DAGSI Facts and Stats

    • 69% of graduates are employed in Ohio industry, academic, and government lab positions
    • Program was first funded by Ohio in 1999, with 316 projects sponsored to date
    • Research is undertaken by students and faculty on topics defined by AFRL, using AFRL and university facilities and resources
    • Program is open to teams from any Ohio research university
    • State funding totals $39.7 million since 1999
    • 1999-2003 (Total of $16.2 million in State funding):  48 collaborative projects funded, with approximately 200 Ohio faculty and 230 students involved
    • 2004-present ($1.56 million/yr state funding in FY19):  284 projects awarded DAGSI funding in the annual competitive round, each fellowship supporting one student and one faculty member
    • Five Ohio companies have committed matching funds of $20,000/yr each to participate in AFRL/DAGSI research through the Challenge Grant program:  Qbase, Wyle Laboratories, Lyon Apparel, Buckeye Composites, and BerrieHill Research Corporation
    • AFRL has hired at least 19 students who held AFRL/DAGSI fellowships, plus many others working for local businesses that contract with AFRL
    • The first AFRL/DAGSI Cooperative Agreement was signed in August of 2012 (ending March 2020), providing a vehicle for cost share by AFRL
      • Almost $3 million was obligated by AFRL
      • 54 projects have received AFRL funding; including 23 that have been fully funded by AFRL
    • The new AFRL/DAGSI Cooperative Agreement was signed in January of 2019, providing a vehicle for cost share by AFRL and opening funding opportunities for undergraduate research as well as graduate and undergraduate interns across AFRL
      • To date more than $638,000 has been obligated by AFRL
      • 13 projects have received AFRL funding; including 7 that have been fully funded by AFRL
      • Includes the first out of state funded project through the RY Directorate with Georgia Institute of Technology.  This project is expected to be fully funded at a PhD level (~$75k/year) for three years beginning fall 2019.

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