Montana State University

Awards made in 2011

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 - December 2011

Ewing, Stephanie, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, USDA National Institute of Food & Agriculture, "Water quality best management practices in the Judith River watershed: Adaptive research and outreach to improve adoption," $248,204.

Martz, Jill, Extension Service 4-H, Kansas State University, "2012 Military Club Grant," $30,000.

Rink, Elizabeth, Health and Human Development, Planned Parenthood, "Planned Parenthood of Montana Male Services Research Project," $3,721.

Tanner, Kathryn, Community Involvement, Regis University, "Compact Service Corps 2011-2012," $5,733.

Zidack, Nina, Plant Sciences, Montana Department of Agriculture, "Increasing Planting of Montana Certified Seed Potatoes in Home Gardens in Montana," $25,080.

Recent Grants - November 2011

Bock, Phyllis, KGLT Radio, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, "FY 2012 CPB Radio CSG," $93,782.

Copie, Valerie, Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Tennessee, "Systems analysis of fundamental evolutionary and molecular mechanisms of host-symbiont interaction," 199,992.

Fay, Laura, Western Transportation Institute, National Academies of Science, "Strategies to Mitigate the Impacts of Chloride Roadway Deicers on the Natural Environment, $40,000.

Holkup, Patricia, INBRE, National Institutes of Health, "Historical Trauma and Unresolved Grief: A Culturally Anchored Intervention for American Indians," $38,475.

Martz, Jill, Extension Service 4-H, Kansas State University, "2012 Montana Operation: Military Kids Grant," $85,583, and "OMK Local/Regional Support Network (L/RSN) grant," $20,000.

Mason, Heather, AES Northwest Agricultural Research Center, University of Idaho, "Spring canola as a rotational crop for northwestern Montana," $11,055, and "Developing Bienneial, Early Planted, Winter Canola in the Pacific Northwest," $6,484.

Seifert, Christian, KUSM State Base Fund, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, "Ready to Learn Transmedia Demonstration Grant: Montana," $93,800.

Swanson, Elisabeth, Science Math Resource Center, Montana Office of Public Instruction, "Science and Inquiry Learning in Classrooms (Yr 4)," $130,688.

Zabinski, Catherine, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Utah State University, "Using cover crop mixtures to improve soil health in low rainfall areas of the northern plains," $16,513.

Recent Grants - October 2011

Bark, Katie, Health & Human Development, Office of Public Instruction, "2011-2013 Team Nutrition Training Grant," $306,691.

Bock, Phyllis, KGLT Radio, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, "FY 2011 CPB Radio CSG," $34,497.03.

Galli-Noble, Elizabeth, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Wyoming Department of Agriculture, "Missouri River Watershed Coalition Program Coordination 2011-2012," $11,000.

Hancock, Elizabth, Health & Human Development, Montana Department of Public Health, "Early Care and Education Career Development," $455,230 and $50,000.

Hansen, Mary, National Network of Libraries, MSU Library, "NNLM Promotion, Training, Assessment," $10,000.

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC/Rural Health, HealthShare Montana, Inc., "HealthShare Montana Research Assistance," $82,595.16.

Tanner, Kathryn, Community Involvement, Montana Campus Compact, "MSU-Bozeman 2011-2012 Campus Corps," $40,131.01.

Recent Grants - September 2011

Bock, Phyllis, KGLT Radio, Humanities Montana, "KGLT-MT Medicine Show/Sonic ID's two minute radio programs," $7,500.

Broderick, Joan, Chemistry, National Institutes of Health, "Iron-Sulfur Clusters in Biological Radical Generation," $273,829.

Codd, Sarah, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Vista Clara, Inc., "Low Cost In-Situ NMR Technologies for Monitoring Biological and geochemical Processes in the Subsurface," $24,999.50.

Des Jardins, Angela, Physics, Goddard Space Flight Center, "Montana Space Grant 2010-2014 Apprenticeships," $57,000.

Galli-Noble, Elizabeth, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund, "Missouri River Watershed Coalition Program Coordination 2011-2013," $40,000.

