Awards

 

July 2018

Arts and Sciences

John H. Aldrich of Political Science has received a Doctoral Dissertation Research award from the National Science Foundation for graduate student Bailey K. Sanders, for a project entitled "Partisan Bridges to Bipartisanship in a Polarized World." Total funding will be $12,700 over 11 months.

Douglas Boyer of Biology has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Collaborative Research: ABI Development: An Intergrated Platform for Retrieval, Visualization and Analysis of 3D Morphology From Digital Biological Collections." Total funding will be $325,320 over 36 months.

Vincent Conitzer of Computer Science has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "RI: Small: Designing Preferences, Beliefs, and Identities for Artificial Intelligence." Total funding will be $400,000 over 36 months.

Stephen L. Craig of Chemistry has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Center for the Chemistry of Molecularly Optimized Networks." Total funding will be $1,800,000 over 36 months.

Stephen L. Craig of Chemistry has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Covalent Polymer Mechanochemistry." Total funding will be $530,000 over 36 months.

William A. Darity, Jr. of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity has received an award from the Nathan Cummings Foundation for a project entitled "Evaluating Proposals for a Federal Job Guarantee." Total funding will be $150,000 over 16 months.

Peter D. Feaver of Political Science has received an award from the Sarah Scaife Foundation, Inc. for a project entitled "TISS New Faces 2018-2020." Total funding will be $50,451 over 19 months.

Katherine J. Franz of Chemistry has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Elucidating the Reactive Species Responsible for the Antifungal Activity of a Metallopeptide." Total funding will be $471,000 over 36 months.

Haiyan Gao of Physics has received an award from Jefferson Science Associates, LLC for a project entitled "Jefferson Science Associates (JSA) Fellowship - Weizhi Xiong." Total funding will be $11,000 over 12 months.

Cosmin L. Ilut of Economics has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Cognitively Costly Decision Making by Economic Agents: Micro and Macro Implications." Total funding will be $245,922 over 36 months.

Steven Malcolmson of Chemistry has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Development of Catalytic Enantioselective Intermolecular Diene Hydrofunctionalization Reactions." Total funding will be $420,000 over 36 months.

Elizabeth Marsh of Psychology and Neuroscience has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Leveraging Older Adults' Social Goals to Improve Memory and Strategy Use." Total funding will be $79,916 over 22 months.

Katherine (Kibby) L. McMahon of Psychology and Neuroscience has received an award from the Mind & Life Institute for a project entitled "Generalizing Mindful Emotion Regulation: Toward a trandiagnostic approach to training emotion regulation with mindfulness." Total funding will be $14,681 over 17 months.

H. Frederik Nijhout of Biology has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Meeting: Allometry, Scaling and Ontogeny of Form; A Symposium for the Annual, SICB meeting, Tampa, FL January 2019." Total funding will be $14,990 over 12 months.

H. Frederik Nijhout of Biology has received an award from The Company of Biologists for a project entitled "Symposium on Allometry, Scaling and Ontogeny of Form." Total funding will be $1,580 over 12 months.

Mohamed A. Noor of Biology has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Collaborative Research: Reversing evolution to understand the genetic basis of species divergence." Total funding will be $209,931 over 36 months.

Ronald E. Parr of Computer Science has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "RI: Small: Feature Encoding for Reinforcement Learning." Total funding will be $499,968 over 36 months.

Tai-Ping Sun of Biology has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Molecular Mechanism of Master Growth Repressor DELLA Signaling in Arabidopsis." Total funding will be $900,000 over 48 months.

Tai-Ping Sun of Biology has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Functional Analysis of Protein O-Glycosylation in Regulating Nuclear Growth Repressor DELLA and Plant Development in Arabidopsis." Total funding will be $346,589 over 45 months.

Alexander Volfovsky of Statistical Science has received an award from the U.S. Army Research Inst. for Behavioral and Social Sciences for a project entitled "Building Better Teams: A Network Analysis Approach (Research Areas of Interest: 2. Leader Development, 3. Personnel Testing and Performance, and 4. Organizational Effectiveness)." Total funding will be $983,360 over 36 months.

Alexander Volfovsky of Statistical Science has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "R13 Conference Grant application for the Institute for Mathematical Statistics New Researchers Conference to be held July 26, 2018." Total funding will be $10,000 over 12 months.

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In addition, Roberto E. Cabeza of Psychology and Neuroscience, and Angel Harris of Sociology have awards that may be found under the listings for "University Interdisciplinary Centers."

 

Divinity School

The Fuqua School of Business had no new awards to report for the month of July 2018.

 

Fuqua School of Business

The Fuqua School of Business had no new awards to report for the month of July 2018. However, Dan Ariely has an award that may be found under the listings for "University Interdisciplinary Centers."

 

Nicholas School

Paul A. Baker of EOS Division has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Collaborative Research: Trans-Amazon Drilling Project." Total funding will be $2,010,140 over 42 months.

James S. Clark of ESP Division has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Collaborative Research: Combining NEON and remotely sensed habitats to determine climate impacts on community dynamics ." Total funding will be $915,000 over 48 months.

Richard T. Di Giulio of ESP Division has received an award from the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco International, Inc. for a project entitled "RJRT Leon Goldberg Memorial Fellowship - Massarsky Extension." Total funding will be $318,496 over 24 months.

