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Recent Awards

American University faculty members receive externally sponsored awards to conduct impactful and exciting research. Below is a list of awards received for FY23 by unit.

PI: Simon Nicholson
Project Title: A solar geoengineering organization focused on just governance and the Global South
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Amount: $75,000

PI: Simon Nicholson
Project Title: Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy's Climate
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Amount: $750,000

PI: Tracy Weitz
Project Title: Ensuring the timely share and use of information about changes in the U.S. abortion landscape
Sponsor: Hewlett Foundation
Amount: $500,000

PI: Robert Albro
Project Title: Catalyzing a New Generation of Researchers Advancing Change in Cuba
Sponsor: Open Society Foundation
Amount: $200,000

PI: Shari Watkins
Project Title: Collaborative Research: EHR Racial Equity: Examining Blackness in Post Secondary STEM Education through a Multidimensional - Multiplicative Lens
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Amount: $780,770

PI: Philip Johnson
Project Title: Interpreting Cassini CIRS Data with a Photochemical Model using Improved ab initio Reaction Rate Coefficients
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration-NASA
Amount: $212,980

PI: David Culver
Project Title: A Survey of the Fauna of Seepage Springs in National Capital Parks-East (NACE)
Sponsor: National Park Service
Amount: $58,870

PI: Laura Cutler
Project Title: Teaching Expansion Grant AY22-23
Sponsor: The Israel Institute
Amount: $50,000

PI: Molly Dondero
Project Title: Pennsylvania State University 
Sponsor: Gender Differences in the Diet of Mexican Children of Immigrants
Amount: $15,882

PI: Matthew Hartings
Project Title: Photonic Sensors for Measuring Radiation Dosage
Sponsor: National Institute of Standards and Technology-NIST
Amount: $23,476

PI: Kathleen Holton
Project Title: Confirmation of the Low Glutamate Diet as a Treatment for Gulf War Illness
Sponsor: US Department of Defense (DOD)
Amount: $6,370,662

PI: Caroline Kuo
Project Title: Advancing Integrated Alcohol-HIV Training of Frontline Providers in a Global Priority Setting
Sponsor: Brown University
Amount: $39,781

PI: Anastasia Snelling
Project Title: Safe-at-Home Program Evaluation
Sponsor: Home Care Partners
Amount: $32,164

PI: Philip Johnson
Project Title: Interpreting Cassini CIRS Data with a Photochemical Model using Improved ab initio Reaction Rate Coefficients
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration-NASA
Amount: $212,980

PI: Laurie Bayet
Project Title: Grounding computational models of vision with infant brain data
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Amount: $577,409

PI: Lei Ding
Project Title: Accelerating NASA's Earth and Heliophysics Scientific Research with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Algorithms
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration-NASA
Amount: $160,000

PI: Douglas Fox
Project Title: Compositional Analysis of Commercial Celluloses
Sponsor: Vireo Advisors, LLC
Amount: $40,000

PI: Douglas Fox
Project Title: Covalently Crosslinked Intumescing Coatings for Fire Protecting Wood & Fabrics
Sponsor: National Institute of Standards and Technology-NIST
Amount: $136,986

PI: David Haaga
Project Title: Therapist Competence Measure Development for Comprehensive Behavioral (ComB) Treatment of Trichotillomania (TTM)
Sponsor: Psi Chi, International Honor Society in Psychology
Amount: $1,500

PI: Daniel Kerr
Project Title: Humanities Truck Project Bridge Funding
Sponsor: Henry Luce Foundation
Amount: $100,000

PI: Daniel Kerr
Project Title: Humanities Truck Project Bridge Funding
Sponsor: Henry Luce Foundation
Amount: $100,000

PI: Michael Robinson
Project Title: Topological Acoustical Feature Extraction and Exploitation (TAFEE)
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research 
Amount: $94,000

PI: Catherine Stoodley
Project Title: Effects of age and lesion location on motor, behavioral and cognitive outcomes in pediatric posterior fossa tumors
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health-NIH 
Amount: $396,041

PI: Alexander Zestos
Project Title: Fundamental Reactions of Diffusion and Adsorption Control of Phenols on Modified Microelectrode Surfaces
Sponsor: American Chemical Society
Amount: $55,000

PI: Amos Golan
Project Title: The Value of Publicly Available Information and Data
Sponsor: US Department of Agriculture-USDA
Amount: $53,144

PI: David Kearns
Project Title: Opioid and Psychostimulant Taking: Testing the Impact of Behavioral Economic Contexts
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health-NIH
Amount: $320,305

