Clark faculty’s research is supported by numerous funding agencies and organizations, both public and private. The University’s Office of Sponsored Programs and Research is responsible for the the review, submission and acceptance of non-gift grants and contracts. University Advancement is responsible for gifts from private sponsors.
Chris Williams (GPMI/Geo) – “Avoided deforestation as a Climate Opportunity in the United States” – The Nature Conservancy – Awarded: $94,796.
Karen Frey (Geography). Edna Bailey Sussman Fund Awards 2021 granted to 12 graduate students. Edna Bailey Sussman Fund. Award: $82,550.
Vasilia Vasiliou (SOM). Career Advancement and Culture Change in Biomedical Research: Group Peer Mentoring Outcomes and Mechanisms. National Institute of Health. Award: $92,682.
Jack Delehanty (Sociology). Beyond Christian Nationalism: Public Religious Repertoires in the United States. University of Mass, Boston. Award: $8,653.
Amy Heberle (Psychology). A Mixed Methods Pilot Study of Multi-Modal Intervention to Support Anti-Racist Parenting Amount White Parents. Society for Research in Child Development. Award: $7,450.
Brienne Smith (Athletics). Tara VanDerveer Fund for the Advancement of Women in Coaching. Women’s Sports Foundation. Award: $17,500.
John Rogan and Guy Hydrick (Geography). Successes and Challenges of Rebuilding Community Forests: Tree Survivorship and Institutional Form in the Armenia Tree Project. The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund. Award: $67,950.
Thomas Kuehne and Lauren Bradford (Holocaust Studies). Liebmann Fund. The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund. Award: $67,950.
Robert Johnston and Stefanie Covino (GPMI). Blackstone Watershed Program Manager. New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission. Award: $95,000.
Elizabeth Imber (History). The New York State Working Group on Jewish Women and Gender in Global Perspective. American Academy for Jewish Research. Award: $1,800.
John Rogan (Geography). Revitalizing the Hadwen Arboretum, Columbus Park Neighborhood. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Award: $6,010.
Karen Frey and Clare Gaffey (Geography). The Changing Arctic. United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. Award: $3,000.
Lyndon Estes (GPMI). Gates Foundation Grand Challenges 2019 Annual Meeting Call to Action (CtA). Farmerline. Award: $92,630.
Rosalie Torres Stone (Sociology). Trusted Messengers: Supporting Physicians in promoting COVID-19 Vaccination. Award: $26,252.
Alexander Petroff (Physics). CAREER: Experimental Investigation of Morphogenesis and Locomotion of Multicellular Magnetotactic Bacteria. Award: $601,423.
Abby Frazier (GPMI). NOAA-National Weather Service. Routine Monitoring of Climate in the State of Hawai’i: Establishment of State Climate Divisions. Award: $92,271.
Ramon Borges-Mendez (IDCE). USDA. Seeding Food Resilience through Anchor Institutions. Award: $47,479.
Margaret Post (GPMI). Robert Woods Johnston Foundation. Center for Evaluation Innovation. Evaluating the Base Building and Birth Justice Components of the Robert Wood Foundation Community Power Initiative. Award: $240,000.
Yuko Aoyama (DOGR). Japan Foundation. Salary Assistance Grant for Japanese Language Courses. Award: $26,880.
Dana Bauer (GPMI). National Science Foundation. DISES: Conservation incentives and the socio-spatial dynamics of water sustainability. Award: $363,772.
Stefanie Covino (GPMI). Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Advancing Green Infrastructure in the Blackstone Watershed: Identifying Municipal Priorities, Workshopping Solutions & Mapping Implementation. Award: $24,946.
Stefanie Covino (GPMI). Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Technical Assistance Network for the Southeast New England Program. Award: $15,000.
Mary Jane Rein (Holocaust Studies). Conference on Jewish Claims Against Germany, Inc. Doctoral Fellowships in Holocaust History. Award: $60,000.
John Magee (Hiatt). Hoche-Schofield Foundation. Project CODY. Award: $5,000.
