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The Bright Side of Grants 

May 2013

Office of Sponsored Programs, Chris ne Chamberlain, Director

In This Issue:  1. Success Story 2. News 3. Grants Resource Center News 4. Upcoming Deadlines Lists of FY12 and FY13 grant recipients are included at the end of the Bright Side! OSP commends the hard work of all the GVSU Principal Inves gators.

Volume V, Issue 1

FY 2012 Submissions/Awards (to date)  Submissions






FY 2013 Submissions/Awards (to date)  Submissions






1. Success Story MAREC Receives Grant to Study Solar Thermal Systems, from GVNow, May 13, 2013  Grand Valley State University’s Michigan Alterna ve and Renewable Energy Center received a grant from the Michigan Energy Office to study solar thermal system costs and efficiency improvements for use in Michigan’s climate. Kim Walton, program director for MAREC, said some large solar energy systems that are being installed in West Michigan are based on design criteria that come from other parts of the country, and may or may not be op mal for the West Michigan region. “West Michigan is an area where very li le solar research has been conducted,” she said. “Understanding how different factors work to‐ gether can help installers of the solar systems design the most efficient systems and lower overall costs.” The $44,000 grant will fund data collec on over a one‐year period. Walton will collect data from homes in the Muskegon‐Oceana area that received renewable energy systems from a grant from Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers in November of 2011. The residen al data that will be collected includes the type of technology used, moun ng factors, costs for materials, labor, fees and permits. Data will also be collected from photovoltaic (PV) panel test beds that were constructed and installed at MAREC. The test beds consist of PV panels with micro inverters configured to provide specific output data for solar panel angles and interac on of snow cover. The PV test beds are installed next to MAREC’s Solar Cen‐ ter, a space that houses solar equipment that is used for research and training in classes and other ac vi‐ es. Walton said while the study is funded for one year, she plans to con nue to gather data for several years.

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2. News  AWRI Research Honored for Lake Michigan Outreach Efforts, from GVNow, April 22, 2013  Janet Vail, associate research scien st at Grand Valley State University’s Annis Water Resources Ins tute in Muskegon, will be given the pres gious 2013 Jack Vallentyne Award by the Interna onal Associa on for Great Lakes Research. Vail, who has worked for AWRI since 1990, is being recognized for her efforts to inform and educate the pub‐ lic and policymakers on Great Lakes issues, along with raising awareness and support for Great Lakes protec‐ on and restora on. As a researcher at AWRI, Vail handles several tasks, including the “Making Lake Michigan Great Tours” that she has led on AWRI research vessels since 1998. Vail also organizes ongoing educa on programs, and orga‐ nized three State of Lake Michigan conferences. She is the co‐chair of the U.S. Environmental Protec on Agency Lake Michigan Forum, which serves as a link between the governmental agencies involved in Lake Michigan’s health and the stakeholders who are affected by the well‐being of the lake. Vail will receive the 2013 Jack Vallentyne award at the IAGLR annual conference at Purdue University in June. She will also present a paper, “Coordinated On‐board Educa on and Outreach Project,” which will focus on vessel‐based outreach that AWRI has been doing in associa on with the Inland Seas Educa on Associa on, BaySail, and Michigan Sea Grant. The project has been funded by the EPA through the Great Lakes Restora‐ on Ini a ve. Alan Steinman, director of the Annis Water Resources Ins tute, said he’s proud of Vail’s work on behalf of the ins tute. “Dr. Vail is an incredibly hard working, self‐mo vated, talented, and mo‐ va onal educator, whose professional talents are comple‐ mented by a winning personality and collabora ve spirit,” Stein‐ man said, “She has made a posi ve impact in the lives of literal‐ ly tens of thousands of students and adults in the Great Lakes.” The Vallentyne award holds meaning for AWRI — Dr. Jack Val‐ lentyne (aka Johnny Biosphere) was featured at AWRI’s Grand River Workshop at Grand Valley’s Eberhard Center in 1992.

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2. News, Cont.  Students, Faculty Thank Washington, from Forum, April 22, 2013    Students and faculty members in nursing and health professions had an opportunity to say “thank you” to the federal government when a Washington administrator visited the Cook‐DeVos Center for Health Scienc‐ es. Marcia Brand, deputy administrator for the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administra on, toured CHS on April 11. HRSA has awarded several million‐dollar plus grants to the Kirkhof College of Nursing and College of Health Professions. During Brand’s visit, grant administrators explained to her how the money was being used, and students told her how receiving scholarships or s pends made advancing their educa on possible and easier to balance mul ple roles in their lives. Mary Stayman‐Schenk was working as a registered nurse a er earning an associate’s degree. One day she had an opportunity to work with a Grand Valley nursing student who made an impression on her. “She had this confidence and I knew that I wanted a piece of that,” Stayman‐Schenk said. “I had wanted to come to Grand Valley but I was not sure if I could afford it.” Stayman‐Schenk was among the recipients of scholarship money from a HRSA grant devoted to increasing the diversity among the na on’s nursing workforce. Elaine Van Doren, associate dean for undergraduate nursing programs, received the grant that allowed an agreement with Grand Rapids and Muskegon commu‐ nity colleges to ease the transi on for nursing students to complete a bachelor’s degree by offering s pends and scholarships. Andrew Boot, assistant professor and program director of physician assistant studies, explained how the de‐ partment was able to expand the class size in PAS from 35 to 48 since 2011 because HRSA grant money was used to offer student scholarships and hire addi onal faculty members. A second HRSA grant was awarded to KCON to increase the number of primary care advanced prac ce nurses through the Advanced Nursing Educa on Traineeship program. Cynthia Coviak, associate dean for nursing research and faculty development, oversees this grant.

