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Recent Awards

American University faculty members receive externally sponsored awards to conduct impactful and exciting research. Below is a list of awards received for FY22 by unit.

PI: Sauleh Siddiqui
Project Title: SRS RN: Multiscale RECIPES (Resilient, Equitable, and Circular Innovations with Partnership and Education Synergies) for Sustainable Food Systems
Sponsor: National Science Foundation-NSF
Amount: $9,225,000

PI: Matthew Taylor
Project Title: Western Hemisphere Regional Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Assessment
Sponsor: US Department of State
Amount: $300,000

PI: Cynthia Miller-Idriss
Project Title: Mapping gun rights rhetoric and narratives: video-based inoculation to combat youth gun violence
Sponsor: Southern Poverty Law Center-SPLC
Amount: $89,125

PI: Cynthia Miller-Idriss
Project Title: Mapping gun rights rhetoric and narratives: video-based inoculation to combat youth gun violence
Sponsor: Everytown
Amount: $89,125

PI: Cynthia Miller-Idriss
Project Title: Pilot anti-extremism training workshop for the City of Seattle
Sponsor: City of Seattle
Amount: $40,250

PI: Cynthia Miller-Idriss
Project Title: Transatlantic Exchange and Resources to Combat Extremism
Sponsor: Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
Amount: $80,850

PI: Cynthia Miller-Idriss
Project Title: Vaccine Hesitancy Prebunking Live Study
Sponsor: Google
Amount: $105,800

PI: Cynthia Miller-Idriss
Project Title: Strengthening Texas, Advancing Resilience (STAR)
Sponsor: Search for Common Good
Amount: $158,891

PI: Cynthia Miller-Idriss
Project Title: Regional Prevention Planning Phase
Sponsor: Southern Pverty Law Center
Amount: $250,000

PI: Valentina Bruno
Project Title: Financial Globalization
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Amount: $183,000

PI: Mary Hansen
Project Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research in DRMS: A Comparison of Value of Statistical Life Estimates Derived from Revealed and Stated Preferences
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Amount: $29,876

PI: Ethan Mereish
Project Title: Minority Stress Reactivity and Hazardous Drinking
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health-NIH
Amount: $169,287

PI: Thomas Merrill
Project Title: Strengthening Liberal Education at American University
Sponsor: Teagle Foundation
Amount: $250,000

PI: Lucas Paganini
Project Title: Paganini NASA IPA 2019 -2023
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration-NASA
Amount: $404,230

PI: Laura Cutler
Project Title: Teaching Expansion Grant AY21-22
Sponsor: The Israel Institute
Amount: $25,000

PI: Stefano Costanzi
Project Title: Virtual screening for the identification of ligands of GPR101, an orphan GPCR involved in X-linked acrogigantism (X-LAG)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health-NIH
Amount: $429,000

PI: David Gerard
Project Title: A U-statistic approach to population genetics
Sponsor: National Science Foundation-NSF
Amount: $188,694

PI: Onaje Woodbine
Project Title: Take Back What the Devil Stole: An African American Prophet's Encounters in the Spirit World
Sponsor: Louisville Institute
Amount: $40,000

PI: Jessica Gephart
Project Title: Identifying market leverage points through development of species-specific trade data
Sponsor: Multiplier
Amount: $11,000

PI: Anthony Panzera
Project Title: ATTAIN DC WIC
Sponsor: DC Department of Health
Amount: $201,303

PI: Anastasia Snelling
Project Title: DCCK Healthy Corners and GusNIP annual evaluation: Assessing the role of corner stores for promoting and selling fresh produce
Sponsor: DC Central Kitchen
Amount: $60,000

PI: Mieke Meurs
Project Title: RENEWAL of grant to support the organizational strengthening of the Program on Gender Analysis of the Economy: PGAE Global Scholars
Sponsor: Open Society Foundation
Amount: $800,000

