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Recent Externally Funded Awards

March-April 2021

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
Fry, Andrew Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences / Achievement & Assessment Institute KU Endowment Association Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance at Kansas $5,000,000
Counts, Jacqueline Achievement & Assessment Institute Kansas Children's Cabinet & Trust Fund HHS/ACF Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five $2,704,001
Boyd, Brian Applied Behavioral Science / Life Span Institute National Institutes of Health Parent-implemented Treatment for Repetitive Behaviors in Children with ASD: Using a Novel Telehealth Approach to Increase Service Access $2,477,272
Unckless, Robert Molecular Biosciences National Science Foundation CAREER: The Genetic Mechanisms of Sex-ratio Meiotic Drive and Resistance $1,050,000
Besson, David Physics & Astronomy University of Chicago The Payload for Ultrahigh Energy Observations (PUEO): A Long-duration Balloon-borne Instrument for Particle Astrophysics at the Highest Energies $1,008,198
Wagner, Margaret Ecology & Evolutionary Biology National Science Foundation RESEARCH-PGR: Genetics and Mechanisms of Microbe-dependent Heterosis $899,970
Bever, James Ecology & Evolutionary Biology / Kansas Biological Survey National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | CSBR: Ownership Transfer: Living Stocks: International Culture Collection of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (INVAM) $460,935
Oakley, Berl Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center National Institutes of Health Resistance-gene-guided Genome Mining for Novel Antifungal Compounds $437,201
Shontz, Suzanne Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center Triad National Security LLC Nutrient Cycling and Biogeochemical Processes in Aquatic Moist-soil Unit Habitats at the Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge $400,000
Timmons, Lisa Molecular Biosciences National Science Foundation REU SITE: The Stressed Life of Cells $384,630
Gillam, Rebecca Achievement & Assessment Institute Horizons Mental Health Center CCBHC Expansion Grants $309,810
Noonan, Patricia Life Span Institute Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Missouri Post-secondary Success Project/ Social-emotional Learning for All $298,422
Bartlow, Noel Geology National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | Deployment of Seafloor Optical Fiber Strainmeters for the Detection of Slow Slip Events $298,389
Nualart, David Mathematics National Science Foundation Stochastic Calculus of Variations and Limit Theorems $272,401
Volkin, David Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation In Vitro and in Vivo Assessments of Alum-CpG Formulations $250,001
Billings, Sharon Ecology & Evolutionary Biology / Kansas Biological Survey U.S. Department of Agriculture SitS: Collaborative Research: Soils are Signaling Shifts in Aggregate Life-cycles: What Does this Mean for Water, Carbon and Climate Feedbacks in the Anthropocene? $236,245
Barton, Jared Social Welfare Missouri Children's Trust Fund Missouri's Children's Trust Fund's Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program Evaluation $230,954
Thompson, William Achievement & Assessment Institute U.S. Department of Education Improving Software and Methods for Estimating Diagnostic Classification Models and Evaluating Model Fit $224,996
Krause, Rachel School of Public Affairs & Administration / Institute for Policy & Social Research National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | Dealing with Disruption: Investigating the Micro-level Underpinnings of City Response to the Climate Crisis $203,884
Collins, William Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering American Institute of Steel Construction Innovative Steel Deck System for Highway Bridge Applications $200,000
Hasiuk, Franciszek Kansas Geological Survey U.S. Department of Energy H-2-SALT: Storing Fossil Energy as Hydrogen in Salt Caverns $200,000
Mendenhall, Amy Social Welfare Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services Kansas SED Waiver Assessment & Evaluation Services $193,972
Barton, Jared Social Welfare Iowa Department of Human Services Iowa ROM 2021 – 2026 $178,374.50
Macdonald, Stuart Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute K-INBRE Bioinformatics Core Facility 2021-2022 $159,075
Bigelow, Kathryn Life Span Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Kansas MIECHV Program $157,000
Rudnick, Gregory Physics & Astronomy NASA Probing Quenching in the Cosmic Web using Spatially-resolved Star Formation Maps from WISE and GALEX $120,581
Fleming, Kandace Life Span Institute KU Medical Center Research Institute Translating Research into School-based Practice via Small-group, Language-focused Comprehension Intervention $109,519.35
Soper, Steven Chemistry KU Medical Center Research Institute The Kansas Institute for Precision Medicine $103,413.90
McCart, Amy Life Span Institute Oklahoma State Department of Education Project AWARE-SEA $99,760
McKenna, Thomas Kansas Biological Survey Perennial Agriculture Project LLC Interaction of the Perennial Grain Kernza and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi: Effects of Selection Pressure and Impacts on Soil Health $95,050
Nelson, Kenneth Kansas Geological Survey Kansas Department of Agriculture Kansas Base Flood Elevation Portal $88,000
Soper, Steven Chemistry KU Medical Center Research Institute The Kansas Institute for Precision Medicine $78,083
Keshmiri, Shawn Aerospace Engineering / Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets DARcorporation Model and Mode Agnostic AI Controller for VTOL Aircraft $74,999
Zimmerman, Kathleen Special Education / Life Span Institute Center for Applied Science Technology Project COaching On Learning (COOL) for UDL Implementation $72,373
Blunt, Shannon Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center IERUS Technologies Inc. Quasi-orthogonal Doppler Waveform Apps $70,000
Hansen, Amy Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering University of Minnesota Robust Incentive Design for Sustainable Agricultural Systems $63,681
Rogers, David Kansas Biological Survey Kansas Department of Health & Environment Medical Entomology Subject Matter Expert $57,455
Schultz, Jerry  Life Span Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Community-based Evaluation $55,000
Ackley, Brian Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute K-INBRE Undergraduate Research Office $53,025
Fehr, Anthony Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute Investigating Approved Therapeutics for their Ability to Inhibit the SARS-CoV-2 ADPribosylhydrolase $50,000
Shiflett, Mark Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Chromis Fiberoptics Membrane Oxygen Permeance Experiments $47,244
Brockman, Jennifer Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Center Kansas Department of Health & Environment Evaluation of Programs at KU Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Center $42,163
Murray, Michael Physics & Astronomy Brookhaven National Laboratory High-resolution Zero Degree Calorimetry $38,600
Picking, Wendy Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center Hafion LLC Production of a Nanoparticle Vaccine to Aid in Smoking Cessation $36,156
Farrell, Mark Medicinal Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute Potentiating the Activity of Anti-CD20 Antibodies $35,000
Dixon, Dan Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center Oregon Health & Science University Targeting HuR to Improve a Synthetic Lethal Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer $34,771
Schulmeister, Marcia Geology Emporia State University Nutrient Cycling and Biogeochemical Processes in Aquatic Moist-soil Unit Habitats at the Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge $29,716
Siahaan, Teruna Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Synthesis and Analysis of CCN5 PEGylated Proteins $26,750
Boskovic, Zarko Medicinal Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute Benzoylation of Histones as a Novel Therapeutic Approach for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma $25,000
DeKosky, Brandon Chemical & Petroleum Engineering / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute Improved T Cell Receptor Screening for Rapid Personalized Cancer Treatments $25,000
Wang, Zhi Aerospace Engineering GE Global Research Enhancement of Large Eddy Simulation Tool $25,000
Baer, Sara Ecology & Evolutionary Biology / Kansas Biological Survey Kansas State University LTER: Manipulating Drivers to Assess Grassland Resilience $24,943
Shogren, Karrie Special Education / Life Span Institute Association of University Centers on Disabilities UT2 Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) $20,000
Hardy, Saralyn Spencer Museum of Art National Endowment for the Arts To Support Research and Planning for the Exhibition Bold Women: Changing the World and Art $20,000

