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Recent Externally Funded Awards

September - October 2019

Includes grants, contracts and subcontracts awarded to KU-Lawrence investigators from external sponsors.

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Primary Investigator Home Unit / Admin Unit Sponsor Award Title Total Anticipated Award Amount
Wills, Howard Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Education Supporting High-Needs Elementary Students with the CW-FIT Program: Building for Scale and Sustainability $5,101,906
Peterson, Andrew Townsend Biodiversity Institute National Science Foundation RII Track-2 FEC: Marshalling Diverse Big Data Streams to Understand Risk of Tick-Borne Diseases in the Great Plains $3,921,229
Ptomey, Lauren Life Span Institute National Institutes of Health A Dyadic Approach for a Remote Physical Activity Intervention in Adults with Alzheimer's Disease and their Caregivers $3,756,677
Kalantari Dahaghi, Amirmasoud Chemical & Petroleum Engineering U.S. Department of Energy A Novel Smart Microchip Proppants Technology for Precision Diagnostics of Hydraulic Fracture Networks $3,490,639
Leonard, Kevin Chemical & Petroleum Engineering / Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis National Science Foundation NRT-HDR: The Internet of Catalysis - Harnessing Data Science for Catalyst Design $2,999,967
He, Mei Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center National Institutes of Health 3D Biomimetic Lymph Node Engineered Extracellular Vesicles for Understanding the Heterogeneity of Adaptive Immunity $1,893,750
Miller, Richard Kansas Geological Survey U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Advancement in Seismic Imaging for Tunnel Detection: ASI to ASII-Skinny $1,499,999
Walker, James Geology National Science Foundation EarthCube Data Capabilities: Collaborative Proposal: Broadening Community Use and Adoption of StraboSpot $1,005,934
Wills, Howard Life Span Institute University of Missouri-Columbia Evaluating the Efficacy of a Daily Check-in/Check-out Intervention for Students At-Risk for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders $730,000
Britt, Nicholas Pharmacy Practice Gillead Sciences Modeling Micro-Elimination of HCV Infection in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-Infected Patients in the United States VA Healthcare System $592,469
Lindeman, David Life Span Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Kansas Inservice Training System (KITS)-Infant and Toddler Expansion $553,670
Shiflett, Mark Chemical & Petroleum Engineering / Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis National Science Foundation MRI: Acquisition of an Advanced Gravimetric Analyzer for Material Research at KU-Lawrence $537,459
Sack, Sara Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Kansas State Plan for Assistive Technology $430,572
Suarez, Marina Geology National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | Time of Transformation: Integrating the Dynamic Geologic, Climatic and Biotic Systems of North America during the Early to Late Cretaceous Transition $408,739
Shiflett, Mark Chemical & Petroleum Engineering National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | Development and Application of a Molecular and Process Design Framework for the Separation of Hydrofluorocarbo Mixtures $299,710
Carlson, Juliana Social Welfare Futures Without Violence A Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare $280,995
Hardy, Saralyn Reece Spencer Museum of Art Institute of Museum & Library Services Building Capacity for Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion at the Spencer Museum of Art $271,181
Houts, Michael Kansas Biological Survey Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism Greater Prairie Chicken Interstate Working Group Planning and Coordination $252,878
Shiflett, Mark Chemical & Petroleum Engineering The Chemours Company Physical Properties of Refrigerants in Lubricants, Polymers, and Higher Boiling Heat Transfer Fluids: KU-Chemours Part II $244,766
Mechem, David Geography & Atmospheric Sciences University of Maryland-Baltimore Characterizing the Variation and Covariation of Cloud Microphysical Properties and Implications for Simulation of Subgrid-Scale Warm-Rain Processes in Earth System Models $242,774
Feldman, Hume Physics & Astronomy National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | Beyond the Bulk Flow: Developing More Powerful Analysis Methods to Test Consistency of Large-Scale Flows with the Standard Cosmological Model $232,692
Funk, Ryan Pharmacy Practice KU Medical Center Research Institute Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute $155,871
Fischer, Christopher Physics & Astronomy / Higuchi Biosciences Center American Physical Society PhysTEC: Building a Solution to the National Physics Teacher Shortage $147,450
