Awards

 

July 2019

Arts and Sciences

Susan C. Alberts of Biology has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: Competition within and between primate social groups: Hormonal and behavioral signatures.” Total funding will be $239,108 over 48 months.

Jed W. Atkins of Classical Studies has received an award from Princeton University for a project entitled “The Christian Origins of Toleration.” Total funding will be $35,000 over 5 months.

Arjada Bardhi of Economics has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Models of Complex Experimentation: Attribute Discovery, Contextual Bandits, and Experimentation in Bayesian Graphs.” Total funding will be $277,998 over 36 months.

David Beratan of Chemistry has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “CCI Phase I: NSF Center for Synthesizing Coherence.” Total funding will be $1,800,000 over 36 months.

Emily S. Bernhardt of Biology has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: MRA: MACRO-Sheds: Comparative Ecosystem Biogeochemistry at Continental Scales.” Total funding will be $585,133 over 60 months.

Emily S. Bernhardt of Biology has received an award from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies for a project entitled “LTREB: Streams to Screens: Bringing the Hubbard Brook Watershed Ecosystem Record (HB-WatER) into the 21st Century.” Total funding will be $153,337 over 60 months.

Anne Allison of Cultural Anthropology has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Doctoral Dissertation Research: Anxious Care: Radioactive Uncertainty and the Politics of Life in Post-Nuclear Japan.” Total funding will be $19,782 over 12 months.

Staci D. Bilbo of Psychology and Neuroscience has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “The Microglial Developmental Index: A Novel Framework for Understanding the Role of Microglia in the Etiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder".” Total funding will be $190,962 over 32 months.

Xiuyuan Cheng of Mathematics has received an award from Yale University for a project entitled “Efficient Methods for Calibration, Clustering, Visualization and Imputation of Large scRNA-seq Data.” Total funding will be $89,063 over 45 months.

Samit Dasgupta of Mathematics has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Beyond L-functions: the Eisenstein Cocycle and Hilbert's 12th Problem.” Total funding will be $186,004 over 36 months.

Matthew Junge of Mathematics has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Multitype Particle Systems.” Total funding will be $190,870 over 36 months.

Francois M. Lutzoni of Biology has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Spatio-temporal factors shaping symbiotic networks: a case study with cyanolichens.” Total funding will be $413,082 over 36 months.

Melanie Manion of Political Science has received an award from the Henry Luce Foundation for a project entitled “Getting China Right Conference.” Total funding will be $105,000 over 9 months.

Michael Munger of Political Science has received an award from the Center for Excellence in Higher Education for a project entitled “PPE Program at Duke University.” Total funding will be $157,173 over 24 months.

James W. Roberts of Economics has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “The Influences of Market Power, Mergers, and Provider Incentives on the Cost and Quality of Healthcare: The Case of Dialysis.” Total funding will be $404,968 over 36 months.

Charmaine D. Royal of the Center on Genomics, Race, Identity, Difference has received an award from the Association of American Colleges and Universities for a project entitled “Duke-Durham: One Community, Multiple Voices (Duke Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Center).” Total funding will be $18,500 over 17 months.

Todd Sarver of Economics has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Evolution and Adaptation: Ambiguity Attitudes with Optimal Risk Preferences.” Total funding will be $404,913 over 36 months.

Kate Scholberg of Physics has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “WoU-MMA: Collaborative Research: A Next-Generation SuperNova Early Warning System for Multimessenger Astronomy.” Total funding will be $104,543 over 36 months.

Carlo Tomasi of Computer Science has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “RI: Small: Lightly Supervised Deep Learning for Multi-Frame Visual Motion Analysis.” Total funding will be $500,000 over 36 months.

Benjamin J. Wiley of Chemistry has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Discovering the Facet-Selective Chemistry that Drives Anisotropic Growth of Metal Nanostructures.” Total funding will be $9,660 over 24 months.

 

Divinity School

L. Gregory Jones has received an award from the Issachar Fund for a project entitled “Entrepreneurial Mindset Boot Camp.” Total funding will be $23,500 over 6 months.

L. Gregory Jones has received an award from the Kern Family Foundation for a project entitled “Re-Forming Theological Education for the 21st Century in the United Methodist Church.” Total funding will be $15,000 over 8 months.

