Awards: February 2015

During the month of February 2015, faculty and staff at the University of Oregon received 20 new awards and 3 competitive continuations totaling over $12.1 million in support of research activities.*

For more information about awards to the UO, please visit our statistics page or review all monthly award reports.

February New Awards

First Name Last Name Project Department Source Length (years) Total Budget
Doris Payne Descriptive Grammar of Isimjeeg Datooga Linguistics Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project 3 $39,847
Amy Lobben GeoSpatial Thinking Framework Geography National Science Foundation 4 $500,924
Cheryl Hartz Preservation of Fragile Historic Negatives and Corresponding Prints from the Gertrude Bass Warner Founding Collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art National Endowment for the Humanities 1 $1,953
Georgy Nazin CAREER: Atomic-Scale Visualization of Excitonic States in Individual Carbon Nanotubes Materials Science Institute (Chem) National Science Foundation 5 $640,933
Hans Neis Tsunami Evacuation Wayfinding Charrettes and Guidance Architecture NOAA/Oregon Office of Emergency Management 1 $29,000
Peter O'Day REU Site: Molecular Biosciences at the University of Oregon Neuroscience, Institute of National Science Foundation 3 $360,000
Beth Stormshak Prevention of Substance Use in At-risk Students: A Family-centered Web Program Child and Family Center National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse 5 $3,426,497
Deanne Unruh National Technical Assistance Center on Increasing Graduation and Improving Transition to Postsecondary Education and Careers for Students with Disabilities Secondary Special Education and Transition Programs U.S. Department of Education/University of North Carolina, Charlotte 1 $2,208,856
Cassandra Moseley Strategies for Building Local Wildfire Response Capacity Sustainable Environment, Institute for a Watershed Research and Training Center 1 $20,430
Janice Weeks Microfluidic electrophysiological recordings from Haemonchus contortus as a new tool for anthelmintic research Neuroscience, Institute of National Center for Veterinary Parasitology/University of Georgia 1 $6,625
Shannon Boettcher Scalable Tandem Architecture for Solar Water Splitting Materials Science Institute (Chem) Research Corporation for Science Advancement 2 $50,000
Ilya Bindeman Investigation of Paleoproterozoic "Slushball" Earth Glaciations Recorded by Uniquely 18-O Depleted Rocks from Karelia, Russia Geological Sciences National Science Foundation 3 $354,974
Pranja Mehta The Social Neuroendocrinology of Status Psychology National Science Foundation 2 $430,796
William Bradshaw OPUS: Geographical gradients and contemporary end points of organic evolution Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Center for National Science Foundation 2 $208,415
Bruce Bowerman Systems Analysis of Conditional C. elegans Mutants with Late Embryonic Defects Molecular Biology, Institute of National Institutes of Health 4 $1,690,456
David Hulse Tracking Progress Towards Restoration Goals Sustainable Environment, Institute for a Meyer Memorial Trust 2 $155,000
Robert Choquette Sustainable City Year Program - Gresham Portion of the Sandy River to Springwater Multimodal Corridor Project Sustainable Cities Initiative City of Gresham, OR 0.5 $5,000
Philip Fisher FIND Contract - WA Department of Early Learning Prevention Science Institute State of Washington 1 $432,570
Diana Libuda Recombination Pathway and Partner Choice during C. elegans Meiosis - Diana Libuda Pathways to Independence R00 Phase Molecular Biology, Institute of National Institutes of Health 3 $747,000
Michael Harms Dissecting the Evolution of Multifunctionality in the Innate Immune Protein Calprotectin Molecular Biology, Institute of Medical Research Foundation 1 $40,000

February Competitive Continuations

First Name Last Name Project Department Source Length (years) Total Budget
Douglas Toomey Seismic Network Operations Cooperative Agreement Geological Sciences USDI/U.S. Geological Survey 5 $584,200
Jane Underriner Chahta Annopa Isht Aya NW Indian Language Institute Operations DHHS/Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians 1 $23,478
Megan Smith Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) 2014-2015 Program Year Community Service Center CNCS/Oregon Housing and Community Services Department 1 $190,000

*Does not include recurring task orders on existing grants, non-competitive continuations and other types of supplemental funding.