Grants Awarded: January 2012 to the present

Writing effective grants proposals is a time-consuming and difficult but ultimately rewarding tasks. Winning a grant from private foundation or government agency is a distinctive achievement. In many cases, the odds against success are long because many projects compete for limited funding. It’s not uncommon for initial proposals to be rejected, and many individuals finally earning a grant award have had to apply multiple times before achieving success.

Congratulations to all faculty members and staff who have received awards!

Winners of external grants awarded from January 2007 through December 2011.

To see the list of winners in prior years (from 1999 to December 2006), go here:

Scroll down to see the Awards Made to UMW from January 2012 to the present.

Awarded to: Project Title Award Amount Funding Source:
Janet Asper, Department of Chemistry

Transmission Electron Microscopic (TEM) analysis of Bacillus cereusBacillus subtilis var globigii, and Bacillus anthracis Delta Sterne spores and Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Compounds (contract)

$13,020 (for second option year) Naval Surface Warfare Center (Dahlgren), July 2015
Michael Spencer, Department of Historic Preservation Moisture Ingress Investigation and Treatment Plan for the Second Bank of the United States, Independence National Historical Park $73,995.63 National Park Service, June 2015
Douglas Sanford, Department of Historic Preservation

Archaeological Field School and Research Project on Sherwood Forest Property (Stafford County)

$10,000 Walton Development and Management Group, June 2015
Surupa Gupta, Department of Political Science and International Affairs

Asian Studies Fellowship

$13,500 East-West Center in Washington, DC, May 2015
Melody Denhere, Department of Mathematics

Preparation for Industrial Careers in Mathematical Sciences

 $6,500  Mathematical Association of America, April 2015
George Meadows, College of Education

Engineering Solutions to Environmental Problems: Cleaning Up Oil Spills

$2,390 Chesapeake Bay Trust, April 2015
Janet Asper, Department of Chemistry

Summer Research Fellowship for 2015

$14,000 Naval Surface Warfare Center (Dahlgren), March 2015
Mary Kayler, Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation

M.O.L.I.E. Meets Canvas and the Open Web

$10,000 Instructure, March 2015
Janet Asper, Department of Chemistry

Sabbatical Fellowship for 2015-2016

$27,322 Naval Surface Warfare Center (Dahlgren), February 2015
Melanie Szul (Earth and Environmental Sciences)  Fulbright Fellowship to Poland (from spring semester 2016)  providing travel and living expenses  Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, February 2015
Nabil Al-Tikriti, Department of History and American Studies

Visiting Faculty Member, Georgetown University program in Alanya, Turkey (deferred until 2016)

$20,000 McGhee Center, Georgetown University, November 2014
Roberta Gentry, Department of Foundations, Leadership, and Special Populations

“Traineeship for Education of Special Education Personnel for Regions 3 and 4″

$23,473 Virginia Department of Education, October 2014
Deborah O’Dell, Department of Biology (with students Virginia King and Riley Scalzo)

Cell Phone Induced Gene Expression in Glioblastoma Cells

$500 Virginia Academy of Science, October 2014
Janet Asper, Department of Chemistry

Transmission Electron Microscopic (TEM) analysis of Bacillus cereusBacillus subtilis var globigii, and Bacillus anthracis Delta Sterne spores and Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Compounds (contract)

$12,680 (for first option year) Naval Surface Warfare Center (Dahlgren), August 2014
Kelli Slunt (Department of Chemistry), Dianne Baker (Biological Sciences), Jodie Hayob and Ben Kisila (Earth and Environmental Sciences), Venitta McCall (Curriculum and Instruction), and Deb Hydorn (Mathematics) STEM Talent Expansion through Research, Engagement, Preparation, and Scholarships $181,441 National Science Foundation, August 2014 (fourth and fifth years of a previously awarded grant)
Dan Preston

James Monroe papers

$290,000 (for three years) National Endowment for the Humanities, July 2014
Davis Oldham, Department of Chemistry (with student Alex Priest)

Discovery of Novel Tuberculosis Theraputics

$4,901 (value of 50,000 hours of supercomputing time) XSEDE, July 2014
Jonathan Levin, Provost’s Office

Faculty Conversations on the LEAP Value Rubrics

$1,000 State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, June 2014
Neil Tibert, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

“Holocene Sedimentation and Sea Level History of the Tidal Marshes of the Potomac and Rappahannock Estuaries”

