Gifts & Grants

September 30, 2015

Nina Colabelli, director of the Child Health Program (CHP) at the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center, School of Nursing, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $31,516,000. The project, continuing funding for the CHP’s innovative services for children and youth who have been removed from their birth families and placed under care of the state, is being supported by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families Child Protection and Permanency. Learn more about the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center here.

Andrea Gallavotti, assistant professor in the Department of Plant Biology at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $976,300 over five years. The project, titled Characterizing the Role of Transcriptional Repression in Maize Development and Domestication, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Gallavotti here.

Manish Parashar, distinguished professor in the Department of Computer Science, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and director of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $314,574. The project, titled BIGDATA: Collaborative Research: IA: F: Fractured Subsurface Characterization Using High Performance Computing and Guided by Big Data, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Parashar here.

Saul Weiner, professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $35,000. The project, titled Histological Evaluation of Soft Tissue Attachment to a Nanofiber-Coated Implant, is supported by Stevens Institute of Technology. Learn more about Weiner here.

Raul Cabrera, associate professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and extension specialist in nursery production and management at the Rutgers Agricultural Research and Extension Center, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $15,000. The project, titled Evaluation of Integrated Nutrient Diagnosis Techniques to Enhance Productivity and Quality in Greenhouse Rose Crops, is being supported by the Joseph H. Hill Memorial Foundation. Learn more about Cabrera here. Learn more about Rutgers Agricultural Research and Extension Center here.

Susan Caplan, assistant professor, School of Nursing, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, was selected to receive the 2015 Sigma Theta Tau International Global Nursing Research Grant. The $12,000 grant will support her project, titled Interactive Voice Response to Improve Depression Treatment Outcomes among Dominican Primary-care Patients. Learn more about Caplan here

September 23, 2015

Yana Bromberg, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, and Derek Gordon, associate professor in the Department of Genetics, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, are the principal investigators of an award totaling $1,475,896. The project, titled AVA, Dx: Analysis of Variation for Association with Disease, is being supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Laura Elnitski, senior investigator of the Translational and Functional Genomics Branch and head of the Genomic Functional Analysis Section at the National Human Genome Research Institute, is a co-PI. Learn more about Bromberg here, Gordon here, and Elnitski here.

Martin Yarmush, distinguished professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $885,834, which will provide six full graduate fellowships per year for the next three years. The project, titled Precision and Personalized Medicine, is being supported by the U.S. Department of Education program of Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN). This marks the fourth time since 2003 that a GAANN award has been awarded to the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Learn more about Yarmush here.

Andrey Grigoriev, professor in the Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $604,475 over three years. The project, titled ABI Innovation: Integrated Approach to Improve Detection of Genome Rearrangements, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Grigoriev here.

Deborah Spitalnik, professor of pediatrics and executive director of The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $384,382. The project, titled Exploring the Experiences of Diverse Families of Children Newly Diagnosed with ASD in New Jersey, is being supported by The Governor’s Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism. Learn more about Spitalnik here

Diane Adams, assistant professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $75,000. The project, titled Determining Coral Susceptibility to Ocean Acidification through Functional Analysis of Biomineralization Genes, is being supported by the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation. Learn more about Adams here.

Gayathri Subramanian, assistant professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $40,000. The project, titled Early Diagnosis, Risk Assessment and Cure for Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: A Translational Model, is supported by a Busch Biomedical Grant awarded by the Office of Research and Economic Development. Learn more about Subramanian here.

September 16, 2015

Fernando Muzzio, distinguished professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and director of the Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $6 million. The project, titled Determination of Process Parameters for the Manufacture and RTR of Three Additional Property JnJ Produces in the Existing INSPIRE Line, is being supported by Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Learn more about Muzzio here.

Oscar Schofield, professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $929,919. The project, titled Polar Interdisciplinary Coordinated Education, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Schofield here.

Saman Zonouz, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of a $576,000 award. The project, titled Dynamic Context-Aware Data Protection Through Virtual Micro Security-Perimeters in Smartphones and Wearable Devices, is being supported by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate. Dario Pompili, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Cyber-Physical Systems Laboratory, is the co-PI. Read more about Zonouz here and Pompili here.

