Awards

 

April 2022

Arts and Sciences

Xiuyuan Cheng of Mathematics has received an award from Georgia Tech Research Corporation under a prime award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Bridging Statistical Hypothesis Tests and Deep Learning for Reliability and Computational Efficiency.” Total funding will be $100,831 over 36 months.

Samit Dasgupta of Mathematics has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “The Brumer-Stark Conjecture and its Refinements.” Total funding will be $550,000 over 60 months.

Katherine J. Franz of Chemistry has received an award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for a project entitled “Elucidating the Molecular Basis of Cellular Metal Stress by using Mass Spectrometry-Based Proteomic Methods.” Total funding will be $1,769,236 over 46 months.

Sara Galletti of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies has received an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a project entitled “History of Stone Vaulting in the Pre- Modern Mediterranean: Practices, Theories, and Patterns of Knowledge Transfer.” Total funding will be $60,000 over 3 months.

Francois M. Lutzoni of Biology has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: Filling the largest phylogenetic void of the fungal genealogy of life and integrating symbiotic, environmental and physiological data.” Total funding will be $24,052 over 14 months.

Jenna A. McHenry of Psychology and Neuroscience has received an award from the National Institute of Mental Health for a project entitled “Establishing neural circuits for social homeostatis.” Total funding will be $2,164,429 over 60 months.

Lillian B. Pierce of Mathematics has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Class Groups, Character Sums, and Oscillatory Integrals .” Total funding will be $350,000 over 36 months.

Christopher Walter of Physics has received an award from Stanford University under a prime award from the Department of Energy for a project entitled “SLAC Sabbatical.” Total funding will be $109,737 over 12 months.

Henry Yin of Psychology and Neuroscience has received an award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for a project entitled “Dissecting basal ganglia circuit mechanisms underlying instrumental learning.” Total funding will be $362,250 over 58 months.

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In addition, Charmaine D. Royal of African & African American Studies has an award that may be found under the listings for “University Interdisciplinary Centers.”

 

Divinity School

The Divinity School had no new awards to report for the month of April 2022.

 

Fuqua School of Business

The Fuqua School of Business had no new awards to report for the month of April 2022.

 

Nicholas School

Xavier Basurto Guillermo of the Marine Lab has received an award from the Walton Family Foundation for a project entitled “Strengthening Fishing Organizations in Mexico.” Total funding will be $570,000 over 36 months.

Jennifer Hoffman of ESP Division has received an award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for a project entitled “Impact of Early-life Exposure to Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds (SVOCs) on Neonatal and Early Childhood Immune Function.” Total funding will be $716,067 over 59 months.

Andrew J. Read of the Marine Lab has received an award from the HDR, Inc. under a prime award from the Office of Naval Research for a project entitled “Atlantic BRS - 2022.” Total funding will be $576,596 over 20 months.

 

Pratt School of Engineering

Nitish Chandra of ECE has received an award from Sandia National Laboratories under a prime award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for a project entitled “Design a Space-time Modulated Metamaterial Antenna.” Total funding will be $23,683 over 6 months.

Steven A. Cummer of ECE has received an award from InstaJam, LLC under a prime award from the United States Air Force for a project entitled “Every Airman a Sensor (Providing Joint Operation Capability with Jamming Detection and Mesh Networking).” Total funding will be $216,000 over 12 months.

Sharon Gerecht of BME has received an award from Johns Hopkins University under a prime award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for a project entitled “Oxygen controlled hydrogel to uncover cellular responses to rapid hypoxiaoxygen controlled hydrogel to uncover cellular responses to rapid hypoxia.” Total funding will be $52,727 over 9 months.

Zhenqiang Gong of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: SaTC: CORE: Medium: Towards Secure Federated Learning.” Total funding will be $599,999 over 48 months.

Brian T. Hawkins of WaSH-AID has received an award from Coprata Inc. under a prime award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “Smart Toilet with Artificial Intelligence for Remote Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.” Total funding will be $138,230 over 12 months.

Hai Li of ECE has received an award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a prime award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Track D: The Community Resource for Innovation in Polymer Technology (CRIPT).” Total funding will be $73,952 over 5 months.

Cameron C. McIntyre of BME has received an award from Emory University under a prime award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for a project entitled “Optimizing Patient-Specific Deep Brain Stimulation Models Using Electrophysiology.” Total funding will be $115,543 over 12 months.

Maiken Mikkelsen of ECE has received an award from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation for a project entitled “Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences.” Total funding will be $180,000 over 24 months.

Kathryn R. Nightingale of BME has received an award from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering for a project entitled “3D Shearwave Elasticity Biomarker Development for Neuromuscular Disease.” Total funding will be $1,888,132 over 45 months.

Charles B. Parker of ECE has received an award from Faraday Technology Corporation under a prime award from the United States Army for a project entitled “Miniature Electrochemically Actuated Li-ion Reserve Batteries.” Total funding will be $65,000 over 6 months.

Christine Payne of MEMS a has received an award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund for a project entitled “Engineering at the interface: Training interdisciplinary engineers at the PhD level.” Total funding will be $34,900 over 24 months.

Lawrence N. Virgin of MEMS a has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “REU Supplement/Probing and Disturbance Sensitivity: A New Approach to Imperfection-Sensitive Buckling.” Total funding will be $6,000 over 16 months.

Lingchong You of BME has received an award from the Office of Naval Research for a project entitled “Enhancing computational capability for quantitative and synthetic biology.” Total funding will be $346,928 over 12 months.

 
Sanford School of Public Policy

Susan E. Carroll has received an award from the Margaret McNamara Education Grants for a project entitled “Margaret McNamara Education Grant - Asha Asokan.” Total funding will be $15,000 over 15 months.

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In addition, Jennifer Lansford has a new 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 April 2022.

 

University Administration & Centers

Tracy Futhey of OIT has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “CC* Regional: NCShare Science DMZ.” Total funding will be $984,868 over 24 months.

Charles L. Kneifel of OIT has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “CC* Compute: NCShare Compute as a Service (CaaS).” Total funding will be $397,557 over 24 months.

Trevor O. Schoonmaker of the Nasher Museum has received an award from the National Endowment for the Arts for a project entitled “NEA Arts Projects SF-424.” Total funding will be $25,000 over 18 months.

 

University Interdisciplinary Centers

Jennifer Lansford of the Center for Child & Family Policy has received an award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for a project entitled “F32 Administrative Supplement for Childcare Costs.” Total funding will be $2,500 over 3 months.

Charla N. Lawrence of the Center for Child & Family Policy has received an award from Child Trends under a prime award from the NC DHHS for a project entitled “PDG B-3: Birth to three Program Feasibility and Cost Study Center for Child and Family Policy.” Total funding will be $120,000 over 15 months.

Elizabeth Losos of the Nicholas Institute has received an award from the Windward Fund for a project entitled “Resilience Roadmap Project.” Total funding will be $91,500 over 4 months.

Charmaine D. Royal of GRID has received an award from the Association of American Colleges and Universities for a project entitled “Racial Healing & Relationship Building.” Total funding will be $5,000 over 1 month.

Jessica S. Smokoski of SSRI has received an award from North Carolina State University under a prime award from the NC Department of Public Instruction for a project entitled “Qualitative study of Covid-prompted North Carolina learning recovery programs.” Total funding will be $55,000 over 12 months.

David C. Toole of the Kenan Institute for Ethics has received an award from the University of Notre Dame under a prime award from the Kern Family Foundation for a project entitled “Virtues and Vocations.” Total funding will be $155,255 over 17 months.