 

Fuqua School of Business

Jiaming Xu has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “BIGDATA:F: Collaborative Research: Mining for Graphs and High-Dimensional Data: Achieving the Limits.” Total funding will be $345,168 over 26 months.

 

Nicholas School of the Environment

Luke W. Fairbanks of the Marine Lab has received an award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for a project entitled “A Mixed-Methods and Comparative Approach to Understanding the Social Dimensions of Aquaculture Production, Consumption, and Siting.” Total funding will be $249,564 over 24 months.

David W. Johnston of the Marine Lab has received an award from the World Wildlife Fund for a project entitled “Developing rapid, cost-effective methods for evaluating coastal biodiversity and resilience.” Total funding will be $9,627 over 3 months.

M. Susan Lozier of EOS Division has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: Enhancing our Understanding of North Atlantic Deep Water Pathways using Nonlinear Dynamics Techniques.” Total funding will be $345,160 over 30 months.

Andrew J. Read of the Marine Lab has received an award from HDR, Inc. for a project entitled “Photo Identification Analysis Across AFTT Study Area.” Total funding will be $71,061 over 15 months.

Daniel Richter, Jr. of ESP Division has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Human and Natural Forcings of Critical Zone Dynamics and Evolution at the Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory.” Total funding will be $725,000 over 16 months.

Drew Shindell of EOS Division has received an award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for a project entitled “Continued Development of the NASA GISS composition- climate model and analysis of inhomogeneous forcing and climate response.” Total funding will be $605,459 over 36 months.

 

Pratt School of Engineering

Ana P. Barros of CEE has received an award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for a project entitled “Physically-Based Correction of Orographic Precipitation Estimates Using Inverse Modeling and Big Data Analytics.” Total funding will be $45,000 over 14 months.

Krishnendu Chakrabarty of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “SHF: Small: Testing and Design-for-Test Techniques for Monolith 3D Integrated Circuits.” Total funding will be $500,000 over 36 months.

Yiran Chen of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “CCRI: Planning: Collaborative Research: Low-Power Computer Vision Platform.” Total funding will be $45,000 over 12 months.

Earl H. Dowell of MEMS has received an award from North Carolina State University for a project entitled “Fluid Structural Thermal Interactions (FSTI) in Hypersonic Flow.” Total funding will be $424,949 over 36 months.

Earl H. Dowell of MEMS has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: Experiment, Theory, and Simulation of Aeroelastic Limit Cycle Oscillations for Energy Harvesting Applications.” Total funding will be $340,456 over 36 months.

Charles A. Gersbach of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “Epigenome Editing Technologies for Treating Diverse Disease.” Total funding will be $1,582,729 over 48 months.

Zhenqiang Gong of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “SaTC: Core: Medium: Collaborative: Towards Building Robust Machine Learning Systems.” Total funding will be $400,000 over 36 months.

Zhenqiang Gong of ECE has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Graph-Based Security Analytics: New Algorithms, Robustness under Adversarial Settings, and Robustness Enhancements.” Total funding will be $371,089 over 48 months.

Hai Li of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “FET: Small:RESONANCE:Accelerating Speech/Language Processing through Collective Training using Commodity ReRAM Chips.” Total funding will be $500,000 over 36 months.

Natalia Litchinitser of ECE has received an award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for a project entitled “Interaction of Time-Dependent Curl-Free Vector Potential with Materials".” Total funding will be $200,000 over 12 months.

Natalia Litchinitser of ECE has received an award from the Army Research Office for a project entitled “SUSY Workshop - Supersymmetry in Linear and Nonlinear Optics.” Total funding will be $20,000 over 12 months.

Qing Liu of ECE has received an award from the University of Texas for a project entitled “Fracture Mapping with Electromagnetic Methods.” Total funding will be $50,000 over 7 months.

Michael D. Lynch of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “Rapid diagnosis and quantification of HIV by direct capture, labelling and detection of individual virions .” Total funding will be $444,310 over 36 months.

Paolo Maccarini of BME has received an award from Candela for a project entitled “Design, fabrication and phantom testing of a multiband radiometer prototype for noninvasive thermal dosimetry during subcutaneous fat ablation.” Total funding will be $92,000 over 7 months.