Michael Lewis, distinguished professor in the Department of Pediatrics, director of the Institute for the Study of Child Development, and director of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Autism Center, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $398,319 over two years. The project, titled The Development of Early Markers of Autism Spectrum Disorder, is being supported by the New Jersey Governor’s Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism. Learn more about Lewis here.

Cheryl Holly, professor and associate dean, Entry to Baccalaureate Practice, and co-director of the Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation, School of Nursing, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $199,997. The project, titled Redesigning Undergraduate Nursing Education to Prepare a Workforce in Population Concepts That Support Successful Aging, is being supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Learn more about Holly here

September 9, 2015

Bryce Nickels, associate professor in the Department of Genetics, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,224,500 over four years. The project, titled Systematic Analysis of Protein-Nucleic Acid Interactions during Transcription, is supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Nickels here.

Benjamin Glasser, professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $600,000. The project, titled Characterization and Comparison of the Performance of Four Commercially Available Continuous Unit Operations for Future Process Development, is supported by a corporate contract. Learn more about Glasser here.

Enrique Curchitser, associate professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $489,735. The project, titled Development of a Very High-Resolution Regional Circulation Model of the Beaufort Sea near Nearshore Areas, is supported by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement. Learn more about Curchitser here.

Cindy Sickora, associate professor and director of community programs, School of Nursing, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $191,000. The project, titled Community Health Workers Supporting Women and Maternal Child Health, is supported by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey. Learn more about Sickora here.

Nicole Cushman, executive director of Answer, a Rutgers-based nonprofit that trains school- and community- based sex educators, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $75,000 over two years. The project, titled General Operating Support for Answer, is supported by the George Gund Foundation. Learn more about Cushman here.  

Meredith Schalick, clinical associate professor at Rutgers Law School based in Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $19,000. The project, titled Educational Advocacy for Foster Care Youth Involved with the First Star Rowan Academy, is supported by the Pascale Sykes Foundation. Learn more about Schalick here.

September 2, 2015

Daniel Pilch, professor of pharmacology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $392,654. The project, titled Development of New Antibiotics Against Multidrug-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Pilch here.

Ann Bagchi, instructor in the School of Nursing, and William Holzemer, dean and distinguished professor in the School of Nursing, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, are the principal investigators of an award totaling $264,500. The project, titled People Living with HIV Stigma Index, is being supported by the New Jersey Department of Health Division of HIV, STD, and TB Services. Learn more about Bagchi here and Holzemer here.

Thomas Hegyi, professor and vice chair of pediatrics, program director for the Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program of the Division of Neonatology, and medical director of the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Center of New Jersey; and Barbara Ostfeld, professor of pediatrics and program director of the SIDS Center of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, are the principal investigators of an award totaling $221,000 from the New Jersey Department of Health to advance the mission of the SIDS Center of New Jersey. Learn more about Hegyi here and Ostfeld here.

Sean Mitchell, professor of anthropology, Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $135,878 over three years. The project, titled Social Mobility, Poverty Reduction, and Democracy in an Emerging Middle Class, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Mitchell here.

Grace Brannigan, assistant professor in the Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $40,000. The project, titled Effects of Cholesterol and Lipid Sorting on Aggregation of Nicotinic Acetycholine Receptors, is being supported by Research Corporation for Science Advancement. Learn more about Brannigan here.

August 26, 2015

George Carman, Board of Governors Professor in the Department of Food Science, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick; chief scientific officer of the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health; and director of the Rutgers Center for Lipid Research, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,067,434 over five years. This is the second installment of a 10-year MERIT award. The project, titled Phospholipid Metabolism and Membrane Function, is being supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Learn more about Carman here.   

Nan Gao, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $792,000. The project, titled Raft Cdc42-Driven Colon Tumor Progression, is being supported by the American Cancer Society. Learn more about Gao here.   

Federico Sesti,  associate professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS), Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $750,000 over three years. The project, titled Oxidation of KCNB1 Channels in Aging CNS, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. The co-PIs are RWJMS colleagues Janet Alder, associate professor of neuroscience and cell biology; Zhiping Pang, assistant professor of neuroscience and cell biology at the Child Health Institute of New Jersey; and Smita Thakker-Varia, associate professor of neuroscience and cell biology. Learn more about Sesti here, Alder here, Pang here, and Thakker-Varia here.    