PI: Caroline Kuo
Project Title: Schools Championing Safe South Africa: An Intervention Engaging Teachers and Students in Adolescent Prevention of HIV risk and Intimate Partner Violence
Sponsor: Brown University
Amount: $19,000

PI: Laura Paler
Project Title: Marshaling Evidence, Partnerships, and Learning to Combat Democratic Erosion
Sponsor: US Department of State (Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor)
Amount: $1,738,301

PI: Anastasia Snelling
Project Title: DCPS Hope Model Expansion Part II
Sponsor: District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS)
Amount: $27,500

PI: Anastasia Snelling
Project Title: Safe at Home Evaluation and Programming Implementation
Sponsor: DC Department of Aging and Community Living - DACL
Amount: $275,000

PI: Ignacio Gonzalez Garcia
Co-PI: Juan Montecino
Project Title: The Macroeconomics of Taxation and Inequity in the United States: a proposal for a new policy model and Institute
Sponsor’s Name: The Rockefeller Foundation
Amount Awarded: $500,410

PI: Raychelle Burks
Project Title: IUSE: EHR Track 1 Engaged Student Learning, Level 2: Developing computational efficacy and skill within an inclusive community of practice in the natural sciences
Sponsor: Doane University
Amount: $52,000

PI: Walter Park
Project Title: Park USPTO IPA June 2020
Sponsor’s Name: United States Patent and Trademark Office
Amount Awarded: $48,260

PI: Jessica Young
Project Title: RWJF Interdisciplinary Research Leaders
Sponsor’s Name: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Amount Awarded: $78,000

PI: Monica Jackson
Project Title: ADVANCE AU: Creating Gender and Racial Equity Among STEM Faculty
Sponsor: National Science Foundation-NSF
Amount: $1,000,000

 

 

PI: Julie Drizin
Project Title: Current: News for People in Public Media
Sponsor: Wyncote Foundation
Amount: $375,000

PI: Brigid Maher
Project Title: Anacostia Youth Film and Media Festival
Sponsor: Humanities Council of Washington, DC
Amount: $25,000

PI: Caty Borum Chattoo
Project Title: Comedy for Social Justice and Civic Power
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Amount: $957,719

PI: Lucy Campbell
Project Title: Reconceptualizing College Teaching for Equity Playbook- Systemic Levers
Sponsor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Amount: $697,711

PI: Emily Grossnickle-Peterson
Project Title: Sparking Middle School Students' Curiosity to Explain Scientific Phenomena: The Impact of Curiosity-Driven Question Asking on Visual Information Seeking and Mental Imagery
Sponsor: National Academy of Education
Amount: $5,000

PI: Sarah Irvine Belson
Project Title: DCPS Reading Contract - Cluster 1 RISE Schools - Cluster 5 Supplement
Sponsor: DC Public Schools
Amount: $34,710

PI: Sarah Irvine Belson
Project Title: Early Literacy Tutoring: Accelerating Reading Growth for Students in Grades 1-2
Sponsor: DC Office of State Superintendent of Education - OSSE
Amount: $363,500

PI: Anne Karabell
Project Title: Partnership for RISE Schools in Cluster 1 and 5 Strategic Support to Accelerate Progress
Sponsor: DC Publica Schools
Amount: $120,000

PI: Sarah Irvine Belson
Project Title: Reading Ready Tutoring: Early Literacy Tutoring: Accelerating Reading Growth for Students in Grades 1-2
Sponsor: Benedict Silverman Foundation
Amount: $127,217

PI: Naomi Hossain
Project Title: Accountability for education: the role of civil society in national policy.
Sponsor: Oxfam IBIS
Amount: $200,000

PI: Susanna Campbell
Project Title: Whose Peace? Local Partnerships and Multilateral Peacebuilding
Sponsor: United States Institute of Peace
Amount: $149,721

PI: Maria De Jesus
Project Title: Centering Youth Voices and Experiences: Improving Quality of Life Among Adolescent Patients Living with Chronic Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP)
Sponsor: Platelet Disorder Support Association
Amount: $20,000

PI: Sarah Snyder
Project Title: Modern American History Editorship
Sponsor: Cambridge University Press & Assessment
Amount: $159,061

PI: Judith Gearhart
Project Title: Rana Plaza Plus Ten: Who's Accountable Now?
Sponsor: 21st Century ILGWU Heritage Fund
Amount: $24,000

PI: Naomi Hossain
Project Title: Accountability for education: the role of civil society in national policy.
Sponsor: Oxfam IBIS
Amount: $200,000

