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School of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Grants and Fellowships

Major Grants in AY 2018-2019

A&S is pleased to recognize 13 faculty who have received major grants in FY18-19. The recipients are:

  • Madina Agenor, Community Health, received $452,299 from NIH to fund her three-year project, Policy- and Provider-Level Determinants of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Disparities Among Young U.S. Women.
  • Catherine Freudenreich, Biology, received $756,300 from NSF to fund her three-year project, The Interplay of Replication and Transcription in Fragility of Structured DNA.
  • Stephen Fuchs, Biology, received $360,000 from DOD for a three-year project, Modulating Protein Function with Low-Complexity Amino Acid Tags. 
  • Kris Manjapra, Studies in Race, Colonialism and Diaspora, received $1,500,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support faculty hires for this new department.
  • Joshua Kritzer and Yu-Shan Lin, Chemistry, received $1,128,659 from NIH for a four-year project, Translation of Hot Loops into Macrocyclic Inhibitors of Protein-Protein Interactions.
  • Richard Lerner, Eliot-Pearson Child Study and Human Development, received $2,970,000 from Silicon Valley Community Foundation to fund his two-year project, SoLD Measures and Methods Across the Developmental Continuum.
  • Michael Levin and Barry Trimmer, Biology, received $1,100,000 from DOD for a three-year project, Exogenous control of octopus skin coloration ex vivo.
  • Peter John Love, Physics, received $984,999 from NSF for his five-year project, STAQ: Software-Tailored Architecture for Quantum co-design.
  • Klaus Miczek, Psychology, received $1,784,047 from NIH for his five-year project, Behavioral Neurobiology of Aggression: Alcohol, GABA, and 5-HT and $300,000 from DOD for his two-year project, RASP - Rodent Audio Signal Processor.
  • Sergei Mirkin, Biology, received $2,613,925 from NIH for his five-year project, Mechanisms of Genome Instability Mediated by Simple DNA Repeats.
  • Mary Jane Shultz, Chemistry, received $600,543 from NSF for her three-year project, Ammonia, Acids and Environmental Surfaces.
  • Philip Starks, Biology, received $403,183 from NSF to fund his three-year project, Integrative approaches to studying recognition systems.
  • Alexander Vilenkin, Physics, received $405,000 from NSF for his three-year project, Fundamental Physics and Cosmology.

Fellowships and Grants in AY 2018-2019

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

Administration for Children and Families, American Parkinson Disease Association, Boston Cultural Council, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Children's Trust Fund, Community Foundation of New Jersey, Corporation for National and Community Service, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Defense Health Agency, Economic Development Research Group, Inc., Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi), Harvard University, Health Resources & Services Administration, International Labour Organization, LEAP Innovations, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Oxford Policy Management, Ltd., Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust, QRS Music Technologies, Inc., Simons Foundation, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Spencer Foundation, Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc., The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc, The Boston Foundation, The Boston Globe Foundation Inc, Turnaround for Children, Inc., U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center), U.S. Army Research Laboratory, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Office of Naval Research, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, Inc., University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Resources