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- September 5, 2006

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

New Research Proposals Awarded
Principal Investigator
Award Period
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Cooperative Extension Centers Prisloe, M. National Aeronautics & Space Administration/Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology $20,000 5/06-12/06
Cooperative Decision Support Technologies for the Northeastern United States: Bridging NASA and USGS Technologies
Plant Science Ellis, D. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture $62,412 6/06-5/08
Implementation of the IPM and Environmental Education Curriculum
Plant Science Kaminski, J. New England Regional Turfgrass Foundation $57,568 5/06-11/08
Impact of Nozzle-Type, Application Timing, and Fungicide Resistance on Dollar Spot Control
Plant Science Legrand, A. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/Natural Resources Conservation Service $136,140 3/06-12/06
IPM Technical Assistance for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Avery Point Campus Instruction & Research Kremer, J. U.S. Geological Survey/ Conn. Dept. of Environmental Protection $47,000 4/06-8/07
Establish Restoration Objectives for Eelgrass in Long Island Sound
Center for Health/HIV Intervention & Prevention Kalichman, S. National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Mental Health $1,516,616 6/06-5/07
Training in the Social Processes of HIV/AIDS
Center for Survey Research & Analysis Best, S. Communities United to Strengthen America $69,225 3/06-10/06
13-Community Survey
Center for Survey Research & Analysis Best, S. Dept. of Health & Human Services/Conn. Council on Developmental Disabilities $15,000 2/06-6/06
Conn. CDD Stakeholder Survey
Center for Survey Research & Analysis Best, S. Wildlife Conservation Society $30,000 4/06-4/07
Bronx Zoo Survey - Develop a research plan
Chemistry Bohn, R. Dept. of Commerce/National Institute of Standards & Technology $7,800 5/06-9/06
FY 2006 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - CSTL & EEEL Application of Liquid Chromatography to the Separation of Clinically Relevant Analytes
Chemistry Fenteany, G. National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences $1,295,000 6/06-5/11
Mechanism of Action of New Inhibitors of Cell Migration
Chemistry Frank, H. Dept. of Commerce/National Institute of Standards & Technology $7,600 5/06-9/06
NIST SURF Program Fellowship on Behalf of Megan Ellis
Chemistry Suib, S. Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP $20,000 5/06-12/06
Catalyst Analytical Studies
Communication Sciences Cienkowski, K. National Institutes of Health/Psychological Applications LLC $122,843 3/06-3/08
Dynamic Assessment of Hearing Aids: Phase II
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Holsinger, K. National Science Foundation $11,993 6/06-5/08
Dissertation Research: Nitrogen Deposition and Population Dynamics of a Declining N-Fixer
Economics Carstensen, F. Eastconn $40,000 3/06-12/06
Conn. Next Steps
Geography Seth, A. U.S. Agency for International Development/Univ. of Missouri $104,799 1/06-9/09
Adapting to Change in the Andean Highlands: Practices and Strategies to Address Climate and Market Risks in Vulnerable Agro-Ecosystems
Marine Sciences Bucklin, A. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution $9,200 5/06-5/09
Charter of RV CT for WHOI Equipment Test
Marine Sciences O'Donnell, J. Dept. of Commerce/National Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin. $936,929 8/06-7/07
Long Island Sound Coastal Observing System
Marine Sciences Torgersen, T. U.S. Dept. of Energy/Dept. of Energy $100,167 5/06-5/09
Air-Derived Noble Gases in Sediments: Sites and Mechanisms for Trapped Components
Molecular & Cell Biology O'Neill, R. National Institutes of Health / Univ. of South Carolina $93,000 4/06-3/09
Peromyscus Laboratory Animals for Biomedical Research
Psychology Green, J. National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Mental Health/Univ. of Minnesota $34,909 9/05-8/06
Quantifying the Time Course of Tantrum Anger
Public Policy Barnes, C. Health Resources & Services Administration / CT Office of Health Care Access $310,600 3/06-8/06
Health Care Coverage Survey
Sociology Weakliem, D. National Science Foundation $4,672 6/06-5/07
