Montana State University

Recently Awarded

Below find a comprehensive, chronological list of grants and awards for women faculty and students (Name, MSU Department, Agency name, Title of grant, Amount). For stories and more information see Award News.

Recent Grants - May 2013

Bakker, Victoria, Ecology, University of California Santa Cruz, "Switzer Network Innovation project: Communicating Albatross Conservation Science to Policy-makers" $3,770.

Burkle, Laura, Ecology, Utah State University, "Evaluating native perennial flower stips for enhancing native bees and pollination services on farmlands," $57,618.

Foreman, Christine, AIRO, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, "Informal Science Geoscience Community Field Workshop to Enhance Native American Interest and Recruitment into STEM Programs," $5,285.

Gallagher, Susan, Western Transportation Institute, Montana Department of Transportation, "Summer Transportation Institute 2013," $40,029.

Larsson, Laura, Nursing Departments, National Institutes of Health, "Montana Radon Project," $13,110.

Litt, Andrea, Ecology, State of Texas, "Soil Modification to Restore Areas Dominated by Old World Bluestems," $28,553.

Malovychiko, Galyna, Physics, CRDF Global, "Nanophase Nonlinear Optical Media for Efficient Parametric Conversion of Laser Radiation," $16,000.

Mangold, Jane, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund, "Predicting plant community response to weed control. When is revegetation necessary?" $28,840.

Mangold, Jane, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund, "Tall Buttercup Ecology and Integrated Management: Phase 2." $30,000.

Qiu, Jiong, Physics, University of Alabama, "Investigation of Magnetic Flux Ropes in the Inner Heliosphere and their Solar Sources, $14,000.

Rew, Lisa, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, World Wildlife Fund, "Research on the interactions of bison grazing and fire on the American Prairie Reserve, south Phillips County, Montana, $9,625.

Sandve, Nikki, MT Water Resource Center, Montana Department of Natural Resources, "Publications and Survey Contract - DNRC," $14,150.

Smith, Jessi, Psychology, Purdue University, "The Mediating Role of Stereotype Threat and Achievement Goals in the Regulation of Scientific Motivation," $73,149.

Whitlock, Cathy, Institute on Ecosystems, National Park Service, "Scientific Review Panel Evaluations of Cutthroat Trout Conservation Strategies," $24,675.

Recent Grants - April 2013

Burrows, Mary, Plant Sciences, Montana Disaster and Emergency Services, "Disaster and Emergency Services Mini-grant," $6,000.

Endecott, Rachel, Animal and Range Sciences, Montana Disaster and Emergency Services, "Disaster and Emergency Services," $2,000.

Frost, Rachel, Animal and Range Sciences, University of Wyoming, "Rangeland Stewardship and Health Community of Practice: Launch Task Force," $12,790.

Galli-Noble, Elizabeth, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Wyoming Department of Agriculture, "Missouri River Watershed Coalition Program Coordination (2013)," $5,000.

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC/Rural Health, Mineral Regional Health Center, "Mineral Regional Health Center Contract," $100,000.

Walsh, Olga, AES WTARC, Koch Agronomic Services LLC, "Evaluation of wheat yield response to nitrogen-based enhanced efficiency fertilizers in North Dakota and Montana," $14,970.

Recent Grants - March 2013

Bailey, Sandra, Health and Human Development, Brookdale Foundation, "Montana Grandparents Raising Grandchildren," $4,000.

Burkle, Laura, Ecology, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: Disturbance and productivity as drivers of plant-pollinator drivers of plant-pollinator diversity and function across scales," $622,060.

Burrows, Mary, Plant Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, "A predictive model to increase adoption of IPM of a mite-virus disease complex in wheat," $128,250.

Litt, Andrea, Ecology, Turner Enterprises Inc., "Population Ecology and Landscape Use of the Chiricahua Leopard Frog (Lithobates chiricahuensis),"$29,700.

Martz, Jill, ES Nutrition Education, Montana Department of Public Health, "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) Non-Reservation," $488,829.

Sandve, Nikki, MT Water Resource Center, Montana Department of Natural Resources, "MT Water Supply Initiative," $20,000.

Sandve, Nikki, MT Water Resource Center, Soil and Water Conservation District, "Ground Water Trunk Education," $2,000.

Recent Grants - February 2013

Akin, Michelle, Western Transportation Institute, Minnesota Department of Transportation, "Understanding the Chemical and Mechcanical Performance of Snow and Ice Control Agents on Porous or Permeable Pavements," $185,000.

