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 February 11, 2020

Principal Investigator: Mitchael Gatza
Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Award Amount: $792,000
Project Title: Dissecting the role of BRG1-SOX4 signaling in triple negative breast cancer
Research Sponsor: American Cancer Society
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Principal Investigator: Mary Whelan
Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Award Amount: $359,936
Project Title: New estimates of terrestrial C and Water cycle fluxes by combining the carbonyl sulfide stomatal conductance tracer framework and high resolution ECOSTRESS surface data
Research Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Principal Investigator: Umer Hassan
Affiliation: Assistant Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering
Award Amount: $500,000
Project Title: Multi-Modal Data-Driven Platform for Multiplexed Cellular Antigen Classification using Nano-electronic Barcoded Particles for Whole Blood Applications
Research Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Mark Lipke
Affiliation: Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Schools of Arts and Sciences
Award Amount:  $110,000
Project Title: Using Nanoconfinement to Control Radical Intermediates During Catalytic C-H Oxidations
Research Sponsor: American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund
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Principal Investigator: Dominic Delre
Affiliation: Assistant Professor Cardiovascular Research Institute, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Nanoparticle-based drug delivery for myocardial infarction
Research Sponsor: New Jersey Health Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Patrick Shafto
Affiliation: Assistant Professor School of Arts and Sciences-Newark
Award Amount: $3,471,894
Project Title: Open world intelligence through composition of nonparametrics
Research SponsorDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency 
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Principal Investigator: Pingyue Pan
Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Award Amount: $1,733,900
Project Title: The Role of SYNJ1 in Dysregulating the Basal Ganglia Function
Research Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
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Principal Investigator: Srinivas Narayana
Affiliation: Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science, School of Arts and Sciences-NB
Award Amount: $387,990
Project Title: CNS: Core: Small: Democratizing Network Hardware Offloads
Research Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Tewodros Asefa
Affiliation: Professor Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, School of Engineering
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: TechAdvance - Development of Prototype Sprayable Chronic Wound Dressing and Healing Products
Research Sponsor: Office of Research and Economic Development - TechAdvance
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Principal Investigator: Desheng Zhang
Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, School of Arts and Sciences-NB
Award Amount: $299,699
Project Title: CPS: Small: Collaborative Research: Improving Efficiency of Electric Vehicle Fleets: A Data-Driven Control Framework for Heterogeneous Mobile CPS 
Research Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Pham Huu Tiep
Affiliation: Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, School of Arts and Sciences-NB
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Groups Representations and Applications: New Perspectives
Research Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Detlev Boison
Affiliation: Professor of Neurosurgery,Robert Wood Johnson Medical School & Research/School of Public Health
Award Amount: $1,369,376
Project Title: Adenosine receptor mediated therapies for SUDEP
Research Sponsor: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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Principal Investigator: Maria Chiara Manzini
Affiliation: Associate Professor School of Arts and Sciences, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Award Amount: $1,654,339
Project Title: Identification of genetic and molecular pathways in congenital rare disorders affecting the brain and muscle
Research Sponsor: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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Principal Investigators: David Dubnau & Matthew Neiditch
Affiliation: Professor of Microbiology, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics, New Jersey Medical School & Associate Professor Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics New Jersey Medical School
Award Amount:  $2,566.680
Project Title: Understanding the Mechanism of Genetic Transformation
Research Sponsor: NIH- National Institute of General Medical Sciences
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Principal Investigator: Nicholas T. Bello
Affiliation: Associated Professor School of Environmental & Biological Sciences
Award Amount: $156,000
Project Title: Validation methods for raspberry ketone (4-(4 hydroxyphenl)-2-butanone
Research Sponsor: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
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Principal Investigator: Victoria Abraira
Affiliation: Assistant Professor School of Arts and Sciences
Award Amount: $300,000
Project Title: Wired for Touch: The Neurons and Circuits of the Sense that Makes Us Human
