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Top Sponsored Programs & Awards 

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
Nebraska Environmental Trust
Living Soil: A New Exhibit at Raising Nebraska

Department of Agricultural Economics
S. Banerjee
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
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
U.S. Golf Association
Buffalograss Breeding, Evaluation and Management for Golf Course

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

K. Amundsen, R. Shearman
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
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
Department of Agriculture
Developing Research and Extension Skills of Students in Integrated Agronomic Systems

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

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

Department of Biochemistry/School of Biological Sciences
C. Wood
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
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
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
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
National Science Foundation
Nanomanufacturing of Multicomponent Inorganic Functional Coatings and Fibers Using Sol-gel Processing

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

J. Guo
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
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
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
Citadel University
Anticipating Social Unrest Using Web-based Spatio-temporal Data-driven Techniques

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
R. Oglesby, C. Rowe
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
Department of Education
School Psychology Specialization in Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)

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

Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering
F. Bobaru
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
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
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
National Science Foundation
First-principles Studies of Relativistic Spin Interactions and Torques

C. Binek
Semiconductor Research Corporation
Center for Nanoferroic Devices

Department of Plant Pathology
R. Wilson
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
National Institutes of Health
Somatosensory Modulation of Salivary Gene Expression and Oral Feeding in Preterm Infants

A. Torkelson-Trout, K. Duppong Hurley, M. Lambert
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
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
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
Department of Agriculture
Determine the Correlates of Protection against Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Viruses Infection

Nebraska Manufacturing Extension Partnership
C. Weller
Department of Commerce
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center for Nebraska

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

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

N. Umphlett, W. Sorensen, C. Stiles
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
International Center for Biosaline Agriculture
Development of the MENA Regional Drought Management System

University of Nebraska State Museum
S. Weller, P. Grew, M. Harris
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
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
Colorado State University
Sustaining Agriculture through Adaptive Management Resilient to a Declining Ogallala Aquifer and Changing Climate

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