Brook, Joanna Social Welfare Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Oklahoma Partnership Initiative, Phase 3: Program Evaluation FY2020 $135,000
Pribbenow, Glenn Kansas Fire & Rescue Training U.S. Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) FY18 $135,000
Harris, Theodore Kansas Biological Survey Kansas Water Office Sediment Coring for HAB Trends at Webster and Kanopolis Reservoirs $100,000
Lemon, Michael Achievement & Assessment Institute United Way, Kansas City, Missouri United Way Quality Matter Technical Assistance $100,000
Soper, Steven Chemistry KU Medical Center Research Institute The Kansas Institute for Precision Medicine $95,006
Garstka, Teri Achievement & Assessment Institute Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services Home Visiting Data Collection and Management - Nebraska $94,987
Sprague-Jones, Jessica Achievement & Assessment Institute University of Oxford Evaluating Military Family Programming $90,256
Sprague-Jones, Jessica Achievement & Assessment Institute Children's Museum of Tacoma Evaluating Military Family Programming $90,256
Freeman, Craig Biodiversity Institute Oklahoma State University Digitization TCN: Collaborative Research | Earth and Sky: Digitizing the Vascular Flora of the South-Central United States $78,867
Kepple, Nancy Social Welfare / Institute for Policy & Social Research National Institute of Justice Marco-Level Influences on Police Decision-Making and Engagement with Victims of Serious Violent Crimes: A Narrative Case Study of Two States $78,783
Dean, Evan Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Coming Together and Moving Forward: Supporting Self-Determination, Independence, and Decision-Making in Kansas $75,000
Soper, Steven Chemistry KU Medical Center Research Institute The Kansas Institute for Precision Medicine: Biomedical Engineering Core $74,697
O'Reilly, Matthew Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Oklahoma State University Measuring Transport Properties of Portland Cement Concrete Using Electrical Resistivity $71,158
Mosconi, Matthew Life Span Institute KU Medical Center Research Institute Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translations Science Institute $68,422
Lindeman, David Life Span Institute Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services Southeast Kansas Respite Care Services (SEKRS) $66,100
Sprague-Jones, Jessica Achievement & Assessment Institute Chapel Hill Training Outreach Project National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention $65,000
Lamb, Audrey Molecular Biosciences / Graduate Studies National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program $51,000
Dean, Evan Life Span Institute With Foundation Promoting Supported Decision Making Planning for Self-Advocates and Families $50,000
Slusky, David Economics / Institute for Policy & Social Research National Science Foundation Conferences to Strengthen the Kansas Health Economics Community $49,763
Walker, James Geology Columbia University IEDA  2016-2021: Operation of a Multi-Disciplinary Data Facility for the Earth Science Community $49,559
Banwart, Mary Christine Communication Studies / Institute for Leadership Studies The Women's Foundation of Greater Kansas City Kansas Women's Civic Leadership through the Appointments Project and Ready to Run, Kansas $46,500
Ecker-Lyster, Meghan Achievement & Assessment Institute Wichita State University Evaluation of the Wichita North GEAR UP Program $40,000
Ecker-Lyster, Meghan Achievement & Assessment Institute Wichita State University GEAR UP, South Wichita Project $40,000
Jarmolowicz, David Applied Behavioral Science / Life Span Institute Kansas State University Effects of Exercise on Animal Cognition $37,875
Ginther, Donna Economics / Institute for Policy & Social Research Enterprise Center of Johnson County Kansas Entrepreneurship Report $35,000
Lindeman, David Life Span Institute Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services Active Treatment Training Program-Kansas Neurological Institute $35,000
Lindeman, David Life Span Institute Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services Active Treatment Training Program-Parsons State Hospital $35,000
Besson, David Physics & Astronomy NASA Goddard Space Center Ultra-High Energy Particle Astrophysics with ANITA-V - University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Co-I) $30,000
Zipper, Samuel Kansas Geological Survey Stockholm University Ripples of Resilience: Navigating Cross-Scale SDG Interactions of Water, Land and Climate within Planetary Boundaries $24,244
Rice, Mabel Speech-Language-Hearing / Life Span Institute Tulane University Pediatric HIV/Aids Cohort Study (PHACS) Coordinating Center (CC)(U01) $22,695
Coleman, Audrey Dole Institute of Politics Humanities Kansas Voices from Congressman Dole's Kansas, 1960-1968 $20,000