Previous Awards

January-February 2021

Primary Investigator Home Unit / Admin Unit Sponsor Award Title Total Anticipated Award Amount
Koebley, Sarah Achievement & Assessment Institute U.S. Department of Education Special Educator Technology-based Training of Trainers (SETTT) for Success $2,499,986
Karvonen, Meagan Achievement & Assessment Institute New Mexico Public Education Department New Mexico DLM: 2020-2021 Operational/Testing (ELA,Math, Sci) + Science Development + Additional Services $957,167
Wendel-Hummell, Carrie Social Welfare Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality Care and Safety Practices during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Home-Based Long term Services and Supports $646,620
Schrock, Steven Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering / Transportation Center Kansas Department of Transportation 2021 Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) $600,000
Washburn, Jocelyn Life Span Institute Las Cruces Public Schools Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant – Las Cruces Public Schools $579,310
McCart, Amy Life Span Institute State of Idaho Idaho Safe Schools, Safe Students $470,030
Scott, Erik History / Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies U.S. Department of Education Fostering Global Competency and Engagement in the Heartland: The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies $426,484
Karvonen, Meagan Achievement & Assessment Institute Maryland State Department of Education Innovations in Science Map, Assessment, and Report Technologies (I-SMART) $317,715
Kondyli, Alexandra Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering U.S. Department of Transportation Inclusive Autonomous Vehicle Design for People with Cognitive Disabilities $300,000
Yi, Richard Psychology / Life Span Institute Michigan State University Minding a Mid-America Gap: NIDA/NIAAA Epidemiology Research Training for Clinical Researchers and Clinicians in Currently Under-Served Areas $234,808
Jimenez, Pegah Naemi Achievement & Assessment Institute / Office of Research Kansas Department of Health & Environment Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting FY 19 Evaluation $194,412
Forrest, Marcus Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center National Institutes of Health Mitochondria Targeting for Alzheimer's Disease $189,375
Mills, Elisabeth Physics & Astronomy National Science Foundation Apples to Apples: Comparing the Cores of Nearby Galaxies $175,654
Braaten, David Geography & Atmospheric Science / Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa Center for Remote Sensing of Snow and Soil Moisture Measurement $174,995
Iqbal, Asif Kansas Geological Survey Kansas Department of Agriculture Kansas Online Water Use Report – FY2019-2022 $164,217
McCart, Amy Life Span Institute Idaho State Department of Education Idaho Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education (ID-AWARE) $154,135
Kokobobo, Ani Slavic Languages & Literatures / Hall Center for the Humanities The U.S. Russia Foundation A Comprehensive Plan for Creating a Russian Studies Pipeline in Kansas High Schools $120,008
Ortiz, Kelsey Life Span Institute State of Washington Office of Superintendent Identifying Evidence-Based Practices and Developing Technica Assistance and Professional Development Materials on Serving Students with Disabilities with Online Learning $120,000
Leonard, Kevin Chemical & Petroleum Engineering / Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis Kansas Board of Regents The Internet of Catalysis: Harnessing the Data Science for Catalyst Design $115,286
Layzell, Anthony Kansas Geological Survey Kansas Water Office Streambank Evaluation of the Cottonwood and Neosho Rivers above John Redmond Reservoir $100,000
Allgeier, Alan Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Bond Biosciences Inc. Development of Non-absorbable Therapeutic Agents $100,000
Berkland, Cory Pharmaceutical Chemistry KU Medical Center Research Institute Fistula Fix: Fistula Closure Device $100,000
McCart, Amy Life Span Institute Oklahoma State Department Of Education OK Aware East $99,760
Meng, Jingyao Kansas Geological Survey Carbon Capture America Geologic Site Screening and Data Collection for a Potential CCUS Project in Russell County, KS for Carbon America $86,354
Barton, Jared Achievement & Assessment Institute / Social Welfare Connecticut Department of Children & Families Connecticut ROM FY 2021 $84,775
Subramaniam, Bala Chemical & Petroleum Engineering / Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis Origin Materials Oxidation of Distributed Furanics from Renewable Resources – Phase 2 $82,500
Graham, Maryemma English Indiana University Realizing Scholar-Curated Worksets for Analysis, Reuse & Discovery $78,432
Schrock, Steven Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering / Transportation Center Kansas Department of Transportation Providing Crash Data Analysis Services for the Kansas Department of Transportation 2021-2023 $74,999
Murray, Michael Physics & Astronomy Northern Illinois University 5-D dual-readout calorimetry for the Next Generation of HEP Experiments $73,661
Hale, Richard Aerospace Engineering Wichita State University National Space Grant Consortium College and Fellowship – Opportunities in NASA STEAM FY 2020 $73,091
Kirkpatrick, Allison Physics & Astronomy Space Telescope Science Institute Obscured CANDELS: Disentangling Obscuration around Supermassive Black Holes in the Distant Universe $68,917
Allgeier, Alan Chemical & Petroleum Engineering / Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis Danisco USA Inc. Development of Process for Derivatization of Engineered Polysaccharides through Enzymatic Polymerization with Fatty Acids to the Corresponding Engineered Polysaccharide Esters $64,632
Miller, Richard Kansas Geological Survey Kansas Water Office Preproposal for Study of Regional Arbuckle Properties in South Central Kansas Now and Planning for the Future $61,700
Kastens, Jude Kansas Biological Survey Kansas Water Office Kansas Real-Time Flood Mapping Tool Development $61,000
Fuller, Randall English / Hall Center for the Humanities National Endowment for the Humanities Bright Circle: Five Remarkable Women in the Age of Transcendentalism $60,000
Hedeman, Anne History of Art / Hall Center for the Humanities National Endowment for the Humanities Gothic Manuscripts, 1320-1390 (FEL-273019) $60,000
Harms, Randi Achievement & Assessment Institute Illinois State Board of Education Integrated Referral and Intake System (IRIS) $53,395
Burkhardt, Crystal Pharmacy Practice KU Medical Center Research Institute Remote Monitoring and Virtual Collaborative Care for Hypertension Control to Prevent Cognitive Decline $53,101
Keshmiri, Shawn Aerospace Engineering / Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets Kansas State University GP-IN: SOARING: Sharing Opportunities, Approaches, and Resources in New Geo-teaching $50,021
Kondyli, Alexandra Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering National Science Foundation SCC-CIVIC-PG Track A: Connecting Underrepresented Youths with Employment Opportunities $50,000
Girard, Jeffrey Psychology / Life Span Institute Carnegie Mellon University Dyadic Behavior Informatics for Psychotherapy Process and Outcome $47,075
Kondyli, Alexandra Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering City of Topeka Design and Evaluation of Temporary Signs at Uncontrolled Intersections $41,997
Azuma, Yoshiaki Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute Targeting Mitotic Function of the PICH (Polo-like Kinase Interacting Checkpoint Helicase) for Novel Therapeutics of TNBC $35,000
Hanson, Paul Chemistry Aspira Chemical Synthesis of Human Pin1 Inhibitors $35,000
Xu, Liang Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute Drug the Undruggable Musashi Oncoprotein by Fragment-based Drug Discovery $35,000
Kastens, Jude Kansas Biological Survey Terrametrics Agriculture Inc. U.S. County Level Corn & Soybean Yield Modeling and Brazil & Argentina Soybean Yield Model Development & Implementation $34,000
Stiles, James Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center Georgia Institute of Technology Software-Defined Rada Algorithm Development $33,905
Crossfield, Ian Physics & Astronomy Space Telescope Science Institute Exploring the Demographics of Exo-Neptunes: Atmospheric Characterization of a Cool Sub-Neptune from TESS $31,995
Harms, Randi Achievement & Assessment Institute Early Impact Virginia Digital Badging Enhancement $26,606
Ginther, Donna Economics / Institute for Policy & Social Research United-We The Status of Women in Kansas, Missouri and the Kansas City Area $25,000
Siahaan, Teruna Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center Phrma Foundation Non-Invasive Brain Delivery, Clearance, and Efficacy of Therapeutic Antibodies in Mice $25,000
McCoy, Kelly Kansas Fire & Rescue Training U.S. Department of Homeland Security State Fire Training Systems Grant - 2020 $20,000
Koch, Lisa Transportation Center Kansas Department of Transportation Create Webinar Series Geared Toward Local Emerging Topics and Innovations $19,698
Miller, Richard Kansas Geological Survey Oregon State University Sampling Rock and Water to Improve Correlations between Above Ground and Below Ground Processes in the Konza Prairie Near Manhattan, KS $18,262
Harris, Theodore Kansas Biological Survey City of Lawrence High Frequency Water Temperature and Dissolved Oxygen Monitoring in Clinton Lake, Kansas $17,194
Chen, Yi Chun Journalism KU Medical Center Research Institute RADx-UP: Improving the Response of Local Urban and Rural Communities to Disparities in COVID-19 Testing $16,730

