All selected proposals are posted with the kind consent of their authors. We also acknowledge the dedicated staff members in these principal investigators' departments who played a major role in readying the proposals for submission.
Interim support necessary to maintain ongoing research efforts during a temporary lapse in external funding which is beyond the control of the faculty member.
- Input-Output Elements of the Adrenal Clock—William C. Engeland, Neuroscience, UMTC
- Kidney Derived Stem Cells—Mark Rosenberg, Medicine, UMTC
- Molecular characterization of HSV-1 ICP27—Stephen A. Rice, Microbiology, UMTC
- A Novel Myosin Required for Chemotaxis and Multicellular Development—Margaret A. Titus, Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development, UMTC
Fields with Limited External Funding
Support for faculty members in fields where there is little external funding available. This category does not include fields where there is significant external funding available, albeit this funding may be difficult to obtain due to the level of competition.
- Faroe and she, her, hers—Lynn Lukkas, Department of Art
- An Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology—Anatoly Liberman, German, Scandinavian, and Dutch, UMTC
- The Centennial Stage: Mexico's Old Regime and the Independence Celebrations of 1910—Patrick J. McNamara, History, UMTC
- New Editions of Athenaeus, the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, and IG II2 2318-25—S. Douglas Olson, Classical and Near Eastern Studies, UMTC
- Minnesota Buildings and Landscapes: Field Research for a History and Guide—Leon G Satkowski, Architecture, UMTC
- Aspect in Malay: The Syntax and Semantics of Change—Hooi L. Soh, Linguistics, ESL & Slavic Languages and Literatures, UMTC
- Being Dick-ish with Jane: Textual Landmines and Backlash Shenanigans in “Postfeminist” America—Jessica Larson, Studio Art Discipline/Humanities Division, UMM
- A Companion to Charles Dicken's David Copperfield—Bradley Deane, English, UMM
Support for interdisciplinary research that is engaged with underrepresented communities and focuses on issues related to diversity, equity, and advocacy.
- Human Tolls: Public Histories and Community Responses to Twin Cities’ Freeways—Gregory Donofrio, School of Architecture, UMTC
New Assistant Professors
Funding of new members of the faculty, particularly junior faculty, who need assistance in establishing research, scholarly, or artistic programs.
- Using Stat5b to Suppress Autoimmune Disease—Bryce A. Binstadt, Pediatrics, UMTC
- American Novels in the Conglomerate Age: An Institutional Account—Evan Brier, English, UMD
- Neolithic/Chalcolithic Landscape Use, Vale de Pedreirinha, Portugal—Rebecca Dean, Social Sciences, UMM
- Romancing the Self: A Study of Early Modern Englishwomen's Life Writing—Julie Eckerle, Humanities, UMM
- A Poetics of Emergence: Imagining Creativity Beyond “Nature” and “Culture”—Stuart McLean, Anthropology/Institute for Global Studies, UMTC
- Developing a Time-Inverted Lagrangian Modeling Tool for Quantifying Regional Emissions of Reactive Volatile Organic Compounds—Dylan B. Millet, Soil, Water & Climate, UMTC
- Investigating Neanderthal Stone Tool Functions by Residue Analysis using SEM-EDS—Gilliane Monnier, Anthropology, UMTC
- PELP1 and AIB1 cooperate to promote breast cancer initiation—Julie Ostrander, Medicine, UMTC
- Development of a 3-D integrated fluorescent and holographic tracking microscope for micro-/nano-scale trophic interactions of Harmful Algal Bloom—Jian Sheng, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, UMTC
- Measuring Judicial Performance in the Former Communist Countries of Central and Eastern Europe—Joseph L. Staats, Political Science, UMD
New Research Direction
Support for faculty members moving into significantly different areas of research or scholarship. Proposals in this category must include specific language explaining how this project is significantly different from PI's previous research. Proposals in this category should pose a very different set of research questions that will likely lead to new sources of external funding.
- Functional Identification and Analysis of Copy Number Variation in Schizophrenia—Anindya Bagchi, Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, UMTC
- Testing the growth-cold tolerance trade-off in willows: a phylogenetic approach—Jeannine M. Cavender-Bares, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, UMTC
- Efficacy of in vivo PGC‐1α Transfection in Protecting Against Muscle Disuse Atrophy—Li Li Ji, School of Kinesiology and Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene and Exercise Science
- Population Dynamics and Implications for Health and Health Care—Ian Ross Macmillan, Sociology, UMTC
- Sequencing Intestinal Microflora for Treatment of Human Clostridium difficile Disease—Michael Sadowsky, Soil, Water and Climate, UMTC
- Epidemiology of Black Band Disease in Scleractinian Corals—Randall Singer, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, UMTC
- Optical Probing of Deep Glacial Ice—Joseph J. Talghader, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UMTC
Support or partial support for major capital equipment that is not currently available, that will be shared by several faculty members, and that will increase the likelihood of external funding.
- In situ brain perfusion equipment—Grant W. Anderson, Pharmacy, UMD
- Q-RT-PCR for Quantitative Evaluation of Gene Expression in Transgenic Animals—Perry B. Hackett, Genetics, Cell Biology & Development, UMTC
- Chemical Biology Infrastructure at UMD—Anne Hinderliter, Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMD
- Live cell imaging system for molecular trafficking and interaction studies—Do-Hyung Kim, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, UMTC
- Electron Energy Loss Spectrometer for STEM—Andre Mkhoyan, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, UMTC
- Ultramicrotome for Electron Microscopy—Eric Newman, Neuroscience, UMTC
- Purchase of a Fluorchem Imaging System—George J. Trachte, Physiology and Pharmacology, UMD
Special Requests for Established Investigators' Pilot Projects
Funding for established investigators (associate professor and professor) to obtain pilot data for projects involving a new research team, a new research direction, or a unique extension of existing work and that has promise to lead to substantial future external funding.
- Objective quantification of hand and knee proprioception in typically developing children—Jürgen Konczak, PhD
- Second Language Acquisition at Ojibwe Immersion Sites—Mary R. Hermes, Education, UMD
- Medical Deportations—Lisa S. Park, Sociology, UMTC