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3. Grants Resource Center News DOD—FY 14 Budget Request, from GrantWeek, May 20, 2013  The President’s FY 14 proposed budget requests a total of $526.6 billion for the Department of Defense (DOD), a decrease of $3.9 billion, or 0.7 percent, below the 2012 enacted level. Of the proposed total alloca‐ on, $67.5 billion would go towards research and development (R&D), tes ng, and evalua on ac vi es. This funding would support DOD efforts to evaluate new tac cal vehicles and con nue to develop technologically advanced weaponry for each branch of the military. Funding will also support advanced manufacturing and the development of other forward‐looking capabili es in areas of na onal security including cyber security, space defense, airborne intelligence, communica ons, energy and counter terrorism. The Administra on con nues to encourage strong investments in Defense R&D ac vi es, especially in DOD’s science and technology program that has a proposed alloca on of nearly $12 billion dollars. This funding would support basic research, applied research and advanced technology development. The Defense Ad‐ vanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) would beallo ed $2.9 billion (a 1.8 percent increase from the 2012 enacted level) to fund its breakthrough research. DOD has requested $176.2 billion for soldier opera ons, training, and suppor ng ac vi es, and $166.8 billion for developing and purchasing weapons systems. In the area of energy conserva on, the budget provides $2 billion for ini a ves to reduce fuel consump on, and proposes $1.2 billion for ini a ves to reduce facility en‐ ergy consump on. DOD has also set aside $150 million for the Energy Conserva on Investment Program, which improves the energy efficiency of DOD facili es worldwide.

Navy Laser Weapon Systems: Opportuni es for Partnerships, from GrantWeek, May 20, 2013    At the Office of Naval Research (ONR) sponsored Electric Ship Technologies Symposium, it was apparent that there is an urgent need for reliable, high‐voltage shipboard power to enhance na onal security. The laser weapons now being used aboard naval ships are expected to become more common a er their first deployment in FY 14. The use of advanced laser weapon systems opens the door of opportunity to re‐ searchers in the fields of laser research, technology transfer, na onal security and energy research. As Dr. Thomas Killian from ONR’s Office of Transi on puts it, “we need power genera on and power management systems with greater‐than‐ever capabili es, but from devices that are smaller than ever.” And the increasing price of fossil fuels puts alterna ve energy and power sources in high demand within all branches of the De‐ partment of Defense. Research and development contracts are available through each branch of Defense under the Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) while technology transfer and commercializa on opportuni es can be found through Small Business Innova on Research (SBIR), and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The Navy FY 13 SBIR solicita on will open May 24th with a deadline of June 26, 2013 at 6:00am EST. It offers many opportuni es in the fields of power and energy: con nued development of automated methods for design of cooling systems; alterna ve power supplies; ship energy use monitoring and analysis methods; compact connectors; and compact power for radio frequency sources.

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3. Grants Resource Center News, Cont. NSF Announces Program Changes at EHR Advisory Mee ng, from GrantWeek, May 13, 2013  The Na onal Science Founda on (NSF) announced key programma c changes during its annual Directorate for Educa on and Human Resources (EHR) public advisory mee ng on May 6, 2013. Changes include the elimina on and consolida on of programs, and the introduc on of new programs that impact Na onal K‐20 science, technology, engineering, and mathema cs (STEM) educa on, research, and workforce development. A topic that provoked discussion was the elimina on of the popular Transforming Undergraduate Educa on in STEM (TUES) program. TUES is to be replaced by a consolidated effort tled Catalyzing Advances in Under‐ graduate Science Educa on(CAUSE) that will merge TUES, Widening Implementa on & Demonstra on of Evi‐ dence Based Reforms (WIDER), and Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathema cs Talent Expan‐ sion (STEP) with an an cipated annual budget of $123 million. New programs emerged related to the Common Core mathema cs and science standards, which are aimed at improving K‐12 core competencies in areas that have seen fairly drama c declines in U.S performance when compared interna onally. However, according to the most recent (2011) release of Trends in Interna‐ onal Mathema cs and Science Study (TIMSS) the U.S. is now improving, with some states advancing more rapidly than others (e.g., North Carolina, Massachuse s, and Colorado). The NSF is seeking to scale‐up these success stories for the Na on and will employ a new program ini a ve, EHR Core Research (ECR), to develop pathways that translate how to most effec vely teach, train, and recruit next genera on scien sts and STEM professionals.  

Federal Funding Compliance and Presidents/Chancellors, from GrantWeek, May 13, 2013  “Risk and Responsibili es: Presidents, Chancellors and Federal Funding Compliance” is the subject of an ar cle in the spring issue of Public Purpose,the AASCU magazine for presidents and chancellors. The au‐ thor, GRC’s Erika Thompson, points out that “Every me a college or university submits a grant applica on, contract document or fund transfer request to the federal government, it is the signature of the president or chancellor that cer fies that rules and standards are met.” Cer fica on of compliance has become a rou ne ac on. But, now these compliance regula ons are changing and it is in the best interest of ins tu onal lead‐ ership to understand the issues and contribute to the new standards. Since 2009, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been working on the Reform of Federal Policies Rela ng to Grants and Coopera ve  Agreements; Cost Principles and Administra ve Requirements (Including Single Audit Act). The second com‐ ment period on the revised regula ons remains open un l June 2, 2013, and sponsored programs and re‐ search administrators are encouraged to work with ins tu onal leadership and offer comments on the new regula ons.

