Oregon State University

Incentive Program

Several programs sponsored by the Research Office provide funding for seed programs, emergencies, time releases, and capital equipment.

Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship, and Creativity Funded Proposals

URISC Winter/Spring 2009-10

There were a total of 12 submissions, with requests for funding from the Research Office in the amount of $16,385.00. Based on the recommendation of the URISC Advisory Panel, the Vice President for Research awarded 10 proposals for funding totaling $13,470.00.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Banton, Garrett [Major: Nuclear Engineering] (Faculty Project Advisor: Oksana Ostroverkhova, Dept. of Physics): "Preliminary Study of Charge Transfer in Organic Semiconductor Materials"
  • Gifford, Jessica [Major: Physics] (Faculty Project Advisor: David McIntyre, Dept. of Physics): "Optical Trapping and Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Nanoparticle Sensors in Microfluidic Divices"
  • Johnston, Meghan Hemphill [Major: Bioengineering] (Faculty Project Advisor: Milo Koretsky, School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering): "Growth of Carbon Nanotubes via Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition"
  • Jorgensen, Stephanie [Major: Business Administration - Marketing] (Faculty Project Advisor: Hal Koenig, College of Business - Marketing): "Brand Community Initiative (BCI)"
  • Koo, Sue-Jie [Major: Microbiology, Biology] (Faculty Project Advisor: Jerri Bartholomew, Dept. of Microbiology): "Distribution and Infection Prevalence of the Polychaete Host of the Salmonid Parasite Ceratomyxz shasta in the Klamath River"
  • Mankaney, Aakash [Major: Biology] (Faculty Project Advisor: Lynda Ciuffetti, Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology): "The Role of ROS and the Phenylpropanoid Pathway in the Mode-of-Action of the Host-Selective Toxins Ptr ToxA and Ptr ToxB"
  • Nasholm, Nicole [Major: Biology] (Faculty Project Advisor: Nancy Kerkvliet, Dept. of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology): "Assessing the Induction of IDO via Alternative AhR Ligands"
  • Squire, Mattie [Major: Biology] (Faculty Project Advisor: Robert T. Mason, Dept. of Zoology): "Time-Budgeting in Male Red-Sided Garter Snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis)"
  • Vigeland, Anna [Major: Biochemistry and Biophysics] (Faculty Project Advisor: Robert T. Mason, Dept. of Zoology): "Environmental Temperature Effects on Pheromone Production in Garter Snakes"
  • Wineinger, Kristin [Major: Biology - Biotechnology Option] (Faculty Project Advisor: Jadwiga Giebultowicz, Dept. of Zoology): "The Role of the Circadian Clock in Oxidative Stress Response"

URISC Fall 2009-10

There were a total of 13 submissions, with requests for funding from the Research Office in the amount of $20,888.00. Based on the recommendation of the URISC Advisory Panel, the Vice President for Research awarded 8 proposals for funding totaling $12,188.00.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Christensen, Celene [Major: Geology and Environmental Science] (Faculty Project Advisor: Roy Haggerty, Dept. of Geosciences): "Development of a 'Smart' Tracer: Microbial Respiration in Stream Sediment and the Resazurin-Resorufin System"
  • Golden, Daniel [Major: Chemical Engineering] (Faculty Project Advisor: Ganti Murthy, Dept. of Biological and Ecological Engineering): "Modeling Development of Controlled Algae Growth for the Use of Biofuel Extraction"
  • Herdener, Nathan [Major: Psychology and Philosophy] (Faculty Project Advisor: Mei-Ching Lien, Dept. of Psychology): "Controlling the Focus of Visual Attention: Can Salient Stimuli Capture Attention Against Our Will?"
  • Johnson, Maxwell [Major: Food Science and Technology] (Faculty Project Advisor: Juyun Lim, Dept. of Food Science and Technology): "The Effects of Taste and Retronasal Odor on Hedonic Perception"
  • Lusk, Jason [Major: Chemistry] (Faculty Project Advisor: Rich Carter, Dept. of Chemistry): "Green Synthesis of the Natural Product Aconitine"
  • Rering, Caitlin [Major: Environmental Chemistry] (Faculty Project Advisor: Jennifer Field, Dept. of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology): "Nicotine and its Urinary Metabolites in Wastewater: Validating Community Exposure to Legal and Illegal Drugs"
  • Snow, Erika [Major: Bioresource Research] (Faculty Project Advisor: John Mata, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences): "M. Tuberculosis Selective Adenosine Kinase Nucleoside Polymers for Inhalation Therapy"
  • Wilson, Jenna [Major: Bioengineering] (Faculty Project Advisor: Adam Higgins, School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering): "Optimization of the Freeze-Drying Procedure of Cultured Neurons"