David Mitzi of MEMS has received an award from the Department of Energy for a project entitled “Design and Validation of Defect-Resistant Multinary Chalcogenide Semiconductors for Energy Conversion .” Total funding will be $553,531 over 36 months.

Henry Pfister of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “FET: Small: Efficient Inference Tools for Quantum Systems: Algorithms, Applications, and Analysis.” Total funding will be $500,000 over 36 months.

Guillermo Sapiro of ECE has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “Scalable Computational Platform For Active Closed-Loop Behavioral Coding in Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Total funding will be $1,550,063 over 46 months.

Guillermo Sapiro of ECE has received an award from the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative for a project entitled “Digital Behavioral Outcome Measures for Autism .” Total funding will be $898,650 over 36 months.

Xiling Shen of BME has received an award from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for a project entitled “Human cell atlas along the gut-brain axis.” Total funding will be $400,000 over 24 months.

Xiling Shen of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “Spatiotemporal and robustness regulation of the stem cell niche.” Total funding will be $123,722 over 32 months.

Lawrence N. Virgin of MEMS has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Probing and Disturbance Sensitivity: A New Approach to Imperfection-Sensitive Buckling.” Total funding will be $376,395 over 36 months.

Mark R. Wiesner of CEE has received an award from Vulpes Corp. for a project entitled “Evaluation of Surface Affinity as a Predictor of Nanomaterial Exposure and Plant Uptake.” Total funding will be $605,225 over 48 months.

Junjie Yao of BME has received an award from SonoVol, Inc. for a project entitled “Development of a Longitudinal Molecular Imaging Platform to Support Immuno-Oncology Research.” Total funding will be $71,444 over 12 months.

 

Sanford School of Public Policy

Carolyn Y. Barnes has received an award from the William T. Grant Foundation for a project entitled “Children of Color in the (Southern) Welfare State: How Politics, Poverty, and Social Policy Implementation Shape Child Development in the Rural South.” Total funding will be $350,000 over 60 months.

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In addition, Kenneth A. Dodge and Anna Gassman-Pines have awards 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 July 2019.

 

University Administration and Centers

Tracy Futhey of the Office of Information Technology has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “CC*Integration: Archipelago: Linking Researchers on- campuses and in the Cloud through SDN-Enabled Microsegmentation.” Total funding will be $999,631 over 24 months.

Deborah L. Jakubs of University Libraries has received an award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a project entitled “SNCC Digital Gateway Planning Grant.” Total funding will be $49,500 over 18 months.

Stelfanie P. Williams of the Duke/Durham Education Collaborative has received an award from the College Advising Corps for a project entitled “Duke University College Advising Corps Partner Program.” Total funding will be $282,184 over 12 months.

 

University Interdisciplinary Centers

Rachel A. Adcock of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences has received an award from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill for a project entitled “Longitudinal Investigation of the Neurobiological Underpinnings of Risk Behavior in ADHD throughout the Adolescent Transition: The Key Role of Cognitive Control and Motivation Network Development.” Total funding will be $18,951 over 60 months.

Kenneth A. Dodge of the Center for Child and Family Policy has received an award from the Casey Family Programs for a project entitled “Building Primary Prevention Solutions.” Total funding will be $75,000 over 6 months.

Anna Gassman-Pines of the Center for Child and Family Policy has received an award from the Russell Sage Foundation for a project entitled “The effects of workplace conditions on behavioral and mental health of workers and families: Evidence from Philadelphia.” Total funding will be $165,289 over 12 months.

Deborah A. Hicks-Rogoff of the Social Science Research Institute has received an award from the Grable Foundation for a project entitled “PAGE: Creating Innovative Education for Girls in Appalachia.” Total funding will be $50,000 over 24 months.

Katherine E. Konschnik of the Nicholas Institute has received an award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for a project entitled “RTO Governance.” Total funding will be $513,839 over 24 months.

Katherine E. Konschnik of the Nicholas Institute has received an award from the Energy Foundation for a project entitled “Energy Foundation Green Banks, NC Executive Order, and Competition.” Total funding will be $40,000 over 12 months.