collaboratory.
“We are very proud of the strategic work on the part of ECSU’s Office of Sponsored Programs in its research development efforts with our faculty, staff and partners in pursuing a diverse portfolio of opportunities that reflect our strengths and priorities on the national agenda,” said Annemarie Delgado, director of Sponsored Programs at ECSU. “The accomplishments of our faculty and staff in obtaining external funding have been astounding. They continue to raise the bar in seeking support for their programs and in fostering collaborations within and outside of the UNC System.”