Previous Awards

July - August 2019

Primary Investigator Home Unit / Admin Unit Sponsor Award Title Total Anticipated Award Amount
Subramanian, Jaichandar Pharmacology & Toxicology National Institutes of Health Synapse Structural Dynamics and Memory Loss in Mouse Models of Alzheimer's Disease $1,839,822
Smith, Adam Pharmacology & Toxicology National Institutes of Health Structural and Functional Connectivity of the Social Decision-Making Network $1,835,772
Hill, Mary Geology / Institute for Policy & Social Research National Science Foundation FEWtures: Innovation Analysis Framework for Resilient Futures, with Application to the Central Arkansas River Basin $1,400,000
Beach, James Biodiversity Institute National Science Foundation CIBR: Collaborative Research: Integrating Data Communities with BiotaPhy: A Computational Platform for Data-Intensive Biodiversity Research and Training $1,245,287
Schrock, Steven Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | Cool Science: Art as a Vehicle for Intergenerational Learning $799,323
Karvonen, Meagan Achievement & Assessment Institute North Dakota Department of Public Instruction North Dakota DLM: 2019-2020 Operational/Testing (Sci) + Science Development $664,500
Blunt, Shannon Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center Office of Naval Research Waveform Diversity Experimentation System (WaDES) $622,882
Arnold, Emily Aerospace Engineering / Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets National Science Foundation CAREER: UAS-Based Radar Suite for Sounding and Mapping Glaciers $609,816
Subramaniam, Bala CEBC + Chemical & Petroleum Engineering / Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis National Science Foundation PFI-RP: Development of Continuous Process Concepts for Upgrading Lignin in Biorefineries $549,915
Arnold, Emily Aerospace Engineering / Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Airborne Snow Depth Retrieval for Improved Hydrological Modeling $499,926
Thorp III, James Kansas Biological Survey National Science Foundation Collaborative Proposal | MRA: Teleconnections Among Great Plains NEON Sites by Wind and Wing $417,130
Lamb, Audrey Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | The Chemistry of Riboflavin Biosynthesis $400,000
Elles, Christopher Chemistry National Science Foundation Broadband Two-Photon Absorption Spectroscopy for High-Repetition Rate Lasers $397,788
Baer, Sara Kansas Biological Survey National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | LTREB Renewal: The Role of Ecological Heterogeneity in a Long-Term Grassland Restoration Experiment $392,655
Jackson, Timothy Chemistry National Science Foundation Geometric and Electronic Structure Contributions to Bond-Breaking and Bond-Making Reactions of Mid-Valent Manganese-Oxygen Complexes $390,000
Gillam, Rebecca Achievement & Assessment Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Kansas ECCS Impact Grant $386,646
Chandler, Josephine Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center National Institutes of Health Quorum Sensing Rvolution and Function in Mixed Bacterial Communities $368,145
Sullivan, Pamela Geography & Atmospheric Science National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | Digging Deeper: Do Deeper Roots Enhance Deeper Water and Carbon Fluxes and Alter the Trajectory of Chemical Weathering in Woody Encroached Grasslands? $334,681
Irvin, Dwight Life Span Institute National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | CSL-MultiAD: Assessing Collaborative STEM Learning through Rich Information Flow Based on Multi-Sensor Audio Diarization $300,000
Baringer, Philip Physics & Astronomy National Science Foundation Particle Physics at the Energy Frontier with the CMS Experiment $300,000
Hoeflich, Michael Law / Hall Center for the Humanities Department of Defense University of Kansas IC Center for Academic Excellence (KU-ICCAE) $295,967