PI: David Barker
Project Title: New Perspectives in Studies of American Governance
Sponsor: Hewlett Foundation
Amount: $200,000

PI: Molly Dondero
Project Title: Gender Differences in the Diet of Mexican Children of Immigrants
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State University
Amount: $15,418

PI: Jessica Gephart
Project Title: Global seafood trade and nutrition
Sponsor: Environmental Defense Fund
Amount: $50,000

PI: Alan Levine
Project Title: PTI's Annual Constitution Day Lecture
Sponsor: Jack Miller Center
Amount: $2,000

PI: Anastasia Snelling
Project Title: Evaluation Services for the Healthy School Food Program's Nutrition Education and Engagement Activities
Sponsor: DC Central Kitchen
Amount: $66,000

PI: Nicole Angotti
Project Title: Verbal autopsy: reimagining data & automated cause assignment (using ALPHA network data)
Sponsor: Ohio State University
Amount: $26,018

PI: Michael Cohen
Project Title: The Correspondence of Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore
Sponsor: The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
Amount: $10,000

PI: Laura Cutler
Project Title: Teaching Expansion Grant AY21-22
Sponsor: The Israel Institute
Amount: $30,000

PI: Jessica Gephart
Project Title: Collaborative Research: HNDS-I: A global seafood trade network database for sustainable food systems, human health, and nutrition security
Sponsor: National Science Foundation-NSF
Amount: $785,240

PI: Alan Levine
Project Title: PTI Civics Institute
Sponsor: Jack Miller Center
Amount: $26,100

PI: Jeffrey Kaplan
Project Title: Antibiofilm activities of dispersin B against Cutibacterium acnes.
Sponsor: Kane Biotech
Amount: $8,223

PI: Adrienne LeBas
Project Title: Disentangling the Effects of Ethnicity and Social Intermediaries on Informal Sector Tax in Lagos, Nigeria
Sponsor: Institute of Development Studies
Amount: $22,243

PI: Stephen MacAvoy
Project Title: Exploring anomalously high calcium in suburban MD streams in the absence of bedrock carbonate and geochemical indicators of concrete dissolution.
Sponsor: University of the District of Columbia
Amount: $15,000

PI: Michael Robinson 
Project Title: Advances in DTN simulation and game-theoretic modeling
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration-NASA
Amount: $12,000

PI: Gregory Lane 
Project Title: Fostering Resilience in Low-Income Countries
Sponsor: World Bank
Amount: $29,249

PI: Jin Park
Project Title: Buddhism and Non-violence
Sponsor: Uberoi Foundation for Religious Studies
Amount: $25,000

PI: Catherine Stoodley 
Project Title: Cerebellum and autism: Regional specialization for social and executive functions
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health-NIH
Amount: $445,165

PI: Alexander Zestos 
Project Title:Fundamental Reactions of Diffusion and Adsorption Control of Phenols on Modified Microelectrode Surfaces
Sponsor: American Chemical Society
Amount: $55,000

PI: Nicole Angotti
Project Title: Verbal autopsy: reimagining data & automated cause assignment (using ALPHA network data)
Sponsor: Ohio State University
Amount: $26,018

PI: Hanning Chen
Project Title: PARTNERSHIP: Development of Single- and Double-Atom Catalysts for Treating Agricultural Wastewater
Sponsor: George Washington University
Amount: $59,259

PI: Gregory Lane
Project Title: Fostering Resilience in Low-Income Countries
Sponsor: World Bank
Amount: $29,249

PI: Nicole Lorenzo
Project Title: 2/2 Treating Mothers with ADHD and their Young Children Via Telehealth: A Hybrid Type I Effectiveness-Implementation Trail
Sponsor: University of Maryland
Amount: $48,317

PI: Jin Park
Project Title: Buddhism and Non-violence
Sponsor: Uberoi Foundation for Religious Studies
Amount: $25,000

PI: Michael Robinson 
Project Title: Modeling and Analytic Capabilities for KBase
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Amount: $110,598

