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Natural Science Grants

Faculty, Staff, and Institutional Grants in the Natural Sciences (present to 2005)

  • Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants Program (PCMNCG), 2014: $9,000, Dula Amarasiriwardena, principal investigator.
  • Keck Geology Consortium, 2012: $40,000 to support, "A Geobiological Approach to Understanding Dolomite Formation at Deep Springs Lake, CA." Jason M. Tor and David Jones (Amherst College), Co-PIs.
  • Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE), 2012: $50,000 exploration grant, Kay Johnson, Dula Amarasiriwardena, Brian Schultz, Kimberly Chang, and Sue Darlington, CO-PIs.
  • Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, 2011: $10,000 Undergraduate Analytical Research Program Award, Summer  Research in Analytical Chemistry,  Dula Amarasiriwardena, principal investigator.
  • NASA, 2011: $100,000 to UIUC, subgrant $16,000 to ISIS institute at school of NS, NIAC phase I, "Entanglement-assisted Communication System for NASA's Deep-Space Missions: Feasibility Test and Conceptual Design." Prof. H Bernstein.
  • National Science Foundation, 2010: $441,550, “DUE – S-STEM: Attracting and Retaining Promising Transfer Students into STEM Fields.” Jaime Davila and Chris Jarvis, Co-PIs.
  • National Science Foundation, 2009: $340,830 to support "Use of Diagnostic Question Clusters to improve student reasoning in introductory biology courses." Charlene D’Avanzo, principal investigator.
  • National Science Foundation, 2009: $119,908, “MRI-R2: Acquisition of a 213 nm UV Laser Ablation System to Advance Micro Spatial Trace Element Research and Research Training Across Fields,” Dula Amarasiriwardena, PI.
  • Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, 2009: $50,000 for Hampshire’s Environmental Studies and Sustainability Program.
  • James Underwood Crockett Agricultural Technology Growth Fund, 2009: $1,800, mini-grant to supplement SARE grant proposal project using Hampshire cows for yogurt and cheese production/working with local dairy farmers, Christopher Jarvis, PI.
  • NASA, 2009: $68,000 for “Deep GALEX Observations of Stripped Spiral Galaxies in the Virgo Cluster,” Hugh Crowl, PI.
  • National Science Foundation, 2009: $372,502, “Evolution and Islam: Acceptance of biological evolution and perspectives on science & religion among Muslim physicians and medical students,” Salman Hameed, PI.
  • The Whiting Foundation, 2009: $13,360 includes award to Charles Ross to support his research on using variation in fritillary butterflies (Speyeria) to understand speciation.
  • Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants Program (PCMNCG), 2008: $10,000, Dula Amarasiriwardena, principal investigator.
  • Northeast SARE Farmer/Grower Grant: 2008: $4,271, awarded to vegetable grower Nancy Hanson for her proposal “Perimeter and Internal Trap Cropping in Organic Winter Squash,” with Brian Schultz and Ruth Hazzard.
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2008: $50,000 to sponsor “Darwin and Evolution in the Muslim World,” conference. Salman Hameed, principal investigator.
  • The Whiting Foundation, 2008: $5,600 support to Jason Tor for his research on geomicrobiology in the Mojave desert.
  • SARE (Sustainable Agriculture), 2008: $5,000 for research on research on organic control of cucumber beetle with perimeter and additional internal trap crops. Brian Schultz, principal investigator; with Nancy Hanson and Ruth Hazzard.
  • National Science Foundation, 2008: $13,600 for Workshop: Training and Mentoring for Theoretical Physics Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions. Herb Bernstein, principal investigator.
  • Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund, 2008: $34,000 for Summer Math Studies support. David Kelly, director.
  • National Science Foundation, 2008: $132,962 for CCLI proposal, “Diagnostic Question Clusters to Improve Student Reasoning and Understanding in General Biology Courses.” Charlene D’Avanzo, principal investigator.
  • National Science Foundation, 2007: $924,974 for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site Proposal: Svalbard, Iceland. Steve Roof, principal investigator.
  • National Science Foundation, 2007: $25,805 for CCLI proposal “Discovering Science Through Fermentation: Equipment for an Investigative Approach.” Jason Tor and Chris Jarvis, principal investigators.
  • National Science Foundation, 2007: $31,900, subaward for Development and Operation of National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Program project. Charlene D’Avanzo, principal investigator.
  • National Science Foundation, 2007: $25,000 subaward for RUI – Research Opportunity Award. Larry Winship, principal investigator.
  • Research Corporation, 2007: $34,909 Cottrell Young Investigator award for junior faculty member in the physical sciences. Rayane Moreira, principal investigator.
  • Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, 2007: $10,000, for summer research project for students. Dula Amarasiriwardena, principal investigator.
  • Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund, 2007: $34,000, to support Summer Studies in Math program. David Kelly, director.
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology, 2006: $29,441 research subaward for astronomy observation and data analysis. Salman Hameed, principal investigator.
  • The Mathematical Association of America, 2007: $3,000 for Summer Studies in Math. David Kelly, director.
  • National Science Foundation, 2007: $21,500 supplement to “Diagnostic Question Clusters to Improve Student Reasoning and Understanding in General Biology Courses,” for workshop. Charlene D’Avanzo, principal investigator.
  • National Science Foundation, 2006: $44,480 for Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) proposal for an ultracentrifuge, equipment essential to faculty and student research in microbiology, environmental microbiology, and immunology. Jason Tor and Chris Jarvis, principal investigators.
  • National Science Foundation, 2006: $10,000, Workshop to Develop a Biology and Ecology Misconceptions Inventory. Charlene D’Avanzo, principal investigator.
  • Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation, 2006: $19,729 towards support of Chris Cianfrani’s research in Moscow, Idaho, investigating stream and river ecosystems.
  • Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE), 2006: $5,258 for Farmer/Grower Grant, “Winter squash perimeter trap cropping for the organic grower.” Nancy Hanson, Brian Schultz, Ruth Hazzard.
  • National Science Foundation, 2006: $6,880 REU supplement for student researchers’ conference travel. Debra Martin, principal investigator.
  • New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (Stonyfield Farm), 2005: $31,155 for WIC/CSA project of the Farm Center. Elizabeth Conlisk and Nancy Hanson, principal investigators.
  • Massachusetts Water Resources (subcontract through UMASS), 2005: $8,264 (subcontract value) for watershed ecology research. Christina Cianfrani, principal investigator.
  • National Science Foundation, 2005: $125,000 Research Experience for Undergraduates renewal for “Feeding the Family in Troubled Times." Debra Martin and Margaret Cerullo, principal investigators.
 

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