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3. Grants Resource Center News, Cont. NEH – Administra on’s FY 2014 Budget, from GrantWeek, May 6, 2013  The President has requested a budget of $154.5 million for the Na onal Endowment of the Humani es (NEH) in FY 14, an increase of approximately $8.4 million over FY 12 appropria ons. The NEH request would set aside $115.8 million for projects, an increase of 7.5 percent over FY 12. This includes $43.4 million toward the opera ons, projects and programs of the 56 state and territorial humani es councils. The NEH special ini a ve, Bridging Cultures, is proposed for $9 million, more than doubling the FY 12 appropria on of $3.5 million. NEH plans to award $11.25 million in federal matching funds through its Challenge Grants program and Treasury funds, slightly increasing its efforts to s mulate and match private dona ons in support of hu‐ mani es projects. To fund its opera ons, the agency plans to use $27.4 million toward salaries and agency expenses, a slight decrease from FY 12 appropria ons. NEH is increasing its emphasis on the Bridging Cultures program. The agency has introduced two new themes for FY 14 grants: “Humani es across the Americas,” focusing on La n America, and “the Meaning of Equality in Democracy.” NEH plans to invite proposals for workshops to share the best of recent research on these topics with expanded audiences. Bridging Cultures will also develop a new entry in its bookshelf series, focus‐ ing on La n American culture and history. Bridging Cultures will expand grant opportuni es intended to en‐ hance the role of the humani es at community colleges, reaching out to more students and faculty to en‐ courage a deeper understanding of America’s role in the world. NEH also intends to support advanced re‐ search in the humani es, digital humani es projects, and ground‐breaking preserva on and access projects. NEH is planning a number of collabora ons including the Digging into Data Challenge. This project brings to‐ gether a group of interna onal funders to support projects that use advanced compu ng tools to parse large humani es datasets, and small scale seed grants for scholars to develop plans or prototypes for cu ng edge digital humani es projects. Through a partnership with the Library of Congress, NEH will con nue to invest in the Na onal Digital Newspaper Program, providing grants to ins tu ons, one in each state, to digi ze news‐ paper tles published between 1832 and 1922. As part of its FY 14 Bridging Cultures request, NEH intends to expand this project to include historic U.S. newspapers that were published in French, German, Italian, and Spanish. NEH intends to con nue to provide key support for advanced research and scholarship in the hu‐ mani es by making hundreds of awards to individual scholars as well as ins tu ons and teams of scholars. For general ques ons, contact program advisor Richard Wellons at 202/478‐4714 or

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4. Upcoming Deadlines Arts / Humani es / Interna onal Ins tute of Museum and Library Services ‐ Museum Assessment Program (due Jul. 1) Japan‐United States Friendship Commission ‐ JUSFC Grant Programs (due Jul. 1) Na onal Endowment for the Humani es ‐ Humani es Collec ons and Reference Resources (due Jul. 18) US Agency for Interna onal Development ‐ Unsolicited Concept Papers and Proposals (due Jul. 1)

Educa on / Economic and Community Development  American College Personnel Associa on ‐ Grants Program (due Jul. 1) Spencer Founda on ‐ The New Civics (due Jul. 23) Spencer Founda on ‐ Research Grant Program (due Jul. 23) US Department of Housing and Urban Development ‐ Fair Housing Ini a ves Program (due Jun. 11)

Health / Mental Health  American Heart Associa on ‐ Na onal Affiliates Research Program (due Jul. 17) Crohn’s and Coli s Founda on of America ‐ Research Awards (due Jul. 1) Na onal Ataxia Founda on ‐ Research Grants and Postdoctoral Fellowships (due Jul. 15) Na onal Ins tutes of Health ‐ Small Grant Program for Cancer Epidemiology (due Jul. 23)

Science / Engineering  Environmental Research and Educa on Founda on ‐ Grants Program (Solicited and Unsolicited) (due Jul. 15) Na onal Science Founda on ‐ Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR) (due Jul. 26) Na onal Science Founda on ‐ Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology (SGP) (due Jul. 18) US Department of Agriculture ‐ AFRI: Food Security (due Jul. 17)

A complete list of upcoming deadlines is available on our website, under the “News and Events” tab.

FY 2012--Awarded


Academic and Student Affairs Division‐‐Gayle R. Davis, Provost and Vice President Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies (BCOIS) ‐‐ Anne Hiskes, Dean 1 Lake Michigan Writing Project Lindsay Ellis 2 Latin American Studies Zulema Moret 3 Padnos International Center Jeremy Robinson

SEED Teacher Leadership Development

William Crawley 2 Criminal Justice, School of Julie Yunker 3 Johnson Center James Edwards 4 Johnson Center James Edwards & Robin Leonard 5 Johnson Center James Edwards & Robin Leonard 6 Johnson Center John Risley & Julien Kouame

7 Johnson Center Nancy Koester

8 Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration, School of Priscilla Kimboko

9 Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration, School of Quincy Williams


National Writing Project Latin American Film Festival


Michigan Humanities Council Japan‐America Collegiate Exchange Travel Program:  "Traditional Japanese Theater in Osaka, Japan"


Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership

College of Community and Public Service (CCPS) ‐‐ George Grant, Jr., Dean 1 CCPS Dean's Office


Project Safe Neighborhoods FY2011

$1,911,609 $100,656

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Police Precision Driving


Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards  (MCOLES) State of Generosity Book & Electronic Platform


W.K. Kellogg Foundation State of Generosity Book & Electronic Platform


McGregor Fund State of Generosity Book & Electronic Platform


Guido A. and Elizabeth H. Binda Foundation Community Transformation Grant: Capacity‐Building for  Kent County, Michigan


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services  (DHHS)/Centers for Disease Control (CDC)/Spectrum  Health Hospitals Community Family Partnership ‐ System of Care 5 Year  Evaluation


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services‐ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services  Administration/Network 180 Geriatric Education Center of Michigan, Year 2 of 5


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services  (DHHS)/Health Resources & Services Administration  (HRSA)/Michigan State University Subaward City of Muskegon Youth Recreation Grant: Diane Miller City of Muskegon