November-December 2020

Primary Investigator Home Unit / Admin Unit Sponsor Award Title Total Anticipated Award Amount
Gaumer Erickson, Amy Life Span Institute Kansas Department of Education Evidence-Based Professional Development System Evaluation (TASN Evaluation System) $3,156,000
Koebley, Sarah Achievement & Assessment Institute U.S. Department of Education Special Educator Technology-based Training of Trainers (SETTT) for Success $2,499,986
Basham, James Special Education / Achievement & Assessment Institute U.S. Department of Education Center for Innovation, Design, and Digital Learning $2,499,520
Karvonen, Meagan Achievement & Assessment Institute Oklahoma State Department of Education Oklahoma DLM: FY2021 Operational/Testing (ELA,Math, Sci) + Science Development + Additional Services $1,646,100
Besson, David Physics & Astronomy South Dakota School of Mines RII Track-2 FEC: The IceCube EPSCoR Initiative (IEI) - IceCube and the Data Revolution $1,160,887
Boyd, Brian Applied Behavioral Science / Life Span Institute University of California - Los Angeles Autism Intervention Research Network on Behavioral Health (AIR-B) $1,098,000
Amlung, Michael Applied Behavioral Science / Life Span Institute National Institutes of Health Using Neuroeconomics to Characterize State-Based Increases and Decreases in Alcohol Value $1,015,603
Karvonen, Meagan Achievement & Assessment Institute Colorado Department of Education Colorado DLM: 2020 - 2021 Operational/Testing (ELA, Math) $888,000
Barton, Jared Achievement & Assessment Institute / Social Welfare Saint Francis Community Services KS, NE and TX Fathers, Couples, and Co-parents whose Children are Involved in the Child Welfare System will Gain the Skills and Knowledge to be Better Parents through Saint Francis Fatherhood FIRE $867,831
Karvonen, Meagan Achievement & Assessment Institute Alaska Department of Education & Early Development Alaska DLM: 2020 - 2021 Operational/Testing (ELA, Math, Sci) + Science Development $420,300
Berkland, Cory Pharmaceutical Chemistry Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Designing Antibiotics for Lung Retention after Inhalation $400,000
Hashemi, Morteza Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center Mississippi State University Spectrum Management Framework for Unmanned Aerial Systems and Traffic Management in BVLOS: From Assessment to Modeling and Analysis $399,903
Roy, Anuradha Pharmacology & Toxicology / High Throughput Screening Laboratory Kansas State University Developing Bacterial Glycosyltransferase Inhibitors as Anti-Virulence Drugs $386,501
Sprague-Jones, Jessica Achievement & Assessment Institute Iowa Department of Public Health Iowa MIECHV Assessment Grant - 2021 $381,998
Baker, Whitney Libraries / Hall Center for the Humanities National Endowment for the Humanities Improving Energy Efficiency in Collection Storage in Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas $350,000
Soper, Steven Chemistry University of Missouri - Columbia The Midwest Biomedical Accelerator Consortium (MBArC) - Screening Diagnostic for COVID-19 using Microfluidic Enrichment and Counting of SARS-CoV-2 Particles $349,660
Roundy, Joshua Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering NASA Global Satellite-Based Prediction of Drought Evolution $326,158
Garstka, Teri Achievement & Assessment Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting, The Institute Learning Management System $317,143
Thompson, Jomella Applied Behavioral Science / Life Span Institute Kansas Department of Corrections Crawford County Juvenile Justice Community Engagement Initiative $311,036
O'Reilly, Matthew Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Sherwin-Williams Company Bond Strength of Textured Epoxy-Coated Bars $300,000
Du, Heng Pharmacology & Toxicology / Higuchi Biosciences Center BrightFocus Foundation Synaptic Mitochondrial Calcium Uniporter Deregulation and Synaptic Injury in Alzheimer's Disease $300,000
Lattin, Dana Life Span Institute University of North Carolina - Charlotte National Technical Assistance Center on Transition for Students and Youth with Disabilities $298,000
Shiflett, Mark Chemical & Petroleum Engineering The Chemours Company Physical Properties and Phase Equilibria of Refrigerant Blends and Co-Blowing Agents in Lubricants, Polystyrene and Polyols: KU-Chemours Part III $246,230
Garstka, Teri Achievement & Assessment Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting DAISEY Date Management for FY20 $237,935
Harms, Randi Achievement & Assessment Institute Wisconsin Department of Children & Families Wisconsin Family Foundations Home Visiting Shared Measurements System $212,050
Hageman, Michael Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center Genentech, Inc. Understanding Behavior and Delivery of Peptides for Oral Administration $200,000
Stearns, Leigh Geology / Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets University of Washington Fjord Systems, Marine Mammals, and Subsistence Hunting in East Greenland $177,466
Blunt, Shannon Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center Defense Engineering Corporation Waveform Research and Development for Emerging RF Sensing Technologies $162,000
Depcik,Cristopher Mechanical Engineering / KU Center for Research Kansas Department of Transportation FY2021 Master Agreement for Technical Assistance Between the Secretary of Transportation and the KU Center for Research, Inc. $152,126
Neidert, Pamela Applied Behavioral Science Goodlife Innovations Inc. Technical Assistance for CLO (2020 - 2021) $150,913
McLaughlin, Craig Aerospace Engineering Wichita State University Artificial Intelligence Assisted Spacecraft Trajectory Optimization and Planning $150,000
Li, Jian Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Transportation Research Board Fatigue Crack Inspection Using Computer Vision and Augmented Reality $135,000
Carta, Judith Life Span Institute The Family Conservancy Start Young $123,199
Shiflett, Mark Chemical & Petroleum Engineering American Institute of Chemical Engineers Gas Separation Using Furan-based Polymer Membranes - Project H22020 $117,018
Weis, David Chemistry AbbVie An Evaluation of the Effect of Conjugation on ADC Structure and the Elucidation of the Mechanism of Aggregation under various Formulation Conditions by HX-MS $108,974
Holt, Christina Applied Behavioral Science / Life Span Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Monitoring and Evaluating Implementation of the MCH State Action Plan $105,000
Barton, Jared Achievement & Assessment Institute / Social Welfare Wyoming Department of Family Services Wyoming ROM FY2021 $98,735
Roy, Anuradha Pharmacology & Toxicology / High Throughput Screening Laboratory University of Missouri - Columbia Identification of Small Molecular Inhibitors of Rift Valley Fever Virus Replication $98,581
Walker, Dale Life Span Institute KU Medical Center Research Institute Project Eagle: Early Head Start $94,369
Katz, William Business / Small Business Development Center Fort Hays State University University of Kansas Small Business Development Center - 2021 (State Funds) $93,928
Han, Jie Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering MixOnSite USA Inc. Experimental Study of Lightweight Cellular Concrete Fill for MSE Walls $91,000
Harris, Theodore Kansas Biological Survey Kansas Water Office Sediment Coring for HAB trends at Perry and Lovewell reservoirs $89,000
Nelson, Kenneth Kansas Geological Survey Kansas Department of Revenue Open Records for Kansas Appraisers (ORKA) $88,500
Stearns, Leigh Geology / Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets University of Massachusetts - Amherst Characterizing Future Changes in Glacier Melt, Snow Melt, and Regional Runoff to Inform Adaptation Decisions in High Mountain Dependent Economies $79,781
Blunt, Shannon Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center Adaptive Methods Advanced Sonar Signal Processing $75,000
Kong, Kyoungchul Physics & Astronomy U.S. Department of Energy Theoretical Particle Physics in the Data-Driven Era $70,000
Lemon, Michael Achievement & Assessment Institute Kansas Department for Children And Families Kansas Enrichment Network - FY 2021 $62,727
Walker, Dale Life Span Institute KU Medical Center Research Institute Project Eagle: Early Head Start $62,126
Sack, Sara Life Span Institute Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Service Assistive Technology Pilot Effort: Addressing Isolation, Health, Nutrition and Safety Concerns Through Technology during the Covid19 Pandemic Assistive Technology for Kansans $61,148
Lequesne, Remy Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Kansas Department of Transportation Ad-Hoc: UHPC Mixture Design for Accelerated Bridge Construction $56,722
Katz, William Business / Small Business Development Center Fort Hays State University University of Kansas Small Business Development Center - 2021 (Federal Funds) $56,000
Look, Kurt Kansas Geological Survey Kansas Geological Society Software Development for Kansas Electronic Data Integration $55,000
Zhang, Jiakun Political Science / Institute for Policy & Social Research University of California - San Diego Economic Interdependence and National Security in the 21st Century $51,976
Gillam, Rebecca Achievement & Assessment Institute Kickapoo Tribe Kickapoo Native Connections Evaluation $49,000
Hardesty, Jo Legal Services for Students Internal Revenue Service VITA Grant Project $47,270
Kim, Taejoon Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center University of New Mexico SII Planning: Spectrum-Agile Cognitive Communications for Terrestrial and Space Applications $47,125
Tapia Takaki, Jesus Daniel Physics & Astronomy Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Research During Sabbatical Leave during 2020-2021 Academic Year $41,998
Wolfe, Michael Medicinal Chemistry Foundation for Neurologic Diseases Molecular Basis of Alzheimer's Disease $40,900
Seybold, Erin Kansas Geological Survey University of California - Santa Cruz Linking Nutrient Reactivity and Ttransport in Subsurface Flowpaths along a Terrestrial-estuarine Continuum $34,946
Kondyli, Alexandra Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering University of Florida Operational Performance and Safety Effects of Arterial Weaving Sections $30,664
Mohammed, Hemin Transportation Center Kansas Department of Transportation Kansas LTAP Smartphone Application $30,300
Wolfe, Michael Medicinal Chemistry KU Medical Center Research Institute Toward a Simple Model Organism for Familial Alzheimer's Disease $30,000
Depcik, Christopher Mechanical Engineering Wichita State University MICE: A High Power Density Free Piston Engine $29,069
Amlung, Michael Applied Behavioral Science / Life Span Institute University of Georgia Using Neuroeconomics to Understand Alcohol Overvaluation in Alcohol Use Disorder $28,123
Crossfield, Ian Physics & Astronomy Space Telescope Science Institute Seeing in 3D: Unlocking the Dynamical Properties of a Canonical Exoplanet $25,497
McCoy, Kelly Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Kansas Division of Emergency Management Trainings to Kansas Counties through Kansas University Fire & Rescue Training Institute during the Federal Fiscal Year 2020-2021 $25,000
Harms, Randi Achievement & Assessment Institute Illinois Department of Human Services Illinois Coordinated Intake Pilot $24,900
Lemon, Michael Achievement & Assessment Institute STEM Next Opportunity Fund Million Girl Moonshot $20,000