Abby Frazier (GPMI). United States Geological Survey. Translating existing model results to aid in resource management planning for future precipitation extremes in Hawaii and Southeast Alaska. Award: $12,563.
Arundhati Nag (Chem). National Science Foundation. NSF LEAPS-MPS: Macrocyclic peptidomimetic scaffolds for sensing of phosphate-containing metabolites. Award: $249,923.
Donald Spratt (Chem). National Institute of Health. Structure and Mechanism of HERC5-dependent ISGylation. Award: $450,900.
Laurie Ross (GPMI). Commonwealth of MA – EOPSS. LARP 2022 Shannon Community Safety Initiative-Local Area Research Partner. Award: $64,384.
Karen Frey (Geography). Northeastern University. Remote sensing of river carbon fluxes to the ocean. Award: $73,510.
Betsy Huang (DOCL). Davis UWC Scholars Program. Pintag Amaru: Reconnecting Youth with Indigenous Stories through Arts-based Pedagogies. Award: $10,000.
Karen Frey (Geography). National Science Foundation. Doctoral Dissertation Research: Resolving Novel Arctic Late Season Phytoplankton Blooms. Award: $60,120.
Kristina Wilson (VAPA). Terra Foundation for American Art. Race in the History of Design: Objects, Identity, Methodologies. Award: $14,904.
Karen Frey (GPMI). NASA. Remote Sensing of River Carbon Fluxes to the Ocean. Award: $73,510.
Nathan Ahlgren (Biology). Characterization of Synechococcus-phage intreactions across phylogenetic and temporal scales. National Science Foundation. Award: $724,781.
Anthony Bebbington and James McCarthy (Geography). Mexico’s Contested Renewable Energy Justice Imaginaries. Society of Woman Geographers. Award: $12,000.
Ramon Borges-Mendez (IDCE). Rebuilding the affordable housing ecosystem after natural disasters in Puerto Rico. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Award: $223,984.
Richard Cheney (SBDC). Small Business Development Center. Small Business Administration. Award: $485,000.
Richard Cheney (SBDC). Small Business Development Center. Small Business Administration. Award: $25,000.
Lyndon Estes and Lei Song (GPMI/Geo). Spatially-explicit simulation of animal movement for reconciling agriculture and wildlife conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Award: $135,000.
Karen Frey and Clare Gaffey (Geography). UAVs as a bridge for monitoring Artic production. United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. Award: $5,000.
Sergio Granados-Focil (Chemistry). Sorbent-polymer composites for passive and reusable thermal battery systems. Award: $48,895.
David Hibbett (Biography). Liberty Biosecurity LLC Contract. Liberty BIO. Award: $5,645.
Robert Johnston (GPMI). Valuing Spatially Explicit Aquatic Improvements from Agricultural Conservation: An Integrated Biophysical and Meta-Analytic Approach. Award: $499,973.
Arshad Kudrolli (Physics). Folding, crumpling and entangling of sheets of filaments. National Science Foundation. Award: $487,800.
John Labrie (Provost). Presidential grants for alternate academic delivery. Davis Foundation. Award: $25,000.
Arundhati Nag (Chemistry). Development of Novel Proximity Catalyzed Chemical Epitope Targeting Technology for Isolating Macrocyclic Peptide inhibitor of Kras (G12V) – Sos interaction. National Institutes of Health. Award: $450,862.
Nicole Overstreet and Nida Jamshed (Psychology). STUDENT: Understanding Factors that influence Women’s Decisions to Address Violence Against Women in Pakistan. Award: $1,500.
Margaret Post (GPMI/IDCE). JPB/CC Evaluation Projects. Innovation Network. Award: $62,500.
John Rogan and Guy Hydrick (Geography). STUDENT: Successes and challenges of rebuilding community forests: Tree survivorship and institutional form in the Armenian Tree Project. Award: $18,000.
Brienne Smith and Sydney Kahan (Athletics). Tara VanDerveer Fund. Woman’s Sports Foundation. Award: $17,500.
