May 2019 Awards Report

During the month of May 2019, faculty and staff at the University of Oregon received 28 new awards totaling more than $6 million in support of research activities.*

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

May New Awards

Last Name First Name Project Department Source Length of Award (years) Total Budget
Biancarosa Gina Multiple-choice Online Causal Comprehension Assessment Refinement: Achieving Better Discrimination via Experimental Item Types and Adaptive Testing Research CTL Admin & Finance Ops U.S. Department of Education (USDE) 3 $1,399,760
Karlstrom Leif CAREER: Long-term controls on short-term patterns of magmatism: towards a unified framework for crustal magma transport CAS Department of Earth Sciences National Science Foundation 5 $599,951
Young Craig Collaborative Research: Dispersal depth and the transport of deep-sea methane-seep larvae around a biogeographic barrier Oregon Institute of Marine Biology National Science Foundation 3 $595,010
Thompson Sylvia Examining English Learners Cross-linguistic Writing Development Using Brief Repeated Measures of Written Expression: Resubmission Research CTL Admin & Finance Operations National Institutes of Health (NIH) 2 $417,500
Eisen Judith Identification of bacterial products required for brain development Institute of Neuroscience National Institutes of Health (NIH) 2 $405,625
Shende Sameer ECP Supercontainers Neuroinformatics Center U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 2 $392,424
Niell Cristopher Imaging sensory processing and memory storage in the octopus brain Research Institute of Neuroscience Human Frontier Science Program 3 $375,000
Fisher Philip FIND PCC CAS Department of Psychology/Center for Translational Neuroscience Episcopal Health Foundation (People's Community Clinic) 2 $293,039
Dufek Josef COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Experimental and Numerical Constraints on Density Evolution, Buoyancy Reversal, and Runout Distance in Pyroclastic Density Currents CAS Department of Earth Sciences National Science Foundation 3 $260,398
Jing-Schmidt Zhuo Oregon Chinese Flagship Program 2016-2020 Student Support Scholarships CAS East Asian Language Literature National Security Education Program (NSEP) (Institute of International Education (IIE)) 1 $235,500
DeVigal Andrew Finding Common Ground 2019 School of Journalism & Communication Robert Bosch Stiftung (University of Oregon Foundation) 1 $200,000
Guldberg Bob Spatiotemporal Regenerative Strategies to Restore Function to Severely Injured Extremities Knight Campus U.S. Department of Defense 1 $157,240
DeVigal Andrew Gather 2.0 (Democracy Fund) School of Journalism & Communication Democracy Fund (University of Oregon Foundation) 2 $150,000
Mills Kathryn ABCD Workshop on Brain Development in Relation to Mental Health CAS Department of Psychology National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1 $111,634
Rockcastle Siobhan Comparing Real Scenes to HDR Photographs on VR, HDR, and LDR Displays DSGN Energy Studies Building Lab U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) (Pacific Northwest National Lab) 1 $74,396
Huter Steve Digital Liberia eGoverance and Capacity Building Activity Network Startup Resource Center U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) (Chemonics International Inc.) 1 $59,898
Barkhurst Phyllis Support for CPAN Attendance at National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect Center for Equity Promotion Ford Family Foundation 1 $50,000
Habberstad Luke Water Control and Political Culture in Early Imperial China College of Arts and Science Dean's Office American Council of Learned Societies 1 $50,000
Jacobsen Grant How Do Dynamic Electricity Pricing Programs Interact? DSGN Planning, Public Policy, & Management Alfred P. Sloan Foundation 1 $44,760
Botvinnik Boris COLLABORATIVE Conference: Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar CAS Mathematics Operations National Science Foundation 3 $33,804
Holzapfel Christina Evolution of non-biting in mosquito disease vectors Institute of Ecology & Evolution National Institutes of Health (NIH) (Georgetown University) 1 $25,905
McCoy Janelle BachAbility Oregon Bach Festival National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 1 $25,000
Roering Josh Modern importance of shear on crustal faults in the Cascadia forearc: Examining tectonics and seismic hazard in the southern Willamette Valley, Oregon CAS Earth Sciences Operations U.S. Department of Interior 1 $17,473
Kauffman Craig Mapping Transnational Rights of Nature Networks CAS Political Science Operations Rockefeller Brothers Fund 1 $15,774
Kyle Kris Evaluating NLP for L2 Research: A gold standard part of speech tagged and dependency parsed corpus for L2 speaking CAS Linguistics Operations Language Learning 1 $9,977
Kitagawa Anne Rose Conservation of "Priest Gyôki Praying at a Shrine," a 14th-century narrative handscroll fragment of the Kamakura-Nanbokuchô period mounted as a hanging scroll Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Sumitomo Foundation 1 $8,100
Fisher Philip Training new Coach Consultant for Children's Home Society Washington CAS Department of Psychology/Center for Translational Neuroscience Children's Home Society of Washington 1 $5,739
Bridgham Scott Sediment core analysis Institute of Ecology & Evolution South Slough National Estaurine Research Reserve 1 $1,380

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