September-October 2020

Primary Investigator Home Unit / Admin Unit Sponsor Award Title Total Anticipated Award Amount
Kingston, Neal Achievement & Assessment Institute New York State Education Department New York DLM: 2020-2025 Operational/Testing + Additional Services $18,448,028
Karvonen, Meagan Achievement & Assessment Institute Illinois State Board of Education Illinois DLM: 2020-2025 Operational/Testing $12,903,000
Burgin, Amy Environmental Studies Program National Science Foundation RII Track-2 FEC: Aquatic Intermittency Effects on Microbiomes in Streams (AIMS) $5,998,875
Karvonen, Meagan Achievement & Assessment Institute Pennsylvania Department of Education Pennsylvania DLM: 2020-2021 Operational/Testing + Science Development + Additional Services $3,899,538
Boyd, Brian Applied Behavioral Science / Life Span Institute National Institutes of Health Validation of an Outcome Measure of Early Social-Communication for Young Children with ASD $2,783,114
Blunt, Shannon Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center U.S. Army Waveform Diversity for Complex Environments $1,905,826
Fehr, Anthony Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center National Institutes of Health Determining Mechanisms of Innate Immune Modulation by ADP-ribosylation $1,797,716
Spencer, Paulette Mechanical Engineering / Institute for Bioengineering Research National Institutes of Health Peptide-Polymer Engineering Dentin/Adhesive Interfacial Bond Integrity $1,727,102
Lundquist, Erik Molecular Biosciences National Institutes of Health Regulation of Directed Neuroblast Migration by the ECM and MAB-5/Hox $1,401,834
Shiflett, Mark Chemical & Petroleum Engineering National Science Foundation EFRI DCheM: Next-generation Low Global Warming Refrigerants $1,393,034
Kamatuka, Ngondi Education Administration / Achievement & Assessment Institute U.S. Department of Education KU Student Support Services Science, Technology, Math, Engineering & Health Sciences (SSS STEM) $1,309,440
Horn, Eva Special Education / Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Education Project for Interprofessional Preparation-Early Childhood Intervention (PIP-ECI) $1,250,000
Kurth, Jennifer Special Education / Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Education Project INSTRUCT (Inclusive Interdisciplinary Supports and Training for Positive, Rigorous Education & Communication Outcomes) $1,250,000
Paden, John Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets NASA Operational Multichannel Snow Radar for Swath Mapping of Snow Layers on Ice Sheets, Sea Ice, and Land $762,724
Billings, Sharon Ecology & Evolutionary Biology / Kansas Biological Survey National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | Network Cluster: Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry in the Critical Zone $660,815
Barton, Jared Social Welfare New Mexico Children, Youth & Families New Mexico ROM FY2021 $621,750
Dean, Evan KU Center on Developmental Disabilities / Life Span Institute National Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation Research Promoting Career Design and Development via Telehealth for Rural Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities $600,000
Duncan, Tyrone Mathematics / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center Air Force Office of Scientific Research Stochastic Control for Systems with Non-Gaussian Noise $586,664
Wang, Zijun Pharmacology & Toxicology National Institutes of Health Neuronal Circuits and Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Early Social Isolation-Potentiated Heroin Seeking $573,832
Foster, Bryan Ecology & Evolutionary Biology / Kansas Biological Survey National Science Foundation FSML: Enhancing Research Support Infrastructure at the University of Kansas Field Station $571,375
Schrock, Steven Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering / KU Transportation Center University of Nebraska – Lincoln University Transportation Centers Open Competition $467,382
Wang, Zhi Aerospace Engineering Air Force Office of Scientific Research Pushing the Limit for Large Eddy Simulation through a Kinetic Energy and Entropy Preserving FR Method, and Mesh Adaptation Based on Machine Learning $451,006
Tremblay, Annie Linguistics National Science Foundation Enhancing the Perception and Recognition of Spoken Words in a Second Language: A Cue-Weighting Approach $449,961
Sack, Sara Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Kansas State Grant for Assistive Technology $443,831
Du, Heng Pharmacology & Toxicology / Higuchi Biosciences Center National Institutes of Health GHSR1a and Hippocampal Pathology in Alzheimer's Disease $442,739
Hashemi, Morteza Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | CNS Core: Medium: Combating Latency and Disconnectivity in mmWave Networks: From Theory to Implementation $438,000
Shiflett, Mark Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Booz, Allen, Hamilton, Inc. Design of an Ammonia + Ionic Liquid Absorber and Desorber System $416,998
Dobrowsky, Rick Pharmacology & Toxicology / Higuchi Biosciences Center National Institutes of Health A Novel Pharmacologic Approach to Treat CMT1X $387,165
Shiflett, Mark Chemical & Petroleum Engineering American Institute of Chemical Engineers Gas Saparation Using Furan-based Polymer Membranes – Project H22020 $384,927
Du, Heng Pharmacology & Toxicology / Higuchi Biosciences Center National Institutes of Health Mitochondrial ATP Synthase Dysfunction and Synaptic Stress in Alzheimer's Disease $374,192
Reuman, Daniel Ecology & Evolutionary Biology / Kansas Biological Survey National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | Patterns, Causes, and Consequences of Synchrony in Giant Kelp Populations $358,592
Gillam, Rebecca Achievement & Assessment Institute / Office of Research Kansas Department of Health & Environment Kansas Connecting Communities (KCC): Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Disorders $356,367
Carlson, Juliana Social Welfare Futures Without Violence A Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare $300,000
Hui, Rongqing Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | CNS Core: Medium: RUI: Optics without Borders $289,291
Layzell, Anthony Kansas Geological Survey Kansas Water Office Evaluating Playas in Western Kansas: Recharge to the High Plains Aquifer and Economics of Cropping $269,897
Hansen, Amy Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Natural Resources Conservation Service Modeling Water Quality and In-stream Biological Endpoints of Agricultural Conservation in the Mississippi River Basin $269,311
Besson, David Physics & Astronomy National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | WoU-MMA: The Radar Echo Telescope for Cosmic Rays and Neutrinos: Toward a Transformative Technology for Neutrino Detection $258,200
Xu, Liang Geography & Atmospheric Science / Higuchi Biosciences Center University of Utah Novel Therapeutic Strategy for Renal Fibrosis by Targeting RNA-binding Protein HuR Targeting $250,000
Bever, James Kansas Biological Survey Kansas Science Foundation Manipulating Mycorrhizal Fungi: Plant Symbionts in Organic Agriculture $250,000
Wagner, Margaret Ecology & Evolutionary Biology / Kansas Biological Survey Kansas State University Linking Microbiome Function and Microbial Processes to Plant Genetic Diversity in a Foundation Forage Grass across the Great Plains Grassland Climate Gradient: A Multi-omics Approach $242,112
Roy, Anuradha Pharmacology & Toxicology / High Throughput Screening Laboratory Western University of Health Sciences Therapeutic Intervention of Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever: A Tick-borne Viral Illness $216,666
Besson, David Physics & Astronomy National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | WoU-MMA: Askaryan Radio Array: The World's Forefront Neutrino Astrophysics Program from 100 PeV $214,847
Hardison, Ayesha English / Hall Center for the Humanities National Endowment for the Humanities Hurston on the Horizon in the Past, Present, and Future $200,000
Barton, Jared Achievement & Assessment Institute / Social Welfare TFI Family Services TFI Family Services ROM 2020-2022 $151,350
Robinson, Jennifer Chemical & Petroleum Engineering / Higuchi Biosciences Center Howard Hughes Medical Institute Pamela Johnson 2020 Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study $150,000
Brook, Joanna Social Welfare Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Oklahoma Partnership Initiative Phase 3: Program Evaluation FY2021 $148,000
Schultz, Jerry Life Span Institute Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services The Community Check: A Participatory Community Monitoring and Evaluation System for Prevention in Kansas $143,599
Kirkpatrick, Allison Physics & Astronomy NASA How Do Undetected AGN Affect Galaxy Evolution? $132,957
Leonard, Kevin Chemical & Petroleum Engineering / Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis Avium LLC SBIR Phase II: Dual Element Matrix (DEM) Water Electrolyzer $129,729
Daley, Dorothy Public Affairs & Administration / Institute for Policy & Social Research Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholars Cohort Four – 2020 $124,000
Krause, Rachel Public Affairs & Administration / Institute for Policy & Social Research National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | Assessing the Impact of Lead Agency Cross-functional Authority on City Sustainability Outcomes $121,287
Ortiz, Kelsey Center for Research on Learning / Life Span Institute Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Identifying Evidence-Based Practices and Developing Technical Assistance and Professional Development Materials on Serving Students with Disabilities with Online Learning $120,000
Stewart, Debora Kansas Geological Survey U.S. Geological Survey Preserving Kansas Geologic Data, Documents, Samples, and Aerial Photographs; and Surveying Critical Mineral Resources, FY 2020 $117,676
Gardner, Sara Achievement & Assessment Institute Kansas Children's Cabinet & Trust Fund Access to Care & Remote Learning Support for School-aged Children $106,006
Look, Kurt Kansas Geological Survey Kansas Corporation Commission Kansas Online Automated Reporting (KOLAR) Project FY 2021 $102,000
Dean, Evan KU Center on Developmental Disabilities / Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Coming Together and Moving Forward: Supporting Integrated, Community-Based Transition in Kansas $100,000
Beck, Darin Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center / KU Professional & Continuing Education Kansas Highway Patrol NSGP Security Upgrade $100,000
DeKosky, Brandon Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center American Lung Association Molecular Analysis of Antibody Responses Associated with COVID-19 Respiratory Distress $100,000
Sturm, Belinda Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Kansas Department of Health & Environment Wastewater COVID-19 Sampling and Analysis in Rural Kansas $80,000
Tran, Dai Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Colorado State University Guidance for Training and Certification of Construction Inspectors for Transportation Infrastructure $80,000
Crossfield, Ian Physics & Astronomy Space Telescope Science Institute The Atmospheric Diversity of Mini-Neptunes in Multi-planet Systems $77,475
Lemon, Michael Achievement & Assessment Institute Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Statewide Afterschool Networks Innovation Grants to Expand Youth Opportunity $75,000
Richter, Mark Molecular Bioscience Designzyme Cortisol Biosensor Phase 1 $74,890
Mosconi, Matthew Clinical Child Psychology / Life Span Institute KU Medical Center Research Institute Brain and Behavioral Features of Sensorimotor Abnormalities in Autism Spectrum Disorders $72,820
Byers, Kaela Social Welfare TFI Family Services KU and TFI Examination of Predictors of Youth Absent from Care $69,504
Miao, Yinglong Molecular Biosciences / Bioinformatics KU Medical Center Research Institute Understanding Polycystin-1 Structure-GPCR Function for the Development of New Therapeutic Approaches in ADPKD $67,000
Murray, Angela Life Span Institute / Achievement & Assessment Institute Brady Education Foundation Continued Development of the Montessori Implementation Measure and 2020 Montessori Retreat with an Enhanced Equity Focus $65,689
Gardner, Sara Achievement & Assessment Institute / Office of Research Kansas Department of Health & Environment Child Care Systems Improvement Team (CC-SIT) Services $65,000
O'Reilly, Matthew Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Texas A&M Research Foundation Measuring Transport Properties of Portland Cement Concrete using Electrical Resistivity $53,368
Muddiman, Ashley Communication Studies / Institute for Policy & Social Research Social Science Research Council Social Media Incivility and Candidate Gender During the 2020 U.S. Elections $50,000
Robinson, Jennifer Chemical & Petroleum Engineering / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute | Deciphering Sex Differences in Adolescent Knee Meniscal Injury and Regeneration $50,000
Azuma, Mizuki Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center BioNexus KC The Role of a Sugar (O-GlcNAc) Modification of Ewing Sarcoma Protein in Chromosomal Instability $50,000
Davidson, Andrew Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center Wyandotte Economic Development Council WyCo Works $50,000
Friss, Elizabeth Mechanical Engineering BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting LLC The Sustainable Heartland Accelerator Regional Partnership (SHARP) Hub $49,821
Harris, Theodore Ecology & Evolutionary Biology / Office of Research Kansas Department of Health & Environment Master Agreement with Kansas Department of Health & Environment: EVT0007316 $49,000
Blakemore, James Chemistry / Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis Chevron Phillips Chemical Company Redox Behavior of Catalysts for Olefin Oligomerization 2: Joint Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Studies $49,000
Blunt, Shannon Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center Baylor University SII Planning: Developing a National Spectrum Innovation Initiative (SII) Center for Adaptive and Reconfigurable Wireless Technology $47,000
Desaire, Heather Chemistry Duke University HIV-1 Vaccine-elicited Antibodies Target Envelope Glycans $42,420
Counts, Jacqueline Achievement & Assessment Institute Kansas Children's Cabinet & Trust Fund Technology for Families Fund Support $40,000
DeKosky, Brandon Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute K-INBRE Bridging Grant | Bridge Proposal: Droplet-based Single B and T Cell Receptor Screening for Multi-parameter Adaptive Immune Monitoring $40,000
Ecker-Lyster, Meghan Achievement & Assessment Institute Wichita State University Evaluation of the Wichita North GEAR UP Program 2020-21 $40,000
Ecker-Lyster, Meghan Achievement & Assessment Institute Wichita State University GEAR UP South Wichita Project 2020-21 $40,000
Ecker-Lyster, Meghan Achievement & Assessment Institute Wichita State University WSU Southeast Wichita GEAR UP Project Evaluation $40,000
Ecker-Lyster, Meghan Achievement & Assessment Institute Wichita State University WSU West Wichita GEAR UP 2020-21 $40,000
Sturm, Belinda Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Kansas Department of Health & Environment Wastewater COVID-19 Sampling and Analysis in Metro KC $30,000
Harms, Randi Achievement & Assessment Institute University of Illinois All Our Kids Network University of Illinois IRIS Proposal (Year 3) $29,084
Muma, Nancy Pharmacology & Toxicology KU Medical Center Research Institute Development of Novel Drugs with Biased Signaling for the Treatment of Schizophrenia $25,001
Davido, David Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute K-INBRE Bridging Grant | Role of CDKs in HSV-1 ICP0 Functions $25,000
Jarmolowicz, David Applied Behavioral Science / Life Span Institute KU Medical Center Research Institute Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute $22,906
Murray, Angela Life Span Institute / Achievement & Assessment Institute American Montessori Society AMS Research Consulting
$22,707