FY 2012--Awarded


College of Education (COE) ‐‐ Elaine Collins, Dean 1 COE Center for Educational Partnerships Claudia Sowa Wojciakowski 2 COE Center for Educational Partnerships Claudia Sowa Wojciakowski & Michael Posthumus 3 COE Center for Educational Partnerships Forrest Clift & Monica Harris 4 COE Leadership and Learning Ellen Schiller 5 COE Leadership and Learning Vicki Kamps & Jane Hayes 6 TRiO Upward Bound Arnie Smithalexander 7 TRiO Upward Bound Arnie Smithalexander

$2,763,424 Groundswell Program Support Baldwin Foundation Groundswell FORCES

Andrew Booth & Theresa Bacon‐Baguley

GVSU Foundations of Service Learning Course Support

Al Steinman 2 AWRI Bopi Biddanda

3 AWRI Bopi Biddanda


Michigan Campus Compact Improving Teacher Quality


U.S. Department of Education/Michigan Department of  Education The 'Don't Forget the Kids' Literacy Project


Grand Traverse Community Foundation TRiO Upward Bound (5‐year award)


U.S. Department of Education TRiO Upward Bound Program


U.S. Department of Education $999,891 Physician Assistant Training in Primary Care (5‐year  award)


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services  (DHHS)/Health Resources and Services Administration  (HRSA)

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) ‐‐ Frederick J. Antczak, Dean 1 AWRI


National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

College of Health Professions (CHP) ‐‐ Roy Olsson, Jr., Dean 1 Physician Assistant Studies


Silver Lake Nutrient Loading

$3,998,268 $60,808

Silver Lake Improvement Board NASA Michigan Space Grant Graduate Fellowship  (Michael Snider)


National Aeronautics and Space Administration  (NASA)/Michigan Space Grants Consortium  (MSGC)/University of Michigan (U of M) NASA Michigan Space Grant Administration National Aeronautics and Space Administration  (NASA)/Michigan Space Grants Consortium  (MSGC)/University of Michigan (U of M)


FY 2012--Awarded 4 AWRI

Bopi Biddanda & Ryan Thum 5 AWRI Carl Ruetz 6 AWRI

Carl Ruetz 7 AWRI Carl Ruetz & Ryan Thum 8 AWRI Janet Vail

9 AWRI Janet Vail 10 AWRI Janet Vail 11 AWRI

Janet Vail 12 AWRI John Koches

13 AWRI John Koches


Kevin Strychar

$21,003,973 Building Partnerships in Water Research between GVSU  and MSU: The Molecular Genetic Basis for Invasiveness of  Milfoils and A Time‐series Lake Observatory for  Investigating Ecosystem Metabolism in Muskegon Lake


Michigan State University USR Task Order #1(B)


Consumers Energy Funds to URS Corporation Milton & Susan Meston Environmantal Fund to Support  Graduate Assistant to Study Sturgeon Population on  Muskegon Lake and River


Muskegon Community Foundation/Milton & Susan  Meston Lake Sturgeon Population Dynamics in the Kalamazoo  River


Gun Lake Tribe (Match‐E‐Be‐Nash‐She‐Wish Band of  Pottawatomi Indians) EPA/MDEQ/CMU: Great Lakes Connection


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)/Michigan  Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)/CMU:  Great Lakes Connection  EPA/MDNRE/CMU Great Lakes Connections (Phase 2)


EPA/MDNRE/CMU Great Lakes Connections (Phase 2) Coordinated Onboard Education and Outreach


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)/Great Lakes  Restoration Inititive (GLRI) NOAA/Lake Michigan Indiana DNR Costal  Program/LaPorte County Soil & Water Conservation  District


National Oceanic & Admospheric Administration (NOAA) Houghton Lake E. Coli Reduction Subaward


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)/Michigan  Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)/Muskegon  River Watershed Assembly BMPs Implementation to Restore High Priority Riparian  Areas


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)/Great Lakes  Restoration Initiative (GLRI)/Muskegon River Watershed  Assembly Genetic Affinities in Populations of the Invasive Indo‐ Pacific Coral Tubastaea Micranthus on Northern Gulf of  Mexico Platform: Multiple Invasions? U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)/ Bureau of Ocean  Energy Management (BOEM)/Louisiana Universities  Marine Consortium (LUMCON)


FY 2012--Awarded 15 AWRI Mark Luttenton 16 AWRI Richard Rediske 17 AWRI Richard Rediske 18 AWRI Richard Rediske 19 AWRI Richard Rediske

20 AWRI Richard Rediske 21 AWRI

Richard Rediske 22 AWRI Richard Rediske 23 AWRI

Richard Rediske 24 AWRI Ryan Thum 25 AWRI Ryan Thum 26 Biology Amy Russell 27 Biology Amy Russell

$21,003,973 Mainstream Au Sable Brown Trout Habitat Use and  Movement


Anglers of the Au Sable and Trout Unlimited Muskegon County Public Health: Beach Monitoring 2012


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Forecasting Predictive Models II


National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Burbot PCB Analysis


U.S. Geological Survey Flat River Monitoring Project


Michigan Department of Environmental Quality  (MEDQ)/Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited  Subcontract Tyler Creek E. Coli Reduction Project


Michigan Department of Environmental  Quality/Timberland RC&D, Inc. Predicting the Impact of Contaminants Delivered by  Pacific Salmon on Fish Communities in Great Lakes  Tributaries


Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT)/University of Notre  Dame Subaward Analysis of Sediment Samples from Muskegon Lake for  Total Organic Carbon and Grain Size


National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Investigation of Sediment Toxicity in White Lake for  Removing the Degradation of Benthos Beneficial Use  Impairment


Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) APMS Quantitative Genetics Approach to Identifying  Genetic Architecture