Donald Spratt (Chemistry). Biophysical Analysis of Homeodomain Transcription Factors. Abbvie Bioresearch Center, Inc. Award: $9,000.
James Cordova and Lei Song(Psychology). STUDENT: “Honey, we’re doing our thing again!”. The influence of relationship pattern labeling on intimacy and relationship satisfaction in couples’ relationships. Psi Chi. Award: $1,429.
Mary Jane Rein and Emil Kjerte (Holocaust Studies). “Ustasta Killing”. Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University. Award: $4,000.
Ramon Borges-Mendez (IDCE). “Rebuilding the Affordable Housing Ecosystem after Natural Disasters in Puerto Rico”. Kauffman Foundation. Award: $223,984.
Mary Jane Rein (Holocaust Studies). “Writing and Rewriting the History of Kovno Ghetto”. Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University. Award: $4,000.
Laurie Ross (Marsh Institute). “LARP 2021 -Shannon Community Safety Initiative-Local Area Research”. Commonwealth of MA-EOPSS. Award: $59,991.
Mary Jane Rein (Holocaust Studies). “Cohen-Lasry House Renovation”. The Margulf Foundation. Award: $75,000.
Betsy Huang (Dean of the College). “Amplifying Voices”. Davis Project for Peace. Award: $10,000.
Betsy Huang (Dean of the College). “Weaving Dreams”. Davis UWC Scholars Program. Award: $10,000.
Christopher Williams (GPMI). “Decision Support Tools for Global Assessment of Albedo Impacts on NCS from Reforestation and Avoided Deforestation”. The Nature Conservancy. Award: $377,595.
Amy Heberle (Psychology). “Measurement of Parent and Teacher Critical Consciousness”. Spencer Foundation. Award: $49,627.
Asha Best (GPMI). “Methodologies for Just Urban Futures: Using Geospatial Tools to Address Police Violence” Urban Studies Foundation. Award: $32,633.
Abbie Goldberg (Psychology). “Translational Tools for Schools and Parents”. Spencer Foundation. Award: $10,920.
Laurie Ross (GPMI). “Gun Violence Prevention Initiative-Outreach/Case Management Services”. Worcester Youth Center. Award: $15,000.
Lyndon Estes (GPMI). “Enabling Crop Analytics at Scale”. Farmerline Limited. Award: $87,000.
Charles Agosta (Physics). Charge modulation in unconventional superconductors, National Science Foundation. Award: $670,234
Denise Bebbington (GPMI/IDCE). Background research in support of NYDF assessment report 2020, Climate Focus. Award: $13,586
Dana Bauer (GPMI). Informing Conservation Program Targeting for Cost-Effective Integrated Pollinator-Pest Management, USDA NIFA. Award: $357,127
Katerine Bielaczyc (Hiatt Center). CSCL 2019: A wide lens, National Science Foundation. Award: $25,000
Robert Boatright (Political Science). American Corruption Talk, Charles Koch Foundation. Award: $25,000
Michael Boyer (Physics). The nanoscale effects of intrinsic and externally-applied strain on charge density wave states. National Science Foundation. Award: $427,074
Thomas Del Prete (Education). Adam Achievers College Success Program, Greater Worcester Community Foundation. Award: $7,500
Robert Drewell (Biology). Investigating the molecular mechanisms of transcriptional regulation at Drosophila Homeotic genes, National Institutes of Health. Award: $450,900
Lyndon Estes (Geography). CNH2-L: Linkages and interactions between urban food security and rural agricultural systems, National Science Foundation. Award: $182,796
Lyndon Estes (GPMI). SERVIR: Unclocking the power of active remote sensing for ecosystem services modeling in the Amazon’s forest-agriculture interface, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Award: $51,000
Lyndon Estes (Geography). Omidyar Network 2 – Mapping Africa, Omidyar Network. Award: $250,000
Karen Frey (Geography). Collaborative Research: The Distributed Biological Observatory (DBO): A Change Detection Array in the Pacific Arctic Region, 2019-2024, NSF Office of Polar Programs. Award: $643,234
Elisabeth Gilmore (IDCE). Collaborative Research: Workshop: Engaging students in science international decision making, National Science Foundation. Award: $28,159
Sergio Granados-Focil and Luis Smith (Chemistry). REU: An Integrated Study of Ion Dynamics and Population Distribution to Understand the Molecular Underpinnings of Charge Transport Through Self-Assembled Solid Polymer Electrolytes, National Science Foundation. Award: $10,400