PI: Catherine Stoodley  
Project Title: Cerebellum and autism: Regional specialization for social and executive functions
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health-NIH
Amount: $445,165

PI: Katie Holton
Project Title: Clinical Trial Researching Dietary Intervention in U.S. Veterans suffering from Gulf War Illness
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Defense
Amount: $6.4 million

PI: Daniel Kerr
Project Title: Humanities Truck Project Bridge Funding
Sponsor: Henry Luce Foundation
Amount: $100,000

PI: Adam McKay
Project Title: Optical Observations of Comets as a Probe into Cometary Composition
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration-NASA
Amount: $30,940

PI: Robin Lumsdaine
Project Title: Partial Secondment to Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor: Erasmus University Rotterdam
Amount: $333,644

PI: Ronald Hill
Project Title: A Whiter Shade of Pale: The Impact of Whiteness on Female Beauty Standards
Sponsor: Association for Consumer Research
Amount: $1,500

PI: Monica Jackson
Project Title: Summer Program in Research and Learning (SPIRAL) at AU
Sponsor: National Security Agency -NSA
Amount: $89,981

PI: Krzysztof Pietroszek
Project Title: MRI: Acquisition of Volumetric Capture System for the Institute for IDEAS
Sponsor: National Science Foundation-NSF
Amount: $754,752

PI: Charles Lewis
Project Title: Journalism education and hands-on student experience at the Investigative Reporting Workshop
Sponsor: Scripps Howard Foundation
Amount: $7,500

PI: Benjamin Stokes
Project Title: Engaging Beyond Our Walls: Libraries as Hubs for Making Neighborhood Games and Storytelling
Sponsor: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Amount: $249,896

PI: Margaret Stogner
Project Title: NIHCM - Unbreathable Outreach
Sponsor: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation
Amount: $10,000

PI: Caty Borum Chattoo
Project Title: Comedy for Social Justice: Strengthening a Network of Creative Civic Engagement Practice
Sponsor: Luminate
Amount: $200,000

PI: Caty Borum Chattoo
Project Title: Support for CMSI
Sponsor: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Amount: $750,000

PI: Brian McGowan
Project Title: Achieving the Dream in College: Understanding Black Student Experiences in a K-12 Precollege Program
Sponsor: American Educational Research Association
Amount: $5,000

PI: Caroyln Parker
Project Title: Learning by Scientific Design
Sponsor: Deans for Impact
Amount: $10,000

PI: Sarah Irvine Belson
Project Title: Noyce Scholar Retention in Racially and Culturally Non-dominant Communities: Partnerships and Persistence
Sponsor: National Science Foundation-NSF
Amount: $800,000

PI: Cheryl Holcomb-Mccoy
Project Title: Future Teachers As Tutors
Sponsor: CityTutor DC
Amount: $74,300

PI: Sarah Irvine Belson
Project Title: DCPS and AU Partnership for Cluster 1 RISE Schools: Strategic Support to Accelerate Progress
Sponsor: District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS)
Amount: $120,000

PI: Sarah Irvine Belson
Project Title: Early Literacy and Co-Teaching: Special Education Enhancement Fund (SEEF)FY22 Continuation: Institute I Reading Science and Instructional Methods for Inclusive Classrooms
Sponsor: DC Office of State Superintendent of Education - OSSE
Amount: $330,680

PI: Sarah Irvine Belson
Project Title: Early Literacy Tutoring: Accelerating Reading Growth for Students in Grades 1-2
Sponsor: DC Office of State Superintendent of Education - OSSE
Amount: $450,000

PI: Carolyn Parker
Project Title: Resubmission: Enhanced Teaching and Learning Through Problem-Based Pedagogy
Sponsor: National Science Foundation-NSF
Amount: $300,000

PI: Alida Anderson
Project Title: Dyslexia Awareness Online Module for All K-2 Educators
Sponsor: DC Office of State Superintendent of Education - OSSE
Amount: $64,851

