Funding Friday

Posted on February 23, 2024

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It’s new funding Friday! Check out some of the grants that recently came through our Office of Sponsored Programs.

$1,043,289. Arthur Murphy, Anthropology. “Recipe for Success.” Sponsor: NC DHHS Division of Child and Family Well-Being.

$967,316. Maia Popova, Chemistry & Biochemistry; Mitch Croatt.  “Collaborative Research: Broadening Instructional Innovation in the Chemistry Laboratory through Excellence in Curriculum Development.” Sponsor: National Science Foundation.

$818,000. Ayalew Osena, Biology. “TRTech-PGR: PlantTransform: Boosting Agrobacterium-mediated transformation efficiency in the orphan crop tef (Eragrostis tef) for trait improvement.” Sponsor: National Science Foundation.

$800,000. Hemali Rathnayake, Nanoscience. “Polymer Impregnated Sorbent Technology for Lithium Recovery and Conversion.” Sponsor: North Carolina Collaboratory.

$545,086 (continuing award, $2,960,484). Esther Leerkes, Human Development and Family Studies; Laurie Gold, Lenka Shriver, Jessica Dollar. “Food and Non-Food Self-Regulation in Children’s Obesity Risk: A Biopsychosocial Perspective.” Sponsor: National Institutes of Health.

$400,100. Nicholas Oberlies, Chemistry and Biochemistry. “Assigning mode of action to phenotypically discovered anticancer leads.” Sponsor:  Attagene Inc.

$234,985. Maria Anastasiou, International Program Center; Ye He. “Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program.” Sponsor:  USAID International Research and Exchanges Board.

$150,000 (continuing award, $300,000). Regina McCoy, Undergraduate Student Success. “Transfer, Accelerate, Complete, and Engage Grant.” Sponsor:  University of North Carolina System Office.

$68,290. Jeff Milroy, Public Health Education. “Prevention Strategies Contract 2024.” Sponsor: Prevention Strategies.

$40,000. Nicholas Oberlies, Chemistry and Biochemistry. “Harnessing fungal natural products for scalable and sustainable honey bee therapeutics.” Sponsor: Sponsor:  USDA Agriculture Research Service.

$32,392 (supplemental award, $543,141 total). Harriette Bailey, Human Development and Family Studies. “Education, Quality Improvement and Professional Development (EQuIPD).” Sponsor: Guilford County Partnership for Children.

$31,207. Joy Bhadury, Information Systems and Supply Chain Managment. “NCDMV Process Improvement Study.” Sponsor: Legislative Services Office of the North Carolina General Assembly.

$30,000. Ayalew Osena, Biology. “Enabling Farm Resilience Using Indigenous and Niche Vegetables: Production and Plant Health, Bioactive Compounds, Food Transformation and Profitability.” Sponsor: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

$30,000 (supplemental award, $483,000 total). Terri Shelton, Center for Youth, Family & Community Partnerships. “Bringing Out the Best Program- 2023-2025 Funding Cycle.” Sponsor: Guilford County Partnership for Children.

$23,450. Faith Freeman, Ipie. “IPIE Tutoring Services for Rockingham County Schools (Spring 2024).” Sponsor: Rockingham County Schools.

$22,500. Erick Byrd, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality, and Tourism. “Strategic Plan for the North Carolina Wine and Grape Industry (2025 – 2029).” Sponsor: NCDACS Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

$19,660 (continuing award, $38,911). Amanda Tanner, Public Health Education. “Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN) Scientific Leadership Center.” Sponsor: Florida State University.

$15,000. Erick Byrd, Center for Industry Research and Engagement. “Creating Outdoor Recreation Economies (UNCG – CORE).” Sponsor: NC Department of Commerce.

$15,000. Huzefa A Raja, Chemistry & Biochemistry; Nicholas Oberlies. “What’s in the water? Discovering the Freshwater Ascomycetes of Marion County, Indiana.” Sponsor: Indianapolis Zoo.

$11,250. Faith Freeman, Ipie. “IPie Microcourses for Randolph County Schools 2023-2024.” Sponsor: Randolph County Board of Education.

$8,320. Faith Freeman, Ipie. “IPie Microcourses for Guilford County Schools Spring 2024.” Sponsor: Guilford County Schools.

$5,500. Jennifer Whitney, Student Health Services. “Governors Emergency Education Relief Fund (Subaward 30-11)-Students Mental Health Program II: QPR Training- Systemwide Suicide Prevention Training.” Sponsor: University of North Carolina System Office.

$1,859. Eric Josephs, Nanoscience. “Nonviral Delivery of CRISPR-Cas9 into Hepatocytes Combined with APAP Selection for Treatment of Familial Hypercholesterolemia.” Sponsor: Clemson University.

Photo of the Osena lab in action by Martin W. Kane. Read more about Osena’s work in “Secrets of an Ancient Grain” in UNCG Research Magazine.

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