$13,371 National Parks Service (contract), June 2014
Stephen Hanna, Department of Geography “Transformation of Racialized American Southern Heritage Landscapes” $30,278 National Science Foundation, subcontract with the University of Southern Mississippi, March 2014
Cassandra Good, James Monroe Papers Fellowship at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington $3,000 plus one month resident at the Library’s DeVos Scholars’ Residence MVLA (Mount Vernon Ladies Association), February 2014
David Ambuel and Steve Rabson, Department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion Japan-related visiting presentations, books and videos, and one course in Japanese literature to be taught in the Fall semester $17,137 Japan Foundation, February 2014
Stephen Davies, Department of Computer Science An agent-based model to investigate ecological survival strategies in a rare tidal wetlands plant $4,901 (value of 50,000 hours of supercomputing time) XSEDE, January 2014
University of Mary Washington Virginia Chesapeake Bay Implementation Program, Watershed Coordinator Position (position hosted by the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences for three months in 2014) $17,788 Department of Conservation and Recreation, Commonwealth of Virginia, December 2013 (last renewal of grant first awarded in December 2007)
Steve Hanna, Department of Geography Use Geospatial methods and tools to select all parcels in the Commonwealth of Virginia that intersect with 123 Civil War Battlefield study areas as demarcated by the American Battlefields Preservation Plan (contract) $18,450 Preservation Partners, LLC of Fredericksburg, Virginia, November 2013
Patricia Reynolds, Department of Foundations, Leadership, and Special Populations TESL 532: Differentiated Instruction for English Language Learners Across the Curriculum (for spring 2014) $90,115.20  Virginia Department of Education, November 2013
Roberta Gentry, Department of Foundations, Leadership, and Special Populations “Traineeship for Education of Special Education Personnel for Regions 3 and 4″ $35,840 Virginia Department of Education, October 2013
Janet Asper, Department of Chemistry, and Kathryn Loesser-Casey, Department of Biology Transmission Electron Microscopic (TEM) analysis of Bacillus cereusBacillus subtilis var globigii, and Bacillus anthracis Delta Sterne spores and Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Compounds (contract) $22,747  (for initial year; four option years possible) Naval Surface Warfare Center (Dahlgren), October 2013
Charlie Sharpless, Department of Chemistry “Collaborative Research: Oxygenation of Hydrocarbons in the Ocean” $106,763 National Science Foundation, July 2013
Nabil Al-Tikriti, Department of History and American Studies Library grant — to increase holdings in Turkish and Ottoman studies $5,000 Institute of Turkish Studies, May 2013
Christine Grosse, College of Business “Foreign Language Teacher Preparation in Business Languages and Cultures” $1,500 Illinois Center for International Business Education and Research, April 2013
David Toth, Department of Computer Science One Tesla K20 GPU for use in research my Summer Science students $3,500 NVIDIA, April 2013
Ben LaBreche, Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication Liberty Agonistes – a study of 17th Century theories on liberty (particularly the writings of John Milton)” $2,500 — one month fellowship Folger Shakespeare Library, April 2013
Ben LaBreche, Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication Liberty Agonistes – a study of 17th Century theories on liberty (particularly the writings of John Milton)” $1,200 – travel stipend Henry Ransom Center, March 2013
Ben LaBreche, Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication  “Liberty Agonistes – a study of 17th Century theories on liberty (particularly the writings of John Milton)”  $45,000 Solmsen Fellowship, Institute for Research in Humanities, University of Wisconsin, March 2013
Ben LaBreche, Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication  “Liberty Agonistes – a study of 17th Century theories on liberty (particularly the writings of John Milton)”  $2,500 — one month of summer financial support  UCLA William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, March 2013
Chris Kilmartin, Department of Psychology Appointment as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership $119,689 United States Air Force Academy, February 2013
Brian Rizzo, Department of Geography On-Site Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Course” $10,965 Law Library of Congress, February 2013
David Toth, Department of Computer Science, and Theresa Grana, Department ofd Biological Sciences Teaching Undergraduates to Use Supercomputing in the Sciences” $4,910 (value of 60,000 hours of time on the 7th fastest computer on the planet) XSEDE, February 2013
Gwen Hale (Writing Center and Writing Program Director) and Ethan Bottone (student)   “Virginia is for Writers,” (designed to begin multiple high school-university writing center collaborations throughout the state” $300 Southeastern Writing Center Association, January 2013
University of Mary Washington Virginia Chesapeake Bay Implementation Program, Watershed Coordinator Position (position hosted by the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences) $67,000 Department of Conservation and Recreation, Commonwealth of Virginia, December 2012 (renewal of grant first awarded in December 2007)
Mary Kayler (Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation) with Christina Eggenberger (Center for Honor, Leadership, and Service)  “Service Learning Seminar: Recasting and Drawing Upon a Wider Net” $1,000 American Association for Colleges and Universities, November 2012
Norah Hooper, Department of Foundations, Leadership, and Special Populations “Traineeship for Education of Special Education Personnel for Regions 3 and 4″ $30,858 Virginia Department of Education, October 2012
David Toth, Department of Computer Science “Identifying Inhibitors of the Fungal Virulence Factor Cbp1.” Collaborative project with Merrimack University. $114,278 (value of 1,396,698 hours of time on the 40th fastest computer on the planet) XSEDE, September 2012
David Toth, Department of Computer Science “Identifying Inhibitors that Prevent the Complexation of  HIV-1 Tat•P-TEFb thus Blocking HIV Replication.” Collaborative project with Merrimack University. $34,500 (value of 421,667 hours of time on the 40th fastest computer on the planet) XSEDE, September 2012
David Toth, Department of Computer Science “Introducing Computer Science Students to Supercomputing in a Parallel Computing Course” $4,910 (value of 60,000 hours of time on the 40th fastest computer on the planet) XSEDE, August 2012
Patricia Reynolds, Department of Foundations, Leadership, and Special Populations TESL 532: Differentiated Instruction for English Language Learners Across the Curriculum (for fall 2012 and spring 2013) $174,787.20 Virginia Department of Education, August 2012
Deborah Zies, Department of Biological Sciences Cloning and characterization of the human RAI1 promoter $1,200 Virginia Academy of Sciences, July 2012
Andrew Dolby, Department of Biological Sciences Bird breeding impact study at Poplar Ford Park(Fairfax County, VA) $5,210 Fairfax County (Virginia) Parks Authority, March 2012
Patricia Reynolds, Department of Foundations, Leadership, and Special Populations Additional section of TESL 532: Differentiated Instruction for English Language Learners Across the Curriculum $41,007.60 Virginia Department of Education, addendum awarded in February 2012

 

*All grants, fellowships, and contracts involving government agencies, foundations, business, and so forth MUST receive prior approval from officials at the University of Mary Washington BEFORE the proposal or application is submitted to the external funding entity.