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

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC/Rural Health, Health Resources and Services, "Basic AHEC," $1,516,424, and "Rural Health Workforce Development Program," $200,000.

Seifert, Christin, KUSM State Base Fund, Thirteen/WNET, "Woman, War and Peace: Montana", $8,000.

Whitlock, Cathy, Institute of the Environment, U.S. Geological Survey, "Collaborative Modeling Approaches for Climate and Landscaping Planning in the Northern Rockies: FRAME," $152,026.

Recent Grants - August 2011

Bailey, Sandra, Health & Human Development, Brookdale Foundation, "Montana Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 2011 Expansion," $6,000.

Bock, Phyllis, KGLT Radio, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, "FY 2011 RLAIF," $20,962.

Burrows, Mary, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, Montana Dept of Agriculture, "Plant diseases survey," $7,250.

Copie, Valerie, Chemistry & Biochemistry, National Institutes of Health, "Console upgrade and acquisition of a 600 MHz NMR cryoprobe," $600,000.

Davison, Stephanie, Extension Service 4-H, USDA National Institute of Food & Agriculture, "Montana Sustainable Communities Project (CYFAR), $140,000.

Des Jardins, Angela, NASA EPSCoR, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Enhancement of NASA's Polar Missions: Adjoint Data Assimilation into Numerical Models to Reveal Physical Properties of the Greenland Ice Sheet," $750,000.

Des Jardins, Angela, NASA EPSCoR, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Large-scale Content-based Image Retrieval System (CBIR) for Interactive Search through the Virtual Solar Observatory (VSO)," $750,000.

Ewing, Stephanie, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, U.S. Geological Survey, "Surface-atmosphere methane fluxes in the context of ebullition and energy balance with rapid permafrost degradation in a northern peatland," $36,140.

Galli-Noble, Elizabeth, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, U.S. Dept of the Army, "Strategic Management of Invasive Species Workshops -NE & NW," $103,000.

Hardy, Michele, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, "Hardy CAM Project Yr. 4," $279,993.

Hardy, Michele, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, "COBRE - Development Project 1 - Hedges Yr 8," $104,717.05.

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC/Rural Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, "SHIP - Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program," $402,034.

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC/Rural Health, Montana Dept of Public Health, "Montana Nutrition & Physical Activity (NAPA) Program - DPHHS," $222,320.

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC/Rural Health, Montana Dept of Public Health, "ARRA: Montana Nutrition & Physical Activity (NAPA) CPPW," $65,376.

Mangold, Jane, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, U.S. Dept of Agriculture, "Developing a Statewide Invasive Plant Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) Program: The Foundation of Effective Integrated Pest Management," $59,976.

Meissner, Natascha, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, "COBRE Project 3 Meissner Yr. 8," $142,500.

Seifert, Christin, KUSM State Base Fund, WETA, "Prohibition: Montana," $5,000.

Smith, Jessi, Psychology, National Institutes of Health, "Culturally connected communal goals: Latino and Native Americans in Biomedicine," $256,185.

Stanley, Laura, Western Transportation Institute, National Science Foundation, "Modeling the Validity and Transfer of Eye-scanning Patterns for Hazard Perception from Virtual Reality Training Environments to Reality," $499,610.

Strauss, Candace, Museum of the Rockies, Montana Arts Council, "The Woodworker's Art Exhibit," $4,740.

Voyich, Jovanka, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, "COBRE Project 1 Voyich Yr. 8," $209,434.11.

Whitlock, Cathy, Institute of the Environment, National Park Service, "Internship support and technical assistance to GYNMP and GNLCC," $74,024.

Whitlock, Cathy, Institute of the Environment, National Park Service, "Implementation of the Native Trout Conservation Plan," $107,905.

Recent Grants - July 2011

Bock, Phyllis, KGLT Radio, Greater Montana Foundation, "MT Medicine Show and Sonic ID," $10,000.

Burrows, Mary, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, "Wheat virus variety trials and on-farm fungicide demonstration trials," $21,000.

