Grants

Key: Meeting M      Journal J      Funder F

Showing releases 1-25 out of 224.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 > >>

Public Release: 20-Oct-2017
Why aren't more kids with sickle cell disease getting this test?
Hematologist and researcher Julie Kanter says as few as 30 percent of children across the country with sickle cell disease are getting a simple test that could keep them from having a stroke. She wants to bring that more in line with the MUSC Health rate of around 85 percent. So Kanter and two other researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina are leading a national, 28-site study, looking at what keeps some children from getting transcranial Doppler exams.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Heather Woolwine
woolwinh@musc.edu
843-792-7669
Medical University of South Carolina

Public Release: 20-Oct-2017
$1.25 million grant to improve treating children with autism, other needs
Penn State faculty members have received a $1.25 million federal grant to address a shortage in speech-language pathologists and special educators with master's degrees who have the knowledge and experience in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) practices, in order to improve school-based services and results for children, teens and young adults with complex communication needs.
US Department of Education

Contact: Jennifer Cruden
jlm966@psu.edu
814-865-8465
Penn State

Public Release: 20-Oct-2017
University of California, Davis, receives Mellon grant to explore academic brands
UC Davis professors have been awarded a Sawyer Seminar grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to analyze what academic brands can tell us about the modern university.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Contact: Karen Nikos-Rose
kmnikos@ucdavis.edu
530-752-6101
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 20-Oct-2017
Tufts wins award to participate in new national emergency medicine clinical trials network
Tufts Medical Center (Tufts MC) joins an elite group of institutions selected to lead national clinical trials in the Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN) Network, a new initiative of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance critical emergency medicine research. The SIREN Network is five-year NIH cooperative award that brings together 15 'Hub' institutions and their local 'spoke' sites to provide a national infrastructure for conducting large multi-site clinical trials.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Amy West
awest@tuftsmedicalcenter.org
617-636-6025
Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Public Release: 20-Oct-2017
Two ORNL-led research teams receive $10.5 million to advance quantum computing for science
DOE's Office of Science has awarded two research teams, each headed by a member of ORNL's Quantum Information Science Group, more than $10 million over 5 years to both assess the feasibility of quantum architectures in addressing big science problems and to develop algorithms capable of harnessing the massive power predicted of quantum computing systems. The two projects are intended to work in concert to ensure synergy across DOE's quantum computing research spectrum and maximize mutual benefits.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Scott Jones
jonesg@ornl.gov
865-241-6491
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 20-Oct-2017
Youth Enjoy Science (YES) grant brings diversity to cancer research
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, in partnership with the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, was awarded a five-year grant, totaling $2.5 million to engage underrepresented minorities in Cleveland-area schools in cancer research.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Ansley Gogol
ansley.gogol@case.edu
216-368-4452
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 20-Oct-2017
Academic exchange with Africa strengthens with Freiburg's help
The University of Freiburg will receive a subsidy for the "Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies in Africa", making it the hub for African studies in Germany.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler
andreas.mehler@abi.uni-freiburg.de
49-761-888-7814
University of Freiburg

Public Release: 20-Oct-2017
UMass Amherst research investigating pollutant effects on embryos in three model species
Environmental health scientist Alicia Timme-Laragy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently received a $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to study the health effects of two environmental pollutants, perfluoro-octanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and its recent replacement chemical, perfluoro-butanesulfonic (PFBS).
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 20-Oct-2017
The Graduate Center and Princeton University explore the interface between physics and biology
The Graduate Center (GC) of the City University of New York (CUNY) has entered into a joint endeavor with Princeton University to explore the interface between biology and physics through the establishment of the Center for the Physics of Biological Function.

Contact: Shante Booker
Shante.Booker@cuny.edu
The City University of New York

Public Release: 20-Oct-2017
Marshall School of Medicine announces program to improve access to diabetes care in WV
The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine today launched a new program, Care Coordination of High Risk Diabetes Patients, thanks to a $1.5 million grant over five years from the Merck Foundation.
Merck Foundation

Contact: Leah C. Payne
edwardl@marshall.edu
304-691-1713
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017
Gut bacteria may hold clues to Parkinson's disease
The saying 'Listen to your gut' is taking on new meaning in the hunt for clues about Parkinson's disease. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded a UMass Lowell public health professor a $2.1 million grant to study the relationship between gut bacteria and Parkinson's disease. The five-year study will be the largest of its kind to date.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Christine Gillette
Christine_Gillette@uml.edu
978-934-2209
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017
NIFA biotechnology grants put science at center of food safety policy
The science of agriculture grows more complex every year. Today, the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced support for projects to help bridge the gap between biotechnology innovations and the policies on how to use them. These grants are funded through NIFA's Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants (BRAG) Program.
US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Selina Meiners
202-734-9376
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017
USDA helps small businesses develop new agricultural products, technology
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced grants to help bring agricultural business ideas from the drawing board to the marketplace. Funding is made through NIFA's Small Business Innovation Research Program.
US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Selina Meiners
202-734-9376
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017
Research on the impact of war on electoral behavior in Balkan states receives ERC Grant
Prof Josip Glaurdic of the University of Luxembourg has been awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for the research project ELWar, a five-year venture assessing the impact of war on political behavior in South-east Europe.
European Research Council