Ginther, Donna Economics / Institute for Policy & Social Research Ohio State University Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence-Related Injury $293,507
Jensen, Kirsten Biodiversity Institute National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | Cestode Phylogeny and Genomics: A Spine for the Spineless, Gutless worms $286,810
Roy, Anuradha High Throughput Screening Lab Kansas State University Discovery of Hsp100-Selective Inhibitors for Targeting Multiple Microbial Pathogens - High Throughput Screening $286,509
Sack, Sara Life Span Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Equipment Exchange: Increasing Access to Durable Medical Equipment (DME) $285,000
Stefanov, Atanas Mathematics National Science Foundation Dynamics and Stability of Nonlinear Waves $231,127
Suarez, Marina Geology National Science Foundation CAREER: Continental Paleoenvironmental Responses to Carbon Cycle Perturbations During the Mid-Cretaceous Greenhouse $230,971
Taylor, Michael Geology National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | What Created the Southern Tibetan Plateau Drainage Divide? Integrated Tectonic and Geomorphic Investigation of the Gangdese Range and Yarlung River $229,448
Sack, Sara Life Span Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Assisting Medicaid Beneficiaries in Accessing Assistive Technology (ATK) $228,000
Lemon, Michael Achievement & Assessment Institute Kansas Department of Children & Families EPIC Skillz Project FY20 $208,464
Peltier, Edward Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Kansas Water Office Pilot Test Project for Produced Water near Hardtner, Kansas $199,175
Orive, Maria Ecology & Evolutionary Biology National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | SG: Clonality and the Scope for Adaptation in Heterogeneous Environments $162,324
Macdonald, Stuart Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center National Institutes of Health Genetic Dissection and Characterization of Variation in Copper Resistance in Drosophila Melanogaster $122,836
Tran, Dai Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering HKA A Guidebook for Risk-Based Construction Inspection $122,601
Wilson, Blake Kansas Geological Survey US Geological Survey Maintain Existing and Wxpand Kansas-Based Data Services to the NGWMN $84,720
Stewart, Debora Kansas Geological Survey US Geological Survey Preservation of Kansas Oil and Gas Well Geologic Data, Records, and Samples, and Aerial Photographs, FY2019 $82,549
Scouffas, Anthea Lied Center National Endowment for the Arts Exploring Marginalized Communities Through the Woman's Voice $70,000
Michaelis, Elias HBC + Pharmacology & Toxicology / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute KU ADC Mitochondrial Genomics and Metabolism Core Supplement $63,551
Yan, Xinmai Mechanical Engineering Vesarex LLC Ultrasound-Facilitated Endovascular Laser Thrombolysis $58,541
Soper, Steven Chemistry + Mechanical Engineering / Chemistry Digital Nanogenetics LLC A Novel Single Molecule Sequencing Technology for Direct, Label-less Detection of Unamplified DNA Single Molecules $41,738
MacDonald, Teresa Biodiversity Institute University of California - Berkeley STEM Escape: Immersing Urban and Rural Families in Biomedical Mysteries $31,969
Scouffas, Anthea Lied Center Kansas Department of Commerce & Housing Theatre on the Spectrum $30,000
Geana, Mugur Journalism KU Medical Center Research Institute Sexual Health Empowerment for Jail-Involved Women's Health Literacy and Prevention $28,650
Stachnik, Justin Geography & Atmospheric Science University of Oklahoma Analysis of TRMM-GPM Observation to Improve Our Process Level Understanding and Modeling of Precipitation and Latent Heating in Tropical Easterly Waves $26,075