Sergio Granados-Focil and Luis Smith (Chemistry). REU: Collaborative Research: Adaptive building enclosure systems using cellular solid-solid phase change materials with variable transparency, National Science Foundation. Award: $16,000
Robert Johnston and Dana Bauer (GPMI). Advancing Southern New England Shellfish Aquaculture through an Engaged Public and Next Generation Tools, NOAA National Sea Grant. Award: $174,999
Robert Johnston (GPMI). Benefits and costs of non-market value methods for environmental management, Australian Research Council. Award: $32,903
Robert Johnston (GPMI). The economics of marine plastic pollution: What are the benefits of international cooperation? ESRC (UK). Award: $279,653
Arshad Kudrolli (Physics). Predicting Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Impact with Multiscale Contact and Transmission Mitigation, National Science Foundation. Award: $200,000
Dominik Kulakowski (Geography). Feedback among climatically driven disturbance regimes, Society of Woman Geographers. Award: $4,000
John Labrie (Academic Advising). Scaling Apprenticeship Through Sector-Based Strategies, Tech Quest Apprenticeship Consortium, U.S. Department of Labor. Award: $11,999,770
John Magee (Math and Computer Science). REU Supplement: Award: IIS-1551590 INT: Collaborative Research: Detecting, Predicting and Remediating Student Affect and Grit Using Computer Vision, National Science Foundation. Award: $31,760
Ana Marcelo and Amanda Feherty (Psychology). Uncovering Cultural Roots: Grounding the Parent-Emerging Adult Child Relationship, Psi Chi. Award: $1,480
James McCarthy (Geography). Afro-Indigeneity and Protected Area Management in Jamaica, National Science Foundation. Award: $15,631
Alexander Petroff (Physics). Experimental investigation of oxygen dynamics in natural sediment, The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. Award: $110,000
Margaret Post (IDCE/Marsh). Evaluation Projects, Innovation Network. Award: $83,900
Teresa Quinn (SOM). U-reka! Big Idea Challenge Seed Funding and Prizes, Santander Bank. Award: $25,000
Mary Jane Rein (Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies). Doctoral Student Support, Conference on Material Claims Against Germany. Award: $80,000
John Rogan and Deborah Martin (GEOG). Tree Planting for Cooler Summers and Cleaner Air in Partnership with a Community Hospital, Outpatient Center and Land Trusts to Improve Health conditions for High Risk Populations in Two Small Low Income Cities, Opacum Land Trust (for USDA). Award: $12,424
Laurie Ross (IDCE/Marsh). Boston Children’s Collaboration for Community Health, The Community Builders. Award: $146,550
Laurie Ross (IDCE/Marsh). Trauma and housing stability, Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation. Award: $36,000
Laurie Ross (IDCE/Marsh). Worcester Beyond Healthcare 2, The Community Builders. Award: $6,550
Laurie Ross (IDCE/Marsh). 2020 Worcester LARP, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Award: $59,999
Ravi Sharma (Philosophy). War, Empire, Innovation, and Persuasion in Ancient Greece: Exploring Archaic and Classical Culture through its Material Remains, Whiting Foundation. Award: $6,419
Donald Spratt (Biochemistry). ClarkU Biochemistry Outreach in Worcester, MA, The Protein Society. Award: $500
Donald Spratt (Chemistry). Structure & Mechanics of HECT E3 Ubiquitin Ligase HERC2, AbbVie. Award: $9,064
Donald Spratt (Chemistry). Worcester Technical HS Summer Internship (Biotechnology), Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. Award: $2,880
Andrew Stewart (Psychology). A Threatening Marriage: Intergroup Bias against Zainichi Koreans among the Japanese, Psi Chi. Award: $1,500
Christopher Williams (Geography), Avoided deforestation opportunity for natural climate solutions across the northeastern US, US Climate Alliance/TNC. Award: $106,754
Christopher Williams (GPMI), Forest Carbon vulnerability and storage assessments meeting stakeholder needs with a prototype US forest carbon monitoring system, TNC. Award: $81,520
Christopher Williams (Geography). Assessing forest clearing rates near pellet mills I southeastern US forestlands, Duke Foundation. Award: $40,714
Katerine Bielaczyc (Education/Hiatt Center). CSCL 2019: A Wide Lens
Sarah Buie (IDCE). Council on the Uncertain Human Future, Henry J. Kaiser Foundation
Tovah Day (Biology). The Role of PARP3 in Telomere Regulation, National Institutes of Health.
