New Grants and Contracts
Awarded June 1, 2012 - May 31, 2013
(In alphabetical order)
Charles Agosta (Physics). Surface microstructuring project, Machflow Energy Inc.
Nada Mustafa Ali (IDCE). Building bridges: Women's rights, gender equality, and peace in Sudan and South Sudan, Open Society Institute.
Ramon Borges-Mendez (IDCE). Experiencing the American city and integration of students of color and first-college generation students into the Liberal Education and Effective Practice (LEEP) curriculum at Clark University, Consortium on Higher Achievement and Success.
Stefano Crema (Clark Labs3). Analysis of drivers of deforestation and threats to the ecology and communities of Guiana Shield, Conservation International.
Micki Davis (CEV). AmeriCorps VISTA 2012-2013, Massachusetts Campus Compact.
Micki Davis (CEV). AmeriCorps VISTA 2013-2014, Massachusetts Campus Compact.
Thomas Del Prete (Adam Institute for Urban Teaching and School Practice). Main South School and College Success Program, Greater Worcester Community Foundation.
Deborah Dwork (Strassler Center). Doctoral student support, Conference on Material Claims Against Germany.
Jody Emel (Geography) and Elisabeth Stoddard. Livestock and global change vulnerability: Pork production in eastern North Carolina, Pruitt Dissertation Fellowship.
Susan Foster (Biology). Meeting: Behavioral plasticity and evolution: Animal Behavior Society Symposium, NSF.
Karen Frey (Geography) and Luke Trusel. Antarctic surface melting: Intensity, climatology and driving mechanisms, NASA.
Karen Frey (Geography/Marsh Institute1). Collaborative Research: The distributed biological observatory: A change detection array in the Pacific arctic sector, NSF.
Karen Frey (Geography/Marsh Institute1). Developing remote sensing capabilities for meter-scale sea ice properties, Office of Naval Research.
Karen Frey (Geography/Marsh Institute1). Investigating the influence of sea-surface variability on ice sheet mass balance and outlet glacier behavior using records from Disko Bugt, West Greenland, NSF.
Karen Frey (Geography/Marsh Institute1). Satellite observations of sea ice variability and primary production in the Pacific sector of the Arctic Ocean, NOAA.
Abbie Goldberg (Psychology). Lesbian parents and their adopted children three years post-placement, Gay and Lesbian Medical Association.
Abbie Goldberg (Psychology). Lesbian, gay and heterosexual single adoptive parents by choice: Perceived stigma and challenges, Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues.
Abbie Goldberg (Psychology). Mental health in the postpartum period among visible and invisible sexual minority women A U.S.-Canada study, NIH.
Jim Gomes (Mosakowski). Better Together in Worcester, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation.
David Hibbett and Otto Miettinen (Biology). POLYSYST: Molecular and morphological systematics of the Polyporales, a highly diverse, poorly documented clade of wood-decaying fungi with biotechnological potential, Marie Curie Fellowship, Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union.
David Hibbett (Biology). REU Supplement to MSB/PEET: PolyPEET Enhancing taxonomic expertise in the Polyporales, National Science Foundation.
Robert Johnston (Economics/Marsh Institute1). Climate change adaptation and ecosystem resilience in Northeast coastal communities: Quantifying economic values and trade-offs in regional decision support, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Arlene Kowal (COPACE2). 2012-2013 Massachusetts Geographic Alliance, National Geographic Education Foundation.
Arlene Kowal (COPACE2). Global Education FY13, Massachusetts Consortium for Global Education at Framingham State University.
Arshad Kudrolli (Physics). Fundamental principles of swimming in viscoelastic media, NSF.
Dominik Kulakowski (Marsh Institute1/Geography). Collaborative research: Spruce beetle and wildfire interactions under varying climate in the Colorado Rockies, NSF.
Todd Livdahl and John Soghigian. Doctoral Dissertation Research: Evolution of parasite-host fitness trade-offs in a mosquito-Gregarine system, National Science Foundation.
Deborah Martin (Geography) and Oona Martin. Doctoral Dissertation Research: Urban homesteading: Gender and self-provisioning in the city, NSF.
Abigail Mechtenberg (Marsh Institute1/IDCE) and Chantal Roberts. Stakeholder valuation of post-harvest technologies in sub-Saharan Africa with local innovation, US Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security: A FTF 21st Century Borlaug Leadership Program, USAID.
Sarah Michaels (Education). Next Generation Science Exemplar System, NSF.
James Murphy (Geography) and J. Alex Sphar. Doctoral Dissertation Research: Industrial policy, ideas and institutional change in Brazil, NSF.
Kathleen Palm Reed and Denise Hines (Psychology). Building coalitions to foster change on college campuses: A four-campus coordinated multilevel violence prevention and intervention program, Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.
Gil Pontius (Geography/Marsh Institute1). Forest land change modeling support, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
Gil Pontius and Colin Polsky (Geography/Marsh Institute1). The PIE-LTER: Interactions between external drivers, humans, and ecosystems in shaping ecological process in a mosaic of coastal landscapes and estuarine seascapes, NSF.
Gil Pontius (Geography/Marsh Institute1). Plum Island Ecosystems LTER Project Supplement, National Science Foundation.
John Rainey (Small Business Development Center5). Central Mass Regional Small Business Development Center, U.S. Small Business Administration.
John Rogan (Geography) and Nicholas Cuba. Interannual variability in seasonally dry tropical forest deciduousness and implications for soil carbon storage in the Mexican southern Yucatan, NASA.
Laurie Ross (Marsh Institute1/IDCE). Shannon Worcester LARP, Federal Byrne JAG/Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety.
Laurie Ross (Marsh Institute1/IDCE). Shannon CSI Statewide Research Partner, Federal Byrne JAG/Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety.
Florencia Sangermano and James Toledano (Clark Labs3). Panama species distribution mapping, Hardner & Gullison Associates.
Florencia Sangermano and James Toledano (Clark Labs3). Training for land change modeling for REDD, The Nature Conservancy.
Jennie Stephens (IDCE/Marsh Institute1). Smart Grid: Sociopolitical context for energy technology transitions, NSF.
Jennie Stephens (IDCE/Marsh Institute1). RAPID: Post-Sandy linkages in energy-climate discourse in the US, NSF.