The Aquatic Plant Management Society, Inc. Comparative Study of Seed Germination Rate in Hybrid  vs. Eurasian and Northern Watermilfoil


W.E. Energies Mitigation Enhancement Fund Analyzing Population Limits and Gene Flow in Perimyotis  Subflavus with Application to White‐Nose Conservation


Bat Conservation International Genetic Approaches to Defining the Taxonomic and  Conservation Units for the Hawaiian Hoary Bat U.S. Geological Survey


FY 2012--Awarded 28 Biology Erik Nordman

29 Biomedical Sciences

Deborah Lown 30 Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB)

Dawn Hart 31 Chemistry Andrew Korich 32 Chemistry

Christopher Lawrence 33 Chemistry Shannon Biros 34 Communications, School of Keith Oppenheim 35 Geology Figen Mekik 36 Geology John Weber

37 Geology John Weber

$21,003,973 Offshore Wind Energy Outreach and Education for  Michigan


National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration  (NOAA)/University of Michigan/Michigan State University  Subaward Examining Disparities in Food Access and Enhancing the  Food Security of Underserved Populations in Michigan  Subcontract (5‐year award)


U.S. Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food  and Agriculture/University of Michigan Subcontract RUI: Elucidating Regulatory Mechanisms for Bridging the  Contractile Ring With the Cellular Membrane in Fission  Yeast Cytokinesis


National Science Foundation (NSF) NASA/MSGC Seed Grant: Molecular Assemblies for Gas  Storage Devices from Dynamic Bonds


National Aeronautics and Space Administration  (NASA)/University of Michigan Hope College NSF MRI Subcontract: Acquisition of a  Computer for Research and Teaching by the Northwest  Undergraduate Computational Chemistry Consortium


National Science Foundation (NSF)/Hope College  Subcontract TIM Consortium: A Dispersed REU Site in Theoretically  Interesting Molecules Subaward


National Science Foundation/Northern Kentucky  University University Research Foundation Subcontract Social Media and Multiple Platforms: Learning from the  Pros, Bringing it to the Classroom


Association for Education in Journalism and Mass  Communication (AEJMC) Carbonate Preservation in Pelagic Sediments: Developing  a New Aragonite Preservation Proxy


National Science Foundation (NSF) NASA Michigan Space Grant Undergraduate Minority  Fellowship (Jacqueline Bussey)


National Aeronautics and Space Administration  (NASA)/Michigan Space Grants Consortium  (MSGC)/University of Michigan (U of M) NASA Michigan Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowship  (Caitlin Leslie) National Aeronautics and Space Administration  (NASA)/Michigan Space Grants Consortium  (MSGC)/University of Michigan (U of M)


FY 2012--Awarded 38 Math Charlene Beckmann

39 Math Paul Fishback 40 Modern Languages & Literatures Jason Yancey 41 Physics Karen Gipson

42 Physics Kingshuk Majumdar, Maja Kromar & Agnieszka  Szarecka 43 Physics Milun Rakovic 44 Psychology Amy Matthews 45 Psychology Mario Fific 46 Regional Math and Science Center Karen Meyers 47 Regional Math and Science Center Karen Meyers 48 Regional Math and Science Center Karen Meyers 49 Regional Math and Science Center Kathy Agee & Ranelle Brew Kirkhof College of Nursing (KCON) ‐‐ Cynthia McCurren, Dean

$21,003,973 NASA/MSGC Program Grant: "Family Math Summer  Learning Loss Mitigation Project"


National Aeronautics and Space Administration  (NASA)/Michigan Space Grants Consortium  (MSGC)/University of Michigan (U of M) Pi Mu Epsilon 2012 National Conference


National Security Agency (NSA) Siglo de Oro Spanish Drama Festival ‐ 37th Annual: Tirso  de Molina's Antona Garcia Performance


U.S. Department of the Interior/National Parks Service NASA Michigan Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowship  (Jeremy Peshl)


National Aeronautics and Space Administration  (NASA)/Michigan Space Grants Consortium  (MSGC)/University of Michigan (U of M) MRI: Acquisition of a High‐Performance Computing  Cluster for Research and Education


National Science Foundation (NSF) An Ion‐Neutral Collision Database for Astrophysics


National Aeronautics & Space Association  (NASA)/University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc. Autism Education Center, START Grant‐FY2011‐12


U.S. Department of Education Stopping Rule Selection Theory


National Science Foundation (NSF) Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the  Environment (GLOBE) Teacher Workshop on Climate


National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration  (NOAA)/GLOBE Promoting Reform in Mathematics Education/Developing  Mathematical Thinkers


U.S. Department of Education/Michigan Department of  Education/Wayne RESA Mathematics & Science Centers Grant


Michigan Department of Education Summer Health and Professions Exploration (sHaPe) Camp


Abbott Vascular $990,003

FY 2012--Awarded 1 Nursing Cynthia Coviak & Linda Scott

2 Nursing Elaine Van Doren

$21,003,973 Increasing the Number of Primary Care Advanced Practice  Nurses through Traineeship Support (2‐year award) U.S. Department of Health & Human Services  (DHHS)/Health Resources and Services Administration  (HRSA) The ADVANCE Program‐Yr 3

Charlie Standridge 2 Engineering, School of Charlie Standridge

3 Engineering, School of Charlie Standridge

4 Engineering, School of Sara Maas

MDOT: Lithium‐Ion Batteries in Public Transit

Carol Lopucki 2 Small Business & Technology Development Center  (SBTDC) Carol Lopucki 3 Small Business & Technology Development Center  (SBTDC) Carol Lopucki 4 VAGTC Sonja Johnson 5 VAGTC Sonja Johnson

$185,000 $50,000

Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Mineta National Transit Research Consortium Led by the  Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI)