Frost, Rachel, Animal and Range Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, "Rangeland Stewardship and Health Community of Practice," $10,000.

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC/Rural Health, St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation, "Montana's Inclusive Model for Pediatric Emergent Care (MIMPEC) Program," $6561.

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC/Rural Health, ADA Foundation, "ADA Foundation Give Kids A Smile Continuity of Care Grant," $3,810.90.

Martz, Jill, Extension Service Nutrition Education, Montana Department of Public Health, "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (SNAP-Ed) Reservation," $297,055.

Stanley, Laura, Western Transportation Institute, Montana Department of Transportation, "Assessing the Effectiveness of Montana's Occupant Protection Program," $91,249.

Recent Grants - January 2013

Bakker, Victoria, Ecology, University of California Santa Cruz, "Addendum to the Status Assessment of Laysan and Black-Footed Albatrosses, North Pacific Ocean, 1923?2005 Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5131U," $5,875.

Brown, Jennifer, Chemical and Biological Engineering, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Nuclear magnetic resonance for physical characterization of the liquid vein network in polycrystalline ice," $34,559.

Burrows, Mary, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, Northern Pulse Growers Association, "Evaluation of fungicides for management of foliar blights of lentils," $4,500.

Burrows, Mary, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, Montana Disaster and Emergency Services, "Community Based Agroemergency Planning and Exercise & Montana ESF-11* Facilitation," $3,853.

Drummond, Victoria, Facility Services, Montana Disaster and Emergency Services, "2012 MSU Hazard Mitigation Plan," $25,000.

Galli-Noble, Elizabeth, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Algoma University, "Service Support for Building a NAISN Web Presence," $5,500.

Hardy, Michele, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, "Hardy CAM Project Yr. 5," $273,295.

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC / Rural Health, National Rural Health Association, "NRHA Technical Assistance 2012-2013," $9,500.

Litt, Andrea, Ecology, Turner Enterprises, Inc., "Population Ecology and Landscape Use of the Chiricahua Leopard Frog (Lithobates chiricahuensis) - development (Non-Animal)," $14,300.

Werk, Elizabeth, Extension Agents, Montana Department of Public Health, "Montana Arthritis Program," $4,000.

Recent Grants - December 2012

Des Jardins, Angela, NASA EPSCoR, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Montana NASA EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Development FY12-14," $375,000.

Galli-Noble, Elizabeth, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Fort Belknap Indian Community, "Developing a Noxious Weed Management Plan for the Fort Belknap Indian Community," $5,000.

Hancock, Elizabeth, Health and Human Development, Montana Department of Public Health, "Early Care and Education Development-Budget A" and "PD Incentives, CDA and Accreditation Scholarships-Budget B," $473,636 and $25,000, respectively.

Keil, Deborah, Microbiology, University of Nevada Las Vegas, "Nellis Dunes Recreational Area Dust Exposure," $319,005.

Luebeck, Jennifer, Mathematical Sciences, Bozeman School District 7, "STREAM: Standards-Based Teaching Renewing Educators Across Montana," $31,215.

Martz, Jill, Extension Service Administrators, Kansas State University, "Montana 2012 Operation: Military Kids," $39,500.

Whitlock, Cathy, Institute on Ecosystems, Colorado State University, "NC CSC Activity 2," $198,787.

Recent Grants - November 2012

Bakker, Victoria, Ecology, University of California Santa Cruz, "An assessment of the biological impact of contaminants and management actions that influence long-term persistence of the California Condor," $132,483.

Bock, Phyllis, KGLT Radio, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, "FY2013 CPB CSG Grant," $107,822.

Burrows, Mary, Plant Sciences, Montana Department of Agriculture, "Management of Ascochyta blight in lentil," $15,400.

Galli-Noble, Elizabeth, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund, "Missouri River Watershed Coalition Program Management 2012-2014," $10,000.

Harmon, Alison, Health & Human Development, Montana Department of Agriculture, "Promoting the Production and Consumption of Organic Lentils in Montana Through Culinary Collaboration and Innovation," $49,983.

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC / Rural Health, Montana Health Research & Education, "MOU-Administrative Services for NC AHEC," $8,160.

Martz, Jill, ES Nutrition Education, Developmental Educational Assistance, "Developmental Educational Assistance Programs," $3,000.

