Awards

January 2023

Arts and Sciences

Jed W. Atkins of Classical Studies has received an award from the Issachar Fund for a project entitled “Support for a course on Science and Religion in the Transformative Ideas program.” Total funding will be $30,000 over 24 months.

David L. Banks of Statistical Science has received an award from Auburn University under a prime award from the Office of Naval Research for a project entitled “Adversarial Risk Analysis for Optimal Obstacle Evasion.” Total funding will be $143,780 over 17 months.

Steffen A. Bass of Physics has received an award from the Department of Energy for a project entitled “Nuclear Physics at Extreme Energy Density.” Total funding will be $331,321 over 2 months.

Matthew L. Becker of Chemistry has received an award from Stanford University under a prime award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for a project entitled “Computational Model-Driven Design to Mitigate Vein Graft Failure after Coronary Artery Bypass.” Total funding will be $338,544 over 46 months.

Yuansi Chen of Statistical Science has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Towards Tight Guarantees of Approximate Markov Chain Sampling Algorithms in High Dimensional Statistical Inference.” Total funding will be $449,998 over 60 months.

Xiuyuan Cheng of Mathematics has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Learning of graph diffusion and transport from high dimensional data with low-dimensional structures.” Total funding will be $423,784 over 60 months.

William A. Darity, Jr. of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center has received an award from the JPB Foundation for a project entitled “Analyzing the interlocking nature of Inequality: A comprehensive research program for the 21st Century.” Total funding will be $900,000 over 36 months.

William A. Darity, Jr. of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center has received an award from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for a project entitled “General Operating Support.” Total funding will be $150,000 over 12 months.

Peter D. Feaver of Political Science has received an award from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation for a project entitled “Bradley Fellowship Program 2022-2023.” Total funding will be $25,000 over 12 months.

Amy Goldberg of Evolutionary Anthropology has received an award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for a project entitled “Evolutionary dynamics of zoonotic malaria.” Total funding will be $3,229,698 over 59 months. 

Amanda Hargrove of Chemistry has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “Therapeutic Targeting of The Long Noncoding RNA SCHLAP1 in Aggressive Prostate Cancer.” Total funding will be $402,921 over 24 months.

Sheila Patek of Biology has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: Moving with muscles vs. springs: evolutionary biomechanics of extremely fast, small systems.” Total funding will be $41,750 over 8 months.

Cynthia D. Rudin of Computer Science has received an award from the Simons Foundation for a project entitled “Machine learning the hidden frontiers of biological function.” Total funding will be $72,000 over 12 months.

Lucia C. Strader of Biology has received an award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for a project entitled “Using auxin to understand context-dependent hormone response.” Total funding will be $137,384 over 24 months.

Anselm G. Vossen of Physics has received an award from Jefferson Science Associates, LLC under a prime award from the Department of Energy for a project entitled “EIC RICH R&D.” Total funding will be $45,000 over 6 months.

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In addition, Christopher J. Wildeman of Sociology has a new 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 January 2023.

 

Fuqua School of Business

The Fuqua School of Business had no new awards to report for the month of January 2023.

 

Nicholas School of the Environment

Joel N. Meyer of ESP has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “Which mechanisms of pollutant-induced mitochondrial dysfunction cause dopaminergic neurodegeneration?.” Total funding will be $1,989,434 over 58 months.

Daniel Rittschof of the Marine Lab has received an award from the Office of Naval Research for a project entitled “Barnacles and Expertise for Antifouling, Foul Release and Adhesion Research.” Total funding will be $468,013 over 36 months.

Jeffrey R. Vincent of ESP has received an award from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for a project entitled “Research and Development of Global Applications of Forest Restoration Potential Using SEPAL.” Total funding will be $47,480 over 9 months.

 

Pratt School of Engineering

Warren M. Grill of BME has received an award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for a project entitled “Optimized Electrical Block of Peripheral Nerves.” Total funding will be $2,584,558 over 59 months.

Natalia Litchinitser of ECE has received an award from the Army Research Office for a project entitled “Topological states of light and darkness.” Total funding will be $149,602 over 12 months.

Miroslav Pajic of ECE has received an award from the Office of Naval Research for a project entitled “General Framework for Vulnerability Analysis of Cyber-Physical Systems.” Total funding will be $426,555 over 36 months.

Michael Tadross of BME has received an award from the American Heart Association for a project entitled “Combating obesity via cell-specific pharmacology of dopamine neurons.” Total funding will be $65,106 over 24 months.

Lingchong You of BME has received an award from Clemson University under a prime award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for a project entitled “ECO-COATING - Engineering Control of Organic Coatings on Autonomous Navy Gliders.” Total funding will be $250,000 over 24 months.

 

Sanford School of Public Policy

The Sanford School of Public Policy had no new awards to report for the month of January 2023. However, Carolyn Y. Barnes and Anna Gassman-Pines have new 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 January 2023.

 

University Administration & Centers

Megan McGrath of the Lemur Center has received an award from the Association of Science and Technology Centers for a project entitled “Lemur Center Gender Equality STEM Exhibit.” Total funding will be $1,200 over 3 months.

 

University Interdisciplinary Centers

Carolyn Y. Barnes of the Center for Child & Family Policy has received an award from the Russell Sage Foundation for a project entitled “Visiting Scholar.” Total funding will be $54,000 over 10 months.

Anna Gassman-Pines of the Center for Child & Family Policy has received an award from the William T. Grant Foundation for a project entitled “Housing market activity, racial-ethnic inequality in housing insecurity and school success.” Total funding will be $49,854 over 12 months.

Lydia P. Olander of the Nicholas Institute has received an award from the North Carolina Coastal Federation under a prime award from the Pew Charitable Trusts for a project entitled “North Carolina blue carbon greenhouse gas inventory.” Total funding will be $4,496 over 6 months.

Mary K. Rosanbalm of the Center for Child & Family Policy has received an award from Benchmarks for a project entitled “Partnering for Excellence.” Total funding will be $88,637 over 12 months.

Christopher J. Wildeman of DUPRI has received an award from New Yorkers for Children for a project entitled “The Transition to Adulthood for Youth Who Have Aged out of Foster Care and An Evaluation of Youth Village Program "LifeSet".” Total funding will be $174,611 over 24 months.