Judith Surkis, associate professor in the Department of History, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $175,000. The project, titled Sawyer Seminar- Ethical Subjects: Laws, Moralities, Histories, is being supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Learn more about Surkis here.  

Alexey Ryazanov, professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the recipient of a $100,000 subcontract from Longevica Pharmaceuticals Inc. The project, titled Use of EF2K Inhibitors to Inhibit Tumor Growth and Sensitize Cancer Cells to Existing Chemotherapy Treatment, is being supported by National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Ryazanov here.    

Tyler Hoffman, professor and chair in the Department of English, Camden College of Arts and Sciences; director of the Civic Scholars Program; and associate director of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities, Rutgers University–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $7,500. The project, titled RU-C Civic Scholars/Bonner Leader Program Grant 2014-2015, is being supported by the Corella & Bertram F. Bonner Foundation. Learn more about Hoffman here

August 12, 2015

Elisa Shernoffassistant professor in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,497,281. The project, titled Interactive Virtual Training for Early Career Teachers in High Poverty Schools, is being supported by the Institute of Education Sciences. Learn more about Shernoff here.     

Narayan Mandayam, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and associate director in the Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB), is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1 million over three years. The project, titled A Software Defined Framework for Opportunistic Networking and Spectrum Management, is being supported by the Office of Naval Research in collaboration with Naval Research Laboratory. Ivan Seskar, associate director of information technology in WINLAB, is the co-principal investigator. Learn more about Mandayam here and Seskar here.   

Deborah Spitalnik, professor of pediatrics and executive director of The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $545,919. The project, titled University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service, is being supported by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Learn more about Spitalnik here.

Vineet Chitravanshi, assistant professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $540,000 over three years. The project, titled Traumatic Brain Injury: Functional Alterations in the Brain Cardiovascular Regulatory Areas, is being supported by the New Jersey Commission for Brain Injury Research. Learn more about Chitravanshi here.

Wilma Friedman, professor of cellular neurobiology in the Department of Biological Sciences, Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $180,000 over three years. The project, titled Strategies for Neuroprotection from Seizure-Induced Neuronal Loss, is being supported by the New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research. Learn more about Friedman here.

Paul Copeland, associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $90,825. The project, titled Functional Analysis of SBP2 and Selenocysteine Incorporation, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Copeland here.  

Jill Friedman, associate dean for pro bono and public interest programs, and Pamela Mertsock-Wolfe, associate director for pro bono and public interest programs, at Rutgers Law School, are the principal investigators of an award totaling $6,750. The project, titled Rutgers School of LawCamden Pro Bono Bankruptcy Project, is being supported by the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey. The project was approved prior to the recently announced merger of the two Rutgers law schools into one unified Rutgers Law School. Learn more about Friedman here and Mertsock-Wolfe here.  

July 29, 2015

Kim Fenesy, senior associate dean of academic affairs at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1.75 million over five years. The project, titled Special Population Interprofessional Care Experiences, will place dental students at community-based health clinics in Newark to work with patients and students from other health care fields. The project is being supported by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. Learn more about the project here.

Howard Kipen, professor of environmental and occupational medicine and director of clinical research and occupational medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $999,975 over three years. The project, titled Climate Change, Indoor Ozone, and Vascular Function, is being supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Learn more about Kipen here.  

Rebecca Wright, professor in the Department of Computer Science, School of Arts and Sciences, and director of the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $500,000. The project, titled DIMACS/Simons Collaboration in Cryptography, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Wright here

Kelly Dittmar, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Camden, and scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $400,000. The project, titled Women Representing in an Era of Party Polarization, is being supported by the Hunt Alternatives Fund. Learn more about Dittmar here.  

Joseph Marcotrigiano, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and Ronald G. Nahass, clinical professor of medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, are the principal investigators of an award totaling $374,709. The project, Clinical, Laboratory, and Molecular Characterization of Presumed HCV Network in Young Suburban New Jersey Heroin Users, is being supported by the Merck Investigators Studies Program. Learn more about Marcotrigiano here and about Nahass here.