U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT)/San Jose  State University Subcontract/Michigan Department of  Transportation (MDOT) Educational Modules Concerning Processes for  Remanufacturing, Repurposing, and Recycilng of Batteries


National Science Foundation/Macomb Community  College Center for Advanced Automotive Technology  (CAAT) NASA/MSGC Program Grant: STEPS Camp 2012


National Aeronautics and Space Administration  (NASA)/MSGC

Seidman College of Business (SCOB) ‐‐ John Reifel, Interim Dean 1 Small Business & Technology Development Center  (SBTDC)


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services  (DHHS)/Health Resources & Administration (HRSA)

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing (PCEC) ‐‐ Paul Plotkowski, Dean 1 Engineering, School of


Small Business Development Center

$5,635,767 $3,310,767

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Small Business Development Centers‐Supplemental Funds


U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) MEDC: Core Technology Consulting Services 2012


Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP)


U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)/Michigan  Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)  Export Assistance Grant Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)


FY 2012--Awarded


Student Academic Success Center (SACC) ‐‐ Michael Messner, Director 1 TRiO Educational Support Program Melissa Selby‐Theut

TRiO Educational Support Services 2011‐12

TRiO McNair Program 2011‐12

Dolli Lutes

U.S. Department of Education

Student Services (STU) ‐‐ Bart Merkle, Vice Provost and Dean

Sharalle Arnold 2 Children's Enrichment Center Sharalle Arnold & Jessica Miranda‐Bevier 3 LGBT Resource Center Colette Seguin Beighley 4 Multicultural Affairs, Office of Bobby Springer

Jean Nagelkerk & Brenda Pawl

Darkness to Light... Stewards of Children Training

Robert Smart, Dolli Lutes & Susan Mendoza 2 VPRA/CSCE Robert Smart

3 VPRA/CSCE Robert Smart, Kevin McCurren & Roderick Morgan


Allendale Community Foundation Obesity Prevention in Child Care Utilizing NAP SACC


Michigan Department of Community Health Empowering Students, Challenging Systems


Arcus Foundation GEAR Up


U.S. Department of Education

Testing an Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Model  to Improve Obesity‐Related Health Outcomes With a  Statewide Consortium (3‐year award)

$773,122 $773,122

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  (HHS)/Health Resources and Services Administration  (HRSA)/Michigan Department of Community Health  (MDCH)

Vice Provost for Research Administration (VPRA)/Center for Scholarly & Creative Excellence (CSCE) ‐‐ Robert Smart,  1 TRiO McNair



Vice Provost for Health (VPH) ‐‐ Jean Nagelkerk, Vice Provost for Health 1 Vice Provost for Health


U.S. Department of Education

2 TRiO McNair

1 Children's Enrichment Center


TRiO McNair Program (5 year award)

$1,303,040 $1,263,040

U.S. Department of Education NASA Michigan Space Grant Minority Fellowship  (Alexandra Bouza)


National Aeronautics and Space Administration  (NASA)/Michigan Space Grants Consortium  (MSGC)/University of Michigan (U of M) Commercializing a Novel Class of Antibiotics Against  MRSA and Clostridium Difficile


Michigan Initiative for Innovation and Entrepreneurship  (MIIE)

Finance and Administration Division ‐‐ James D. Bachmeier, Vice President Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC) ‐‐ Arn Boezaart


FY 2012--Awarded 1 MAREC Arn Boezaart & Kim Walton

$21,003,973 Regional Energy Demonstration Centers Project  Michigan Strategic Fund/Michigan Energy Office

Public Safety Services (PSS) ‐‐ Barbara Bergers, Director 1 Public Safety Brandon DeHaan


$8,686 Safe Communities: Youth Alcohol Enforcement FY2012


U.S. Department of Justice

University Development ‐‐ Karen Loth, Vice President Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies (HCPS) ‐‐ Gleaves Whitney, Director 1 Hauenstein Center Gleaves Whitney

America's Senator ‐ The Odyssey of Arthur H. Vandenberg

$30,000 $30,000

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

University Relations ‐‐ Matthew E. McLogan, Vice President WGVU Public Media ‐‐ Michael Walenta, General Manager 1 WGVU Barbara Christl 2 WGVU Barbara Christl 3 WGVU Barbara Christl 4 WGVU Steve Chappell 5 WGVU Steve Chappell 6 WGVU Steve Chappell 7 WGVU Steve Chappell

$1,398,241 WGVU‐TV Community Service Grant


Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) WGVU‐AM Community Service Grant


Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) WGVU‐FM Community Service Grant


Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Health, Safe, Drug‐Free Schools and Communities  Coalition in Kent County


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services  (DHHS)/Kent ISD Michigan Hometown Stories


National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)/Michigan  Humanities Council WGVU Engage & Furthering the Arts of Grand Rapids


Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids American Graduate Grant Awareness Stipend Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)


FY 2013--Awarded


Academic and Student Affairs Division‐‐Gayle R. Davis, Provost and Vice President Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies (BCOIS) ‐‐ Anne Hiskes, Dean 1 Environmental Studies

EPA/NCSE/GLISTEN: STEM Mastery through Great Lakes  Stewardship

Elena Lioubimtseva

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)/National  Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE)/ Great  Lakes Innovative Stewardship Through Education  Network (GLISTEN)

2 Padnos International Center Mark Schaub & James Goode

Study Tour in Turkey

Ruth Stegeman 2 Criminal Justice, School of Julie Yunker 3 Hospitality & Tourism Management Paul Stansbie,  Kristen Jack & Michael Sciarini 4 Johnson Center Amber Erickson

5 Johnson Center James Edwards 6 Johnson Center Julien Kouame 7 Johnson Center Mchael Moody 8 Johnson Center

Bringing Theory to Practice Program

Police Precision Driving Program‐2013

Hospitality and Tourism Internship Program




Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Spectrum Health Rural Fit Kids Subaward