URISC Summer 2008-09

There were a total of 51 submissions, with requests for funding from the Research Office in the amount of $89,675.00. Based on the recommendation of the URISC Advisory Panel, the Vice President for Research awarded 12 proposals for funding totaling $21,600.00.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Chen, Jing [Major: General Science] (Faculty Project Advisor: Adrian Gombard, Linus Pauling Institute and Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics): "Establishing Mechanisms of Vitamin D Signaling Pathways in Cells"
  • Halama, Jonathan [Major: Microbiology and Botany] (Faculty Project Advisor: Theo Dreher, Dept. of Microbiology): "Modified TYMV Capsids Designed for Nanoparticle Technology"
  • Holmes, Jeffery [Major: Computational Physics] (Faculty Project Advisor: William Hetherington, Dept. of Physics): "Radio Astronomy Digital Signal Processing"
  • Ireton, Kyle [Major: Biochemistry and Biophysics] (Faculty Project Advisor: Fredrick Stormshak, Dept. of Animal Sciences): "Nongenomic Actions of Estrogen in the Ovine Endometrium"
  • Kirby, Peter [Major: Biochemistry and Biophysics] (Faculty Project Advisor: Bruce Geller, Dept. of Microbiology): "Influenza A Virus H5N1 Vaccine to Protect Poultry Populations from Widespread Infection"
  • Lampi, Marsha [Major: Chemical Engineering] (Faculty Project Advisor: Skip Rochefort, School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering): "The Relationship between the Molecular Properties and Lubrication Capabilities of Equine Synovial Fluid"
  • McAllister, Marisa [Major: Biology] (Faculty Project Advisor: Jadwiga Giebultowicz, Dept. of Zoology): "Circadian Regulation of Oxidative Stress Response Genes, CncC and Keap1, in Drosophila melanogaster"
  • Peterschmidt, Jordan [Major: General Science (pre-dental)] (Faculty Project Advisor: Michael Blouin, Dept. of Zoology): "Allelic Variation at Suiperoxide Dismutase in Biomphalaria glabrata"
  • Phan, Brian [Major: Biology] (Faculty Project Advisor: Elisar Barbar, Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics): "Interaction between Dynein Intermediate Chain and Dynactin"
  • Price, Kevin [Major: Accounting and Business Administration with MIS option] (Faculty Project Advisor: Byron Marshall, College of Business): "Visualizing XBRL Accounting Flows"
  • Riscoe, Erin [Major: Microbiology] (Faculty Project Advisor: Theo Dreher, Dept. of Microbiology): "Searching for New Cyanophages: A Study of the Bacteriophages of Oregon's Microcystis aeruginosa"
  • Willeford, Andrew Lee [Major: Chemistry, Forenscis option] (Faculty Project Advisor: Christopher Beaudry, Dept. of Chemistry): "Enantioselective Total Synthesis of Ovalifoliolatin B"

