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Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
USDA announces $3.8 million for organics research
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of up to $3.8 million in funding to support research, education and extension to support organic farmers and ranchers as well as those adopting organic practices for the first time. The grants are funded through the Organic Transitions Program (ORG), administered by NIFA and authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Organic Transitions Program

Contact: Kelly Sprute
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
UTA researchers win three federal transportation grants
The University of Texas at Arlington has won three national US Department of Transportation grants that could be worth about $12 million in funding to UTA during the next five years and speaks to the University's growing expertise across several academic and research disciplines that intersect the nation's current and future transportation infrastructure.
US Department of Transportation

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards NARSAD Distinguished Investigator grants
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation today announced the award of NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grants valued at $1.5 million to 15 scientists, who are full professors or the equivalent, conducting innovative projects in diverse areas of neurobiological and behavioral research. Recipients of the $100,000 one-year grants seek new potential targets for understanding and treating psychiatric disorders that affect one in five people, including bipolar disorder, depression, multiple types of mental illness, schizophrenia, and PTSD.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Contact: Nadine Woloshin
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
NIH funds center for diabetes translation research led by Albert Einstein College of Medicine
The National Institutes of Health has awarded researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System a five-year, $2.9-million grant to launch a new center, one of only 8 in the country, for diabetes translation research. The center -- the New York Regional Center for Diabetes Translation Research -- also includes faculty from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai and the New York Academy of Medicine.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Elaine Iandoli
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
Queen's researchers receive funding to track impact of climate change on polar bears
Queen's University researchers Stephen C. Lougheed, Peter Van Coeverden de Groot and Graham Whitelaw have been awarded $9.5 million in total partner cash and in-kind contributions -- including $2.4 million from Genome Canada's Large-Scale Applied Research Project competition -- to monitor impacts of environmental change on polar bears. The project, entitled BEARWATCH, will combine leading-edge genomics and Indigenous traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) to develop a non-invasive means of tracking polar bear response to climate change.
Genome Canada

Contact: Chris Armes
613-533-6000 x77513
Queen's University

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
Professor Anne Storch from the University of Cologne receives Leibniz Prize
The new recipients of Germany's most prestigious research prize have been announced. Among them is Anne Storch, a renowned scholar of African studies from the University of Cologne. The recipients of the prize were selected by the Nominations Committee of the German Research Foundation (DFG) from 134 nominees. Each of the ten winners will receive 2.5 million euros in prize money to support their future research.

Contact: Patrick Honecker
University of Cologne

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
Researchers building flow battery prototype to augment grid
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are scaling up a prototype iron-flow battery to provide cleaner and cheaper power when renewable energy sources are ebbing or demand is peaking, and efficiently store excess electricity when use is low. The US Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E, has awarded a $1.17 million grant, bringing total funding from the agency to nearly $3.25 million over the last five years.
DOE/Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
DFG announces winners in second round of international research marketing competition
Two universities and one non-university research institution to receive 100,000 euros to implement their strategic ideas. Special start-up prize to be awarded for the first time.

Contact: Benedikt Bastong
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Public Release: 7-Dec-2016
UA Steele Children's Research Center receives $1.73m to study autoimmune disease triggers
The study seeks to find answers into the mechanisms that trigger autoimmune disease -- diseases that are on the rise in the Western world, afflicting approximately 24 million Americans.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Darci Slaten
University of Arizona Health Sciences

Public Release: 7-Dec-2016
Big data approach to water quality applied at shale drilling sites
A computer program is diving deep into water quality data from Pennsylvania, helping scientists detect potential environmental impacts of Marcellus Shale gas drilling.
National Science Foundation

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Penn State

Public Release: 7-Dec-2016
OU receives $166M NASA grant for geostationary vegetation, atmospheric carbon mission
The University of Oklahoma has been awarded a five-year, $166 million grant by NASA to advance understanding of Earth's natural exchanges of carbon between the land, atmosphere and ocean.

Contact: Jana Smith
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 7-Dec-2016
Queen's University expert leading €4m bid to reduce impact of chemicals on long-term health
A Queen's University Belfast expert is leading a €4m international initiative to investigate whether natural toxins and manmade chemicals are creating potentially dangerous mixtures that affect our natural hormones and cause major illnesses such as cancer, obesity, diabetes or infertility.
European Commission

Contact: Emma Gallagher
Queen's University Belfast

Public Release: 7-Dec-2016
Research into the theoretical bases of future wireless communications
A Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) scientist, Tobias Koch, has received an ERC Starting Grant, one of the most important grants in Europe for young researchers, to establish the theoretical and mathematical bases that will enable faster and more efficient wireless communications in the future.
European Union, Carlos III University

