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Public Release: 22-Sep-2017
USDA announces funding for nutrition incentive programs
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $21 million to help Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants increase their purchases of fruits and vegetables by providing incentives at the point of purchase. The funding comes from the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

Contact: Sally Gifford
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 22-Sep-2017
USDA announces support to grow the bioeconomy
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced six grants totaling nearly $21.1 million to support the development of new jet fuel, biobased products and biomaterials from renewable sources. Funding is made through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

Contact: Sally Gifford
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 22-Sep-2017
Lehigh's Srinivas Rangarajan awarded ACS investigator grant
Srinivas Rangarajan, assistant professor in the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering, received a research grant from The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) in September 2017.
American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund

Contact: Mary Anne Lynch
Lehigh University

Public Release: 22-Sep-2017
Computer science researcher teams with industry to provide facial recognition technology
Vassilis Athitsos, an associate professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, is working with Macnica Americas to evaluate existing deep learning methods for face detection and facial recognition to determine how the company could improve performance or reduce computational load and make better technology available to the company's customers.
Macnica Americas

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 22-Sep-2017
MSU uses grant to improve search-and-rescue missions with humans and robots
Equipped with a $750,000 NSF grant, Michigan State University researchers hope to save more lives with more efficient underwater search-and-rescue missions through the joint efforts of humans and robots.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Ally Hamzy
Michigan State University

Public Release: 22-Sep-2017
Cornell's Center for Materials Research's NSF funding extended, increased
The Cornell Center for Materials Research - which through research and education is enhancing national capabilities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and materials research at all levels -- has been has been granted $23.2 million for the next six years from the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Daryl Ann Lovell
Cornell University

Public Release: 22-Sep-2017
Tackling air pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa
The University of Portsmouth is helping to tackle air pollution and its harmful effects in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Medical Research Council, Arts and Humanities Research Council

Contact: Glenn Harris
University of Portsmouth

Public Release: 21-Sep-2017
Global Aerospace Corporation to present Pluto lander concept to NASA
Under a grant from NASA's NIAC program, GAC is developing an integrated 'entrycraft' design that can decelerate and gently land on the surface of Pluto from a speed of over 30,000 mph using only drag from Pluto's ultra-thin atmosphere and just a few pounds of propellant. Once at the surface, the vehicle can switch to 'hopper' mode to hop around the surface, tens or hundreds of kilometers at a time, investigating surface features of interest.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Innovative Advanced Concepts Program

Contact: Dr. Benjamin D. Goldman
626-960-8300 x114
Global Aerospace Corporation

Public Release: 21-Sep-2017
NSF awards Indiana University $4 million to advance medical nanotechnology
The Indiana University School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering has been awarded $4 million from the National Science Foundation to advance nanoscale devices to improve human health, including fighting cancer.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Fryling
Indiana University

Public Release: 21-Sep-2017
Goal of new tissue-chip research is to assess efficacy of novel epilepsy drugs
An interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt University researchers has received a two-year, $2-million federal grant to develop an 'organ-on-chip' model for two genetic forms of epilepsy. These disorders affect both brain and heart and improved modeling could lead to new drug treatments.
National Institutes of Health, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Contact: David F Salisbury
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 21-Sep-2017
Baltimore Ecosystem Study partners with Baltimore City Public Schools
Through a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) is partnering with Baltimore City Public Schools to transform the way that chemistry is taught in the city's high schools. The innovative approach draws on data gathered by BES to convey how chemistry shapes the local environment.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 21-Sep-2017
UTSA puts stake in the ground in battle against brain disease
Making a bold commitment to develop groundbreaking approaches for treating brain diseases and injuries, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has assembled a world-class research enterprise, comprised of 40 of the nation's leading brain health researchers, dedicated to conquering the greatest mysteries of the brain.
Semmes Foundation, The Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation

Contact: Joanna Carver
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 21-Sep-2017
18 additional chairs for TU Dresden
TUD has been granted funding for all 18 proposed tenure track chairs as part of the Federal and State government programme for the promotion of young researchers.
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Contact: Marvin Fischer
Technische Universität Dresden