URISC Winter/Spring 2008-09

There were a total of 27 submissions, with requests for funding from the Research Office in the amount of $37,191.00. Based on the recommendation of the URISC Advisory Panel, the Vice President for Research awarded 9 proposals for funding totaling $11,697.00.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Brown, Jill [Major: Psychology] (Faculty Project Advisor: Frank Bernieri, Psychology): "First Impression Stability and Emotional Intelligence"
  • Cordero, Gerardo Antonio [Major: Environmental Sciences] (Faculty Project Advisor: Clinton Epps, Fisheries and Wildlife): "A Morphometric Reassessment of Neotoma cinerea (Bushy Tail Wood Rat) Subspecies in Oregon"
  • Heston, Danielle [Major: Biology] (Faculty Project Advisor: Steve Perakis, Forest Ecosystems and Society): "Influence of Calcium Oxalate on Deer Browsing in Douglas Fir"
  • Hilburn, Caroline [Major: Biochemistry and Biophysics and German] (Faculty Project Advisor: Dee Denver, Zoology): "Rhabditophanes sp.: An Oregonian Nematode as a New Model for the Genetics of Parasitism"
  • Hyde, Aleshia [Major: Biology] (Faculty Project Advisor: Scott Heppell, Fisheries and Wildlife): "Population Survey of Liparis dennyi (the Marbled Snailfish)"
  • Madrigale, Monee [Major: Business Administration - Marketing and International Business] (Faculty Project Advisor: Hal Koenig, College of Business): "Increasng Fruits and Vegetable Consumption among Oregon Food Stamp Recipients"
  • Maxfield-Taylor, Sarah [Major: General Agriculture] (Faculty Project Advisor: Sujaya Rao, Crop and Soil Science): "Molecular Identification of Grass Seed Pests"
  • Meermeier, Nick [Major: Microbiology] (Faculty Project Advisor: Jadwiga Giebultowicz, Zoology): "Circadian Regulation of 20S Proteasome Activity During Aging"
  • Wilson, Kiya [Major: Earth Systems Science] (Faculty Project Advisor: Robert Duncan, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "Using an Array of NE Pacific Margin Sediment Samples to Link Land-Ocean Responses to Glacial-Interglacial Climate Variability"

URISC Fall 2008-09

There were a total of 16 submissions, with requests for funding from the Research Office in the amount of $24,687.00. Based on the recommendation of the URISC Advisory Panel, the Vice President for Research awarded the top 8 submissions for funding totaling $12,128.00.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Adamic, Eric [Major: Psychology] (Mei-Ching Lien, Psychology): "Involuntary Attentional Capture in Multi-Tasking"
  • Chin, David [Major: Biology] (Robert T. Mason, Zoology): "Characterization of a Pheromone-Binding Second Messenger System in the Vomeronasal Organ of the Garter Snake"
  • Joiner, John Caleb [Major: Physics] (Ethan Minot, Physics): "Carbon Nanotube Resonance in the Terahertz Frenquency Range"
  • Kanaan, Stacy [Major: Chemical Engineering] (Milo Koretsky, Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering): "Low-Temperature Plasma Growth of Carbon Nanotubes on Flexible Substrates"
  • Malmo, Jay [Major: Bioresource Research] (Jane Ishmael, Pharmaceutical Sciences): "Investigation of Red Sea Microbial Extracts as a Source of Potential Neurological Agents"
  • McAlpine, Kristen [Major: Food Science and Technology] (Yanyun Zhao, Food Science and Technology): "Development of New Value-Added Blueberry Product Using High Hydrostatic Pressure (HHP) Technology"
  • Nguyen, Theresa [Major: Biology] (Hiro Nonogaki, Horticulture): "Characterization of Carrot Embryogenesis and Germination for Efficient Seed Production"
  • Schneider, Christine [Major: Biochemistry and Biophysics] (Elisar Barbar, Biochemistry and Biophysics): "Characterization of the Light Intermediate Chain of Dynein"

URISC Summer 2007-08

There were a total of 26 submissions, with requests for funding from the Research Office in the amount of $30,990.00. Based on the recommendation of the URISC Advisory Panel, the Vice President for Research awarded the top 11 submissions for funding totaling $18,600.00.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Bemer, Brett [Major, Biochemistry/Biophysics] (Sharon Krueger, Linus Pauling Institute): "Role of Flavin-Containing Monooxygenases on Sulindac Pharmokinetics"
  • Clement, Michael [Major, Biology] (Stephen Giovannoni, Microbiology): "Culturing Facultative Anaerobic Bacteria Native to the Oregon Coast"
  • Dray, Emily [Major, Anthropology/International Degree] (Deanna Kingston, Anthropology): "King Island Plant, Place, and Bird Names Project"
  • Gilroy, Caslin [Major, Biological Engineering] (Tyler Radniecki, School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering): "Correlation of NE 1545 Expression and Cell Size in N. europaea Exposed to a Suite of Aromatic Hydrocarbons"
  • Horner, Dan [Major, Microbiology] (Jerri Bartholomew, Microbiology): "Myxozoan Parasite Origin Unknown in Emerald Shiner (Notropis atherinoides) Population"
  • Lackey, Christina [Major, Zoology] (Robert T. Mason, Zoology): "The Harderian Gland Revealed: Regeneration and Recovery of Chemosensory Function"
  • McKenney, Melissa [Major, BioResource Research] (Sujaya Rao, Crop and Soil Sciences): "Comparison of Pollination by Native Bumble Bees in Oregon Cranberry"
  • Nguyen, Hong [Major, Microbiology] (Gary Merrill, Biochemistry and Biophysics): "Thioredoxin Redox State Determination"
  • Putnam, Anna [Major, Chemical Engineering] (Chih-Hung (Alex) Chang, School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering): "The Fabrication of a Nanoporous Electrode for a New Type of Lithium Ion Battery"
  • Tominey, Colin [Major, Biochemistry/Biophysics] (John Hays, Environmental and Milecular Toxicology): "Effect of Over-Expression of Ogg1 on Spontaneous GUSmr Mutation in Arabidopsis"
  • Winfield, Tammy [Major, BioResource Research Dual Options in Pest Mgmt. & Biology and Sustainable Ecosystems] (John Lambrinos, Horticulture): "Quantifying the Value of Native Plants for Improving Pollination and Biological Control in Agroecosystems"