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services  (HRSA)/Health Resources and Services Administration  (HRSA)/Spectrum Health Hospital The W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair  Endowment


W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Transformation Grant: Capacity‐Building for  Kent County, Michigan‐Year Two


DHHS/CDC/Spectrum Health Hospitals The Next Generation of Philanthropic Leaders Study ‐‐  Dissemination Plan


Nathan Cummings Foundation The Next Generation of Philanthropic Leaders Study ‐‐  Dissemination Plan

9 Johnson Center

The Next Generation of Philanthropic Leaders

Miles Wilson & Allison Lugo Knapp


Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards  (MCOLES)

The Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation

10 Johnson Center


Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)

Michael Moody

Michael Moody


Turkish Coalition of America

College of Community and Public Service (CCPS) ‐‐ George Grant, Jr., Dean 1 Community Engagement, Office of




Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation Southern Africa Grantmaking School The W.K. Kellogg Foundation


FY 2013--Awarded 11 Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration, School of Priscilla Kimboko 12 Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration, School of Salvatore Alaimo 13 Social Work, School of Joan Borst

$14,444,843 MSU Geriatric Education Center of Michigan U.S. Department of Health & Human Services/HRSA/MSU  Subaward What is Philanthropy? ‐ Documentary

Michael Posthumus & Clay Pelon 2 TRiO Educational Talent Search Sarah Keranen‐Lopez

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Leadership Grant

Ranelle Brew & Kathy Agee

$397,499 Groundswell FORCES

Al Steinman

2 AWRI Bopi Biddanda

3 AWRI James McNair

4 AWRI Janet Vail 5 AWRI John Koches


National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) TRiO Talent Search‐Year 2


U.S. Department of Education $750 sHaPe (Summer Health Activities and Professions  Exploration) Camp 2013


Michigan Association for Health, Physical Education,  Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD)

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) ‐‐ Frederick J. Antczak, Dean 1 AWRI


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

College of Health Professions (CHP) ‐‐ Roy Olsson, Jr., Dean 1 Allied Health Sciences


The Frey Foundation

College of Education (COE) ‐‐ Elaine Collins, Dean 1 COE Center for Educational Partnerships


NASA Michigan Space Grant Graduate Fellowship (James  Smit)

$1,966,523 $5,000

National Aeronautics and Space Administration  (NASA)/Michigan Space Grants Consortium  (MSGC)/University of Michigan (U of M) NASA Space Grants Administration


National Aeronautics and Space Administration  (NASA)/Michigan Space Grants Consortium  (MSGC)/University of Michigan (U of M) NASA Michigan Space Grant Graduate Fellowship  (Meagan Sesselmann)


National Aeronautics and Space Administration  (NASA)/Michigan Space Grants Consortium  (MSGC)/University of Michigan (U of M Sustainability and Water Resources for K‐12 Students


Alcoa Foundation NASA Michigan Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowship  (Alexander Ebenstein) National Aeronautics and Space Administration  (NASA)/Michigan Space Grants Consortium  (MSGC)/University of Michigan (U of M)


FY 2013--Awarded 6 AWRI John Koches 7 AWRI Kevin Strychar 8 AWRI Mark Luttenton 9 AWRI Mark Luttenton 10 AWRI Richard Rediske 11 AWRI Richard Rediske

12 AWRI Richard Rediske

13 AWRI Ryan Thum 14 AWRI Ryan Thum 15 AWRI Ryan Thum 16 Biology Gary Greer

17 Biology Tim Evans 18 Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB)

Mark Staves

$14,444,843 Michigan Department of Natural Resources Urban and  Community Forestry Project


Michigan Department of Natural Resources Cell‐death Pathways of Symbiodinium Exposed to  Temperature and Bacterial Stress


Costal Preservation Network (CPN) AuSable River Study


Trout Unlimited, Mason‐Griffith Founders Chapter AuSable River Study


Trout Unlimited, Headwaters Chapter USGS Great Lakes Science Center, Burbot PCB Samples  Project


U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Beach Quality Forecasting


U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC)/National Oceanic  & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/University of  Michigan (UofM) Muskegon County Beach Monitoring Project


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)/Michigan  Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)/Public  Health‐Muskegon County NSF Innovation Corps (I‐Corps)


National Science Foundation (NSF) Identification of Genetic Markers


Teton County Weed & Pest Control District Identification of Genetic Markers for Select Aquatic  Invasive Species Project


Missoula County Weed District NASA Michigan Space Grant Graduate Fellowship (  Nichole Kupisz)


National Aeronautics and Space Administration  (NASA)/Michigan Space Grants Consortium  (MSGC)/University of Michigan (U of M) Digitization of Michigan's Regional Herbaria: A Collective  Effort


Hanes Trust Developing a Single‐Cell System to Investigate Molecular  and Physiological Events in Plant Gravity Sensing and  Response National Aeronautics and Space Administration  (NASA)/Michigan Space Grants Consortium  (MSGC)/University of Michigan (U of M)


FY 2013--Awarded 19 Chemistry Andrew Korich

20 Geology John Weber

21 Geology

John Weber

22 Geology Pablo Lierandi‐Roman

23 Math Paul Fishback 24 Math

William Dickinson & Jonathan Hodge 25 Music Marlena Vavrikova 26 Psychology Amy Matthews 27 Regional Math and Science Center Karen Meyers

28 Regional Math and Science Center Karen Meyers 29 Statistics Neal Rogness & Karen Meyers

$14,444,843 NASA Michigan Space Grant Graduate Fellowship (Lindsey  Flaquer)


