Awards

 

June 2021

Arts and Sciences

Alberto Bartesaghi of Computer Science has received an award from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation under a prime award from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for a project entitled “Multi-task learning to map proteins inside cells at near-atomic resolution.” Total funding will be $695,460 over 30 months.

Matthew L. Becker of Chemistry has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “FDA-SIR: Designing for Degradation: A framework for Predicting in vivo Degradation and Mechanical Property Changes in Degradable Polymers.” Total funding will be $100,000 over 12 months.

Staci D. Bilbo of Psychology and Neuroscience has received an award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for a project entitled “Mechanisms of sex-biased maternal high-fat diet-induced brain changes: a role for inflammation and placental serotonin.” Total funding will be $212,910 over 12 months.

William A. Darity, Jr. of Samuel DuBois Cook Center has received an award from the Ford Foundation for a project entitled “Income Supplements versus Building Wealth.” Total funding will be $250,000 over 12 months.

Ingrid Daubechies of Mathematics has received an award from the Simons Foundation for a project entitled “Simons Foundation - Math + X Investigators.” Total funding will be $1,500,000 over 60 months.

Xinnian Dong of Biology has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Elucidation of Translational Regulatory Mechanisms of Plant Immune.” Total funding will be $1,000,000 over 48 months.

Peter D. Feaver of Political Science has received an award from the Carnegie Corporation of New York for a project entitled “America in the World Consortium.” Total funding will be $200,000 over 24 months.

Richard I. Hilleary of Biology has received an award from the Department of Agriculture for a project entitled “A natural variation approach to dissecting temperature-sensitive nodes of the plant immune system .” Total funding will be $165,000 over 24 months.

Calvin R. Howell of Physics has received an award from the Department of Energy for a project entitled “Measurements of Short-Lived Fission Product Yields from Photon-Induced Fission of Special Nuclear Materials.” Total funding will be $167,000 over 12 months.

Eric B. Laber of Statistical Science has received an award from Northwestern University under a prime award from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities for a project entitled “A Pragmatic Trial of an Adaptive eHealth HIV Prevention Program for Diverse Adolescent MSM.” Total funding will be $19,647 over 4 months.

Kamesh Munagala of Computer Science has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “AF: Small: Algorithm and Incentive Design for Modern Resource Allocation Platforms.” Total funding will be $499,990 over 36 months.

Amy K. Schmid of Biology has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Transitions: Modeling microbial community metabolic interactions under extreme conditions.” Total funding will be $750,004 over 36 months.

David R. Sherwood of Biology has received an award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for a project entitled “Elucidating the Mechanisms Behind Basement Membrane Stretching.” Total funding will be $37,646 over 12 months.

Kristin V. Stephens-Martinez of Computer Science has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “REU Supplement to CUE: Collaborative Research: Effective Peer Teaching for Computing Education.” Total funding will be $5,000 over 12 months.

Michael J. Therien of Chemistry has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: De novo Protein Constructs for Photosynthetic Energy Transduction.” Total funding will be $840,000 over 36 months.

Kirsten G. Wickelgren of Mathematics has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “A1-Homotopy Theory and Applications to Enumerative Geometry.” Total funding will be $292,926 over 36 months.

Danyang Zhuo of Computer Science has received an award from the International Business Machines for a project entitled “Efficient and Fault-Tolerant Collective Communication for Asynchronous Workloads in the Cloud.” Total funding will be $20,000 over 12 months.

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In addition, Heather L. Huntington of Political Science and Gregory Samanez-Larkin of Psychology and Neuroscience have awards that may be found under the listings for “University Interdisciplinary Centers.”

 

Divinity School

Edgardo A. Colon-Emeric has received an award from the Stewardship Foundation for a project entitled “The Americas Initiative for Transformation and Reconciliation.” Total funding will be $25,000 over 12 months.

Xi Lian has received an award from the Henry Luce Foundation for a project entitled “Christianity, Modernity, and Ethnicity in China-Southeast Asia Borderlands.” Total funding will be $50,000 over 12 months.

 

Fuqua School of Business

Catherine H. Clark has received an award from Mercy Corps for a project entitled “Mercy Corps Contract.” Total funding will be $69,000 over 6 months.

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In addition, Mark B. McClellan has an award that may be found under the listings for “University Interdisciplinary Centers.”

 

Nicholas School of the Environment

David W. Johnston of the Marine Lab has received an award from Hatfield Consultants, LLP for a project entitled “SMARTWHALES: INNOVATIVE, SPACE-BASED SOLUTIONS FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALE.” Total funding will be $93,652 over 38 months.

Andrew J. Read of the Marine Lab has received an award from HDR, Inc. under a prime award from the Office of Naval Research for a project entitled “NARW SURVEYS (Task 2) + JACKSONVILLE SURVEYS (Task 3).” Total funding will be $231,920 over 16 months.

Daniel Rittschof of the Marine Lab has received an award from the Office of Naval Research for a project entitled “Metabarcoding the Global Fouling Community.” Total funding will be $40,000 over 12 months.

Thomas F. Schultz of the Marine Lab has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Estuarine and Coastal Marine Systems.” Total funding will be $80,484 over 36 months.