May - June 2019

Includes grants, contracts and subcontracts awarded to KU-Lawrence investigators from external sponsors.

Primary Investigator Administrative Unit Sponsor Award Title Total Anticipated Award Amount
Miller, Richard Kansas Geological Survey U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Enhanced Implementation of K-Scope & ASII Tunnel Detection Analysis Approach Using FWI, Modal Segmentation Methods, and Integrated Multi-Modal Techniques $3,630,349
Hock, Michael Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Education Possible Selves and Self-Determination: Improving Transition Outcomes for High School Students with Learning Disabilities $3,293,003
Forbush, Kelsie Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Defense Development of a Military-Specific Transdiagnostic Eating-Disorder Survey and Screening Tool in a Nationally Representative Sample of Veterans $1,721,698
Bigelow, Kathryn Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Education Professional Development to Support Intervention Implementation of the Promoting Communication Tools for Advancing Language in Kids (PC TALK) for Infants and Toddlers at Risk for or with Disabilities $1,400,000
Boyd, Brian Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Education Effects of Implicit Bias on Children's Early Outcomes $1,400,000
Sailor, Wayne Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Education Project DataWall: A Decision Support System for MTSS $1,388,621
Seo, Hyunjin Institute for Policy & Social Research National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: Technology Education for Women in Transition: Broadening Participation Through Innovations $1,038,035
Vakser, Ilya Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Molecular Biology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences National Science Foundation Bilateral BBSRC-NSF/BIO: CIBR: Structural Modeling of Interactome to Assess Phenotypic Effects of Genetic Variation $957,042
Perkins, Jonathan Academic Resource Center, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Institute for International Education Building Language Capacity and Cultural Competency to Meet National Security Needs: The University of Kansas Language Training Center $704,002
Royon, Christophe Physics & Astronomy, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences NASA Goddard Space Center AGILE: Advanced enerGetic Ion eLectron tElescope $659,940
Wu, Judy Physics & Astronomy, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences National Science Foundation Engineering Interfaces for High-Performance Oxide Superconductor Nanocomposite Films $502,749
Alexander, Perry Information & Telecommunication Technology Center Adventium Labs Vulnerabilities Out of Learned Timed Automata (VOLTA) $459,520
Counts, Jacqueline Achievement & Assessment Institute Iowa Department of Public Health IDPH CQI Support and Module Development (FY2019) $442,221
Picking, William Higuchi Biosciences Center National Institutes of Health Identification of Small Molecule Probes for Dissecting the Roles of Sorting Platform Components within the Type III Secretion System $416,625
Chapman, Shawna Achievement & Assessment Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment LYFTE: Lifting Young Families toward Excellence $335,227
Ginther, Donna Institute for Policy & Social Research National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: The Effect of State Disinvestment in Higher Education on Research Quality and Returns to Scale in Science Funding $236,790
Gillam, Rebecca Achievement & Assessment Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Title V MCH Statewide Needs Assessment $216,281
Wehmeyer, Michael Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Education AspirePlus: A Researcher-Practitioner Partnership to Promote Self-Determination and More Positive Student Outcomes $199,961
Bever, James Kansas Biological Survey U.S. Department of Agriculture Legume-Rhizobia Mutualism as a Driver of Grassland Composition and Community Resistance to Invasion $150,670
Azuma, Yoshiaki Higuchi Biosciences Center University of Minnesota Control of Chromosome Segregation by DNA Topoisomerase II $150,371
Dunn, Robert Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences National Institutes of Health Scanning Resonator Microscopy $142,202
DeKosky, Brandon Higuchi Biosciences Center Integrated Biotherapeutics Inc. Mining Natively Paired Macaque Antibodies for Marburg Virus Protective Antibodies $129,989
Kirkpatrick, Allison Physics & Astronomy, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Universities Space Research Association  Searching for Torus Emission in Cold Quasars $114,300
Luo, Bo Information & Telecommunication Technology Center National Security Agency GenCyber Summer Camp at the University of Kansas: Inspiring the Next Generation of Cyber Stars $98,411
Miller, Richard Kansas Geological Survey Fibertek Inc. Acquisition Design and Data Conditioning in Advance of Implementation of K-Scope for Assessment of Groundbreaker Capabilities to Improve Subterranean Detection Capabilities $87,701
Hale, Richard Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering Wichita State University National Space Grant Consortium College and Fellowship 2019 $67,950
Schultz, Jerry Life Span Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Community Based Project Evaluation $60,000
Harms, Randi Achievement & Assessment Institute University of Illinois All Our Kids Network University of Illinois IRIS Proposal $52,303
McCart, Amy Life Span Institute Oklahoma State Department of Education Ensuring Mental Health Needs are Met for All Students Through a Multi-Tiered System of Support $51,910
Sullivan, Pamela Geography & Atmospheric Science, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Colorado School of Mines CZ RCN: Building Capacity to Deepen the Critical Zone: Expanding Boundaries and Exploring Gradients through Data-Model Synergy $40,049
Ward IV, Robert Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute KINBRE Summer Scholars Y6 $36,360