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Top Sponsored Programs & Awards 
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The following list includes all arts and humanities grants of $10,000 or more and all other grants of $200,000 or more awarded to UNL between February 2, 2016, and May 15, 2016, as reported through NUgrant, UNL’s electronic research administration system.

4-H State Office
K. Lodl
$250,000
Nebraska Environmental Trust
Living Soil: A New Exhibit at Raising Nebraska

Department of Agricultural Economics
S. Banerjee
$498,641
Department of Agriculture
The Impacts of Conservation Auction Design on Auction Performance and Community Welfare: Evidence from Lab and Artefactual Experiments

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
T. Clemente
$202,759
United Soybean Board/Smith/Bucklin
Testing Replacement of Fishmeal and Fish Oil in Seriola Rivoliana (Kampachi) Diets with Soy-based Protein and Oil

K. Amundsen
$420,000
U.S. Golf Association
Buffalograss Breeding, Evaluation and Management for Golf Course

D. Twidwell Jr.
$433,136
Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
Juniper Invasions and Landscape Intervention Potential: A Statewide Assessment

K. Amundsen, R. Shearman
$260,000
Native Turf Development Group
Seeded Buffalograss Development

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture/Department of Biological Systems Engineering/Southeast Research and Extension Center/West Central Research and Extension Center
R. Ferguson, K. Glewen, T. Ingram, B. Krienke, D. Krull, J. Luck, N. Mueller, T. Shaver, L. Thompson
$319,500
Various NRDs
Promoting Adoption of In-season Canopy Sensor-based Nitrogen Fertilization of Corn through the Nebraska On-farm Research Network

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture/Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools
J. Guretzky, H. Blanco, R. Elmore, M. Howell Smith, D. Redfearn
$275,667
Department of Agriculture
Developing Research and Extension Skills of Students in Integrated Agronomic Systems

Department of Biochemistry
P. Black, J. Allen
$200,000
Vestal W2O
Waste to Oil and High-value Bioproducts

Department of Biochemistry/Department of Chemistry
E. Harris, E. Dodds
$1,464,325
National Institutes of Health
Liver-mediated Clearance of Low Molecular Weight Heparins

Department of Biochemistry/School of Biological Sciences
C. Wood
$1,482,515
National Institutes of Health
AIDS Malignancies Training and Research International Program (AMTRIP)

Department of Biological Systems Engineering/Department of Agricultural Economics/Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
J. Luck, R. Ferguson, K. Glewen, T. Mieno, L. Thompson
$513,798
University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign
Using Precision Technology in On-farm Field Trials to Enable Data-intensive Fertilizer Management

Department of Biological Systems Engineering/Department of Agricultural Economics/Department of Animal Science/School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
A. Schmidt, K. Brooks, J. Loy
$200,000
Department of Agriculture
On-farm Remediation and Prevention of Swine Enteric Diseases

Department of Biological Systems Engineering/Department of Agronomy and Horticulture/Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Y. Ge, H. Walia, H. Yu
$534,194
National Science Foundation
IDBR: Type A: Multispectral Laser 3-D Ranging and Imaging System for Plant Phenotyping

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
C. Cornelius
$297,543
National Science Foundation
Nanomanufacturing of Multicomponent Inorganic Functional Coatings and Fibers Using Sol-gel Processing

Department of Chemistry
J. Zhang
$527,154
National Science Foundation
CAREER: Tuning Photoredox Properties of Carbazolic Porous Organic Frameworks for Visible-light-mediated Catalysis

J. Guo
$622,320
National Science Foundation
CAREER: Quadruplet Codon Decoding – Mechanistic Studies and Application in Cellular Genetic Code Expansion

Department of Chemistry/Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience
S. Morin
$649,474
National Science Foundation
CAREER: Morphological Control of Crystalline Materials Using Deformations of Elastomeric Substrates and Fluid Flow for the Bottom-up Fabrication of Hybrid Materials

Department of Civil Engineering/Department of Biological Systems Engineering/Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering
B. Dvorak, M. Dahab, R. Williams
$213,283
Nebraska Energy Office
Assessment of Energy Conservation Practices within Small Nebraska Wastewater Treatment Plants