July-August 2020

Primary Investigator Home Unit / Admin Unit Sponsor Award Title Total Anticipated Award Amount
Kingston, Neal Achievement & Assessment Institute Kansas Department of Education Kansas Summative Assessments FY2021-2027 $29,955,015
Karvonen, Meagan Achievement & Assessment Institute Utah State Office of Education Alternate Statewide Assessment for Utah Students in Grades 3-11 $7,100,267
Wills, Howard Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Education Initial Efficacy Evaluation of the CW-FIT Middle School Program: Improving Academic Engagement and Outcomes for Middle School Students $3,300,000
Wolfe, Michael Medicinal Chemistry National Institutes of Health Structure and Function of Gamma-Secretase in Familial Alzheimer's Disease $2,910,490
Yang, Xinmai Mechanical Engineering / Institute for Bioengineering Research National Institutes of Health Wearable Real-time Functional Brain Mapping for a Non-human Primate Stroke Model $2,755,599
Jackson, Timothy Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center National Institutes of Health Graduate Training at the Biology-Chemistry Interface $1,928,225
Karvonen, Meagan Achievement & Assessment Institute Missouri Department of Elementary/Secondary Education Missouri DLM: 2020-2021 Operational/Testing + Additional Services $1,620,001
Cartwright, Paulyn Ecology & Evolutionary Biology / Higuchi Biosciences Center National Institutes of Health MARC at the University of Kansas $1,573,996
Bean, Alice Physics & Astronomy National Science Foundation Particle Physics at the Energy Frontier with the CMS Experiment $1,200,000
Noonan, Patricia Life Span Institute Arizona State Department of Education AZ College & Career Competency Team $1,056,000
Blumenstiel, Justin Ecology & Evolutionary Biology National Science Foundation How Genomic Shock Triggers Transposition during Hybrid Dysgenesis $821,430
Vieglais, David Biodiversity Institute National Science Foundation Collaborative Proposal: Frameworks: Internet of Samples: Toward an Interdisciplinary Cyberinfrastructure for Material Samples $636,082
Li, Fengjun Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center National Science Foundation SCH: INT: Collaborative Research: Privacy-Preserving Federated Transfer Learning for Early Acute Kidney Injury Risk Prediction $579,941
Blum, Michael Geology National Science Foundation NSF GEO-NERC: Collaborative Research: Impact of the Plio-Pleistocene Transition on Provenance and Sediment Routing from the Himalaya to the Deep-Sea Bengal Fan $557,643
Lindeman, David Life Span Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Kansas Inservice Training System: Infant and Toddler Expansion $553,670
Gomez Garcia Alvestegui, Daniel Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets NASA Integration of the Snow Radar onto a Long-Endurance Unmanned-Aerial-Vehicle for Thickness Measurements of Snow over Sea-Ice and Land-Ice $539,714
Atkinson, Brian Ecology & Evolutionary Biology / Biodiversity Institute National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: Unearthing Antarctica's Role in the Late Cretaceous Evolution of Flowering Plants $488,934
Elles, Christopher Chemistry National Science Foundation Ultrafast Dynamics of Highly Excited Molecules in the Condensed Phase $485,331
Zhao, Hui Physics  U.S. Department of Energy Electron Transfer in Heterostructures Based on Two-dimensional Materials $485,275
Smith, Jon Geology / Kansas Geological Survey U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Mapping in Kansas for FY20 $427,965
Taylor, Michael Geology National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: Dry Rifting in the Albertine-Rhino Graben, Uganda $417,798
Thompson, Ward Chemistry U.S. Department of Energy Understanding Rate Constants of Hydrated Electron Reactions $400,609
Karvonen, Meagan Achievement & Assessment Institute North Dakota Department of Public Instruction North Dakota DLM: 2020-2021 Operational/Testing $373,620
Medvedev, Mikhail Physics & Astronomy National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: WoU-MMA Extreme Quantum-Electrodynamic and General-Relativistic Plasma Physics $370,000
Noonan, Patricia Life Span Institute Missouri Department of Elementary/Secondary Education Missouri Post-Secondary Success Project/ Social-Emotional Learning for All $313,821
Meyer Jr, Wallace Business / Institute for Policy & Social Research Economic Development Administration Application for Administration of Supplemental Planning Grant for CARES Act Recovery Assistance $300,000
Sack, Sara Life Span Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Equipment Exchange: Increasing Access to Durable Medical Equipment $285,000
Chen, Geng Mathematics National Science Foundation Large Solutions for Systems of Hyperbolic Conservation Laws and Wave Equations in One and Multiple Space Dimensions $264,998
Swinburne Romine, Russell Achievement & Assessment Institute National Center on Deaf Blindness Materials and Analyses to Support Technical Assistance for Students Who are Deaf-Blind $242,038
Sack, Sara Life Span Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Assisting Medicaid Beneficiaries in Accessing Assistive Technology $228,000
Kim, Taejoon Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center Purdue University Distributed Machine Learning and Sensor Fusion for Spectrum Sensing System Optimization $219,999
Koch, Lisa School of Public Affairs & Administration / Transportation Center Kansas Department of Transportation Technical Services for the Kansas Rural Transit Assistance Program – FY 2021 $219,549
Paden, John Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: EAGER: A Dual-Band Radar for Measuring Internal Ice Deformation: A Multipass Ice-Penetrating Radar Experiment on Thwaites Glacier and the McMurdo Ice Shelf $216,082
Marshall, Craig Geology NASA A Feasibility Study of Raman Optical Activity for the Detection and Discrimination of Chiral Biological Compounds for Planetary Science Instrumentation $206,399
Staples, William Sociology / Institute for Policy & Social Research National Science Foundation RAPID: Understanding the Experiences of Public Internet Users during the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic $200,000
Sturm, Belinda Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Kansas Department of Health & Environment SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater Monitoring as an Indicator for Community Prevalence of COVID-19 $200,000
Deer, Sarah Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies / Hall Center for the Humanities Carnegie Corporation of New York Indigenous Democracies: Native Women and the Future of Tribal Nations in the United States $200,000
Bever, James Ecology & Evolutionary Biology / Kansas Biological Survey U.S. Department of Agriculture Productivity and Soil Fertility Responses to Grassland Plant Diversity: Testing Competing Hypotheses $180,000
Iqbal, Asif Kansas Geological Survey Kansas Department of Agriculture Kansas Online Water Use Report, FY2019-2022 $164,217
Cravens, Thomas Physics & Astronomy University of Colorado Do Habitable Worlds Require Magnetic Fields? $152,426
Hardy, Saralyn Spencer Museum of Art National Endowment for the Humanities Spencer Art at Home: Sustaining Public Access to Art, Ideas, and Experiences with the Spencer Museum of Art $150,000
Walker, James Geology National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: EarthChem & SESAR – Data Infrastructure for Geochemistry and Earth Science Samples Communitiesummer Scholars $122,599
Li, Jian Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Kansas Department of Transportation Evaluation of Vibration Mitigation Techniques for KDOT High Mast Illumination Poles $117,199
Besson, David Physics & Astronomy NASA Particle Astrophysics with the Payload for Ultrahigh Energy Observations (PUEO): A Next Generation Long-duration Balloon-borne Instrument for the Cosmic High Energy Frontier $110,000
Wang, Guanghui Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center KU Medical Center Research Institute Automated Identification and Classification of Laryngeal Diseases Using Deep Neural Networks $101,190
Hill, Mary Geology U.S. Geological Survey Visualizing the Invisible: Causes, Consequences, Changes, and Management of Streamflow Depletion across the U.S. $100,000
Lemon, Michael Achievement & Assessment Institute United Way, Kansas City, Missouri United Way Quality Matter Technical Assistance $100,000
Wang, Guanghui Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center Wichita State University An Active Learning Framework for Increasing Generalizability of Machine Learning Models $99,994
Li, Fengjun Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center National Security Agency 2020 GenCyber University of Kansas $99,927
Collado, Anahi Life Span Institute KU Medical Center Research Institute Working Memory Training as Pretreatment Adjunct to Smoking Cessation $99,188
Barton, Jared Social Welfare Wyoming Department of Family Services Wyoming ROM FY2021 $98,735
Seybold, Erin Kansas Geological Survey National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: Network Cluster: Using Big Data Approaches to Assess Ecohydrological Resilience across Scales $94,675
Lequesne, Remy Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Education Development of Hooked, Headed, and Straight Bars in Compression $90,000
Rogers, David Kansas Biological Survey University of the Virgin Islands Ridge to Reef Processes and Interdependent Drivers of Small Island Resilience $84,353
Barton, Jared Social Welfare Maine Department of Health & Human Services State of Maine ROM 2020-2022 $79,525
Forbush, Kelsie Psychology / Life Span Institute KU Medical Center Research Institute Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute $72,820
Kondyli, Alexandra Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering / Transportation Center Kansas Department of Transportation K-TRAN KU 21-4:Evaluation of Near-Miss Crashes Using a Video-Based Tool $71,500
Han, Jie Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Kansas Department of Transportation K-TRAN KU 21-2: Pullout Resistance of Reinforcement in Lightweight Cellular Concrete Fill $67,753
Lindeman, David Life Span Institute Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services Southeast Kansas Respite Care Services $66,100
Lunte, Susan Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center NASA Development of an Integrated System for Cell Analysis and Profiling by Capillary Electrophoresis Mass Spectrometry $65,105
Mendenhall, Amy Social Welfare Saint Francis Community Services Saint Francis Ministries IMPACT Framework: Impact Measurement for Program, Agency, and Clint Transformation $63,819
Tran, Dai Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering HKA ACRP 01-45: Selecting, Procuring, and Implementing Airport Capital Project Delivery Methods $61,027
Kwon, Gibum Mechanical Engineering U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Poultry-safe and Environment-acceptable Pest-repellent Paint $53,250
Colombo, John Life Span Institute National Institutes of Health Gatlinburg Conference on Research in ID/DD $50,000
Christine, Mary Institute for Leadership Studies The Women's Foundation of Greater Kansas City Kansas Appointments Project: Ready to Run Women's Leadership Series $50,000
Hartley, Meredith Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center American Thyroid Association Thyroid Hormone Signaling during Remyelination $50,000
Wang, Jingxin Medicinal Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center BioNexus KC Small Molecule-oligonucleotide Conjugate for the Treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Improved Specificity $50,000
Peterson, Andrew Ecology & Evolutionary Biology / Biodiversity Institute North Dakota State University House Sparrow Collections across the Continental United States $49,159
Xu, Liang Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute K-INBRE Partnership Pair: Novel NanoChip to Detect Exosomal Biomarkers in Liquid Biopsy of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Patients with Metastasis $45,450
Picking, William Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center Anivive Lifesciences Completion of Foam-drying Methods for Stabilizing Coccidioides Acps1 Spores $43,267
Jiang, Yunfeng Mathematics Simons Foundation New Structures and Dualities in Gromov-Witten Theory and Vafa-Witten Theory $42,000
Johnson, Mathew Mathematics Simons Foundation Modulation and Dynamics of Nonlinear Waves $42,000
Allgeier, Alan Chemical & Petroleum Engineering / Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis Kansas Corn Commission Unlocking the Potential of Chemical Derivatives in Ethanol Production $41,835
Williams, Susan  Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Kansas Soybean Commission Towards Establishing a Kansas Biodiesel Consortium Year 5 $41,008
Seybold, Erin Kansas Geological Survey Kansas Water Resources Institute Spatial Variability and Subsurface Controls of Groundwater Recharge and Nutrient Mobilization in Dry Streams $40,000
Scouffas, Anthea Lied Center National Endowment for the Arts Boarders that Define and Divide $40,000
Slusky, Joanna Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute Designing Peptide-based Inhibitors of Bacterial Efflux Pumps $37,875
Garstka, Teri Achievement & Assessment Institute Kansas Department for Children & Families FY 21: Kanas Early Head Start Data Reporting System (DAISEY) $37,407
Sack, Sara Life Span Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Tiny K: Infant Toddler Assistive Technology Services $35,500
Lindeman, David Life Span Institute Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Service Active Treatment Training Program – KNI $35,500
Lindeman, David Life Span Institute Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Service Active Treatment Training Program – Parsons State Hospital $35,500
Lunte, Susan Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center NI2O Novel, Rapid, Portable COVID-19 Detection $31,996
Wang, Zhi Aerospace Engineering GE Global Research Enhancement of Large Eddy Simulation Tool $29,998
Schrock, Steven Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering / Transportation Center Kansas Department of Transportation Purchase and Implementation of a Learning Management System $29,750
LaPierre, Tracey Sociology Saint Luke's Hospital Collaboration Agreement: Quality and Value Innovation Consortium – Opioid Project $29,143
Hanson, Paul Chemistry Aspira Chemical Synthesis of Human Pin1 Inhibitors $25,000
Shao, Shuanglin Mathematics National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: Prairie Analysis Seminar 2021-2022 $22,741
Barati Ghahfarokhi, Reza Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Kansas Water Resources Institute Experimental and Modeling Investigation of Fluid-Fluid and Rock-Fluid Compatibility between Arbuckle and Lansing Kansas City Formations with the Purpose of Produced Water-Exchange between the Two Forms $20,000
Layzell, Anthony Geology / Kansas Geological Survey Kansas Water Resources Institute Simulating the Effects of Reservoir Management Strategies on In-stream Sediment Load, Streambank Stability, and Water Quality $20,000
Hageman, Michael Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center Inez Jay Fund Translation of Injectable-to-Oral Peptide Pharmacotherapy: Application of E-cadherin Binding Peptides as Oral Membrane Permeation Enhancers $20,000