Dept. of Commerce Doctoral Dissertation Research: Whose Opinion Counts? An Analysis of the Opinion-Policy Linkage in the U.S. States
Neag School of Education
Curriculum & Instruction Settlage, J. Connecticut Center   for Science & Exploration $25,800 8/06-5/07
Dept. of Commerce Doctoral Student (H. Harkins) Research Associate
Educational Psychology Chafouleas, S. U.S. Dept. of Education - Institute of Education Sciences $1,496,507 6/06-5/10
Project VIABLE: Validation of Instruments for Assessing Behavior Longitudinally and Efficiently
Educational Psychology Colbert, R. Futures Inc. $6,482 2/06-5/06
Counseling Internship
Educational Psychology Rogers, H. Dept. of Education/Conn. Dept. of Higher Education $244,593 5/06-8/11
Evaluation of the Conn. State Gear Up Project
Kinesiology Bruening, J. Univ. of Conn. Health Center $9,608 5/06-7/06
Husky Sport: Adolescent Female Development through Sport and Physical Activity
Office of the Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Education
Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering Robbins, G. New Hampshire Dept. of Environmental Services/Weston Solutions Inc. $24,316 5/06-5/07
Assessment of the Dissipation of MTBE Ground Water Contamination at Service Station Sites Following the Conn. MTBE Gasoline Ban
Center for Environmental    Sciences & Engineering Xie, T. Dept. of Defense/Air Force/Inframat Corp. $35,000 2/06-7/07
Nanocomposite Catalyst for Destruction of Perchlorate in Drinking Water
School of Allied Health
Applied Health Science - Dietetics Program Palaniswamy, U. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture $99,976 5/06-4/10
International Farming Systems: Sustainable Farming and Natural Resources Management Practices in the Developing World
School of Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Accorsi, M. Dept. of Defense/Army Natick Soldier Center $68,665 6/06-2/07
Development of Four Computational Simulation Capabilities for Airdrop Systems
Conn. Transportation Institute Mahoney, J. Dept. of Transportation/Conn. Dept. of Transportation $140,900 6/05-6/07
Equipment Proposal - Asphalt   Pavement Analyzer
Institute of Materials Science Boggs, S. Electric Boat Corp. $30,000 5/06-7/06
Component System Evaluations for a 4160 VAC Distribution System with a 400 Hz Power System Frequency
Institute of Materials Science Boggs, S. Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) $74,781 4/06-10/06
Evaluation of Partial Discharge Measurements of Transmission Cables
Institute of Materials Science Huey, B. Dept. of Commerce/National Institute of Standards & Technology $6,770 5/06-9/06
FY2006 NIST Boulder Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Institute of Materials Science Sotzing, G. Dept. of Defense/Navy/Office of Naval Research/ Triton Systems Inc. $134,944 5/06-4/08
Selective Coatings for Microcantilever Explosive Detector
Institute of Materials Science Stuart, J. Danisco A/S/Genencor International Inc. $72,992 4/06-4/07
Proteorhodopsin Photonic Device
Institute of Materials Science Utz, M. National Science Foundation $300,000 8/06-7/09
NMR Study of Transport Processes in Ionic Polymer Gels for Sensor Applications
Mechanical Engineering Cetegen, B. National Science Foundation $200,000 5/06-4/09
GOALI: Experimental and Computational Study of Bluff-Body Flame Stabilization with Non-Homogeneous Upstream Mixing
Mechanical Engineering Jordan, E. Dept. of Defense/Air Force/Southwest Sciences $25,000 4/06-1/07
Optimal Thermal Barrier Coatings (TBC) Lifing Technology
School of Nursing
School of Nursing Instruction & Research Beck, C. National League for Nursing $4,900 1/06-1/07
The Process of Becoming Registered Nurses in 12 Months for Non Nurse College Graduates
School of Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Sciences Wright, D. National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences/Promiliad Biopharma Inc. $173,870 5/06-4/07
Natural Feedstocks for Diversity-Oriented Synthesis
School of Social Work
School of Social Work Bok, M. HHS/Health Resources & Services Administration/Conn. Dept. of Social Services $73,569 9/04-12/07
Residential Energy Assistance Challenge Grant
School of Social Work, Office of Dean Davidson, K. Conn. Dept. of Children & Families/Southern Conn. State Univ. $46,412 4/06-6/07
Master's Certificate Program



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