Alena Esposito (Psychology). Understanding the mechanisms supporting knowledge integration in traditional and dual-language classrooms, Institute of Educational Sciences
Lyndon Estes (Geography/George Perkins Marsh Institute). Hazards SEES: Understanding cross-scale interactions of trade and food policy to improve resilience to drought risk in Zambia, National Science Foundation.
Lyndon Estes (Geography/George Perkins Marsh Institute), WSC Category 2 Collaborative: Impacts of Agricultural Decision Making and Adaptive Management on Food Security in Africa,” National Science Foundation, with University of California at Santa Barbara.
Abbie Goldberg (Psychology). The Transition to Puberty Among Adopted Children in Lesbian, Gay, and Heterosexual Parent Families, The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.
Abbie Goldberg (Psychology). Navigating the transition to puberty: Lesbian, gay, and heterosexual adoptive parents’ experiences, Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (FSSS).
David Hibbett (Biology). Gene regulatory networks enabling fungi to selectively extract sugars from lignocellulose, US Dept of Energy.
Esther Jones (Dean of Faculty). Culture of faculty thriving initiative, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Tom Del Prete (Adam Institute/Education). Adam Achievers Program, Greater Worcester Community Foundation.
Mary Jane Rein (Strassler Center). Colin Flug Wing Landscaping, Nathaniel Wheeler Trust.
Laurie Ross (IDCE/GPMI). Worcester Local Area Research Partner (2019), Shannon CSI, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Andrew Stewart (Psychology). The Alliance Rape Prevention Education Supplemental Evaluation Project, U.S. Centers for Disease Control, via the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence.
Donald Spratt (Chemistry). Structural and Biochemical Characterization of the HECT E3 Ubiquitin Ligase HACE 1, AbbVie.
Rosalie Torres Stone (Sociology). Community and Health: Nonprofit Grant Making, Highland Street Foundation.
Jeffrey Arnett (Psychology) and Achu Johnson Alexander. How Do Parents Matter During Precarious Times? Parental Involvement, Work-goal Engagement, and Psychological Outcomes of College Seniors in India and the United States, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.
Michelle Bata (LEEP Center). LEEP Projects, Hoche-Scofield Foundation.
Anthony Bebbington (Geography) and Catherine Jampel. Disability, Inclusion and Sociospatial Transformation in U.S. Workplaces, NSF.
Denise Bebbington (IDCE/George Perkins Marsh Institute) and Anthony Bebbington (Geography). Assessment and Scoping of Infrastructure and Extractive Industries in Relation to Deforestation, Climate and Land Use Alliance.
Ramon Borges-Mendez (IDCE). Working Cities Challenge-Worcester, Worcester Community Action Council, Inc.
Sarah Buie (Higgins School of Humanities). Council on the Uncertain Human Future, The Henry J. Kaiser Foundation.
Sarah Buie (V&PA/IDCE). Council on the Uncertain Human Future, Reynolds Foundation.
Stefano Crema (Clark Labs). Land Cover Protection, The Nature Conservancy.
Lyndon Estes (Geography/George Perkins Marsh Institute). Integrating crowdsourcing, in situ sensing, and space borne observation to understand the sustainability of smallholder agriculture in African wet savannas, NASA.