URISC Winter/Spring 2007-08

There were a total of 21 submissions, with requests for funding from the Research Office in the amount of $28,898.00. Based on the recommendation of the URISC Advisory Panel, the Vice President for Research awarded the top 13 submissions for funding totaling $18,434.00.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Cespedes, Nichole [Major, BioResource Research] (Roger Ely; Biological and Ecological Engineering): "Purification of a Thermotolerant Hydrogenase for Production of Biohydrogen as a Source of Alternative Energy"
  • Clark, Scott [Major, Mathematics, Physics and Computational Physics] (Malgorzata Peszynska; Mathematics): "Finite Element Modeling of Uncertain Interfaces"
  • Coppersmith, Jennifer [Major, Biochemistry/Biophysics] (Hiro Nonogaki; Horticulture): "Gene Regulation by miRNA in Arabidopsis"
  • Fisher, Sarah [Major, Zoology] (Sylvia Behrens Yamada; Zoology): "Prey Preference and Consumption Rates in European Green Crabs and Juvenile Dungeness Crabs"
  • Harada, Daniel [Major, Physics and Mathematics] (Ethan Minot; Physics): "Noise Mechanisms in Carbon Nanotube Biosensors"
  • Knoderbane, Marshall [Major, Zoology] (David Lytle; Zoology): "Analysis of Bateman's Principles in the Giant Water Bug Abedus herberi"
  • Lamb, Robert [Major, Biology, International Studies] (Bruce Menge; Zoology): "A Comparison of Community Structure Between Low Light, Rock Wall Overhangs and Sun-Exposed Surfaces in the Intertidal Zone"
  • McLean, Leigh [Major, Human Development and Family Sciences/Early Childhood Development and Education] (Megan McClelland; Human Development and Family Sciences): "Socioeconomic Status as a Factor in School Readiness"
  • Miles-Rockenfield, Kara [Major, Microbiology] (Lynda Ciuffetti; Botany and Plant Pathology): "Purification, Crystallization, and Mutagenesis of ToxB, a Host Selective Toxin in Pyrenophora tritici-repentis"
  • Pham, Duy [Major, Biochemistry/Biophysics] (Nancy Kerkvliet; Environmental and Molecular Toxicology): "Analysis of Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor-Dependent Gene Expression in Murine T Cells upon 2, 3, 7, 8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) Exposure in vitro"
  • Porter, Tania [Major, American Studies] (David McMurray; Anthropology): "One Mile from Civilization to Savage: American Attitudes towards French-Canadian Settlers in the Oregon Territory"
  • Tonsfeldt, Karen [Major, Psychology and Zoology] (Patrick Chappell; Zoology): "The Body's Clock on Steroids: Effects of Ovarian Steroid Hormone Exposure on Circadian Clock Function in Multiple Tissues Within the Reproductive Axis"
  • Wyckoff, Erin [Major, Environmental Science] (Barbara Bond; Forest Science): "Soil CO2 Efflux in DIRT Plots at Equilibrium (a DIRT-y job)"

