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School of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Grants and Fellowships

Major Grants in AY 2019-2020

A&S is pleased to recognize 18 faculty and administrators who have received major grants in FY19-20. The recipients are:

  • Marina Umashi Bers, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, received $3,854,403 from Department of Education to fund her four-year project on Coding as Another Language: The Development and Implementation of a Computational Thinking Curriculum and Sustainable Professional Development Model in K-2.
  • Rebecca Scheck, Chemistry, received $1,311,533 from NIH to fund her five-year project, A Chemical Strategy to Unravel Tumor Suppression Through the Ubiquitin Pathway.
  • Drusilla Brown, Economics, received $1,170,141 from Wal-Mart Foundation for a two-year project, Promoting Humane Treatment in Global Supply Chains: Rehumanization, Gender Norms and Pay Practices. 
  • Mary Jane Shultz, Chemistry, received $996,860 from the Department of Energy to fund her three-year project, Ultranano, Single-Atom Catalysts Applied to Energy-Related Challenges.
  • Charles Mace, Chemistry, and Alice Tang, Public Health & community Medicine, received $848,372 from Drummond Scientific Company for a two-year project, Self-contained Liquid Plasma Separator.
  • Andrew Kemp, Earth & Ocean Sciences, received $770,822 from NSF to fund his five-year project, CARER: Dynamic Sea-Level Trends During the Last Two Millennia.
  • Michael Levin, Biology received $668,231 from Juvenescence Limited for a two-year project, Novel Regenerative Interventions.
  • Timothy Atherton, Physics, and James Adler, Mathematics, received $600,000 from NSF for their three-year project, Elements: Morpho-Cyberinfrastructure for Scientists and Engineers Studying Shape Change.
  • Samuel Kounaves, Chemistry, received $550,754 from NASA for his three-year project, The Effects of Oxychlorines and Their UV-Driven Production on Organic Matter on Mars.
  • Charles Mace, Chemistry, received $500,000 from NSF for his five-year project, CAREER: Multiplexed Paper-Based Biosensor Enabled by Interfacial Interactions.
  • Clay Bennett, Chemistry, received $470,859 from NSF for his three-year project, Glycosyl Sulfonates for the Construction of Difficult Glycosidic Linkages.
  • Mimi Kao, Biology, and Aniruddh Patel, Psychology, received $380,859 from NIH for their two-year project, Developing an Animal Model to Study Auditory-Motor Interactions During Rhythm Perception.
  • Zarin Machanda, Anthropology, received $379,193 from NSF to fund his three-year project, NCS-FO: Collaborative Research: The Evolutionary Origins of Leadership in Chimpanzees: From Individual Minds to Collective Action.
  • Gregory Crane, Classical Studies, received $336,808 from National Endowment for the Humanities for his three-year project, Beyond Translation—New Possibilities for Reading in a Digital Age.
  • Mimi Kao, Biology, and Aniruddh Patel, Psychology, received $380,859 from NIH for their two-year project, Developing an Animal Model to Study Auditory-Motor Interactions During Rhythm Perception.
  • Jill Anne VanTongeren, Earth & Ocean Sciences, received $301,763 from NSF for her three-year project, NSF-ANT: The Dufek Intrusion Ages: Crystallization or Cooling?

 

Fellowships and Grants in AY 2019 -2020

In addition to the aforementioned grants, our faculty secured grants and fellowships from numerous corporations and foundations including:

American Council of Learned Societies, American Parkinson Disease Association, American Physical Society, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, Barr Foundation, Boston Globe Foundation, Inc., Children’s Trust Fund, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, DARPA, Devens Enterprise Commission, Department of Defense, Encompass Health Corporation, Harvard University, International Labour Organization, Jack Miller Center, Land Economics Foundation, Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, Metropolitan Area Planning Council, National Endowment for the Arts, NIH, NSF, Russell Sage Foundation, Smart From the Start, Inc., Templeton World Charity Foundation, Andrew W Mellon Foundation, and United Nations Foundation.