National Aeronautics and Space Administration  (NASA)/Michigan Space Grants Consortium  (MSGC)/University of Michigan (U of M) NASA Michigan Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowship  (Jacqueline Bussey)


National Aeronautics & Space Association  (NASA)/Michigan Space Grants Consortium  (MSGC)?University of Michigan (U of M) Applying Space Geodesy (GPS) to Better Understanding  Seismic Hazard in Trinidad and Tobago, and Building a  GPS Data Processing Center at GVSU


National Aeronautics and Space Administration  (NASA)/Michigan Space Grants Consortium  (MSGC)/University of Michigan (U of M) Sea Level Change and Costal Vulnerability


National Aeronautics and Space Administration  (NASA)/Michigan Space Grants Consortium  (MSGC)/University of Michigan (U of M) Pi Mu Epsilon 2013 Conference


National Security Agency (NSA) REU Site: Grand Valley State University Summer  Undergraduate Research Program in Mathematics (3‐year  award)


National Science Foundation (NSF) Friends of Via: Recording Project ‐ Oboe Works by Petr  Eben


Friends of Via Autism Education Center START Grant


U.S. Department of Education/Michigan Department of  Education Family Engineering Event


U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)/Michigan  Mathematics and Science Center Network (MMSCN)/U.S.  Army Tank‐Automotive Research, Development, and  Engineering Center (TAREC) GVSU Regional Math and Science Center


Michigan Department of Education International Year of Statistic 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration  (NASA)/Michigan Space Grants Consortium  (MSGC)/University of Michigan (U of M)


FY 2013--Awarded


Padnos College of Engineering & Computing (PCEC) ‐‐ Paul Plotkowski, Dean 1 Computing & Information Systems, School of Scott Grissom, Shaily Menon, Robert Talbert &  Shannon Biros 2 Padnos Student Services & Advising Center Sara Maas

WIDER: EAGER: GVSU Inventory of Instructional Practices

J. Kevin McCurren 2 Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Kevin McCurren 3 Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Kevin McKurren 4 Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Kevin McCurren

5 Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Kevin McCurren & Paul Heroman 6 Small Business & Technology Development Center  (SBTDC) Carol Lopucki 7 Small Business & Technology Development Center  (SBTDC) Carol Lopucki 8 Small Business & Technology Development Center  (SBTDC) Carol Lopucki 9 Small Business & Technology Development Center  (SBTDC) Carol Lopucki


National Science Foundation (NSF) STEPS Camp 2013


National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)/  Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC)

Seidman College of Business (SCOB) ‐‐ John Reifel, Interim Dean 1 Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation


City of Grand Rapids Accelerator Administration Services  Agreement (GRC/Hub)

$9,091,013 $300,000

City of Grand Rapids LDFA (Michigan Strategic Fund) City of Grand Rapids Accelerator Administration Services  Agreement (Admin./Marketing)


State of Michigan/City of Grand Rapids Local  Development Finance Authority (LDFA) City of Grand Rapids Accelerator Administration Services  Agreement


Michigan Strategic Fund/City of Grand Rapids Local  Development Finance Authority (LDFA) Technology Transfer Office, Mentor in Residence Program


Michigan Economic Development Corporation  (MEDC)/University of Michigan, Technology Transfer  Office Farm/Ag Entrepreneurship Academy: Pilot Program


Michigan Initiative for Innovation and Entrepreneurship  (MIIE) Small Business Jobs Act (SBJA) Additional Funding


U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) MEDC: Core Consulting Services 2013


Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) State Trade and Export Promotion


U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)/Michigan  Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) MEDC Service Center Award Michigan Economic Development Center (MEDC)


FY 2013--Awarded 10 Small Business & Technology Development Center  (SBTDC) Carol Lopucki 11 Small Business & Technology Development Center  (SBTDC) Carol Lopucki & Phil Tepley 12 Small Business & Technology Development Center  (SBTDC) Dante Villarreal 13 VAGTC Sonja Johnson 14 VAGTC Sonja Johnson 15 VAGTC Sonja Johnson

$14,444,843 Small Business Development Center U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Michigan Emerging Technologies Fund

Michael Messner


Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) "La Siembra: Enhancing Participation of Socially  Disadvantaged Latino Farmers to the USDA" Project


U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Michigan State  University (MSU) Michigan Direct Export Assistance


Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR) Training  Sessions


U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)/Michigan  Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) State Trade and Export Promotion 2013


U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)/Michigan  Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

Student Academic Success Center (SACC )‐‐ Michael Messner, Director 1 TRiO Educational Support Program


TRiO Educational Support Program

$312,674 $312,674

U.S. Department of Education

Finance and Administration Division ‐‐ James D. Bachmeier, Vice President Intercollegiate Athletics (IA) ‐‐ Tim Selgo, Director 1 Athletics Keri Becker

$2,000 NCAA: Save a Life Tour 2013 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC) ‐‐ Arn Boezaart 1 MAREC Arn Boezaart 2 MAREC Kim Walton


Sierra Club Support of the GVSU/UofM Offshore Wind  Assessment Project

$29,572 $10,000

Sierra Club Solar Thermal System Cost and Efficiency Improvements  for Michigan's Climate


Michigan Energy Office

University Relations ‐‐ Matthew E. McLogan, Vice President WGVU Public Media ‐‐ Michael Walenta, General Manager


FY 2013--Awarded 1 WGVU Barbara Christl 2 WGVU Barbara Christl 3 WGVU Barbara Christl 4 WGVU Steve Chappell

$14,444,843 Community Service Grant‐FM


Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Community Service Grant‐AM


Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Community Service Grant‐TV


Corporation for Public Broadcasting American Graduate Engagement Grants 2012 Corporation for Public Broadcasting


The Bright Side of Grants, May 2013  
The Bright Side of Grants, May 2013  

A monthly publication about grant news from GVSU's OSP.