Grant Announcements

Rutgers researchers are making a meaningful difference in the world. Check back often for the latest announcement of faculty grants and awards. Please noteGrants can only be announced on this page once an award account has been established. 

Updated September 12, 2017

Alan Robock - distinguished professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was awarded a grant of $2,982,206 over three years from The Open Philanthropy Project. The grant will support a series of modeling studies on the climatological and subsequent ecological and social effects of large nuclear conflicts. Learn more about Robock here.

Michele Norin - Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $499,412. The project, titled CC* Networking Infrastructure: CICNet – The One-Rutgers Next Generation Data Driven Research Network, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Norin here.

Alan Robock - distinguished professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences- New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $718,276. The project, titled Impacts of Climate Engineering Using Stratospheric Aerosols, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Robock here.

Jongmin Nam - assistant professor, Department of Biology, Rutgers Camden College of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $35,000. The project, titled Genome-wide Discovery of Human Liver Toxicity Biomarkers, is being supported by the New Jersey Health Foundation. Learn more about Nam here.

Smita Patel - professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $3,615,232. The project, titled Mechanistic Studies of Nucleic Acid Enzymes Involved in DNA Replication, Transcription, and Innate Immunity, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Patel here.

Wenwei Hu - associate professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,816,530. The project, titled The Role of Chronic Stress in Regulation of Mutant P53 and Tumorigenesis, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Hu here.

Zhiping Pang - assistant professor, Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,755,265. The project, titled Deciphering the Neural Basis of Alcohol Use Disorders Using Human and Mouse Neurons, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Pang here.

Vijayalakshmi Santhakumar - associate professor, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $657,685. The project, titled Contribution of Innate Immune Receptors to Neurological Dysfunction After Traumatic Brain Injury, is being supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Learn more about Santhakumar here.