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Faculty Receive ORED Funding for Early-stage Collaborative Proposal Development

June 21, 2019

The Office of Research and Economic Development congratulates the first awardees of ORED's Advancing Collaborative Efforts (ACE) program, which supports the acquisition of data, discussions about collaborative proposal ideas, and other activities that will result in the development of large, collaborative grant proposals. Nearly $98,000 in ACE funding was distributed

Recipients include:

  • Assistant Professor Johanna Gosse in the College of Art and Architecture, for her project, "Earthscapes: Broadening the Impact of the Humanities by Teaching Earth Science Concepts through Land Art.”
  • Benjamin Richardson, research faculty in the College of Engineering, for his project, "Sensitivity of the Cerebellar Circuit to Autism-linked Factors.”
  • Professor Chris Marx in the College of Science for his project, "Influence of Single-Cell Variation in Physiology upon the Ability to Evolve in Response to Stress."

ACE is one of several Research, Infrastructure and Scholarly Excellence (RISE) programs, which help enhance the competitiveness of future proposals and/or result in publications, patents, awards, performances or other scholarly deliverables related to the PI's discipline.

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