John Gibbons (Biology). The Aspergillus fumigatus Genetic Variant and Isolate Repository (FumigatusGVIR): A Community Resource to Facilitate Association Mapping of Pathogenicity-associated Traits, NIH.
Sergio Granados-Focil (Chemistry). Development of New Materials for Ion-selective Electrodes, Abbvie Bioresearch Center, Inc.
Wayne Gray (Economics). Assessing Public Policy Intervention Impacts on Construction Fatality Rates, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
David Hibbett (Biology). OPUS: Mushrooms in the Tree of Life, NSF.
Thomas Kuehne and Mary Jane Rein (Strassler Center). Doctoral Student Support, Conference on Material Claims Against Germany.
Noel Lazo (Chemistry). Determinants of the Proteolytic Degradation of Soluble Amyloid-beta, NIH National Institute on Aging.
Matt Malsky (Dean of the College). Problems of Practice Courses in the Social Sciences, Davis Educational Foundation.
Matt Malsky (Dean of the College) and Trang Nguyen. Love of Knowledge Vietnam Expansion Project, Davis Projects for Peace.
Deborah Martin (Geography) and Son Ca Lam. Shifting Grounds: Changes in the Meaning of Home for Vietnamese Refugee Women Across Generations, The Society of Women Geographers Evelyn L. Pruitt National Fellowship for Dissertation Research.
Deborah Martin (Geography) and Brittany Wheeler. Climate-induced Migration to the United States, Edna Bailey Sussman Foundation.
James McCarthy (Geography) and Dylan Harris. Telling the Story of Climate Change: Cultural Politics and Climate Consciousness, Edna Bailey Sussman Foundation.
Neva Meyer (Biology). Evolution of Neural Induction and Dorsal-ventral Axis Specification: BMP Network Involvement in Annelids, NSF.
Sarah Michaels (Education). Learning While Teaching, Carnegie Foundation.
Sarah Michaels (Education). Vermont Science Initiative – Partnership to Build NGSS Capacity in Vermont, Vermont Department of Education.
Gil Pontius (Geography) and Sam Khallaghi. Mapping Marsh Dynamics in Coastal Ecosystems, Edna Bailey Sussman Fund.
Margaret Post (Mosakowski). JPB /CCC Evaluation Projects, Innovation Network.
John Rogan (Geography) and Marc Healy. Young Urban Forest Temperature Effects on Gateway Cities in Massachusetts, Edna Bailey Sussman Foundation.
John Rogan (Geography) and Nicholas Geron. Urban Tree Planting Program for a Changing Climate, Edna Bailey Sussman Foundation.
John Rogan (Geography) and Connor Stephens. Does Land Ownership Influence Post-Wildfire Forest Recovery?, Edna Bailey Sussman Foundation.
Donald Spratt (Chemistry and Biochemistry). Structure and Mechanism of HECT E3 Ubiquitin Ligases, NIH.
Andrew Stewart (Psychology). Rape Prevention and Education Program Evaluation, CDC.
Christopher Williams (Geography) and Savannah Cooley. Assessing the Impact of Drought and Evaluating Potential Contributions of ECOSTRESS Evapotranspiration Data to Improve Agricultural Water Management in Guan a caste, Costa Rica, Edna Bailey Suss man Foundation.
Christopher Williams (Geography) and Tong Jiao. Vegetation Decline and Recovery from the Millennium Drought in Australia: Novel Quantitative Analysis with Multi-sensor and Higher Resolution Data, NASA.
Christopher Williams (Geography) and Yu Zhou. Fusing Above Ground Biomass Measurements with a Biogeochemical Model to Improve Pixel-level Forest Carbon Flux Estimates, Edna Bailey Sussman Foundation.
Christopher Williams (Geography) and Surendra Shrestha. Modeling Land-atmosphere Feedbacks from Drought and Wildfire Disturbances using Community Earth System Model (CESM), Edna Bailey Sussman Foundation.
Junfu Zhang (GPMI). Land Conversion and Misallocation Across Cities in China, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.