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- March 20, 2006

The following grants were received through the Office for Sponsored Programs in January 2006. 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.

Department Principal Investigator Sponsor Amount Award Period
New Research Proposals  
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Natural Resources Management & Engineering Civco, D. National Aeronautics & Space Administration $744,000 1/06-1/07
Incorporating NASA’s Applied Sciences Data and Technologies into Local Government Decision Support in the and Invasive Species: Enhancing Student Involvement and National DisseminationNational Application Areas of Coastal Management, Water Management, Ecologic Forecasting  
Natural Resources Management & Engineering Rudnicki, M. Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund) $14,350 8/05-8/07
The Effects of Wind on Tree Sway and Stability
Pathobiology Risatti, G. U.S. Dept. of  Agriculture/Univ. of Minnesota $172,776 10/05-1/07
Mapping PRRSV Genetic Determinants of Macrophage Host Range and Immune Modulation
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Chemistry Peczuh, M. National Science Foundation $550,000 1/06-1/09
CAREER: A Systematic Investigation of Protein-Septanose Interactions
Chemistry Suib, S. Defense AdvancedResearch Projects Agency/United Technologies-Pratt & Whitney $50,000 1/06-1/07
Effect of Processing Parameters on BN/SiN Interface Coating Morphology
School of Allied Health
Health Promotion and  Allied Health Sciences Pescatello, L. National Institutes of  Health/Children’s National Medical Center $25,000 8/05-5/06
Functional Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms Associated with Muscle Size and Strength
School of Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering Gokhale, S. National Aeronautics & Space Administration/Qualtech Systems Inc. $14,400 11/05-5/06
Integrating Software Reliability/Testing Tools with TEAMS
Institute of Materials Science Papadimitrakopoulos, F. Dept. of Defense-Air Force $450,000 12/05-11/08
Diameter and Metallicity Separation of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes
School of Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Sciences Bogner, R. GlaxoSmithKline $68,062 12/05-2/07
Smart Salt Selection
School of Social Work
School of Social Work Instruction & Research Bullock, K. National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging/Univ. of Michigan $20,000 9/05-8/06
Factors That Influence the Completion of Advance Directives Among Older African Americans
Office of the Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Education
Environmental Research Institute Helble, J. National Aeronautics & Space Administration/Univ. of Hartford $55,000 12/05-9/06
Development of Thermal/Pressure Swing Absorption for Simultaneous Capture of CO2 and Water Vapor Using Solid Amine Absorbents
New Service Proposals  
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Cooperative Extension Centers Broderick, S. Conn. Dept. of Environmental Protection $5,000 10/05-9/06
The Coverts Project in Connecticut
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Center for Survey Research & Analysis Pettinico, G. Conn. Department of Environmental Protection $46,400 12/05-10/06
Long Island Sound License Plate Survey
Center for Survey Research & Analysis Pettinico, G. Stamford Advocates $10,500 9/05-12/06
Public Opinion Survey
Public Policy Barnes, C. Conn. Department of Public Health $3,000 11/05-6/06
Conn. Hospital Stroke Quality Care Survey
School of Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering Luh, P. Alstom Power Corp. $8,500 8/05-1/06
Power Plant Boiler Modeling and Optimization, Phase III
Institute of Materials Science Boggs, S. Dept. of Defense-Army $10,000 1/06-2/06
Testing of Capacitor Films
Institute of Materials Science Jordan, E. Dept. of Defense-Air Force/Jentek Sensors Inc. $30,000 12/05-4/07
Thermal Barrier Coating Using Hybrid Sensors with Multivariate Inversion Methods
New Instructional Proposals  
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Geography Lewis, T. National Geographic Society Education Foundation $50,000 10/05-8/06
National Geographic Society Education Foundation Education Network Grant



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