May-June 2020

Primary Investigator Home Unit / Admin Unit Sponsor Award Title Total Anticipated Award Amount
Shogren, Karrie Special Education / Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Education Combining the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction and Peer Supports: Examining the Impact on Academic, Social, and Functional Outcomes for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders $3,300,000
Counts, Jacqueline Achievement & Assessment Institute Kansas Children's Cabinet & Trust Fund HHS/ACF Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five $2,189,814
Lindeman, David Life Span Institute Kansas Child Care Training Opportunity Infant-Toddler Specialist Network: KCCTO-KITS Partnership $1,642,405
Saunders, Kathryn Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Education Validity of a Nonspeech, Dynamic Assessment of the Alphabetic Principle (DAAP) $1,397,718
Sprague-Jones, Jessica Achievement & Assessment Institute Iowa Department of Public Health Iowa MIECHV: Quality Improvement Supports $843,409
Wills, Howard Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Education Postdoctoral Research Training in Special Education and Early Intervention $760,000
Wagner, Margaret Ecology & Evolutionary Biology / Kansas Biological Survey National Science Foundation BBSRC-NSF/BIO: A Holistic Approach to Understand Drought Adaptation in Plants, their Symbionts, and Free-living Microbiomes $719,167
Aly, Esam Eldin Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center National Science Foundation CAREER: Unifying Heterogeneity of Extreme-scale Cyberinfrastructures for Higher Productivity and Performance Portability $550,351
Tapia Takaki, Jesus Daniel Physics & Astronomy U.S. Department of Energy Research in Heavy-Ion Nuclear Physics: Studying the Initial State of QCD Matter $447,000
Raza, Muhammad Life Span Institute National Institutes of Health Genetic Studies of Specific Language Impairment (SLI) Using Consanguineous Families $439,782
Davido, David Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center National Institutes of Health Identifying Functional Targets of HSV-1 ICP0-directed Degradation $405,301
Mechem, David Geography & Atmospheric Sciences Office of Naval Research Improving Regional Model Representation of Cloudy Boundary Layers Across Midlatitude Synoptic Systems in NRL COAMPS $368,321
Sutley, Elaina Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Colorado State University Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning $367,889
Harms, Randi Achievement & Assessment Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Kansas Maternal and Child Health Services Integration: DAISEY Design & Implementation $304,312
Shontz, Suzanne Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center Department of Defense Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Infrastructure for Massively Parallel Computing Research (ARO) $251,147
Counts, Jacqueline Achievement & Assessment Institute Kansas Department for Children & Families Quality Support Services $219,072
Agusto, Foloshade Ecology & Evolutionary Biology National Science Foundation RAPID: COVID-19 Behavior, Perception, and Control Across Geographic and Economic Gradients $199,999
Hashemi, Morteza Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center National Science Foundation CRII: NeTS: Beyond PHY and Channel Measurements in Millimeter Wave: Towards Low-Overhead and Resilient Multi-hop Networking $174,214
Mabry, Allyson Social Welfare California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions California Strengths Model Implementation and Compliance Contract $162,516
Baker, Debra Kansas Biological Survey City of Lawrence Impact Assessment of the Lawrence Waste Water Treatment Plant on the Wakarusa River: Follow-up Assessment $113,875
DeKosky, Brandon Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center Columbia University Columbia University's Proposed Response to the New Coronavirus Outbreak $107,724
Soper, Steven Chemistry KU Medical Center Research Institute The Kansas Institute for Precision Medicine: Administrative Core $100,882
Nguyen, Trung Chemical & Petroleum Engineering National Science Foundation EAGER: High-Energy-Density Storage for Renewable Energy Sources for Environmental Sustainability $100,001
Parsons, Robert Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Kansas Department of Transportation Evaluation of Lightweight Cellular Concrete Fill as Backfill $87,800
Bean, Alice Physics & Astronomy Cornell University U.S. CMS Upgrades for the HL-LHC $85,845
Kim, Taejoon Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education Wideband Fast Spatial Spectrum Sensing Using Digital Beamforming $82,800
Robinson, Jennifer Chemical & Petroleum Engineering / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute Behavior of Adipose Stem Cells in 2D and 3D in a Wound Healing Context $78,210
Soper, Steven Chemistry KU Medical Center Research Institute The Kansas Institute for Precision Medicine: Biomedical Engineering Core $76,577
DeKosky, Brandon Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center Mercatus Center COVID-19 Fast Grants $75,000
Caminero-Santangelo, Marta Latin American & Caribbean Studies / Hall Center for the Humanities Tinker Foundation Inc. Tinker Field Research Collaborative 2020 $75,000
Barton, Jared Social Welfare Connecticut Department of Children & Families Connecticut ROM FY 2020 $74,575
Li, Jian Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Iowa State University Robust Wireless Skin Sensor Networks for Long-term Fatigue Crack Monitoring of Bridges $59,015
Fehr, Anthony Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute Investigating Approved Therapeutics for their Ability to Inhibit the SARS-CoV-2 ADPribosylhydrolase $50,000
Blunt, Shannon Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center Defense Engineering Corporation Waveform Research and Development for Emerging RF Sensing Technologies $49,999
Chang, Chi-Ning Life Span Institute National Science Foundation RAPID: Challenges and e-Mentoring in Engineering Graduate Programs during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak $44,582
Klusmeier, Susan Academic Success / Undergraduate Studies Arizona State University University Alliance: COVID-19 Emergency Student Aid $41,666
McLean, Noah Geology U.S. Geological Survey Community for Data Integration (CDI) $40,137
Holt, Christina Applied Behavioral Science / Life Span Institute Kansas Health Foundation Monitoring and Evaluating the COVID-19 Response in Lawrence-Douglas County $40,000
Husic, Admin Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Kansas Water Resources Institute Benthic Cyanobacterial Mats: A Potential Source of Harmful and Nuisance Compounds to Kansas Streams $40,000
Lundquist, Erik Molecular Biosciences KU Medical Center Research Institute The Role of the Extracellular Matrix in Directed Cell Migration $40,000
Unckless, Robert Molecular Biosciences KU Medical Center Research Institute Understanding Host-Virus Coevolution and Viral Trade-offs using a Drosophila DNA Virus $37,875
Ward IV, Robert Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute
K-INBRE Summer Scholars
$36,360
Bergman, Patricia Office of Research KU Medical Center Research Institute The Sustainable Heartland Accelerator Regional Partnership (SHARP) Hub $29,433
Skinner, Daniel KANU Radio University of Missouri-Kansas City Regional Journalism Collaboration Kansas 2020-2021 $23,643
Schoenen Jr., Frank Higuchi Biosciences Center Inez Jay Fund Design, Synthesis, Analytical Characterization, eAMDE, Formulation, Sub-chronic MTD and In Vivo PK of ML329 Prodrugs $20,000
Wang, Jingxin Medicinal Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center Inez Jay Fund Mechanistic Study of RNA Splicing Modulation by Small Molecules $20,000

