April 2020

During the month of April 2020, faculty and staff at the University of Oregon received 29 awards totaling more than $20 million in support of research activities.*

For more information about awards to the UO, please see our monthly award reports.

April 2020 New Awards

Last Name First Name Project Department Source Length of Award (years) Total Budget
Davis Edward Collaborative Research: Neotoma Paleoecology Database, a Multi-Proxy, International, Community-Curated Data Resource for Global Change Research 223470 CAS Earth Sciences, Department of (formerly Geological Science) National Science Foundation 3 $122,850
Deanne Unruh National Technical Assistance Center on Increasing Graduation and Improving Transition to Postsecondary Education and Careers for Students with Disabilities - RSA Annual Supplemental Funding Year 5 226975 Ed SSET Sec Sp Ed & Transition Prog U.S. Department of Education (USDE)(University of North Carolina) 1 $308,580
Emlet Richard REU Site: Exploration of marine biology on the Oregon coast 630952 Rsch OIMB Research National Science Foundation 3 $391,488
Fisher Philip rCOVID-19 Rapid Response Research 223527 CAS Psych/Ctr Translation Neurosci Pritzker Children’s Initiative 1 $100,000
Fisher Philip Direct to Caregiver Pilot Funding 223527 CAS Psych/Ctr Translation Neurosci Hemera Foundation 1 $26,000
Grimes Daniel Discovery and Mechanism of Heterotaxy Genes 630600 Molecular Biology, Institute of Oregon Health and Science University 1 $50,000
Hallett Lauren Research Project: Causal Factors of Exotic Annual Grass Invasion Across the Great Basin Sagebrush Ecosystem 631900 Ecology & Evolution, Institute of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 5 $482,648
Hutterer Maile Transcending Time: The Medieval Book of Hours 221520 DSGN Art History, Department of College Art Association 1 $7,813
Johnson Bart Post Implementation MonitoringTechnical Assistance and Science Support (TASS) project proposal 221530 DSGN Landscape Architecture, Department of State of Oregon 2 $74,668
Kern Andrew Deep learning for population genetics 631900 Ecology & Evolution, Institute of National Institutes of Health (NIH) 4 $1,787,211
Kjellstrand Jean Responsible Fatherhood Opportunities for Reentry and Mobility (ReFORM) - Year 5 [Amendment 5] 226360 Ed Center for Equity Promotion U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)(State of Washington) 1 $134,959
Louca Stilianos RAPID: Improved phylogenetic approaches for characterizing the epidemiological dynamics of COVID-19 631900 Rsch Inst Ecology & Evolution National Science Foundation 1 $105,309
Machalicek Wendy Training Institute in Advanced Single-case Research Design and Analysis 226974 Educational and Community Supports U.S. Department of Education (USDE) 3 $700,000
Majewski Stephanie Trigger Global Event Processor R&D (Dudley & Tech) 632800 Rsch Inst. for Fundamental Science National Science Foundation(Columbia University) 6 $457,410
Martin Anne Molecular Mechanisms of Synapse Coordination[Anne Martin- NRSA Postdoc Fellowship - F32] 631200 Neuroscience, Institute of National Institutes of Health (NIH) 3 $214,386
McCart Melissa Teams TBI 2019-2021 223529 Ctr Brain Injury Rsrch & Training U.S. Department of Education (USDE)(Oregon Department of Education) 2 $470,384
Melnick Robert Cultural Landscape Inventory for Rattlesnake Springs, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM 221530 DSGN Landscape Architecture, Department of U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) 2 $112,415
Nolen Brad Control of actin filament networks by Arp2/3 complex and its regulators[MIRA - Maximizing Investigator's Research Award - R35] 630600 Rsch Inst of Molecular Biology National Institutes of Health (NIH) 5 $2,875,266
O'Driscoll Leland USGS IPA: Seismic Station Deferred Maintenance 223470 CAS Earth Sciences, Department of (formerly Geological Science) U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) 2 $107,210
Peterson Josh Understanding photovoltaic reference cell biases 630920 Materials Science Institute (Physics) M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust 2 $19,000
Polishchuk Alexander Derived categories, noncommutative orders, and other topics. 223500 CAS Mathematics Operations National Science Foundation 3 $239,008
Postlethwait John EAGER: Origin and physiological consequences of a neoplasm outbreak in Antarctic fish [Revised Budget] 631200 Rsch Institute of Neuroscience National Science Foundation 2 $254,782
Sheine Judith Clackamas County Courthouse Project 221515 DSGN Architecture & Interior Architecture, Department of Clackamas County 1 $25,000
Shoemaker Stephen Qur’an and Canon: The Contours of Scripture at the End of Antiquity 223800 College of Arts and Science Dean's Office University of Wisconsin System 1 $57,000
Smear Matt Active sensing at the sensory surface: glomerular signals for olfactory navigation by freely-moving mice 631200 Neuroscience, Institute of National Institutes of Health (NIH) 2 $645,130
Sterner Kirstin Doctoral Dissertation Research: Uncovering the regulatory landscape of myofiber type in the context of human evolution 222510 Anthropology, Department of National Science Foundation 2 $29,395
Tindal Gerald Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA), subcontract, by invitation   Pennsylvania Department of Education(University of Pittsburgh) 1 $215,000
Walker Ashley Large artery stiffness and cerebrovascular dysfunction: Implications for cognitive impairment and neuropathology 223440 Human Physiology National Institutes of Health (NIH) 5 $2,117,000
Wolf Kelly University of Oregon - CARES ACT Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund- IHEs 690000 Vice President for Research and Innovation U.S. Department of Education (USDE) 1 $8,047,973

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