LSU AgCenter Research Overview

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LSU AgCenter Research Overview

  1. 1. Research OverviewLSU AgCenterJohn Russin, Vice-ChancellorDiane Sasser, Professor, Family and Child StudiesWade Baumgartner, Director, Intellectual Property
  2. 2. Our federally-mandated mission …enhance quality of life for people through research andextension programs that develop and advanceagricultural and related enterprises, improve human andcommunity resources, and fulfill mandates of state andfederal legislatures ---- agricultural biosciences
  3. 3. Our federally-mandated mission …enhance quality of life for people through research andextension programs that develop and advanceagricultural and related enterprises, improve human andcommunity resources, and fulfill mandates of state andfederal legislatures ---- agricultural biosciencesWe accomplish this through …• 29 research locations (17 stations, 12 departments)• All closely aligned; “entire state of Louisiana is our campus”• Federal network of multi-state research projects• Strong partnerships with:• ~ 13 federal agencies• ~ 44 state agencies and offices• ~ 30 industries and corporations• 14 commodity checkoff groups
  4. 4. Where are we from scientist and budgetperspective (2008 vs. 2012)? …• Ph.D. scientist head count 261 vs. 206 -21%• SY (FTE) head count 158 vs. 139 -12%• State budget• Reduced ~ 36% in spendable dollars since 2008
  5. 5. How fares our research productivity? …• Proposal values increased +59%• Award values increased + 4%• 2010 --- Mizzou (AAU) ~$32 M; LSUAC ~$32 M• Research expenditures ~ $90 - 95 M• Penn State COAS (AAU) ~ $97 M• Refereed publications 2.8/SYWhere are we from scientist and budgetperspective (2008 vs. 2012)? …• Ph.D. scientist head count 261 vs. 206 -21%• SY (FTE) head count 158 vs. 139 -12%• State budget• Reduced ~ 36% in spendable dollars since 2008
  6. 6. Continued success despite budgets? …• Business plan – identify and support core areas• Developed defined, focused research strategies
  7. 7. Continued success despite budgets? …• Business plan – identify and support core areas• Developed defined, focused research strategiesHow we manage research• Multistate partnerships• 38 federally-funded multistate projects• 55 scientists (27%) collaborating formally across state lines• Support from 13 federal agencies
  8. 8. Continued success despite budgets? …• Business plan – identify and support core areas• Developed defined, focused research strategiesHow we manage research• Multistate partnerships• 38 federally-funded multistate projects• 55 scientists (27%) collaborating formally across state lines• Support from 13 federal agencies• Intrastate campus partnerships• ULM – pharmaceutical and health-related projects• 5 projects with scientists from both campuses• Nicholls State – aquaculture• La tech – animal reproduction & nutrition• PBRC – nutrition research and statewide outreach
  9. 9. Continued success despite budgets? …• Business plan – identify and support core areas• Developed defined, focused research strategiesHow we manage research• Multistate partnerships• 38 federally-funded multistate projects• 55 scientists (27%) collaborating formally across state lines• Support from 13 federal agencies• Intrastate campus partnerships• ULM – pharmaceutical and health-related projects• 5 projects with scientists from both campuses• Nicholls State – aquaculture• La tech – animal reproduction & nutrition• PBRC – nutrition research and statewide outreach• State agency partnerships• LDAF, LDWF, LDEQ, LDNR, etc --- 44 agencies and offices
  10. 10. How we incentivize research• F&A• Waive or reduce to expand arena of grant eligibility• Return 50% ($1 - $2 M) to units and PI‟s
  11. 11. How we incentivize research• F&A• Waive or reduce to expand arena of grant eligibility• Return 50% ($1 - $2 M) to units and PI‟s• Fringe benefits – currently 39%• Reduce rate to allow more $$$ for research• Ex: leverage ~$300K in fringe benefits to secure ~ $3.7 M ingrant support from state commodity boards --- 1,200% ROI
  12. 12. How we incentivize research• F&A• Waive or reduce to expand arena of grant eligibility• Return 50% ($1 - $2 M) to units and PI‟s• Fringe benefits – currently 39%• Reduce rate to allow more $$$ for research• Ex: leverage ~$300K in fringe benefits to secure ~ $3.7 M ingrant support from state commodity boards --- 1,200% ROIKey --- our policies and practices designed to helpsatisfy our research and extension mission
  13. 13. How we incentivize research• F&A• Waive or reduce to expand arena of grant eligibility• Return 50% ($1 - $2 M) to units and PI‟s• Fringe benefits – currently 39%• Reduce rate to allow more $$$ for research• Ex: leverage ~$300K in fringe benefits to secure ~ $3.7 M ingrant support from state commodity boards --- 1200% ROIHow we focus research• By federal law, much research must „touch the ground‟• 5-year research projects – applied roadmaps
  14. 14. How we incentivize research• F&A• Waive or reduce to expand arena of grant eligibility• Return 50% ($1 - $2 M) to units and PI‟s• Fringe benefits – currently 39%• Reduce rate to allow more $$$ for research• Ex: leverage ~$300K in fringe benefits to secure ~ $3.7 M ingrant support from state commodity boards --- 1200% ROIHow we focus research• By federal law, much research must „touch the ground‟• 5-year research projects – applied roadmaps• Stakeholder advisory groups – steer, focus research• Ex: BoR Industrial Ties – 12 awards, > half led to new ordirectly support existing industries
  15. 15. How we incentivize research• F&A• Waive or reduce to expand arena of grant eligibility• Return 50% ($1 - $2 M) to units and PI‟s• Fringe benefits – currently 39%• Reduce rate to allow more $$$ for research• Ex: leverage ~$300K in fringe benefits to secure ~ $3.7 M ingrant support from state commodity boards --- 1200% ROIHow we focus research• By federal law, much research must „touch the ground‟• 5-year research projects – applied roadmaps• Stakeholder advisory groups – steer, focus research• Ex: BoR Industrial Ties – 12 awards, > half led to new ordirectly support existing industries• Intellectual property – royalties > $10 M in 2012
  16. 16. What are ways to support interdisciplinary andintercampus research initiatives? …• Increase awareness by faculty and administration ofcomplimentary research elsewhere• Provide joint incentive funding for initiatives• Structure annual reviews to recognize and rewardsuch engagement
  17. 17. What are ways to support interdisciplinary andintercampus research initiatives? …• Increase awareness by faculty and administration ofcomplimentary research elsewhere• Provide joint incentive funding for initiatives• Structure annual reviews to recognize and rewardsuch engagementWhat are 3 most significant impediments? …• Budget stabilization• Faculty recruitment and retention ( = raises)• Support staff

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