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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 Jan. 16, 2013, and May 1, 2013, as reported through NUgrant, UNL’s electronic research administration system.

4-H State Office/Dean’s Office for Cooperative Extension
K. Lodl, D. Ulferts
$335,000
Noyce Foundation
Click2SciencePD Prototype Phase

BUROS
K. Geisinger, T. Chin, A. Romhild
$394,081
Florida Department of Education
Audit of Florida Statewide Assessment Programs 2013-14

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities/Department of English
K. Price
$330,000
National Endowment for Humanities
Walt Whitman as an Author before Leaves of Grass

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
K. Amundsen, R. Shearman
$200,000
Native Turf Development Group
Seeded Buffalograss Development

K. Amundsen
$330,000
U.S. Golf Association
Buffalograss Breeding, Evaluation & Mgmt for Golf Course

T. Clemente
$283,288
United Soybean Board/SmithBucklin
Testing Replacement of Fishmeal and Fish Oil in Seriola Rivoliana (Kona Kampachi) Diet with Soy-Based Protein and Oil

D. Krull, R. Ferguson
$462,099
Central Platte NRD
Managing Irrigation Systems Today & Tomorrow

S. Mackenzie
$925,482
Syngenta
Understanding MSH1 Developmental Reprogramming

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture/Department of Computer Science and Engineering/Department of Statistics
H. Walia, A. Lorenz, A. Samal, D. Wang
$2,035,509
National Science Foundation
Physiological and Genetic Mechanisms Underlying Salt Tolerance in Rice across Developmental Stages

Department of Biological Systems Engineering
A. Pannier
$419,051
National Science Foundation
CAREER: Nanostructured Thin Films for Substrate-Mediated Gene Delivery

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
K. Van Cott
$331,923
Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals
Structural Characterization of GMP Products from a New Bioprocess

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
A. Sarma
$500,000
National Science Foundation
CAREER: Conflict Minimization in Distributed Software Development

Department of Food Science and Technology
R. Goodman
$225,755
Pioneer Hi-Bred
In Vitro IgE Testing of a Biotech Soybean Event LEPI 2800

Department of Mathematics
R. Rebarber, G. Ledder
$285,263
National Science Foundation
REU Site: Nebraska REU in Applied Math

Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering
L. Gu
$406,248
National Science Foundation
CAREER: Bridging Cellular-level Changes to Vascular Tissue Response to Reveal Basic Mechanisms of Restenosis

J. Huang
$300,000
Department of Defense – Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Highly Sensitive, Low Cost Organic Photodetector-based Photomultiplication

J. Huang
$300,000
National Science Foundation
Room-Temperature Operation Single-Photon Detectors Based on Nanoparticle Super-Gated Organic Field Effect Transistors

C. Nelson, S. Farritor
$395,905
National Institutes of Health
Multifunction Robotic Tools for Natural Orifice and Single Incision Surgery

Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering/Department of Biological Systems Engineering
C. Nelson, G. Bashford
$303,265
National Science Foundation
REU Site: Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Biomedical Devices at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences/Cooperative Extension Dean’s Office
W. Koszewski, L. Boeckner, K. Lodl
$1,434,538
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-ED)

Department of Physics and Astronomy
E. Tsymbal
$215,000
University of Wisconsin
DMREF: Multifunctional Interfacial Materials by Design

D. Umstadter, S. Banerjee, S. Chen
$1,245,000
Department of Energy
Laser Synchrotron X-Rays with Femtosecond-Temporal-  and Angstrom-Spatial-Resolution

P. Dowben, C. Binek
$899,830
University of Minnesota
Voltage-Controlled, Low-Power Nonvolatile Spintronic Memory

E. Tsymbal
$7,125,000
Semiconductor Research Corporation – Nanoelectric Research Corporation
Center for NanoFerroic Devices

eXtension
D. Cotton
$897,500
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Institute of Youth, Family and Community Administration Discretionary and Reimbursement Extension

School of Biological Sciences
A. Atkin
$620,647
National Science Foundation
Mechanisms that Protect Transcripts from Nonsense-Mediated mRNA Decay

H. Cerutti
$566,910
National Science Foundation
Small RNA-Mediated Translation Repression in Chlamydomonas

S. Smith
$359,999
National Science Foundation
Evolution and Diversification of Red Flowers: Testing the Macroevolutionary Causes of Rarity

School of Biological Sciences/Center for Plant Science Innovation
P. Blum, H. Cerutti
$274,987
National Science Foundation
REU Site: Bioenergy Systems

School of Biological Sciences/Department of Entomology/Department of Mathematics
B. Tenhumberg, H. Chirakkal, L. Meinke, B. Siegfried
$388,279
Monsanto
Evaluating Integrated Resistance Management Strategies in Variable Environments



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