PI: Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy
Project Title: Advancing Early Education Collaborative
Sponsor: Martha's Table, Inc.
Amount: $866,532

PI: Shaine Cunningham
Project Title: MCJ Amelior Foundation Internship Fund
Sponsor: MCJ Amelior Foundation
Amount: $25,000

PI: James Goldgeier
Project Title: Brookings Institution Visiting Fellowship
Sponsor: Brookings Institution
Amount: $49,378

PI: Matthew Taylor
Project Title: Western Hemisphere Regional Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Assessment
Sponsor: US Department of State
Amount: $267,731.00

PI: Jonathan Fox
Project Title: From the Depths: Bottom Up Changes for the Seafood Industry
Sponsor: David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Amount: $500,000

PI: Jonathan Fox
Project Title: Moving the Needle on Citizen Engagement at the World Bank
Sponsor: Open Society Foundation
Amount: $250,000

PI: David Morrow
Project Title: Next Steps with an NGO Network and Carbon Removal
Sponsor: New York Community Trust
Amount: $120,000

PI: Malini Ranganathan
Project Title: Development Reassembled
Sponsor: US Department of Education
Amount: $16,700

PI: Kenneth Conca
Project Title: Tracing tributaries of trust: A systematic, comparative analysis of environmental peacebuilding processes and outcomes
Sponsor: Oregon State University
Amount: $34,168

PI: Garrett Graddy-Lovelace
Project Title: Contemplative Environmental Mentoring Communities
Sponsor: Mind & Life Institute
Amount: $15,000

PI: Naomi Hossain
Project Title: Covid-19 Learning, Evidence and Research (CLEAR)
Sponsor: Institute of Development Studies
Amount: $36,770

PI: David Morrow
Project Title: Building Consensus on Soil Carbon Sequestration & GHG Mitigation in Agriculture
Sponsor: Enviromental Defense Fund
Amount: $35,412

PI: David Morrow
Project Title: ICRLP Preston-Werner Unrestricted Grant
Sponsor: Preston-Werner Foundation
Amount: $50,000

PI: David Morrow
Project Title: Linking GCAM-CDR to GCAM USA
Sponsor: Alfred P Sloan Foundation
Amount: $33,000

PI: Cathy Schneider
Project Title: Call of Duty: Military Responses to Undemocratic Leadership
Sponsor: American Political Science Association
Amount: $2,500

PI: Matthew Meekins
Project Title: DC OSSE - AU Community of Scholars Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: DC Office of State Superintendent of Education - OSSE
Amount: $41,412

PI: Joseph Torigian
Project Title: APSIA Faculty Fund Grant 2022
Sponsor: Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs
Amount: $5,150

PI: James Goldgeier 
Project Title: Freeman Spogli Institute Fellowship
Sponsor: Stanford University

PI: Simon Nicholson
Project Title: A Solar Geoengineering Organization Focused on Just Governance and the Global South
Sponsor: Preston-Werner Foundation
Amount: $75,000

PI: Julie Baldwin
Project Title: Racial Justice Internal Dashboard and Policy Reform Project
Sponsor: Innovative Prosecution Consulting
Amount: $781,943

PI: Subhiya Idilbi
Project Title: Key Executive Leadership Programs
Sponsor: US Department of Homeland Security - Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Amount: $170,790

PI: Julie Baldwin
Project Title: CCBHC for The Centers
Sponsor: University of Arkansas
Amount: $150,000

PI: Julie Baldwin
Project Title: Counseling Associates CCBHC Expansion Project
Sponsor: Counseling Associates
Amount: $600,000

PI: Julie Baldwin
Project Title: Western Arkansas Counseling and Guidance Center CMHC COVID-19 Service Restoration and Enhancement Project
Sponsor: University of Arkansas
Amount: $163,044

