Grant and Award Announcement
The American political scientist James C. Scott will receive the 2021 A.SK Social Science Award. With the award, the WZB Berlin Social Science Center honors Scott’s work, which transcends disciplinary boundaries and explores the limits of government intervention and economic policy based on his field research on rural communities in Southeast Asia. Scott, a Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University and a co-founder of its Agricultural Studies Program, will accept the award on November 2 in Berlin. Endowed with $200,000, the A.SK Social Science Award is one of the world’s largest awards in the social sciences.
The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research and RUNX1 Research Program announce STRIVE Awardees for studies to advance research on the role inflammation and the immune system play in the development of blood cancers.
Organic farmers often struggle to meet the nitrogen demands of corn and other crops. Unlike conventional farmers, with their easy access to inexpensive inorganic nitrogen fertilizers, fewer commercial options are available for organic growers.
UMass Lowell has been awarded a $3 million cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to develop new undergraduate and graduate programs in public health informatics and technology, to educate diverse students for vital jobs.
Penn Medicine’s new Pavilion on the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania’s campus has broken new ground for sustainable healthcare construction and design with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Healthcare Gold Certification. Incorporating sustainability efforts since the beginning of its development, the 17-story, future-ready patient facility is the largest certified project in the world to achieve Gold certification or higher in LEED Healthcare. At 1.5 million square feet, the Pavilion—which will open October 30—is also the first hospital in the United States of more than 1 million square feet to achieve certification in LEED Healthcare.
The Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation’s Chief Innovation Officer, Maurizio Vecchione, has recently been awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. The highest-ranking honor of the Republic, it is awarded for meritorious service or achievement in the fields of public service, economy, literature and the arts, as well as for social, philanthropic and humanitarian activities.
The new research project "Deutsche Unterhaltungsmusik im 20. Jahrhundert" ("German popular music in the 20th century") examines the media, networks, key figures, and content of light music in the Third Reich. The project is being funded by the GEMA Foundation and the Franz Grothe Foundation.
- GEMA-Stiftung / GEMA Foundation, Franz Grothe Foundation / Franz Grothe-Stiftung
The Udall Center at the University of Minnesota Medical School was awarded a new $11.3 million grant from the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke to continue its work in deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s disease.
Thanks to a new $16 million, five-year grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health, Case Western Reserve University is launching a multi-institutional research effort dedicated to deepening understanding of the relationship between substance use and HIV.
The American Physical Society selected Facility for Rare Isotope Beams faculty member Paul Guèye as the 2022 Edward A. Bouchet Award winner.
Thanks to a $1.95 million grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Markos Katsoulakis and Luc Rey-Bellet, both professors in the mathematics and statistics department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Paul Dupuis, of Brown University, will spend the next four years developing a new approach to machine learning that extends beyond the traditional reliance on big data.