Taylor, Peggy, MS Science Education, Montana Tech of the University of Montana, "Montana Partnership with Regions for Excellence in STEM," $16,740.

Zidack, Nina, Plant Sciences, Montana Department of Agriculture, "Equipping MSU Potato Lab for Real-Time PCR, adopting real-time protocols for important potato pathogens, developing a procedures manual for assays, and surveying imported garden seed for PVY strains, late blight and powdery scab," $50,000.

Recent Grants - October 2012

Bark, Katie, Health & Human Development, Montana Office of Public Instruction, "2012-2014 Montana Team Nutrition Program Grant," $276,965.

Codd, Sarah, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Vista Clara Inc., "Low Cost In-Situ NMR Technologies for Monitoring Biological and Geochemical Processes in the Subsurface," $99,638.

Hogan, Shelly, Office of the Provost, Department of Education, "TRiO - McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program" (5 year project) $1,100,000.

Kelly, Susan, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, "Lockheed Martin Corporation," "TBI Mini-Grant Kelly," $7,124.

Tanner, Kathryn, Activites & Engagement, Regis University, "Compact Service Corps 2012-2013," $24,270.

Williams, Donna, Nursing Departments, Health Resources and Services Administration, "Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Program," $693,000.

Recent Grants - September 2012

Ammons, Mary Cloud, Chemistry, National Institutes of Health, "Metabolomic Analysis as a Tool to Understanding the Use of Novel Therapeutics in a Host-Pathogen Model of the Chronic Wound", $493,290.

Burrows, Mary, Plant Sciences, Kansas State University, "National Plant Diagnostic Network State Plan of Work for Montana, FY2012", $24,000.

Burrows, Mary, Plant Sciences, Montana Department of Agriculture, "Plum Pox Survey", 3,000.

Burrows, Mary, Plant Sciences, USDA National Institute of Food & Agriculture, "Integrated management of cereal viruses", $213,658.

Carjuzaa, Jioanna, Extended University Director, Office of Commissioner of Higher Education, "Improving Teacher Quality", $79,250.

Cloninger, Mary, Chemistry, National Institutes of Health, "Using Dendrimers to Design Multivalent Therapeutic Agents," $1,199,350.

Cloninger, Mary, Chemistry, National Science Foundation, "REU Site: Mountains and Minds: A Program in Chemical Biology," $300,000.

Davis, Lisa, Mathematical Sciences, National Science Foundation, "Mathematical Models for Pause-induced Delays in Bioproceses," $269,648.

Foreman, Christine, Center for Biofilm Engineering, National Science Foundation, "Multidimensional omics characterization of microbial metabolism and dissolved organic matter in Antarctica," $270,040.

Seifert, Christin, KUSM State Base Fund, Thirteen/WNET, "Dinosaur Discovery Tour," $4,000.

Shanahan, Elizabeth, Institute on Ecosystems, US Geological Survey, "Decision Identification for Fish and Wildlife Management, $8,070.

Smith, Jessi, Provost (Academic Affairs), National Science Foundation, "Project TRACS: Empirically Investigating Transformation through Relatedness, Autonomy, and Competence Support," $3,372,864.

Voyich, Jovanka, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc., "Sorrento STTR," $180,000.

Recent Grants - August 2012

Barker, Bridget, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, "COBRE Development Project," $71,250.

Beckman, Crystal, ES Agents, Big Sky Resort, "Big Sky Forest and Fire Safe Program," $15,600.

Brown, Jennifer, Chemical & Biological Engineering, MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, "Spectrometer Upgrade for Magnetic Resonance Microscopy Facility," $379,000.

Burrows, Mary, Plant Sciences, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, "Foliar fungicide in dryland winter wheat," $25,439; "Reprint of Wheat Disease ID booklet," $4,100; and "Role of fungicide and winter wheat variety in low falling numbers," $2,640.

Cloninger, Mary, Chemistry, National Science Foundation, "Fundamental Studies of Protein Aggregation," $80,000.

Eckhoff, Joyce, AES EARC, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, "Early generation durum selection and germplasm improvement," $12,500; and "Evaluation of various materials and practices contributing toward economic crop production under flexible, continuous and other cropping systems in Montana," $30,000.

Gleason, Rebecca, Western Transportation Institute, DJ&A PC, "Gallatin National Forest Traffice Data Collection and Visitor Surveys," $13,064.66.