March-April 2020

Primary Investigator Home Unit / Admin Unit Sponsor Award Title Total Anticipated Award Amount
McCart, Amy Life Span Institute State of Washington Office of Superintendent Inclusionary Practices Statewide Professional Development & Support $1,337,786
Skrtic, Thomas Special Education Stanford University Leadership in Research and Teacher Preparation for System-Wide Inclusive Education $1,249,879
Karvonen, Meagan Achievement & Assessment Institute Maryland State Department of Education Innovations in Science Map, Assessment, and Report Technologies (I-SMART) $884,610
Volkin, David Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ultra Low-Cost Transferable Automated (ULTRA) Platform for Vaccine Manufacturing $828,787
Zhong, Cuncong Electrical Engineering & Computer Science National Science Foundation CAREER: A Novel Bioinformatic Infrastructure for Metagenome Assembly and Functional Annotation $722,398
Lequesne, Remy Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Electric Power Research Institute Inc. Large High-Strength Steel Reinforcing Bars in Earthquake-Resistant Structures $650,000
Bulgren, Janis Life Span Institute CAST Inc. CORGI 2020: Scaling Models for the Classrooms of Tomorrow $523,298
Staples, William Sociology / Institute for Policy & Social Research National Science Foundation SaTC: CORE: Small: Digital Homelessness in the Heartland: Safeguarding and Enhancing the Experiences of Public Internet Users $516,000
Biernat, Monica Psychology National Science Foundation Learning to Pronounce Ethnic Names as a Means of Improving Inter-Ethnic Interaction $385,410
Salandrino, Alessandro Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center Air Force Office of Scientific Research Parametric Resonances in Time-Varying Media for Optical Limiting Applications $360,986
Holubnyak, Yevhen Kansas Geological Survey New Mexico Tech Carbon Utilization and Storage Partnership (CUSP) for the Western USA $337,706
Lunte, Susan Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center Kansas Board of Regents Center for Molecular Analysis of Disease Pathways (CMADP) $300,000
Zieber, Nicole Life Span Institute National Institutes of Health Young Infants' Detection of Emotion $272,075
Picking, Wendy Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Shigella Ipa Proteins Support $205,713
Leonard, Kevin Chemical & Petroleum Engineering / Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis Kansas Board of Regents The Internet of Catalysis: Harnessing the Data Science for Catalyst Design $200,000
Macdonald, Stuart Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute K-INBRE Bioinformatics Core Facility $159,075
McKenna, Thomas Kansas Biological Survey Perennial Agriculture Project LLC Perennial Agriculture Project Proposal for Thomas P. McKenna $101,000
Ginther, Donna Economics / Institute for Policy & Social Research Kansas Department of Revenue Research Services to the Governor's Council on Tax Reform $100,000
Barton, Jared Social Welfare Wyoming Department of Family Services State of Wyoming ROM FY2020 $98,725
Walker, Dale Applied Behavioral Science / Life Span Institute KU Medical Center Research Institute Project Eagle: Early Head Start $92,254
Zeng, Yong Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute Tumor-Derived Extracellular Vesicle in Ovarian Cancer $90,000
Forbush, Kelsie Psychology / Life Span Institute National Institutes of Health Ecological Momentary Assessment of Unhealthy Exercise and Affect in Eating Disorders $83,836
Vernberg, Eric Applied Behavioral Science / Life Span Institute National Institutes of Health The Influence of Executive Functioning on Internalizing and Somatic Symptoms in Trauma-Exposed Arab Resettled Refugee Parent-Child Dyads $75,321
Thompson, Ward Chemistry Sandia National Laboratories Molecular Modeling of Fluid Properties at Mineral Interfaces $75,000
Ward IV, Robert Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute K-INBRE Undergraduate Coordinator Office Year 7 $53,025
Cushing, Christopher Applied Behavioral Science / Life Span Institute University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Data Coordinating and Operations Center for the IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network $50,822
DeKosky, Brandon Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center Phrma Foundation Antigen-Fc Conjugates as Bioinspired Immunotherapeutics $50,000
Ng, Jennifer Provost Office National Endowment for the Arts KU Indigenous Cultures Festival $40,000
Schrock, Steven Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering / KU Transportation Center Kansas State University Sponsored Programs Accounting FY20: Traffice Assistance Services for Kansas (TASK) Program $39,297
Schrock, Steven Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering / KU Transportation Center Skye Multimedia National Scheduling and Dispatching Training Manual Update $35,231
Crossfield, Ian Physics & Astronomy Jet Propulsion Lab, California Institute of Technology Spitzer Transits of New TESS Planets $35,000
Mills, Elisabeth Physics & Astronomy National Radio Astronomy Observatory NRAO Student Observing Support Award to Kurt Hablin $34,410
Koon, Lyndsie Life Span Institute University of Illinois Urbana-Champain Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities $33,747
Ecker-Lyster, Meghan Achievement & Assessment Institute Wichita State University WSU Southeast Wichita GEAR UP Project Evaluation $33,590
Ecker-Lyster, Meghan Achievement & Assessment Institute Wichita State University WSU West Wichita GEAR UP $33,590
Kirkpatrick, Allison Physics & Astronomy Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Does Excess Mid-Infrared Emission Reliably Signal an AGN? $32,500
Cheatham, Gregory Special Education / Life Span Institute University of Connecticut Doctoral Training Consortia to Train Doctoral Students in Early Childhood Intervention for Infants and Young Children with High-Intensity Needs because of Significant IDD $25,707
Ward IV, Robert Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute K-INBRE Star Trainees $21,210
Nelson, Kenneth Kansas Geological Survey Kansas Division of Emergency Management KDEM User Management Portal and Server Hosting $20,536
Stiller, Maya History of Art The Academy of Korean Studies Status Pilgrimage: The Cultural Value of Elite Travel to Kumgangsan in Late Choson Korea $20,000

January-February 2020

Primary Investigator Home Unit / Admin Unit Sponsor Award Title Total Anticipated Award Amount

