Posted July 1, 2021 by Heidi Uhing
The Office of Research and Economic Development is supporting 30 research projects in 2021-22 through its Layman Awards program, which funds work that enhances a researcher’s ability to obtain external funding to support prominent scholarship.
There are two tracks: the Layman Seed Program, which funds new projects by early-career faculty who are nontenured at the time of submission, and the New Directions Program, which funds tenured faculty who are branching into new research directions or need funding to support pilot or developmental work toward the next step in a funded research program. Awards of up to $10,000 per application for each program are made possible by support from the University of Nebraska Foundation.
Layman Seed Program recipients
- Mojdeh Asadollahipajouh, civil and environmental engineering.
- Amy Bartels, management.
- Jesse Fleming, Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts.
- Katarzyna Glowacka, Center for Plant Science Innovation.
- Andrew Hamann, biological systems engineering.
- Peisi Huang, physics and astronomy.
- Michael Kaiser, agronomy and horticulture.
- Ricardo Martinez, teaching, learning and teacher education.
- Nganga Muchiri, English.
- Kendra Ordia, interior design.
- Bhanwar Lal Puniya, biochemistry.
- Robert Schub, political science.
- Douglas Schultz, Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior.
- Ash Smith, Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts.
- Robert Streubel, physics and astronomy.
- Paul Velander, biochemistry.
- Ana Maria Vélez Arango, entomology.
New Directions Program recipients
- Shireen Adenwalla, physics and astronomy.
- Rochelle Dalla, child, youth and family studies.
- Katie Edwards, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools.
- Elizabeth Enkin, modern languages and literature.
- James Garza, history and Institute for Ethnic Studies.
- Carolyn Heitman, global integrative studies.
- Nicholas Husbye, teaching, learning and teacher education.
- Ari Kohen, political science.
- Gustavo Larsen, chemical and biomolecular engineering.
- Charlene Maxey-Harris, University Libraries.
- Kristi Montooth, biological sciences.
- Erica Ryherd, Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction.
- Lisong Xu, computer science and engineering.