Burrows, Mary, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, Montana Disaster and Emergency Services, "Montana Agroemergency Education and Planning Initiative," $2,485.

Camper, Anne, Center for Biofilm Engineering, National Institutes of Health, "Improving Montana Community Health through Graduate Education," $379,203.

Eckhoff, Joyce, AES Eastern Agric Experiment Station, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, Evaluation of various materials and practices contributing toward economic crop production under flexible, continuous and other cropping systems in Montana," $24,000.

Higgs, Megan, Mathematical Sciences, U.S. Geological Survey, "Investigating potential environemntal factors influencing macro invertebrate metrics of stream health within headwater streams," $19,938.58.

Huang, Li, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, "Molecular markers for breeding resistant wheat cultivars with new rush resistance genes," $12,500.

Larsson, Laura, Nursing Departments, National Institutes of Health, "Radon Risk Communication for Native Health," $46,643.

Massey, Laura, Health & Human Development, U.S. Department of Education, "Early Childhood Education Distance Partnership," $396,864.

Melland, Helen, Nursing Departments, Health Resources and Services Administration, "Caring for our Own Program," $980,405.

Merzdorf, Christa, Cell Biology & Neuroscience, National Science Foundation, "CAREER: Direct target genes of Zic1 in research and education - REU Supplement," $6,000.

Monahan, Susanne, Sociology & Anthropology, National Institutes of Health, "Hospitals as settings for health care delivery and health disparities," $29,073.

Sexson, Lynda, History & Philosophy, Humanities Montana, "Symbols and Scriptures of Buddha and Jesus," $1,650.

Sherman, Jamie, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, "Mining for Markers for Marker-Assisted Breeding," $40,000.

Shreffler-Grant, M.J., Nursing Departments, National Institutes of Health, "Refining and Evaluating the MSU CAM Health Literacy Scale," $418,471.

Sterling, Tracy, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, USDA Forest Service, "Student Technology Transfer Research Internship Program (STTRIP)," $28,500.

Voyich, Jovanka, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, "MRSA on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation Year 3," $110,948.

Voyich, Jovanka, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, "Role of the Staphylococcus aureau SaeR/S Regulatory System in the Neutrophil Evasion," $1,634,585.

Walsh, Olga, AES Western Agric Experiment Station, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, "Sensor-Based Nitrogen Fertilization Algorithm for Winter Wheat Varieties," $18,000.

Whitlock, Cathy, Institute of the Environment, USDA Forest Service, "Northern Rockies Joint Fire Science Program," $26,703.

Whitlock, Cathy, Institute of the Environment, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, "Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GNLCC) Strategic Framework," $150,417.

Whitlock, Cathy, Institute of the Environment, Yellowstone Park Foundation, "Fly Fishing Volunteer Coordination in YNP," $6,945.

Recent Grants - June 2011

Bock, Phyllis, KGLT Radio, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, "American Archive Content Inventory Project," $6,157.

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC / Office of Rural Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, "Montana State Office of Rural Health," $15,500.

Merzdorf, Christa, Cell Biology & Neuroscience, Montana Academy of Sciences, "Heliophysics Summer School," $1000.

Watson, Kathryn, Montana Water Resource Center, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, "Riparian Storm Water and Riparian Outreach," $48,000.

Recent Grants - May 2011

Litt, Andrea, Ecology, Welder Wildlife Foundation, "Soil Modification as a Restoration Tool to Reduce Old World Bluestems," $10,100.

Martz, Jill, Extension Service 4-H, Kansas State University, "2011 Operation Military Kids Camps," $49,440.

Morris, Cindy, Plant Sciences, National Science Foundation, "Bioaerosols in the Earth System, a symposium at IUGG 2011," $16,564.

Obbink, Kimberly, Extended University, National Institute of Health, "Science Montana: Engaging 4-H Teens with Bioscience Research," $1,258,238.

Rupp, Gretchen, MT Water Center, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, "Building Wetland professional Capacity in Montana," $31,500.