Avner Vengosh of EOS Division has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: Tracing Coal Ash Solids in the Environment - Implications for long-term contamination of the aquatic ecosystem .” Total funding will be $71,657 over 20 months.

 

Pratt School of Engineering

Volker Blum of MEMS nhas received an award from Avant-garde Materials Simulation (Deutschland) GmbH for a project entitled “Implicit solvation approach for molecular systems.” Total funding will be $59,688 over 6 months.

Martin A. Brooke of ECE has received an award from VentureWell for a project entitled “Verizon and Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 2021 Social Innovation Challenge proposal, Peek AR.” Total funding will be $5,000 over 6 months.

Yiran Chen of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: SHF: Medium: Revitalizing EDA from a Machine Learning Perspective.” Total funding will be $410,000 over 48 months.

Ashutosh Chilkoti of BME has received an award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for a project entitled “Multiplex point-of-care test for diagnosis, prognosis and serology of COVID19.” Total funding will be $502,734 over 36 months.

Joel Collier of BME has received an award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for a project entitled “Supramolecular peptide immunotherapies for peanut allergy.” Total funding will be $435,093 over 24 months.

Stefano Curtarolo of the Center for Autonomous Materials has received an award from the Office of Naval Research for a project entitled “SPICES: Spinodal-hardened high-entropy ceramics.” Total funding will be $3,750,000 over 36 months.

Tony Jun Huang of MEMS a has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: Surface Acoustic Wave Holography Enabled Additive Manufacturing of Multifunctional Composites.” Total funding will be $200,000 over 36 months.

David Mitzi of MEMS a has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: Amorphous-Crystalline Switching in Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Semiconductors.” Total funding will be $384,672 over 36 months.

Willie Padilla of ECE has received an award from Colorado State University under a prime award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for a project entitled “Miniaturized Microwave Absolute Calibration (MiniMAC) for Sounders and Imagers on SmallSat and CubeSat Platforms.” Total funding will be $274,000 over 36 months.

Miroslav Pajic of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Next Big Research Challenges in Cyber-Physical Systems.” Total funding will be $24,783 over 12 months.

Guillermo Sapiro of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “CIF: Small: Foundations and Applications of Blind Subgroup Robustness.” Total funding will be $451,110 over 36 months.

Brian Stoner of ECE has received an award from the California Institute of Technology under a prime award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a project entitled “COVID-19 mgLAMP for SARS-CoV-2 Phase 2 - Tansition and Field-testing.” Total funding will be $64,806 over 5 months.

Emmanouil Veveakis of CEE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “CAREER: An integrated dissipative modeling framework for the long-term assessment of Geohazards.” Total funding will be $580,158 over 60 months.

Adam P. Wax of BME has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Angle resolved light scattering through a multimode fiber for measuring cell nuclei morphology.” Total funding will be $54,849 over 22 months.

Lingchong You of BME has received an award from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering for a project entitled “Targeted control of self-transmissible plasmids by using engineered interfering plasmids.” Total funding will be $428,141 over 45 months.

 

Sanford School of Public Policy

The Sanford School of Public Policy had no new awards to report for the month of June 2021. However, William R. Adair has an award that may be found under the listings for “University Interdisciplinary Centers.”

 

School of Law

The School of Law had no new awards to report for the month of June 2021.

 

University Administration & Centers

John Gartrell of University Libraries has received an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a project entitled “Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crow South: Digital Access to the Behind the Veil Project Archive.” Total funding will be $349,178 over 36 months.

Erin N. Hammeke of University Libraries has received an award from LYRASIS for a project entitled “Conservation Documentation Archives (CDA) Digitization.” Total funding will be $23,375 over 12 months.

Jessica K. Ruhle of the Nasher Museum of Art has received an award from the Alzheimer's Foundation of America for a project entitled “Alzheimer's Foundation of America Fall 2020 Bi-annual grant.” Total funding will be $6,000 over 1 month.

 

University Interdisciplinary Centers

William R. Adair of the Dewitt Wallace Center has received an award from Google Inc. for a project entitled “Duke Reporters' Lab.” Total funding will be $150,000 over 7 months.

Heather L. Huntington of Dev Lab has received an award from the National Academy of Sciences under a prime award from the US Agency for International Development for a project entitled “PEER Africa LRG.” Total funding will be $10,804 over 18 months.

Mark B. McClellan of the Margolis Center has received an award from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors for a project entitled “Support for work on state-focused deliverables related to vaccine distribution and access.” Total funding will be $48,770 over 3 months.

Lydia P. Olander of the Nicholas Institute has received an award from the Nature Conservancy under a prime award from the Lyda Hill Philanthropies for a project entitled “SCI New Evidence Base.” Total funding will be $3,500 over 2 months.

Gregory Samanez-Larkin of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences has received an award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for a project entitled “Dopaminergic neuromodulation of social decision making.” Total funding will be $43,967 over 60 months.

Robert Saunders of the Margolis Center has received an award from The SCAN Foundation for a project entitled “Leveraging Payment Reforms to Transform and Expand Home- Based and Virtual Care for Complex and Underserved Populations.” Total funding will be $35,000 over 8 months.

John W. Virdin of the Nicholas Institute has received an award from CEA Consulting under a prime award from Oceans 5 for a project entitled “A Global Assessment of trawling within territorial seas.” Total funding will be $14,513 over 5 months.