URISC Fall 2007-08

There were a total of 8 submissions, with requests for funding from the Research Office in the amount of $15,670.00. Based on the recommendation of the URISC Advisory Panel, the Vice President for Research awarded the top 5 submissions for funding totaling $8,642.00.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Bergh, Jennifer [Major, Horticulture] (Sujaya Rao; Crop and Soil Science): "Native Bee Pollinator Sharing Between Native and Agricultural Landscapes"
  • Brown, Kendra [Major, Environmental Engineering] (Dorthe Wildenschild, School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering): "Dynamic Capillary Pressure in Porous Media"
  • Hoang, Jimmy [Major, Biology] (Erica Bakker, Horticulture): "Construction of a DNA Fragment Library Using Robotics"
  • Johnson, Ajeet [Major, Geology] (Andrew Meigs, Geosciences): "Fault Growth Modeling Along Oregon's Active Basin and Range Region, The Brother's Fault Zone"
  • Preston, Dan [Major, Biology] (Bruce Menge, Zoology): "Indirect Effects of Herbivory in the Galapagos Intertidal"

URISC Summer 2006-07

There were a total of 32 submissions, with requests for funding from the Research Office in the amount of $54,920.00. Based on the recommendation of the URISC Advisory Panel, the Vice President for Research awarded the top 10 or 22 submissions for funding totaling approximately $17,790.00.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Chin, David (Jaga Giebultowicz; Zoology): "Circadian Variations in Physiological and Molecular Responses to Toxins in Drosophila"
  • Coffman, Erik (Chrissa Kioussi; Pharmaceutical Sciences): "Validation of the Pitx2 Muscle Precursor Cell Lineage Target Genes"
  • Dang, Tuyen (Christopher Mathews; Biochemistry and Biophysics): "The Effect of DNA Methylation on Deamination Rate and The Ribonucleotide Reductase Activity in Rat Mitochondria"
  • Donegan, Paul (Michael Freitag; Biochemistry and Biophysics): "Catching RIP in the Act: Hairpin Bisulfite PCR to Detect DNA Methylation"
  • Gobble, Timothy (Martin Schuster; Microbiology): "Exploring a Genome: The Hunt for Genes Controlling Quorum Sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa"
  • Jurling, Alden (Janet Tate; Physics): "Application of Impedance Spectroscopy to Measure Dielectric Constants in Thin Films and Bulk Materials"
  • Lamb, Robert (Mark Hixon; Zoology): "Effects of a Marine Reserve on the Abundance and Composition of Reef Fish Species"
  • Miles-Rockenfield, Kara (Lynda Ciuffetti, Botany and Plant Pathology): "Purification, Crystallization, and Mutogenesis of ToxB, a Host Specific Toxin in Pyrenophora tritici-repentis"
  • Perry, Jessica (Robert Tanguay; Environmental and Molecular Toxicology): "Screening for Drugs that Modulate Tissue Regeneration"
  • Puckett, Susan (Bruce Geller; Microbiology): "Gene-Specific Antibiotic Development"

URISC Winter/Spring 2006-07

There were a total of 27 submissions, with requests for funding from the Research Office in the amount of $43,488.00. Based on the recommendation of the URISC Advisory Panel, the Vice President for Research awarded the top 7 submissions for funding totaling $11,948.00.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Adams, Vincent (Elizabeth Borer; Zoology): "Fecundity and Trophic Preference of Rhopalosiphum padi on Selected Oregon Annual and Perennial Grasses"
  • Bateman, Katherine (Dennis Hruby; Microbiology): "Sortase (SrtA) Inhibitors"
  • Cecchini, Nicole (Hal Koenig; Managemetn, Marketing and International Business): "Psychometric Properties of an Attitude Scale"
  • Davis, Andrew (Jadwiga Giebultowicz; Zoology): "Rhythmic Cellular Responses to Oxidative Stress"
  • Meredith, Nick (Yevgeniy Kovchegov; Mathematics): "Occupation Times and Learning Models"
  • Rieke, Erin (Christine Kelly; Chemical Engineering): "PAMAM Dendrimer Targeting to Tumor Microenvironment"
  • Rumore, Danya Lee (Larry Lev; Agricultural and Resource Economics): "Renewing Agriculture-of-the-Middle/Mid-Tier Food Value Chains"