PI: TaLisa Carter
Project Title: JCOIN Coordination and Translation Center - Implementation
Sponsor: George Mason University
Amount: $109,748

PI: Seth Gershenson
Project Title: Examining Recruitment Policies and Programs Aimed at Diversifying the Teacher Workforce
Sponsor: University of Maryland
Amount: $25,184

PI: Seth Gershenson
Project Title: How teachers learn racial competency and how to be effective for all of their students
Sponsor: US Department of Education
Amount: $207,355

PI: Dave Marcotte
Project Title: Charter Schools, Socioeconomic Segregation and Achievement Gaps
Sponsor: Russell Sage Foundation
Amount: $7,500

PI: Subhiya Idilbi
Project Title: Key Executive Leadership Programs
Sponsor: US Department of Homeland Security - Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Amount: $170,790

PI: Subhiya Idilbi
Project Title: Key Executive Leadership Programs
Sponsor: US Department of Homeland Security - Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Amount: $1,024,740

PI: Cynthia Miller-Idriss
Project Title: Strengthening Texas, Advancing Resilience (STAR)
Sponsor: Search for Common Ground
Amount: $158,891

PI: Lynn Addington
Project Title: Fatal and Non-Fatal Intimate Partner and Family Violence Against Older Women: An Exploration of Age and Police Response to Inform Research, Policy and Practice
Sponsor: National Institute of Justice
Amount: $195,135

PI: Lewis Faulk
Project Title: Nonprofit Advocacy Survey
Sponsor: Independent Sector
Amount: $42,055

PI: Michael Cohen
Project Title: The Correspondence of Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore
Sponsor: National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Amount: $77,750

PI: Preeti Menon
Project Title: Supreme Court of Ohio
Sponsor: OH RED tool
Amount: $546,245

PI: David Schwegman
Project Title: Community Centered Solar Development
Sponsor: University of California- Berkeley
Amount: $40,053

PI: David Barker
Project Title: New Perspectives in Studies of American Governance
Sponsor: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Amount: $200,000

PI: Meredith Jacob
Project Title: Supporting the Creation of OER with a Code of Best Practices for Fair Use
Sponsor: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Amount: $249,905

PI: Leslye Orloff
Project Title: National Judicial Network: Forum on Human Trafficking and Immigration in State Courts - A Community of Practice for State Court Judges
Sponsor: State Justice Institute
Amount: $50,000

PI: Bettina Poirier
Project Title: Program on Legislative Negotiation
Sponsor: Hewlett Foundation
Amount: $1,200,000

PI: Susana SaCouto
Project Title: Combating Impunity for Mass Atrocities in Syria: Supporting the Work of the IIIM
Sponsor: Swiss Deaprtment of Foreign Affairs
Amount: $64,998

PI: Leslye Orloff
Project Title: Non-Competitive Supplemental Bridge Funding for American University's Improving Access to Services and Legal Options for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Project/Improving Access for Immigrant Survivors: Technical Assistance and Training on Immigration, Family Law Protections, Public Benefits and Services
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice 
Amount: $750,000

PI: Jacqueline Lainez-Flannagan
Project Title: Internal Revenue Service
Sponsor: Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
Amount: $11,300

PI: Rachel Sadon
Project Title: Social Justice Hub
Sponsor: The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Amount: $45,000

PI: Rachel Sadon
Project Title: WAMU Social Issues Hub FY22 Support
Sponsor: Farvue Foundation
Amount: $100,000

PI: Natalie Delgadillo
Project Title: Philanthropy & Nonprofit Accountability Fellowship
Sponsor: Chronicle of Philanthropy

PI: Natalie Delgadillo
Project Title: PWF Criminal Justice Coverage CY2022
Sponsor: Public Welfare Foundation
Amount: $100,000

PI: Rupert Gardener
Project Title: 1A: Remaking America
Sponsor: Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Amount: $750,000

Research Awards in FY21

American University faculty received numerous awards in FY21. Click on the link below to review the list.

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