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Vice-President for Research, Creativity, and Technology Transfer

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172460
Bozeman, MT 59717-2460

Tel: (406) 994-2891
Fax: (406) 994-2893
E-mail: research@montana.edu
Location: 207 MONTANA HALL

Vice-President:

Thomas J. McCoy, PhD

Vice President for Research

Support Development of Interdisciplinary Research/Creativity Awards


November 15, 2010 Awardees

Five proposals were submitted for the November 2010 deadline requesting funds to help develop interdisciplinary research/creative proposals. The committee of Joe Fedock, Tom McCoy, and Cathy Whitlock selected one proposal for funding provided by the VP Research and EPSCoR offices. The successful proposal (1) articulated well-developed interdisciplinary linkages and compelling science; (2) was a good match for the particular interdisciplinary grant solicitation; (3) offered a reasonable timeline for full submission with clear specification of funding needs; and (4) assembled a strong team of researchers from MSU. It fulfilled the evaluation criteria of being broadly interdisciplinary, building capacity, and offering a strong plan for developing a proposal with good chance of success

PI; Co PIs Department Title of Project

Powell, Scott
Stoy, Paul
Greenwood, Mark

Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Mathematical Sciences

Medium-term forecasts of forest composition, structure and function in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Response to and recovery from multiple disturbances.

June 1, 2010 Awardees

Five proposals were submitted for the June 2010 deadline requesting funds to help develop interdisciplinary research/creative proposals. The committee of Joe Fedock, Tom McCoy, and Cathy Whitlock selected two proposals for funding provided by the VP Research and EPSCoR offices. The successful proposals (1) articulated well-developed interdisciplinary linkages and compelling science; (2) were a good match for the particular interdisciplinary grant solicitation; (3) offered a reasonable timeline for full submission with clear specification of funding needs; and (4) assembled a strong team of researchers from MSU.

PI; Co PIs Department Title of Project

Gedeon, Tomas
Ammons, Mary Cloud
Seymour, Joseph
Copie, Valerie
Waters, Ryan

Mathematical Sciences
Center for Biofilm Engineering
Chemical/Biological Engineering
Chemistry/Biochemistry
Mathematical Sciences

Quantitative Analysis of Lactoferrin versus Lactoferricin as Novel Anti-biofilm Agents

Dyer, Bill
Harmon, Alison
Jutila, Mark
Maxwell, Bruce
Miles, Mary
Westcott, Mal

Plant Sciences / Plant Pathology
Health & Human Development
Veterinary Molecular Biology
Land Resources / Environmental Sciences
Health & Human Development
Western Agricultural Research Center

Food Security and Nutrition in the Inland Northwest: Advancing CSA in Rural and American Indian Communities

November 16, 2009 Awardees

Eight proposals were submitted for the November deadline requesting funds to help develop interdisciplinary research/creative proposals. The committee of Joe Fedock, Tom McCoy, and Cathy Whitlock selected two proposals for funding provided by the VP Research and EPSCoR offices. The successful proposals (1) articulated well-developed interdisciplinary linkages and compelling science; (2) were a good match for the particular interdisciplinary grant solicitation; (3) offered a reasonable timeline for full submission with clear specification of funding needs; and (4) assembled a strong team of researchers from MSU.

PI; Co PIs Department Title of Project

Brody, Michael
Montagne, Clifford
Fisher, John

Education
LRES
Sociology

Informal Science Learning in Ecological Contexts: Personal, Place-based and cultural views of environmental learning in contrasting mountain systems (Yellowstone Ecosystem, USA and Altai Mountain System, Russian Federation

Rupavatharam, K
Rebane, Aleks
Thiel, Charles
Drobijev, Mikhail

Spectrum Lab
Physics
Neurobiology
Physics
Development and characterization of novel bio- and nano-photonic materials for classical and quantum information processing

June , 2009 1 Awardees

Six proposals were submitted for the June deadline requesting funds to help develop interdisciplinary research/creative proposals. The committee of Dave Dooley, Joe Fedock, Tom McCoy, and Cathy Whitlock selected three proposals for funding provided by the VP Research, Provost, and EPSCoR offices. The successful proposals (1) articulated well-developed interdisciplinary linkages and compelling science; (2) were a good match for the particular interdisciplinary grant solicitation; (3) offered a reasonable timeline for full submission with clear specification of funding needs; and (4) assembled a strong team of researchers from MSU.

PI; Co PIs Department Title of Project

Hansen, Andy
Maxwell, Bruce
Whitlock, Cathy
Shanahan, Elizabeth

Ecology
LRES
Earth Sciences
Political Science

"Sustainability of Natural Amenity-Based Communities: Interactions of Exurban Home Owners and Ecosystems in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem" to be submitted to the NSF Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems program. (Note: Whitlock did not participate in the discussion/decision of this proposal.)

Kevane, Bridget
Cherry, David
Walker, Brett
Mahiri, J.

Modern Languages
History
History
Modern Languages
"FIPSE Grant Proposal Development" to be submitted to Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education program
Poole, Geoffrey
Izurieta, Clemente
McGlynn, Brian
Cross, Wyatt
LRES
CS
LRES
Ecology
"Measurement and Simulation of Ecosystem Dynamics across Stream Networks: An Interdisciplinary Multi-Scale Approach" to be submitted to Multi-scale modeling theme in the NSF Ecosystem Science program

 

The next submittal deadline is yet to be determined.