PI: Naomi Hossain
Project Title: The Feedback State: Hearing & Responding to Bangladeshi Citizens during the COVID19 Pandemic
Sponsor: Institute of Development Studies
Amount: $116,196

PI: Rachel Nadelman
Project Title: Civic engagement and independent oversight for sustainable development at the World Bank
Sponsor: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Amount: $150,000

PI: Simon Nicholson
Project Title: A solar geoengineering organization focused on just governance and the Global South
Sponsor: LAD Climate Fund
Amount: $50,000

PI: Simon Nicholson
Project Title: A solar geoengineering organization focused on just governance and the Global South
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Amount: $75,000

PI: Simon Nicholson
Project Title: Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy's Climate
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Amount: $750,000

PI: Martin Garrett
Project Title: Jean Monnet EU Center of Excellence
Sponsor: European Union
Amount: $95,264

PI: Rachel Sullivan-Robinson
Project Title: Implementation of Government-Led Accountability Programs in Nigeria
Sponsor: MacArthur Foundation
Amount: $400,000

PI: Julie Baldwin
Project Title: NIJ Multisite Impact and Cost-Efficiency Evaluation of Veterans Treatment Courts
Sponsor: National Institute of Justice-NIJ
Amount: $3,000,000

PI: Julie Baldwin
Project Title: Veterans Treatment Court Risk and Need Enhancement Initiative
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Amount: $1,295,136

PI: Brian Hughes
Project Title: Violent Extremism Education and Resilience (VEER): Scaling Up New Media Strategies for Community Prevention
Sponsor: US Department of Homeland Security
Amount: $749,828

PI: Preeti Menon
Project Title: Color in Court: Racial and Ethnic Disparities Initiative Program Assessment, Training and Technical Assistance
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Amount: $1,000,000

PI: Joseph Young
Project Title: Vicarious Trauma in Counterterrorism Research and Practice
Sponsor: National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center
Amount: $160,660

PI: Subhiya Idilbi
Project Title: TSA LI - SF182_MO227670M00000358 C5-K16
Sponsor: US Department of Homeland Security - Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Amount: $239,400

PI: Subhiya Idilbi
Project Title: TSALI-SF182_MO227670M00000359-AU-J&K Cohort C6-J27
Sponsor: US Department of Homeland Security - Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Amount: $170,790

PI: Subhiya Idilbi
Project Title: TSALI-SF182_MO227670M00000359-AU-J&K Cohort C7-J27
Sponsor: US Department of Homeland Security - Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Amount: $170,790

PI: Subhiya Idilbi
Project Title: TSALI-SF182_MO227670M00000428-AU-J&K Cohort C8-9-J27
Sponsor: US Department of Homeland Security - Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Amount: $341,580

PI: Sasha O'Connell
Project Title: IPA
Sponsor: US Department of Commerce
Amount: $18,850

PI: Jane Palmer
Project Title: RWJF Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Fellowship
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Amount: $78,000

PI: Leslye Orloff
Project Title: National Judicial Network: Forum on Human Trafficking and Immigration in State Court
Sponsor: State Justice Institute
Amount: $75,000

PI: Alexander Joel
Project Title: German Marshall Fund - Privacy Across Borders Collaboration
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund
Amount: $50,000

PI: Susana SaCouto
Project Title: Enhancing the Impact of Colombia's Special Jurisdiction for Peace through a Holistic Transitional Justice Approach
Sponsor: US Department of State
Amount: $1,000,000

PI: Anne Schaufele
Project Title: Afghan Asylum Interview Preparation Clinics
Sponsor: Skadden Foundation
Amount: $15,000

PI: Leslye Orloff
Project Title: U-Visa and T-Visa Certification: Strengthening Law Enforcement and Prosecutorial Assistance to Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Human Trafficking Purpose Area #14
Sponsor: US Department of Justice-DOJ
Amount: $500,000

PI: Anne Schaufele
Project Title: Asylee Outreach Project
Sponsor: Hebrew Im-migrant Aid Society HIAS
Amount: $20,187

PI: Lisa Taylor
Project Title: AUWCL Pledge Program
Sponsor: AccessLex Institute
Amount: $25,000

PI: Leslye Orloff
Project Title: National Judicial Network: Forum on Human Trafficking and Immigration in State Court
Sponsor: State Justice Institute
Amount: $75,000

FY22 Awards

American University faculty received numerous awards in FY22. Click on the link below to review the list.

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FY21 Awards

American University faculty received numerous awards in FY21. Click on the link below to review the list.

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