Denise Rodgers, vice chancellor for Interprofessional Programs, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $200,000 over four years. The project, titled Believe in a Healthy Newark, is being supported by New Jersey Health Initiatives, a statewide grant-making program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The grant supports community-focused coalitions to promote long-term solutions for healthier living. Learn more about Rodgers here.

July 15, 2015

Andrea Norberg, executive director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center (FXB), School of Nursing, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $6 million over four years. The project, titled AIDS Education and Training Center National Coordinating Resource Center, is being supported by the HIV/AIDS Bureau in the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. FXB has served as the AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) National Resource Center since 2002. This new period of funding includes opportunities to develop a national HIV curriculum and to support practice transformation in HIV clinics nationwide. The AETC team includes: John Nelson, program director; Deborah Storm, director of evaluation; Renée Powell, program manager; and Judy Collins, program coordinator. Partners include the University of California San Francisco Center for HIV Information, University of Washington, and International Antiviral Society–USA. Learn more about FXB here.

Hong Li, director, Center for Advanced Proteomics Research and associate professor, Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Genetics, New Jersey Medical School, and Peter Lobel, professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, are principal investigators of a four-year award totaling $2,544,000. The project, titled Rutgers Mass Spectrometry Center for Integrative Neuroscience Research, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health and its National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Learn more about Li here and Lobel here.

Roseanne Dobkin, associate professor of psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $675,331 over three years. The project, titled Improving Access to Depression Care in Parkinson’s Disease: A Telehealth Approach, is being supported by a Therapeutic Pipeline Program research grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Learn more about Dobkin here.

Myong Jeong, associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, School of Engineering, and the Rutgers Center for Operations Research, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $283,901. The project, titled Multistage Quality Engineering with Multisource Functional Data, is being supported by Qatar University. Learn more about Jeong here.

Kelley Healey, postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of David Perlin, Public Health Research Institute Center, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, was selected as a 2015 Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation board of directors. She received a grant award of $115,705 to support her research, Elucidating Multidrug Resistance in Fungal Pathogens. Learn more about Healey here.

Terri Kinzy, professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the recipient of an award totaling $30,275. The project, titled Regulators of Translation Elongation Factor eEF1A, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Kinzy here

Jaimie Testai, senior management assistant in the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of a three-year award totaling $24,975. The project, titled Honors Research Selective Elective, is being supported by the ADEAGies Foundation. Learn more about the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine here.

Ellen Goodman, professor in the School of Law–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $10,000. The project, titled Formulating Legal Guidance for Digital Journalists, is being supported by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Learn more about Goodman here.

Yuri T. Jadotte, assistant professor in the Division of Nursing Science and assistant director of the Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation, School of Nursing, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,500. The project, titled Understanding the Association between Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and Patient Health Outcomes in Urban Settings: A Mixed Methods Study, is being supported by the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing. Learn more about Jadotte here.

July 1, 2015

Daniel Kadouri, associate professor in the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $7.2 million. The project, which will examine the therapeutic potential of two types of predatory bacteria that kill germs that have developed a resistance to antibiotics, is being supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Pathogen Predators program. Learn more about Kadouri here

Roland Anglin, faculty fellow at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and director of the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, Rutgers University–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1.5 million. The project, titled New City of Learning Collaborative, is being supported by the Foundation for Newark’s Future. Learn more about Anglin here.   

Jing Li, distinguished professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $450,000. The project, titled Developing Highly Luminescent Materials for Low-Cost and Energy-Efficient Lighting Applications, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Li here.     

Radhika Balakrishnan, professor and director of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $400,000. The project, titled General Core Support for Violence Against Women and Women's Rights, is being supported by a corporate contract. Learn more about Balakrishnan here.   

Benjamin Horton, professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University­­–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $255,430. The project, titled Collaborative Research: Sea Level Variability During the Common Era, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Horton here

Yiannis Sakellaridis, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $172,527. The project, titled Foundations of the Relative Langlands Program, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Sakellaridis here

Taja-Nia Henderson, associate professor in the School of Law, Rutgers University–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $16,800. The project, titled Framing Treason: Disqualification, Memory, and Reconciliation in Reconstruction-Era America, is being supported by The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. Learn more about Henderson here.