Grimberg De Menalled, Bruna, Science Math Resource Center, Office of Commissioner of Higher Education, "Integrating Environmental Educaiton throughout the Curriculum," $32,500.

Harmon, Alison, Health & Human Development, Salish Kootenai College, "Curriculum Sustainability Assessment, Salish Kootenai College," $50,001.

Huang, Li, Plant Sciences, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, "Molecular markers for breeding resistant wheat cultivars with new rust," $19,500.

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC/Rural Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, "MT CAHN - BSN Education Initiative," $299,945.

Lefcort, Frances, Cell Biology & Neuroscience, Dysautonomia Foundation Inc, "A mouse model for Familial Dysautonomia," $61,600.

Mangold, Jane, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Bureau of Land Management, "Noxious weed awareness and education in Montana," $25,000.

McNeely, Gretchen, Nursing Departments, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, "Accelerated Students Assistance Project," $5,200.

Meissner, Natascha, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health, "Bone marrow failure and immune response to Pneumocystis lung infection and other pulmonary fungal pathogens," $176,700.

Merzdorf, Christa, Cell Biology & Neuroscience, National Science Foundation, "CAREER: Direct Target Genes of Zic1 in Research and Education," $71,336.

Nash, Deanna, Plant Sciences, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, "Improved Quality of Montana Hard Red and Hard White Wheat," $40,000.

Richards, Abigail, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Engineering Information Foundation, "Community Building Intervention to Increase Retention of Freshman College Undergraduate Females in Engineering," $22,794.

Sherman, Jamie, Plant Sciences, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, "Mining for Markers for Marker-Assisted Breeding," $46,600.

Walsh, Olga, AES WTARC, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, "Sensor-Based Nitrogen Fertilization Algorithm for Winter Wheat Varieties," $28,500.

Whitlock, Cathy, NSF EPSCoR, National Science Foundation, "(IoE) Graduate Fellowships Year One," $75,000.

Recent Grants - July 2012

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC/Rural Health, Health Resources and Services, "2012-2013 State Office of Rural Health," $180,000.

Miettinen-Granger, Heini, Microbiology, American Heart Association, "Targeted silencing of human complement C5a receptor with nanoparticle-encapsulated siRNA to control inflammation," $200,000.

Miles, Mary, Health & Human Development, Dow AgroSciences LLC, "Durum Wheat with Value Added Starch Properties," $35,946.

Voyich, Jovanka, Immunology & Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health, "Addressing CA-MRSA on Montana's Indian Reservations," $35,625.

Whitlock, Cathy, Institute on Ecosystems, Yellowstone Park Foundation, "Fly Fishing Volunteer Coordination," $8,998, and "Acoustic Biotelemetry of Lake Trout in Yellowstone Lake," $90,300.

Recent Grants - June 2012

Davison, Stephanie, Extension Service 4-H, USDA National Institute of Food & Agriculture, "Sustainable Communities," $128,000.

Des Jardins, Angela, NASA EPSCoR, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Space Hardware Development at Salish Kootenai College and other Tribal Colleges," $249,684.

Gallagher, Susan, Western Transportation Institute, Montana Department of Transportation, "2012 Summer Transportation Institute," $40,029.

Larsson, Laura, Nursing Departments, National Institute of Health, "Montana Radon Study," $47,500.

Merzdorf, Christa, Cell Biology & Neuroscience, Montana Academy of Sciences, "Studying the Zic1 target aquaporin-3b by double in situ hybridization," $500.

Whitlock, Cathy, Institute of the Environment, National Park Service, "Provide technical Assistance to the Great Northern LCC," $20,000.

Recent Grants - May 2012

Fay, Laura, Western Transportation Institute, Transportation Research Board, "Revised Chapter 8, Winter Operations and Salt, Sand and Chemical Management," $69,980.

Foreman, Christine, Center for Biofilm Engineering, National Science Foundation, "Molecular level characterization of dissolved organic carbon and microbial diversity in the WAIS Divide replicate core," $162,266.

Hayes, Christina, Mathematical Sciences, National Institute of Standards and Technology, "FY 2012 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)," $9,000.

Mangold, Jane, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund, "Tall Buttercup Ecology and Integrated Management" and "Weed Seedling Identification Guide," $38,034 and $18,323, respectively.

Nielsen-Preiss, Sheila, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Genotypic and phenotypic responses of Candida albicans to spaceflight," $134,841.

