Examples of Successful Proposals

Complete Successful Proposals

1.    NEH Challenge Grant

a.     Challenge Grant - 2009

i.     Amount Funded: $600,000

ii.     Duration: 5 years

iii.     University Funded: Brandeis University

iv.     Brandeis was seeking a $600,000 challenge grant, which it matched 3:1 for a total amount of $2,400,000. Funds were used in two ways: $582,650 for a ten-year spend down account and $1,817,350 for a permanent endowment for the Mandel Center for the Humanities.

2.    NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship

a.     Project Title:Urban Teacher Education Program Secondary Math and Science. (2009)

 i.     Amount Funded: $900,000

 ii.     Duration: 5 years

 iii.     University Funded: University of Chicago

 iv.     Requested Grant to provide support for the Illinois State Board of Education approved secondary mathematics and science teacher     certification program which prepares elementary-level teacher-leaders for urban schools.

 v.     Urban Education Institute were the applicants

 

b.     Project Title: Establishing a Supportive Environment for the Recruitment, Preparation, and Retention of the Urban Science Teacher. (2008)

  i.     Amount Funded: $670,962

  ii.     Duration: 5 years

  iii.     University Funded: Chicago State University

  iv.     Seeks to facilitate STEM Undergraduates to become effective high school science teachers in the Chicago public schools.

  v.     Chemistry and Physics department were the applicants

3.    NSF Research for Undergraduate Sites

a.     Project Title:REU Site: Interdisciplinary Mathematics Research (2012)

   i.     Amount Funded: $244,125

   ii.     Duration: 3 years

   iii.     University Funded: Macalester College

   iv.     Main objective of the REU Site would be to improve the research skills of the student participants.  Teams would be led by Faculty of Macalester College at the Partnering organization, the Institute of mathematics and its applications.

   v.     Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Department were the applicants

b.     Project Title:REU Site: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Astrophysics, Nuclear and Particle Physics(2012)

    i.     Amount Funded: $322,080

    ii.     Duration: 3 years

    iii.     University Funded: Wayne State University

    iv.     Objective is to bring disadvantaged students from the Detroit Metro area to research laboratories over the summer.  Students are mentored by PhD researchers and are required to submit a report at the end of their experience. 

     v.     Physics and Astronomy Department were the applicants

c.     Project Title:REU Site: Research experiences in marine organism health: resilience and response to environmental change (2011 – Renewal)

      i.     Amount Funded: $293,450

      ii.     Duration: 3 years

      iii.     University Funded: College of Charleston

      iv.     The Fort Johnson Undergraduate Summer Research Program is a 10 week program of research, communication and career  development activities focused on the multidisciplinary theme of Marine Organism Health: Resilience and response to environmental Change.

       v.     Biology Department were the applicants

d.     Project Title:REU Site: Environmental Impacts on Biological Systems: From Molecules to Ecosystems (2008)

       i.     Amount Funded: $506,444

       ii.     Duration: 5 years

       iii.     University Funded: Hope College

       iv.     Hope College proposes to establish an REU Site at which students would carry out professional level research in biology related subjects.  Summer REU Site for 10 weeks to prepare students and help them gain knowledge of the role of the environment in biological processes.

        v.     Biology Department were the applicants

4.    NSF STEP

a.     Project Title: Community achievement for science, academics, and research. (CASAR)

         i.     Amount Funded: $499,891

         ii.     Duration: 5 years

         iii.     University Funded: Saint Edward’s University

         iv.     St. Edwards University focuses on minority retention and is committed to educating the whole student and to preparing its graduates to become community leaders and problem solvers, specifically in STEM fields.  

          v.     Department of Natural Sciences were the applicants

 

Examples of Awarded Grants at Other Universities

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Under Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

 September 24, 2012