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Top Awards from Public Sponsors, May 2020

News for Researchers

July 6, 2020

The following list of awards from public entities includes all arts and humanities grants of $10,000 or more and all other grants of $200,000 or more between April 16 and May 15, 2020, as reported through NUgrant, the electronic research administration system for the university. 

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture 
P. Baenziger, V. Belamkar, I. El Basyoni 
$650,000 
U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Plant Breeding Partnerships: Continuing to Develop and Validate the Tools for Hybrid Wheat 
 
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture/Department of Biological Systems Engineering/Panhandle Research and Extension Center 
H. Blanco, C. Creech, R. Drijber, A. Easterly, P. Jasa, S. Ruis 
$499,999 
USDA-NIFA 

Enhancing the Health of Low C, Sandy, and Sloping Soil with Biochar and Cover Crops 
 
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture/Department of Agricultural Economics/Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center/Southeast Research and Extension District 
H. Blanco, J. Parsons, C. Proctor, S. Ruis, L. Thompson, H. Yang 
$500,000 
USDA-NIFA 

Managing Cover Crops to Enhance Soil Ecosystem Services in Soils Vulnerable to Environmental Pressures 
 
Department of Animal Science 
H. Vu 
$500,000 
USDA-NIFA 

Development of a Broadly Protective Vaccine against Swine Influenza Virus 
 
Department of Biochemistry/Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering/Department of Chemistry 
M. Wilson, D. Berkowitz, W. Niu 
$603,881 
National Science Foundation 
Engineering Enzymes for New Stereoselective and Stereodynamic Processes: An Integrated Chemistry-Bioengineering-X-Ray Crystallography-Molecular Dynamics Approach 
 
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 
R. Saha 
$747,855 
NSF 
CAREER: Dissecting a Metabolically Versatile Non-Model Bacteriums Lignin-Derived Compound Catabolism 
 
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering/Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering 
C. Zuhlke, D. Alexander, C. Argyropoulos, G. Gogos, N. Ianno, J. Shield 
$385,240 
Department of Defense-Office of Naval Research-Defense University Research Instrumentation Program 
Femtosecond Streak Camera for Studying the Role of Laser Induced Plasmas in Ultrafast Light-Matter Interactions 
 
Department of Food Science and Technology/Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences 
O. Ciftci, Y. Meneses Gonzalez, R. Moreau, D. Rose 
$468,000 
USDA-NIFA 

An Innovative Approach to Increasing Bioavailability of Curcumin using Nanoporous Starch Bioaerogels 
 
Department of Mathematics 
A. Zupan 
$231,991 
NSF 

Interactions of 3- and 4-Dimensional Topology 
 
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering 
B. Terry 
$441,472 
University of Colorado-Boulder 
Peritoneal Oxygen Delivery for Treatment of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome 
 
Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center/Department of Agricultural Economics/Department of Agronomy and Horticulture/Department of Biological Systems Engineering/Metro Research and Extension District /Northeast Research and Extension District/Panhandle Research and Extension Center/Southeast Research and Extension District/West Central Research and Extension Center 
L. Thompson, K. DeBoer, K. Glewen, B. Krienke, G. Lesoing, J. Luck, B. Maharjan, M. Mamo, T. Mieno, J. Milander, N. Mueller, A. Nygren, L. Puntel, J. Rees, M. Sindelar, S. Sivits, J. Thomas, T. Whitney 
$1,267,747 
USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service 

Promoting Adoption of Innovative Precision Ag Nitrogen Management Technologies through the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network for Improved Conservation Stewardship 
 
School of Natural Resources 
C. Forbes 
$299,997 
USDA-NIFA 

Supporting Undergraduate Teaching and Learning about Socio-Hydrological Challenges through Data-Driven Modeling in the FANH Sciences 
 
School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 
R. Barletta 
$500,000 
USDA-NIFA 

Development and Testing of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis DIVA Vaccines in Ruminants 
 
University of Nebraska State Museum/Department of Sociology/School of Art, Art History and Design/School of Natural Resources/Social and Behavioral Science Research Consortium 
J. Diamond, J. McQuillan, A. Sutherlen, E. VanWormer, T. Wonch Hill 
$200,000 
NSF 

COVID: RAPID: World of Viruses: COVID-19 


Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance 
M. LaGrange

$7,814,350 
U.S. Department of Education 
COVID: CARES Act Institutional Assistance 
 
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs 
J. Brown 
$7,814,350 
U.S. Department of Education

COVID: CARES Act Student Assistance 
 


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