Blunt, Shannon

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center Office of Naval Research Navy Applications of Physical MIMO and Waveform Diversity $1,730,886
Rogan, Christopher Physics & Astronomy  National Science Foundation CAREER: Probing the High-Energy Frontier with the CMS Experiment $949,975
Kelly, John Ecology & Evolutionary Biology National Science Foundation Chromosomal Inversions and Gene Expression in Mimulus $749,581
Schrock, Steven Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering / Transportation Center Kansas Department of Transportation FY 2020 Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) $600,000
Kwon, Gibum Mechanical Engineering National Science Foundation CAREER: Thermo-responsive Absorbent with Selective Absorption for Miscible Liquids Separation $549,996
Wu, Huixuan Aerospace Engineering National Science Foundation CAREER: Quantification of the Kinetic Energy of Particles in Complex Flows using Magnetic Particle Tracking $500,000
Li, Xianglin Mechanical Engineering National Science Foundation CAREER: Pore-Scale Multiphase Mass Transfer in Porous Electrodes $500,000
Witt, Emily Mathematics National Science Foundation CAREER: New Frontiers for Frobenius, Singularity Theory, Differential Operators, and Local Cohomology $400,000
Blanco, Gustavo KUMC Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology/ Higuchi Biosciences Center National Institutes of Health KU Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program $360,771
Darwin, David Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Education Development Length and Splice Strength of High-Strength Reinforcing Bars in High-Strength Concrete $300,000
Karvonen, Meagan Achievement & Assessment Institute Office of the State Superintendent of Education DC DLM: 2019-2024 Operational/Testing (Sci) $246,120
Katz, William Business Fort Hays State University University of Kansas Small Business Development Center 2020 (federal funds) $177,819
Liu, Zhipeng Mathematics National Science Foundation Periodic KPZ Universality $168,628
Bigelow, Kathryn Life Span Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environmt Kansas MIECHV Program $157,000
Lundquist, Erik Molecular Biosciences National Institutes of Health Regulation of Growth Cone Polarity and Protrusion in Axon Guidance $140,660
Warren, Steve Speech-Language-Hearing / Life Span Institute Northwestern University A Family-Genetic Study of Autism and Fragile X Syndrome $136,604
Benson, David Chemistry National Science Foundation REU Site: A Summer Experience for Undergraduates Integrating Research, Education and Career Development in an Interdisciplinary Environment $126,131
Carta, Judith Special Education / Life Span Institute The Family Conservancy Start Young $123,300
Shrader, Sarah Pharmacy Practice Health Forward Foundation JayWalk WyCo: Collaborating for Healthy Lifestyles in Wyandotte County $106,763
Walker, Dale Applied Behavioral Science / Life Span Institute KU Medical Center Research Institute Project Eagle: Early Head Start $102,788
Rosa-Molinar, Eduardo Pharmacology and Toxicology / Higuchi Biosciences Center National Science Foundation WORKSHOP | Modern Methods in Microscopy: Elucidating the Physical Biology of the Cell (Summers 2020 & 2021, Lawrence, KS) $100,000
Chernetsky, Vitaly Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies The U.S. Russia Foundation A Comprehensive Plan for Strengthening Russian Studies in the Heartland $98,340
Katz, William Business Fort Hays State University University of Kansas Small Business Development Center 2020 (state funds) $93,927
Nelson, Kenneth Kansas Geological Survey Kansas Department of Revenue Open Records for Kansas Appraisers (ORKA) $88,500
Buzhardt, Joseph Life Span Institute KU Medical Center Research Institute The Online and Applied System for Intervention Skills (OASIS): Scaling Up $85,523
Mandel, Rolfe Anthropology / Kansas Geological Survey History Nebraska A Statewide Geographic Information System (GIS) as a Predictive Tool for Locating Deeply Buried Archeological Deposits in Nebraska (PHASE II) $75,000
Mosconi, Matthew Applied Behavioral Science / Life Span Institute Autism Speaks Mechanisms of Visual Motion Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorder $70,000
Holt, Christina Applied Behavioral Science / Life Span Institute KU Medical Center Research Institute Evaluation of the Healthy Schools Healthy Communities Initiative $63,300
Azuma, Mizuki Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center The Role of Sugar (O-GlcNAc) Modification of EWS-FLI1 in Malignant Progression of Ewing's Sarcoma and its Therapeutic Potential $56,950
Look, Kurt Kansas Geological Survey Kansas Geological Society Software Development for Kansas Electronic Data Integration $55,000
Schultz, Jerry Life Span Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Community-Based Project Evaluation $55,000
Brumberg, Jonathan Speech-Language-Hearing / Life Span Institute KU Medical Center Research Institute Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical & Translational Science Institute $50,000
Brockman, Jennifer Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Center Kansas Department of Health & Environmt Gender-Based Violence Prevention Impact Evaluation $42,163
Mandel, Rolfe Anthropology / Kansas Geological Survey R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates Inc KU Center for Research Inc. & R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates Master Sponsored Research Agreement $40,775
Kamatuka, Ngondi Education Administration / Achievement & Assessment Institute Army Educational Outreach Program Army Educational Outreach Program (UNITE) $40,262
Kastens, Jude Kansas Biological Survey Kansas Water Office Kansas Real-Time Flood Mapping Tool Development (state funds) $40,000
Hageman, Michael Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute NCI Cancer Center Support Grant for Biotechnology Innovation & Optimization Center (BIOC) $39,331
Neufeld, Kristi Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute Generating a Mouse to Test Musashi 1 Inhibitors as Anti-tumor Agents $35,000
Yi, Richard Psychology / Life Span Institute KU Medical Center Research Institute Neurocorrelates of Episodic Future Thinking and its Impact on Delay Discounting by Cigarette Smokers $35,000
Kastens, Jude Kansas Biological Survey Kansas Water Office Kansas Real-Time Flood Mapping Tool Development (federal funds) $35,000
Kastens, Jude Kansas Biological Survey Terrametrics Agriculture Inc. U.S. County-Level Corn & Soybean Yield Modeling and Brazil & Argentina Soybean Yield Model Development & Implementation $34,000
Schultz, Jerry Life Span Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Kansas Department of Health & Environment Contract for Second-Step Evaluation Project $34,000
Caminero-Santangelo, Marta Latin American & Caribbean Studies / Hall Center for the Humanities Tinker Foundation Inc Tinker Field Research Grant 2020 $30,000
Neufeld, Kristi Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute NCI Cancer Center Support Grant: Cancer Biology Research Program $27,693
Dixon, Dan Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute CPS Cancer Prevention and Survivorship Research Program: KUCC Core $27,435
Cook, Michael Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute Kansas Division of Emergency Managment Trainings to Kansas Counties through Kansas University Fire & Rescue Training Institute During the Federal Fiscal Year 2019-2020 $25,000
Ginther, Donna Economics / Institute for Policy & Social Research Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas The Economic Impacts of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas $25,000
Roy, Anuradha Pharmacology & Toxicology / High Throughput Screening Laboratory KU Medical Center Research Institute NCI Cancer Center Support Grant Lead Development & Optimization Share Resource $22,319
Soper, Steven Chemistry KU Medical Center Research Institute Circulating Extracellular Vesicles for Early Detection and Real-Time Monitoring of Ovarian Cancer $20,325

November - December 2019

Primary Investigator Home Unit / Admin Unit Sponsor Award Title Total Anticipated Award Amount

Chandler, Josephine

Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center National Institutes of Health Quorum Sensing Evolution and Function in Mixed Bacterial Communities $1,840,725
McCart, Amy Life Span Institute Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Principal and Charter School Site Leadership SWIFT for Equity and Excellence $1,199,998
Soper, Steven Chemistry National Institutes of Health Increased Sensitivity of Minimal Residual Disease Monitoring using Peripheral Blood in Pediatric Patients with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia $910,799
Akin, Becci Social Welfare Kansas Department for Children & Families Prevention Grant Evaluation, Families First Prevention Services Act $861,123
Weis, David Chemistry Health Research, Inc. Lyme Disease: B Cell Epitope Discovery and Mechanisms of Antibody Protection $808,955
Volkin, David Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center International AIDS Vaccine Initiative Antigen-Adjuvant Formulation and Characterization Studies to Assess HIV-1 Envelope (Env) Glycoprotein(s) and Adjuvant Formulations $700,000
Picking, Wendy Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center University of Maryland - Baltimore Adjuvant Development of the TLR4 Ligand BECC438 $670,147
Hasiuk, Franciszek Kansas Geological Survey Iowa Department of Transportation Phase III Iowa Pore Index: Morphometric Properties of Aggregates $345,525
Funk, Ryan Pharmacy Practice KU Medical Center Research Institute Metabolomic Markers of Disease Activity and Therapeutic Response in Autoimmune Arthritis $227,251
Darabi Konartakhteh, Masoud Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Texas A&M Research Foundation Performance Prediction and Analysis of Airfield Pavements Subjects to Next Generation Aircraft $225,000
Harms, Randi Achievement & Assessment Institute Wisconsin Department of Children & Families Wisconsin Family Foundations Home Visiting Shared Measurements System $215,916
Boyd, Brian Life Span Institute National Institutes of Health Examining Biobehavioral Mechanisms of Extreme Eating Behaviors in Young Children with ASD $194,682
Wendel-Hummell, Carrie Social Welfare Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Service Medicaid Waiver Functional Eligibility Instrument: HCBS PACE Research $173,463
Ewing, Mark Aerospace Engineering / Office of Research Kansas Department of Transportation Master Research Services Agreement for Unmanned Aerial Systems Flight Operations, Technical Integration, and Research $150,000
Hernandez, Daniel Mathematics National Science Foundation A Study of Hypersurfaces in General Position Inspired by Frobenius $145,000
Wendel-Hummell, Carrie Social Welfare Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services Medicaid Waiver Functional Eligibility Instrument: HCBS PACE Instruction $135,564
Reuman, Daniel Ecology & Evolutionary Biology University of California - Davis Synchrony of Native Fish Movements: Synthesis Science towards Adaptive Water Management in the Central Valley $123,571
Allgeier, Alan Chemical & Petroleum Engineering / Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis American Chemical Society Relating Surface Chemistry of Carbonaceous Materials to Nuclear Magnetic Relaxation Rates to Advance the Characterization of Petroleum Deposits $110,000
McCart, Amy Life Span Institute Orange County Department of Education ACCESS $108,000
Bennett, Caroline Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Kansas Department of Transportation Computational Fluid Dynamics Investigation of High Mast Illumination Poles: Influence of Light Fixtures $100,000
Layzell, Anthony Kansas Geological Survey Kansas Water Office Streambank Evaluation of the Cottonwood and Neosho Rivers above John Redmond $100,000
Picking, Wendy Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center Hafion LLC Toward the Development of a Protein:Non-Protein Macromolecular Adjuvants $100,000
Stearns, Leigh Geology / Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets Heising-Simons Foundation Connecting Regional Research to Local Communities: Helheim Glacier/Sermilik Fjord and Tasiilaq township, East Greenland $100,000
Dean, Evan Life Span Institute Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities Supporting Decision Making: Learning from Self-Advocate Experience $95,584
Hansen, Amy Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Nature Conservancy Integrated Watershed Modeling $93,000
Wendel-Hummell, Carrie Social Welfare Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Service Medicaid Waiver Functional Eligibility Instrument: CARE INSTRUCTION $85,348
Yung, Corey Rayburn School of Law Harvard University Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study $77,500
Ginther, Donna Economics / Institute for Policy & Social Research Robert Wood Johnson Foundation How Do State Policies Affect Access to TANF Benefits? $75,000
Sack, Sara Life Span Institute Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Accessible Recreation: Playing Electronic Games Independently to Increase Health & Social Connection $75,000
Xu, Liang Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute RNA-Binding Protein HuR in Liver Pathophysiology and Carcinogenesis $74,797
Hardy, Saralyn Reece Spencer Museum of Art National Endowment for the Arts Healing, Knowing, Seeing the Body $45,000
Gillam, Rebecca Achievement & Assessment Institute Kickapoo Tribe Cooperative Agreements for Tribal Behavior Health (Native Connections) $42,282
Li, Xiaoli Chemical & Petroleum Engineering / Geology Kansas Interdisciplinary Carbonates Consortium Phase Behavior of the Confined Fluids in Carbonate Unconventional Reservoirs $40,762
McGeough, Briana Social Welfare Public Health Institute: Alcohol Research Group Understanding 12-Step Involvement Among Sexual and Gender Minorities $34,385
Zeng, Yong Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute Exosome Phenotyping for Liquid Biopsy Based Diagnosis and Monitoring of Alzheimer's Disease $30,000
Schultz, Jerry Life Span Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Second Step Evaluation Project $26,000
Baer, Sara Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Kansas State University Processes Influencing Community Assembly During Tallgrass Prairie Restoration $24,659
Peterson, Andrew Townsend Biodiversity Institute Northrop Grumman Foundation Using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing to Inform Conservation Planning and Decision-Making in Sapo National Park, Liberia $20,000
Ward IV, Robert Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute K-INBRE Core Facility Support (CFS) $20,000
Bolick, Joshua Libraries North Carolina State University Scholarly Communication Notebook $17,273

September - October 2019

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

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