URISC Fall 2006-07

There were a total of 21 submissions, with requests for funding from the Research Office in the amount of $39,887.00. Based on the recommendation of the URISC Advisory Panel, the Vice President for Research awarded the top 8 submissions for funding totaling $15,799.00.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Cornett, Logan (Mei-Ching Lien, Psychology): "When the Eyes Have It, Does the Brain Have It Too? An Electrophysiological Study of the Attentional Blink"
  • Fawcett, Della Marie (Andrew Meigs, Geosciences): "Stress Changes and Interactions Associated with the 1944 San Juan, Argentina Earthquake"
  • Kempsell, Monica (Thomas Plant, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science): "Nanoporous Thin-Film Gas Sensors"
  • Mitchell, Gabriel (Viktor Podolskiy, Physics): "Chaotic Light Scattering from Dielectric Microparticles"
  • Reyna, Nicholas (Frank Bernieri, Psychology): "Validating Emotional Intelligence Scales"
  • Verba, Circe (Adam Kent, Geosciences/Martin Fisk, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "The Search for Microbial Life in Freshwater Pillow Basalts"
  • Warkentin, Rachel (Julie Green, Art): "Traditional Pigments and Paint Making Research"
  • Whitham, Athena Erin (Adam Kent, Geosciences): "Atmospheric Release of Sulfur, Chlorine and Fluorine During Eruption of the Parkdale Lava Flow, Mt. Hood: A Case Study of the Effects of Volcanic Degassing in the Columbia River Basin and Comparison to Volcán de Colima, Mexico"

URISC Summer 2005-06

There were a total of 38 submissions, with requests for funding from the Research Office in the amount of $63,600.00. Based on the recommendation of the URISC Advisory Panel, the Vice President for Research awarded the top 15 submissions for funding totaling $25,132.00.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Capri, Gina (Daniel Rockey, Biomedical Sciences): "Genomics of Clinical Chlamydia trachomatis"
  • Castle, John (Thomas Shellhammer, Food Science and Technology): "Hop-Derived Polyphenols as a Clarifying Agent in Hot Wort"
  • Fife, Gabriel (Rod Harter, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences): "A Comparison of Concussion Assessment and Management Protocols in the United States and the Republic of Korea"
  • Goldner, Aaron (Edward Brook, Geosciences): "Development of Methane Concentration Measurements for Small Ice Samples"
  • Haidar, Sara (Tory Hagen, Linus Pauling Institute): "The Age-Related Changes in Nrf2-Mediated y-Glutamylcysteine Ligase Transcription"
  • Kuhta, Nicholas (William Hetherington, Physics): "Surface Polarization Reflection Studies of Benzene and Methanol"
  • Leinen, Samuel (Andrea Marks, Art): "Freedom on the Fence DVD"
  • Mankaney, Gautam (Andrew Buermeyer, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology): "Effect of Cancer-Associated Mutations on MLH1 Interaction with Exonucleases"
  • Mazurier, Mark (Oksana Ostroverkhova, Physics): "Photophyscial Properties of Organic Semiconductors"
  • Murphy, Caitlin (Fred Stormshak, Animal Sciences): "Estrogen-Induced Membrane Signals Affecting Protein Synthesis and Glucose Oxidation in the Ovine Endometrium"
  • Nguyen, Andrew (Andrew Buermeyer, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology): "Biochemical Defects Associated with Pathogenic Mutations in Human MLH1"
  • Rieke, Erin (Christine Kelly, Chemical Engineering): "Bifunctional Nanoparticles in Internal Radiotherapy of Cancer"
  • Swander, Ashley (Michael Pavol, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences): "Effects of Age on the Landing Techniques of Boys and Girls"
  • Taylor, Kenneth (Roy Haggerty, Geosciences): "Gyre Contribution to Breakthrough Curve Data"
  • Turner, John (Mark Zabriskie, Pharmaceutical Sciences): "Identification of Antibiotics Produced by Microorganisms from the Indonesian Black Water Ecosystem"