Public Release: 21-Sep-2017
Prestigious EU grants for SUND researchers
Three researchers from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen have received prestigious grants from the EU Innovative Training Networks.
EU Commission, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks

Contact: Mathias Traczyk
University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Public Release: 21-Sep-2017
CWRU researcher wins $5.5 million federal grant to develop bio-inspired materials
With a new $5.5 million, five-year federal grant, a Case Western Reserve University researcher is leading an international team to develop functional materials inspired by some of the most desirable substances found in nature. The bioinspired materials produced in the project will be tested in soft-sided robots, but are expected to have a wide range of practical uses.
National Science Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation

Contact: Bill Lubinger
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 21-Sep-2017
Toilets for $10 or less are accelerating progress towards a major goal: Sanitation for all
The Water Innovation Engine, a pioneering partnership led by the Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to stimulate bold new ideas and approaches in the water sector, today launched the global "Urban Sanitation Challenge" with the announcement of a multi-million dollar investment in five projects.
Grand Challenges Canada

416-583-5821 x5564
Grand Challenges Canada

Public Release: 20-Sep-2017
Materials research science and engineering center receives $15.6 million grant
Home to the first materials science and engineering department in the world, Northwestern University has received a six-year, $15.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation for the University's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. The center, which integrates educational activities with a scientific research program, is among the longest continually funded materials research centers in the country. It is one of eight Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers in the nation to be funded by the NSF this year.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 20-Sep-2017
Researchers stumped by plants with multiple chromosomes set January meeting to collaborate
Some of the world's most beloved plants -- coffee, bananas, potatoes, chrysanthemums and roses, to name a few -- could be made even better, but the complexity of their chromosomes either stumps or stifles scientists who study them. With a $47,000 grant from the US Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture, about 40 researchers will convene in San Diego Jan. 11-12 to begin collaborating on polyploid studies.
NIH/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Kathleen Phillips
Texas A&M AgriLife Communications

Public Release: 20-Sep-2017
Zip to industry: A first-year corporate-STEM connection program
The University of Akron (UA) received an NSF grant of $450,000 to create a cross-college retention project aimed to place at-risk, first-year STEM students into paid job-shadowing experiences to explore various STEM fields. The students will shadow current UA STEM students who are already on co-ops/internships with local and regional employers. The project provides an opportunity for research on how job shadowing impacts student retention in STEM during the first year of college.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lisa Craig
University of Akron

Public Release: 20-Sep-2017
Shedding light on brain activity
UCSB is named a National Science Foundation Neurotechnology Hub for optical brain imaging.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Julie Cohen
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 20-Sep-2017
New $5.4 million grant to JAX funds studies of 'cognitive resilience' to Alzheimer's disease
A new five-year grant totaling $5,382,423 to Jackson Laboratory (JAX) Assistant Professor Catherine Kaczorowski will fund research to explore why some people with a family history of Alzheimer's disease, and even brain changes associated with the disease, nevertheless manage to maintain their cognitive capabilities
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: News@JAX
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 20-Sep-2017
University researchers awarded grant for non-invasive system to detect atrial fibrillation
A team of engineers and clinicians at Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester Medical Center received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a non-contact, video recording technology to detect the presence of atrial fibrillation.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Michelle Cometa
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 20-Sep-2017
Removing the roadblocks to a more efficient car engine
A chemical engineer from the University of Houston is leading a $2.1 million project to find new catalytic materials that work at low exhaust temperatures, allowing automakers to build vehicles that operate more efficiently while retaining the ability to clean emissions before they leave the tailpipe.
Department of Energy

Contact: Jeannie Kever
University of Houston

Public Release: 20-Sep-2017
UTA computer scientist earns grant to combine methods to better analyze brain image data
Junzhou Huang, an associate professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, will use a $210,000 National Science Foundation grant to explore how to combine the two methods to more accurately predict the outcome of future data. Chao Chen at the City University of New York is co-principal investigator on the project.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 20-Sep-2017
NYU College of Dentistry approved for $13 million research funding award by PCORI
A research team at New York University College of Dentistry has been approved for a $13.3 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study cavity prevention, quality of life, and school performance.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Rachel Harrison
New York University

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