Research Foundation announces spring 2008 'Faculty Large Grants'
- May 5, 2008
The Research Foundation’s spring 2008 Faculty Large Grants were announced recently.
The goal of these awards is to help faculty move into a better position to apply for and receive extramural funding for their research and scholarly activities.
For the Faculty Large Grant competition, the Research Advisory Council received 61 proposals totaling more than $1.2 million and made 34 awards totaling more than $575,000.
The proposals were peer reviewed by members of a standing review panel.
Award recipients are:
Daniel Adler, Anthropology, UConn's Archaeological Field School in Armenian Prehistory: The Razdan Gorge Palaeolithic Project, Armenia, $23,523
Maya Beasley, Sociology, Investigating the Role of Counterterrorism and Repression on Terrorist and Non-Violent Activities in the Middle East, $3,010
David Benson, Molecular & Cell Biology, Comparative Shotgun Proteomics of Free-Living Versus Plant Symbiotic Nitrogen-fixing Bacteria, $24,000
Edna Brown, Human Development and Family Studies, The Divorce Experience in the Context of Race and Gender, $3,010
Richard Christenson, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Distributed Real-Time Hybrid Simulation, $23,500
Christophe Dupraz, Marine Sciences, Biosphere-Lithosphere Interface: the Role of EPS in the Precipitation of Carbonate Minerals in Biofilms, $21,289
Pamela Erickson, Anthropology, Social Context of Sexual Behavior among Emergent Adults: A Pilot Study of Caucasians, $26,000
Till Daniel Frank, Psychology, Delay Oscillators of Behavioral Dynamics and Dynamical Diseases, $21,593
Paulo Goes, Operations & Information Management, A Study of Late Bidding Behavior in Online Auctions, $10,100
David Goldhamer, Molecular & Cell Biology, The Cellular Basis of Heterotopic Ossification, $16,300
Amy Ruth Howell, Chemistry, Investigation of a Plantinum-Catalyzed Expansion of Oxaspirohexanes to Tetrahydrofurane, $20,143
Randall Hoyt, Art & Art History, The Origins and Influence of Graphic Design Pedagogy in the United States during the Mid-to Late 20th Century, $10,000
John Ivan, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Investigation of Vehicle Interaction Severity as a Surrogate for Highway Crash Severity, $2,500
Blair Johnson, Psychology, Meta-analysis of Psychosocial Interventions to Increase Physical Activity in Cancer Survivors, $22,269
Cynthia S. Jones, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Variation in Structural and Functional Traits Across Diverse Plant Growth Forms, $15,225
Shiva Kotha, Mechanical Engineering, Non-invasive Stimulation of Bone Resorption, $23,500
Kathryn Libal, Human Development and Family Studies, Analyzing Non-Governmental Politics, U.S. Refugee Policy, and Iraqi Refugees, $12,460
Earl Macdonald, Music, The Composition and Recording of Original Works for Jazz Orchestra, $20,000
Mary McGrane, Nutritional Sciences, Protective Effects of a Functional Food Compound: Maintaining Osteoblast Lineage Development and Bone Health, $23,831
Tyson Miller, Chemistry, Assessment of Stereochemistry Through a Formal Interview, $24,688
Robert F Miller, Music, The Wooden Sword: An Opera Workshop, $8,064
Akiko Nishiyama, Physiology & Neurobiology, In Vivo Fate Analysis of NG2 Glia Using New Transgenic Mouse Lines, $22,294
Spencer Nyholm, Molecular & Cell Biology, Regulation of Mucus Secretions in a Squid/Vibrio Symbiosis, $21,000
Crystal Park, Psychology, Health Behavior Change in Breast Cancer Survivors: Project to Collect Pilot Data, $17,698
Heather Read, Psychology, Functional Organization of Developmentally Altered Cortex, $24,000
Mark Rudnicki, Natural Resources Management & Engineering, Interaction Between Large Coherent Eddies and Tree Sway Motion: Full-Scale Measurement, $12,704
Eric Schultz, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Copulation Kinematics in Poecilia, a Genus of Livebearing Fish, $13,304
Erling Smith, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Research on Progressive Collapse and Transportation Security, $3,500
Joan Smyth, Pathobiology & Veterinary Sciences, Pathogenesis of Necrotic Enteritis: Investigation of Clostridium perfringens Adhesion to Epithelium and Extracellular Matrix Proteins, $16,500
Wei Sun, Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanical Modeling of Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Annuloplasty, $29,805
Mohammad Tehranipoor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Silicon Design Authentication and Malicious Alteration Detection in Integrated Circuits Using Delay Analysis, $23,371
Nathaniel Trumbull, Geography, Urban Waterfront Renewal, Participatory Planning, and Lessons to be Learned in New London and New Bedford: A Comparative Analysis, $6,126
Charles Venator, Political Science, Constitutional Exceptions: From Territories to Congressional Apportionment, A Historical Appraisal, $9,250
Randall Walikonis, Physiology & Neurobiology, Regulation of Excitatory Synapses of c-Met, $21,689