Obbink, Kimberly, Extended University, National Institutes of Health, "Science Montana: Engaging 4-H Teens with Bioscience Research," $248,410.

Stanley, Laura, Western Transportation Institute, Montana Department of Transportation, "A Peer-to-Peer Traffic Safety Campaign Program," $134,974.

Whitlock, Cathy, Montana Institute on Ecosystems, U.S. Geological Survey, "North Central Climate Science Conference," $16,799.44.

Recent Grants - April 2012

Cripps, Cathy, Institute of the Environment, National Science Foundation, "The Genomics of a Beetle-Fungal Symbiosis with Massive Implications for Forest Disturbance Ecology," $4,998.

Dunkel, Florence, Institute of the Environment, National Science Foundation, "Examining Risk and Resilience in the Crown of the Continent and Greater Yellowstone Ecosystems: Ecological, Social, and Ethical Dimensions of Water Governance Under Conditions of Climate Chnage," $3,563.

Endecott, Rachel, Animal & Range Sciences, National Park Service, "Provide Science Based Livestock Nutrition, Husbandry, and Behavior Direction for Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHS," $5,000.

Ewing, Stephanie, Institute of the Environment, National Science Foundation, "Long-term water balance and nitrate biogeochemistry in cultivated alluvial landscapes of central Montana," $8,550.

Halonen, Sandra, Microbiology, National Institutes of Health, "COBRE Project - Halonen Year 5," $195,142.35.

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC/Rural Health, Montana Health Research & Education, "MHREF - CAH - Lean Healthcare," $16,940.

Kociolek, Angela, Western Transportation Institute, Montana Department of Transportation, "Evaluating Wildlife-Vehicle Collisions and Habitat Connectivity in the Madison Valley, Montana," $212,530.

Litt, Andrea, Institute of the Environment, National Science Foundation, "Direct and indirect responses to herbivory in semi-arid ecosystems: indicators of vulnerability to climate and land-use changes in the High Plains region of Montana," $8,265.

Marshall, Lucy, Institute of the Environment, National Science Foundation, "Landscape Systems and Environmental Change in Western Montana: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Hydrology, Ecology, and Economics," $2,850.

Martz, Jill. Extension Service 4-H, Kansas State University, "Montana 2012 OSD-OMK Camps," $50,000.

Martz, Jill. Extension Service 4-H, Purdue University, "2012 Purdue Military Teen Adventure Camps," $114,965.

Running, Alice, Nursing Departments, National Institutes of Health, "Use of energy biofield therapy for the treatment of cancer and GVHD," $20,000.

Takeda, Aki, Physics, "National Aeronautics and Space Administration," "Data Services Continuation: Resident Archive Services of the Yohkoh Legacy data Archive," $98,852.

Recent Grants - March 2012

DesJardins, Angela, NASA EPSCoR, Goddard Space Flight Center, "RID Travel Augmentation," $50,000.

Eckhoff, Joyce, AES EARC, North Dakota State University, "Evaluation of irrigated silage and grain corn," $4,000.

Mangold, Jane, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, "Investigating multi-tropic interactions between invasive plants and insects to enhance native forage production on western rangeland," $150,000.

Recent Grants - February 2012

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC / Rural Health, National Rural Health Association, "NRHA Technical Assistance 2011-2012," $9,500.

Villwock-Witte, Natalie, Western Transportation Institute, National Park Service, "Intelligent Transportation System/Shuttle Modification for the 2012 Bear Lake Corridor Construction," $35,000.

Recent Grants - January 2012

Brown, Jennifer, Chemical and Biological Engineering, American Chemical Society, "Non-Newtonian Fluid Dynamics in Porous Media Systems," $100,000.

Eitle, Tamela, Sociology and Anthopology, National Institutes of Health, "Supplemental funding for R03 application," $16,404.

Foreman, Christine, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, National Science Foundation, "Clues to the Cryosphere: Symposium for the National Science Teachers Association Annual Meeting," $76,667.

Goodwin, Kim, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund, "Weed free borders protection," $40,000.

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC / Rural Health, Montana Department of Public Health,
"MOU-Coordination of Recruitment for Health Provider Activities in Montana," $292,906; "Oral Health Workforce Activities," $325,000; and "ARRA: DPHHS NHSC SLRP", $179,222.

Sandve, Nikki, Montana Water Resource Center, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, "Rural Dam Outreach Specialist," $17,000; and "MOU Support," $17,835.

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