Contact: Laura Bianchi
laura.bianchi@uni.lu
352-466-644-9451
University of Luxembourg

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017
Wayne State receives major NIH grant to develop novel treatment for blinding eye infection
A Wayne State University research team recently received a $1.9 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to develop new treatment approaches for endophthalmitis, a severe inflammation of the interior of the eye caused by contaminating microorganisms that enter the eye following trauma or surgery -- notably cataract surgery.
NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017
MSU scientist leads NOAA-funded effort to better predict droughts
A Michigan State University scientist is leading a federally funded effort to create a better system for predicting droughts, which cause billions of dollars in direct losses to the US economy every year.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Contact: Andy Henion
henion@msu.edu
517-355-3294
Michigan State University

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017
Moonshot grant will help researchers see two of cancer's key food sources at once
Imagine trying to take a picture of a runner, but only being able to see her feet. If you could see her whole body, you'd get the full picture of how she uses both legs to put one foot in front of the other to reach top speed. That's the idea behind a cancer imaging project that just received $1.4 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: John Infanti
john.infanti@uphs.upenn.edu
215-301-5221
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017
ERC, Ca' Foscari wins two grants
Ca' Foscari University of Venice won two ERC Starting Grants as a host institution specifically chosen by the researchers for the first time, with a total fund of about 3 million euros.
European Research Council

Contact: Enrico Costa
enrico.costa@unive.it
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017
MDC receives funding to collaborate on Human Cell Atlas
The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in Berlin is participating as a research partner in the Human Cell Atlas (HCA). The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has now announced that it will provide financial support for the HCA's sub-project 'Towards a Human Cardiac Cell Atlas.'
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Contact: Annette Tuffs
annette.tuffs@mdc-berlin.de
49-309-406-2140
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017
UMN Medical School's Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) receives NIH R01 grant
The University of Minnesota Medical School's Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Aging to understand Alzheimer's disease in the context of the aging brain.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Naomi McDonald
naomim@umn.edu
612-301-9525
University of Minnesota Medical School

Public Release: 18-Oct-2017
WPI researchers developing autonomous snake-like robots to support search-and-rescue teams
A team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has received a three-year, $400,000 award from the National Science Foundation to create autonomous snake-like robots that can navigate more naturally and easily through the rubble, confined spaces, and rough terrain left in the aftermath of a disaster and send images and information to search-and-rescue teams. The goal is to give the robots with the autonomy to navigate through the environment without close supervision.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Andy Baron
ajbaron@wpi.edu
508-831-5916
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 18-Oct-2017
Brain imaging of premature babies to find biomarkers for cognitive/behavioral disorders
Investigator at Children's Hospital Los Angeles is awarded $1.7 million by the NIH to study the impact of prematurity on brain development. The goal of the study is to develop biomarkers for early detection of risk for cognitive problems and behavioral disorders in premature infants. The expected findings could improve physicians' ability to predict adverse outcomes and design early intervention programs to encourage healthy neurological development for newborns at risk.
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jennifer Marcus
jemarcus@chla.usc.edu
323-361-7236
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Public Release: 18-Oct-2017
UMN receives grant from Helmsley Charitable Trust to test 'super ambulances'
The University of Minnesota has received a grant of $892,462 from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust's Rural Healthcare Program to explore the feasibility of equipping ambulances that function as mobile emergency departments.
Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

Contact: Naomi McDonald
naomim@umn.edu
612-301-9525
University of Minnesota Medical School

Public Release: 18-Oct-2017
UTSA launches five innovative projects to support clean energy and climate action
Researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) have begun work on five new research initiatives to enhance clean energy production/integration, improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the Strategic Alliance between the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute (TSERI) and CPS Energy, established in 2010. The new projects are supported by Strategy Alliance agreements with CPS Energy totaling close to $1.5 million.
CPS Energy

Contact: Joanna Carver
joanna.carver@utsa.edu
361-277-1591
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 18-Oct-2017
Researchers take to tech to study toxic cyanobacteria with $1.47 million NASA grant
With support from a $1.47 million grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Dartmouth, and the University of New Hampshire are developing high-tech tools to monitor cyanobacteria in lakes, predict impending blooms, and identify factors that are degrading water quality.
NASA

Contact: Lori M. Quillen
quillenl@caryinstitute.org
845-677-7600 x161
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Showing releases 1-25 out of 224.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 > >>