Mini grants awarded to faculty

The Office of Research and Graduate Education has awarded $66,120 in mini grants to 28 faculty members for the next year. Mini grants of up to $5,000 per individual and $10,000 per collaborative project stimulate faculty research productivity by providing “seed” funds for projects that will lead to requests for external funding. Grant funding must be used by May 15, 2017. Proposals are reviewed by a committee and evaluated based on the following prioritized criteria:

  • Intellectual merit of the research.
  • Likelihood of future development of the proposed line of research including, but not limited to, future external support.
  • Research competence.
  • Rank and funding history.
  • Explanation of how funds will be used to meet the aims of the proposal.

Congratulations, mini-grant recipients!

  • Avantika Bawa, assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, “Portland 2016 Biennial”
  • Allison Coffin, assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, “Determining the Early Signs of Hair Cell Damage in a Novel Zebrafish Model of Acoustic Trauma”
  • Andra Davis, assistant professor in the College of Nursing, “Delivery of technology-enabled nurse-led care coordination for patients receiving cancer chemotherapy treatment: Describing the nurse’s role”
  • Roschelle Fritz, assistant professor in the College of Nursing, “Smart Home Technology to Support Healthy Aging: Adding a Clinician-in-the-Loop”
  • Luz Maria Gordillo, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, “Patients, Philanthropists, and Field Workers: Women's Cross-Cultural Scientific and Social Networks in the Age of Eugenics, 1910-1924”
  • Anita Hunter, professor in the College of Nursing, “The Effect of Heavy Metals in Consumable Water on Child Development and Pregnancy Health of Women in Uganda”
  • Kevan Moffet, assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences; and Marc Kramer, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, “Quantifying the flux of water isotopes to the atmosphere from spatially heterogeneous landscapes”
  • Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, assistant professor in the College of Nursing, “Vietnamese Women's Breast and Cervical Health Project”
  • Shameem Rakha, assistant professor in the College of Education, “Learning history through the stories of our elders”
  • Yoshie Sano, associate professor of human development; and Suzanne Smith, associate professor of human development, “Understanding Rural Low-Income Families through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”
  • Hua Tan, assistant professor in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, “Development of a Novel Inkjet-Assisted High Speed Sintering 3D Printing Technology”
  • Scott Wallace, associate professor in the School of Engineering and Computer Science; Florian Zach, assistant clinical professor in the Carson College of Business; and Iis Tussyadiah, assistant clinical professor in the Carson College of Business; “Research Proposal for RFP No 1513 Tourism Markey Study for Pierce County, WA - Twitter Sentiment Analysis”
  • Sara Waters, assistant professor of human development; and Jane Lanigan, associate professor of human development, “Assessing children's physiological reactivity in the field”
  • Xuechen Zhang, assistant professor in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, “Accelerating In-situ Scientific Data Analysis using Software-defined Storage Resource Enclaves”

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