Zidack, Nina, Plant Sciences, Montana Department of Agriculture, "Updating Weather Stations for Enhanced Potato Disease Forecasting," $10,400.

Recent Grants - April 2011

Gallagher, Susan, Western Transportation Institute, Montana Department of Transportation, "2011 Summer Transportation Institute," $38,762.19.

Kociolek, Angela, Western Transportation Institute, U.S. Federal Highway Administration, "UTC-ARC Technology Transfer Initiative," $25,487.

Mangold, Jane, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana Noxious Trust Fund, "Weed Management Certification Program," $18,030.

Martz, Jill, Extension Service 4-H, Kansas State University, "4-H Center for Youth Development," $30,000.

Whitlock, Cathy, Earth Sciences, MJ Murdock Charitable Trust Partners in Science program - Rod Benson - "Fire history of west-central Montana," $15,000.

Recent Grants - March 2011

Brown, Jennifer, Chemical & Biological Engineering, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Magnetic Resonance Microscopy Studies of the Ice Structure," $45,832.

Cloninger, Mary, Chemistry, National Institutes of Health, "Symposium funding request for Multivalent Agents in Therapeutic Development," $2,500.

Gauss, Katherine, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, "COBRE Project 2 - Gauss Year 4," $188,100.

Halonen, Sandra, Microbiology, National Institutes of Health, "COBRE Project - Halonen Year 4," $190,330.

Kerans, Billie, Ecology, Fort Belknap College, "Using Bioindicators to Monitor and Assess River Health on the Middle Milk River," $31,448.

Malovychko, Galyna, Physics, National Science Foundation, "REU: Multifrequency Spectroscopy of Rare-Earth and Transition Ions in Optical Materials: Cullen/Wagner," $7,000.

Rupp, Gretchen, MT Water Center, US Geological Survey, "State Water Resources Research Institute Program FY 2011 Request for Applications," $48,018.

Shelby, Nancy J., AIRO, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, "Montana Apprenticeship Program (MAP) Summer 2011," $101,500.

Sherman, Jamie, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, University of California-Davis, "Improving wheat and barley for a changing climate," $286,717.

Voyich, Jovanka, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, "Role of SaeR/S in the Pathogenesis of Staphylococcal Skin Infections," $213,750.

Recent Grants - February 2011

Billedeaux, Verna, ES Agents, Blackfeet Nation, "Animal Disease Traceability," $7,000.

Burrows, Mary, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, North Dakota State University, "Efficacy of fungicide seed treatments in controlling root rot of field peas and their effect on nodulation," $6,138.

Burrow, Mary, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "Reducing pesticide use by expanding the educational mission of the Montana State University Urban IPM program," $52,990.

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC, Montana Department of Public Health, "DPHHS - Dental Recruitment and Retention Program," $125,000.

Kelly, Susan, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Icy World Hardin," $17,223.

Recent Grants - January 2011

Christopher, Suzanne, Health & Human Development, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, "Improving Participation and Evaluation of Safe Routes to Schools Programs for American Indian Communities," $49,986.

Eckert, Lisa, English, National Council of Teachers of English, "Virtual Field Experience in a Rural State: Using Moodle to Connect Pre-Service Teachers to Rural Schools and Teachers," $1,900.

Fay, Laura, Western Transportation Institute, National Academies of Science, "Cost-Effective and Sustainable Road Slope Stabilization and Erosion Control," $35,000.

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC, Health Resources and Services Administration, "Montana Health Care Workforce Planning Grant," $150,000.

Juliar, Kristin, Office of Rural Health, Montana Health Research & Education Foundation, "MOA - F-CHIP Frontier Community Heath Integration Demonstration Program," $47,468.

Juliar, Kristin, Office of Rural Health, National Rural Health Association, "NRHA Technical Assistance 2010-2011," $9,500.

Rew, Lisa, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Gonzales Stroller Surveillance, "Predicting the occurrence and spread of non-native plant species under different development scenarios," $77,908.

Stein, Mary, Health & Human Development, Ecotrust, "2011 Montana State Lead for the Western Region of the National Farm to School Network," $1,500.