Wendy E. Piniak of the Marine Lab has received an award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for a project entitled "Testing the applicability of sensory-based bycatch reduction technologies to reduce sea turtle bycatch in North Carolina coastal gillnet and pound net fisheries." Total funding will be $189,899 over 12 months.

John R. Poulsen of ESP Division has received an award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a project entitled "Voluntary Wildlife Management Rules as a Solution to Unsustainable Bushmeat Hunting by Gabonese Villages." Total funding will be $299,361 over 24 months.

John R. Poulsen of ESP Division has received an award from the Agence Nationale Des Parcs Nationaux Du Gabon for a project entitled "Assessment of forest carbon stocks in the ORG Rubber Concession, Gabon." Total funding will be $15,000 over 12 months.

 

Pratt School of Engineering

Lynda Catherine Brinson of MEMS has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Supplement: DMREF/Collaborative Research: A Data-Centric Approach for Accelerating the Design of Future Nanostructured Polymers and Composites Systems." Total funding will be $100,000 over 42 months.

Kenneth R. Brown of ECE has received an award from the Army Research Office for a project entitled "Control and Spectroscopy of Single Molecular Ions." Total funding will be $571,064 over 8 months.

Kenneth R. Brown of ECE has received an award from the Army Research Office for a project entitled "Quantum control based on real-time environment analysis by spectator qubits." Total funding will be $382,673 over 36 months.

Krishnendu Chakrabarty of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "EAGER: Collaborative: Secure and Trustworthy Cyberphysical Microfluidic Systems." Total funding will be $100,000 over 24 months.

Charles A. Gersbach of BME has received an award from Cornell University for a project entitled "Combinatorial Biomimetic Systems for High-Throughput Manipulation of Genome- Edited Dystrophic Muscle Stem Cells." Total funding will be $20,988 over 12 months.

Jeffrey T. Glass of ECE has received an award from Doosan Corporation for a project entitled "Development of Novel Carbon Nanostructure Support for Increased Lifetime of Platinum Catalysts." Total funding will be $146,220 over 12 months.

Josiah Knight of MEMS has received an award from North Carolina State University for a project entitled "Supplement: Team Projects in Energy Design." Total funding will be $10,000 over 8 months.

Piotr E. Marszalek of MEMS has received an award from Sigma Xi for a project entitled "Refolding of Mechanically Perturbed Proteins via All-Atom Molecular Dynamics Simulations- Sigma Xi award to David Wang." Total funding will be $500 over 12 months.

Nirmala Ramanujam of BME has received an award from VentureWell for a project entitled "Development of a low-cost tool for self, speculum-free, automated cervical cancer screening." Total funding will be $5,000 over 9 months.

Amanda Randles of BME has received an award from Sigma Xi for a project entitled "Interactive virtual reality cardiovascular visualizations: User study for clinicians - Harvey Shi award." Total funding will be $1,000 over 12 months.

Guglielmo Scovazzi of CEE has received an award from the Army Research Office for a project entitled "The shifted interface method for solid mechanics: An embedded domain approach. Mathematical Sciences Division - Numerical Analysis Program, Dr. Joseph Myers,joseph.d.myers8.civ@mail.mil." Total funding will be $420,000 over 5 months.

Michael Tadross of BME has received an award from the Whitehall Foundation for a project entitled "Interrogating brain dynamics with cell type-specific pharmacology ." Total funding will be $75,000 over 12 months.

Vahid Tarokh of ECE has received an award from the University of Illinois for a project entitled "Adaptive Exploitation of Non-Commutative Multimodal Information Structure." Total funding will be $368,386 over 1 month.

Adam P. Wax of BME has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Deep skin imaging with OCT." Total funding will be $200,000 over 18 months.

 

Sanford School of Public Policy

The Sanford School of Public Policy had no new awards to report for the month of July 2018.

 

School of Law

The School of Law had no new awards to report for the month of July 2018. However, Carolyn McAllaster has an award that may be found under the listings for "University Interdisciplinary Centers."

 

University Administration and Centers

Timothy McGeary of ITS – Data and Visualization Services has received an award from the University of Minnesota for a project entitled "Launching the Data Curation Network." Total funding will be $24,288 over 36 months.

Naomi L. Nelson of University Libraries has received an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a project entitled "Voices of Change: Bringing Radio Haiti Home." Total funding will be $85,753 over 12 months.

 

University Interdisciplinary Centers

Dan Ariely of SSRI – Center for Advanced Hindsight has received an award from Achmea Vitaliteit BV for a project entitled "Achmea Sponsored Research Agreement." Total funding will be $125,000 over 6 months.

Roberto E. Cabeza of DIBS – A&S Investigators has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Memory Representations in Aging." Total funding will be $89,048 over 24 months.

Aria F. Chernik of SSRI Incubator Projects has received an award from the Grable Foundation for a project entitled "CSbyUs: Broadening Equitable Access to CS Education by Students, for Students." Total funding will be $10,000 over 12 months.

Angel Harris of DuPRI Grants – Sociology has received an award from the Department of Education for a project entitled "Project Bright IDEA 3: Nurturing for a Bright Tomorrow." Total funding will be $212,195 over 15 months.

Carolyn McAllaster of SSRI Grants – Law School has received an award from the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS for a project entitled "Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative." Total funding will be $25,000 over 12 months.