Department of Computer Science and Engineering/Department of Sociology
L. Soh, A. Samal, R. Werum
$219,983
Citadel University
Anticipating Social Unrest Using Web-based Spatio-temporal Data-driven Techniques

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
R. Oglesby, C. Rowe
$307,000
Inter-American Development Bank
Program to Strengthen Institutional Capacity to Better Assess Climate Impacts in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC)

Department of Educational Psychology/Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior
S. Napolitano, A. Maerlender
$1,191,884
Department of Education
School Psychology Specialization in Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
N. Ianno
$306,032
National Science Foundation
REU Site: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Nanohybrid Functional Materials

Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering
F. Bobaru
$245,556
Texas A&M University
A Hybrid Approach to Composite Damage and Failure Analysis Combining Synergistic Damage Mechanics and Peridynamics

Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering/Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
E. Sutter, P. Sutter
$500,000
National Science Foundation
Hybrid Materials by Integration of Semiconductor Nanowires and Layered Crystals: Chemical Transformations and Functional Properties

Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences/Dean’s Office for Cooperative Extension
J. Fischer, L. Boeckner, T. Carr
$1,607,053
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education: Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Grant Program

Department of Physics and Astronomy
K. Belashchenko
$258,646
National Science Foundation
First-principles Studies of Relativistic Spin Interactions and Torques

C. Binek
$7,125,000
Semiconductor Research Corporation
Center for Nanoferroic Devices

Department of Plant Pathology
R. Wilson
$570,000
National Science Foundation
IOS: Molecular Mechanisms Connecting Plant Defense Suppression with Magnaporthe Oryzae Growth in Rice Cells

Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders
S. Barlow
$2,797,503
National Institutes of Health
Somatosensory Modulation of Salivary Gene Expression and Oral Feeding in Preterm Infants

A. Torkelson-Trout, K. Duppong Hurley, M. Lambert
$626,935
Department of Education
University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Boys Town Postdoctoral Fellowship: Research Training Focused on Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

M. Savaiano, M. Eccarius
$1,082,718
Department of Education
Mid-Plains Professional Upgrade Partnership – Sensory Disabilities

Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools/Department of Educational Psychology
S. Sheridan, J. Bovaird, L. Wheeler, A. Witte
$3,499,987
Department of Education
A Randomized Trial of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation (CBC) with Latino Students: A Replication Study

Nebraska Center for Virology/Center for Biotechnology/School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
H. Vu, F. Ma, F. Osorio
$477,635
Department of Agriculture
Determine the Correlates of Protection against Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Viruses Infection

Nebraska Manufacturing Extension Partnership
C. Weller
$1,279,431
Department of Commerce
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center for Nebraska

School of Biological Sciences
P. Blum, H. Cerutti
$416,464
National Science Foundation
REU Site: Integrated Development of Bioenergy Systems

School of Natural Resources
C. Chizinski
$233,628
Nebraska Game and Parks Division
Barriers to Waterfowl Hunter Participation

N. Umphlett, W. Sorensen, C. Stiles
$335,937
Department of Commerce
High Plains Regional Climate Center

School of Natural Resources/Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute 
M. Hayes, C. Knutson, C. Neale, M. Svoboda, B. Wardlow, D. Wilhite
$1,025,440
International Center for Biosaline Agriculture
Development of the MENA Regional Drought Management System

University of Nebraska State Museum
S. Weller, P. Grew, M. Harris
$233,000
Nebraska Environmental Trust
Natural Legacy Exhibits and Virtual Field Trip Outreach for Morrill Hall, Trailside and Ashfall

Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development
P. Paul
$6,250,000
Nebraska Public Power District
Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research

Water Center/Department of Agricultural Economics/West Central Research and Extension Center
C. Ray, D. Rudnick, K. Schoengold, T. Shaver
$945,567
Colorado State University
Sustaining Agriculture through Adaptive Management Resilient to a Declining Ogallala Aquifer and Changing Climate



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