Research Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trust
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Principal Investigator: Santosh Nagarakatte
Affiliation: Associate Professor of Computer Science, School of Arts and Sciences-NB
Award Amount: $500,000
Project Title: SHF:Small: Formalisms, Implementations, and Verifications Procedures for Alternatives to Floating Point
Research Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Yuan-Xiang Tao
Affiliation: Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Director of the Center for Pain Medicine Research, Department of Anesthesiology, New Jersey Medical School
Award Amount: $2,549,420
Project Title: Role of dorsal root ganglion FTO, a RNA demethylase, in neuropathic pain
Research Sponsor: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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Principal Investigator: Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello
Affiliation: Professor Biochem and Microbiology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences-NB
Award Amount: $22,700
Project Title: CIFAR Program: Humans & the Microbiome  
Research Sponsor: Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
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Principal Investigator: Fred Roberts
Affiliation: Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, School of Arts and Sciences & Director Emeritus of the Rutgers’ Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS)
Award Amount: $99,635
Project Title: DIMACS Special Focus on Mechanisms and Algorithms to Augment Human Decision Making
Research Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Drew Gitomer
Affiliation: Professor Graduate School of Education
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Developing a Research Methods Repository for Studies of Understanding Research Evidence (URE)
Research Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Daniel Horton
Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, RWJ Medical School
Award Amount: $2,189,956
Project TitleAntibiotics, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, and Antirheumatic Treatment Response
Research SponsorNational Institutes of Health
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Principal Investigator: Christopher Vinnard
Affiliation: Assistant Professor-Resident, New Jersey Medical School, Public Health Research Institute
Award Amount: $430,375
Project Title: Detecting Heteroresistant M. Tuberculosis Infections Using SuperSelective PCR
Research Sponsor: NIH - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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Principal Investigator: Pamela McElwee
Affiliation: Associate Professor, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Award Amount: $390,183
Project Title: Understanding the Use of Ecosystem Services Concepts in Environmental Policy
Research Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Shubhangi Saraf
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Mathematics, School of Arts and Sciences
Award Amount: $299,956
Project Title: AF: Small: Algebraic Methods in Codes and Computation
Research Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Itzhak Yanovitzky
Affiliation: Associate Professor, School of Communication and Information
Award Amount: $955,012
Project Title: Active Surveillance of Policy Ecosystems and Networks (ASPEN) to Enhance Brokering of Research Evidence into State Policymaking
Research Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Maria Laura Gennaro
Affiliation: Professor Resident-Director, New Jersey Medical School, Public Health Research Institute
Award Amount: $3,163,923
Project Title: Foam Cells as Drug Targets in Tuberculosis
Research Sponsor: NIH – National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
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Principal Investigator: Andrew Gow
Affiliation: Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Award Amount: $10,000
Project Title: Improved Cardiovascular Evaluation (ICE)
Research Sponsor:  Office of Research and Economic Development - TechAdvance
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Principal Investigator: Janet Leli
Affiliation: Associate Director of Technology Transfer, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, and Director, New Jersey Local Technical Assistance 
Award Amount: $496,974
Project Title: Police Training and Technical Assistance Program
Research Sponsor: Division of Highway Traffic Safety State Government 
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Principal Investigator: Vivek Singh
Affiliation: Assistant Professor School of Communication and Information
Award Amount: $315,946
Project Title: Early-Stage Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Fair and Accurate Information Quality Algorithm.
Research Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Michelle Pavanello
Affiliation: Associate Professor and Physics Chair, School of Arts and Sciences-Newark
Award Amount: $238,562
Project Title: Flexible and Open-Source Models for Materials and Devices
Research Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Susan Weaver
Affiliation: Nurse Scientist, New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing, School of Nursing-Newark
Award Amount: $137,405
Project Title: Exploration of the Licensed Practical Nurse Workforce
Research Sponsor: National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Center for Regulatory Excellence
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