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- February 27, 2006

The following grants were received through the Office for Sponsored Programs in December 2005. The list represents only new proposals awarded, and excludes continuations. The list of grants is supplied to the Advance each month by the Office for Sponsored Programs.

Previous grant listings can be found on the Grants archive page.

Principal Investigator                        
Award Period
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal Science Yang, X. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/National Institutes of Health/Evergen Biotechnologies Inc. $17,760 9/05-9/06
Development of a Genetic Therapy for CF in a CF Rabbit
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Center for Regenerative Biology/Molecular & Cell Biology Fodor, W. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International/ Univ. of Minnesota $55,070 11/05-10/06
Core B: Molecular Immune Therapeutics Core
Communication Sciences Wang, S. NASD Investor Education Foundation $111,599 1/06-6/07
Effects of Visual Primes on Improving Web Disclosure to Investors
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology   Silander, J. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/CSREES $360,056 11/05-11/07
Integrating Predictive Modeling and Volunteer Networks to Enhance Early Detection and Rapid Response to Invasive Species
Economics Couch, K. U.S. Dept. of Labor/Employment and Training Activity/Conn. Dept. of Labor $25,000 1/06-12/06
Job Displacement in Connecticut
Marine Sciences Bucklin, A. National Science Foundation $145,358 12/05-5/06
Time/Space Patterns of Microsatellite DNA Variation in Relation to Patch Structure of Southern Ocean Krill, Euphausia superba
Marine Sciences Bucklin, A. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation $45,000 11/05-11/6
Coordinating Workshop for “DNA Barcoding for CoML”
Marine Sciences Mason, R. National Science Foundation/Smithsonian Institution $67,000 7/05-6/06
METAALICUS: A Whole-Watershed, Stable Isotope Study of the Mechanisms of Net Microbial Methylmercury Production
Physics Dutta, N. Lucent Technologies $36,500 9/05-12/05
Semiconductor Amplifier Measurement
Physiology & Neurobiology Rubio, M. National Institutes of Health $1,465,600 12/05-11/10
Molecular Neuroanatomy of the Cochlear Nucleus in Deafness
School of Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering Mandoiu, I. National Science Foundation $554,572 1/06-12/10
CAREER: Combinatorial Algorithms for High-Throughput Collection and Analysis of Genomic Diversity Data
Connecticut Global Fuel Cell Center Molter, T. Dept. of Defense/Navy/Office of Naval Research/Design By Analysis Inc. $21,000 10/05-5/06
Hybrid Propulsion Systems for Undersea Weapons
Electrical & Computer Engineering Luh, P. Southern California Edision $100,000 1/06-12/06
Simultaneous Optimal Auction and Unit Commitment for Deregulated Electricity Markets, Phase IV
Institute of Materials Science Wei, M. Connecticut Innovations Inc. $220,365 11/05-8/08
Delivery of Growth Factors Using a Novel Composite for Bone Repair
Mechanical Engineering Renfro, M. Dept. of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory $50,000 1/06-12/06
Evaluation of Evanescent Wave Diagnostics in Coated Sapphire Fibers for Harsh Environmentsa
Office of the Vice Provost for Multicultural & International Affairs
Puerto Rican & Latino Studies Institute Asencio, M. Ford Foundation $304,400 1/06-2/08
Latina/o Sexualities Research Agenda
Office of the Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Education
Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering Robbins, G. American Petroleum Institute $36,092 11/05-10/06
Sources and Significance of On-Site Ground Water Infiltration at Service Stations
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Cooperative Extension Centers   Valiquette, E. Housatonic Valley Coalition Against Substance Abuse Inc. $2,500 12/05-6/06
Memorandum of Understanding between UConn Fairfield County 4-H and the Housatonic Valley Coalition Against Substance Abuse Inc.
School of Business
Connecticut Small Business Development Center Cheney, R. Small Business Administration $943,273 10/05-9/06
Connecticut Small Business Development Center
Neag School of Education
Educational Psychology Kehle, T. Willington Public Schools, Willington, CT $28,302 9/05-6/06
Psychological Services to the Willington Public Schools
Educational Psychology Kehle, T. Glastonbury Public Schools, Glastonbury, CT $28,302 9/05-6/06
Psychological Services to the Public Schools – Glastonbury, CT
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Economics Dharmapala, A. University of Michigan $48,768 1/06-4/06
Visiting Professor
Marine Sciences Bucklin, A. American School for the Deaf $1,500 10/05-11/05
Charter of the R/V Connecticut by the American School for the Deaf
School of Social Work
School of Social Work Instruction & Research Lyon, E. Children’s Trust Fund $18,000 7/05-12/06
ChildPlan Evaluation
Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Office of Special Programs Szigethy, T. National Institutes of Health/University of Rhode Island $30,505 8/05-7/06
Environmental Methods for Reducing College Drinking 



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