Contact: Francisco Javier Alonso Flores
Carlos III University of Madrid

Public Release: 6-Dec-2016
NIFA announces $3 million in funding for robotics research
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of $3 million in available funding for robotics research, application and education for agricultural systems that benefit consumers and rural communities. This funding is made available through the National Robotics Initiative (NRI), a federal research partnership that includes NIFA, the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Defense and Department of Energy.
National Robotics Initiative (NIFA, National Science Foundation, NASA, US Department of Defense and US Department of Energy)

Contact: Sally Gifford
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 6-Dec-2016
NYITCOM at A-State receives grant to establish a consortium for medical education
NYITCOM at A-State has received a grant from the Delta Regional Authority to support the establishment of the first Delta community-based clinical education consortium with medical and health institutions.
Delta Regional Authority

Contact: Elizabeth Sullivan
New York Institute of Technology

Public Release: 6-Dec-2016
Cedars-Sinai wins $7.3M grant to further study heart stem cell therapy safety, effectiveness
Researchers from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and the Cedars-Sinai Department of Medicine are expanding their ongoing evaluation of a novel cell-based therapeutic candidate into the area of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). This work will be supported by a recently-awarded $7.3 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

Contact: Sally Stewart
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Public Release: 6-Dec-2016
USDOT awards $14M for mobility research at UW-led transportation center
The US Department of Transportation has awarded approximately $14 million over five years to a multi-university, regional transportation center led by the University of Washington to fund research aimed at improving the mobility of people and goods across the Pacific Northwest.
US Department of Transportation

Contact: Jennifer Langston
University of Washington

Public Release: 6-Dec-2016
Research assesses impact of soil erosion on land and communities in East Africa
The impact of soil erosion on both the environmental and social well-being of communities in East Africa is to be explored in new research led by the University of Plymouth.
Global Challenges Research Fund, Natural Environment Research Council, Arts and Humanities Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council

Contact: Alan Williams
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 5-Dec-2016
CSU to provide bioprocessing expertise for Department of Defense
Facilities that manufacture biologic drugs like vaccines are a critical part of the nation's biodefense infrastructure. Possible breaches of data systems controlling these biomanufacturing supply chains call for an assessment of their vulnerability to cyberattacks. Colorado State University's Jean Peccoud is part of a multi-institutional team newly commissioned to analyze the security of the nation's biomanufacturing infrastructure.
Department of Defense

Contact: Anne Manning
Colorado State University

Public Release: 5-Dec-2016
Cedars-Sinai receives $10 million for pioneering studies of debilitating digestive tract disease
Cedars-Sinai investigators in gastroenterology have been awarded $10 million by the National Institutes of Health to conclude a groundbreaking, decades-long investigation of the genetic and immunological causes of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This is the longest IBD study of its kind funded by the NIH and the first to explore the genetic makeup of the disease.

Contact: Laura Coverson
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Public Release: 5-Dec-2016
New study to investigate role of sleep in chronic pain
Washington State University will lead a study to understand the relationship between sleep and chronic pain, part of a nationwide effort to address the rising abuse of opioid pain relievers and expand the arsenal of non-drug treatment options.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Contact: Marian Wilson, WSU College of Nursing
Washington State University

Public Release: 5-Dec-2016
University of Huddersfield secures new £30 million for Future Metrology Research Hub
The University of Huddersfield is to lead a new £30 million research centre to help transform UK manufacturing. The Future Metrology Hub will be based in the University's Centre for Precision Technologies, home to a team of world-renowned researchers in precision engineering and metrology.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Nicola Werritt
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 5-Dec-2016
$434,000 to environmental humanities
The Seed Box, Sweden's largest research program in the environmental humanities, is now allocating grants to researchers, writers and artists around the world. The projects investigate urgent environmental problems and present new, often artistic methods and pathways forward, aimed at exploring our relationship with the environment.
The Seed Box

Contact: Cecilia Åsberg
Linköping University

Public Release: 5-Dec-2016
Transportation center earns $15 million federal research grant, national designation
Portland State University has secured a five-year grant, expected to be worth up to $15.6 million, from the US Department of Transportation for transportation research, education and outreach. US DOT also names Portland State's research center one of five national university transportation centers.
US Department of Transportation University Transportation Centers Program

Contact: Justin Carinci
Portland State University

Public Release: 5-Dec-2016
Novel genetic tools for bioassessment of European aquatic ecosystems, COST grant proposal
Aquatic ecosystems of our 'blue planet' are severely impacted by pollution and exploitation. Thus there is an urgent need for conservation actions in order to protect and preserve them. This is why monitoring and bioassessment are crucial. The new DNAqua-Net COST Action, funded by the European Union is set to develop new genetic tools for bioassessment and monitoring of aquatic ecosystems. The grant proposal is published in the open-access journal Research Ideas and Outcomes.
European Union

Contact: Florian Leese
Pensoft Publishers

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