URISC Winter/Spring 2005-06

There were a total of 28 submissions, with requests for funding from the Research Office in the amount of $46,133.00. Based on the recommendation of the URISC Advisory Panel, the Vice President for Research awarded the top 7 submissions for funding totaling $11,690.00.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Bradford, Emma (Aaron Liston, Botany and Plant Pathology): "The Origin and Geographic Distribution of Polyploid Populations in Kincaid's Lupine: A Threatened Plant Species"
  • Cellerini, Kathryn (Jennifer Connor-Smith, Psychology): "Developing an Observational Measure of Early Adolescent Personality"
  • Cho, Dongbin (Mei-Ching Lien, Psychology): "An Electrophysiological Study of Word Recognition: Assessing the Role of Attention in Word Reading"
  • Danielson, Bryan (Mahfuzur Sarker, Microbiology): "Characterization of a Sporulation-Specific Kinase in Clostridium perfringens"
  • Fawcett, Kelly (Michelle Inderbitzin, Sociology): "Impact of School Climate on Students Aspirations and Performance"
  • Grossman, Jennifer (Michelle Kutzler, Clinical Sciences): "Effects of Castration in Llamas on Human-Directed Aggression"
  • Hsu, Peter (Jane Ishmael, Phamaceutical Science): "Characterization of a Previously Undescribed Calmodulin Binding Site on the NMDA Receptor"

URISC Fall 2005-06

There were a total of 12 submissions, with requests for funding from the Research Office in the amount of $21,580.14. Based on the recommendation of the URISC Advisory Panel, the Vice President for Research awarded the top 7 submissions for funding totaling $13,290.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Chan, Sandy (Nancy Kerkvliet, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology): "Influence of Ah Receptor Gene in T Cell Responses"
  • Ford, Neil (Milo Korestsky, Chemical Engineering): "Low-Temperature Plasma Assisted Growth of Carbon Nanotubes in Flexible Substrates"
  • Goodin, Zachary (Mei-Ching Lien, Psychology): "Involuntary Attention Capture: An Electrophysiological Study"
  • Hamblen, Emily (Selina Heppell, Fisheries and Wildlife): "Nursing Duration and Frequency in Determining Steller Sea Lion Pup Weaning"
  • Lim, Rhonda (Megan McClelland, Human Development and Family Sciences): "The Importance of Parental Warmth for Children's Early School Success"
  • Majors, Shawn (Roy Haggerty, Geosciences): "Chemical Variability Comparisons of Springs and their Relationships to Local Lithologies"
  • Winkelman, Nick (Mark Hoffman, Exercise and Sports Science): "The Effect of Unilateral Pre-Training on Maximal Bilateral Force"

URISC Summer 2004-05

There were a total of 50 submissions, with requests for funding from the Research Office in the amount of $80,745.56. Based on the recommendation of the URISC Advisory Panel, the Vice President for Research awarded the top 17 submissions for funding totaling $26,379.56.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Blanding, Mark (David McIntyre, Physics): "Optical Tweezers"
  • Czajka, Alissa (Frank Bernieri, Psychology): "When Interactions End Badly"
  • Dutcher, Kendall (Douglas Barofsky, Envronmental and Molecular Toxicology and Chemistry): "Selenosulfide Bonds and Phosphorylation Sites on the Native Form of Selenoprotein W"
  • Friesen, Christopher (Robert Mason, Zoology): "The Effects of Chronically Elevated Glucocorticoids on Reproductive Success in Red-Sided Garter Snakes"
  • Kitamura, Brian (Fred STormshak, Animal Sciences): "Characterization of Nongenomic Response to Estrogen in the Ovine Endometrium"
  • Kortlever, Jeremy (Yuji Hiratsuka and Julie Green, Art): "Of Haikus and Objects"
  • McGregor, Mary (Emily Ho, Nutrition and Food Managerment): "Novel Dietary Chemoprotective Agents in Prostate Cancer"
  • O'Brien, Caitlin (Megan McClelland, Human Development and Family Sciences): "Profiles of Children with Poor Learning-Related Social Skills in Preschool"
  • Paoletti, David (Andrew Blaustein, Zoology): "Rapid Evolution of Behavioral Antipredator Response: How Larval Pacific Treefrog Populations Differ in Their Response to an Introduced Predator"
  • Phan, Linda (Theresa Filtz, Pharmaceutical Sciences): "Effects of Hawthorn Plant Extracts on Endothelial Cells in Culture"
  • Rieke, Erin (Christine Kelly, Chemical Engineering): "Effect of Irradiation Dose of Breast Cancer Cell Proliferation"
  • Smith, Ryan (Janine Trempy, Microbiology): "Functional Detection of Bacterial Pathogens"
  • Strawn, Sarah (Jaga Giebultowicz): "Role of Clock Gene Period in Starvation Resistance"
  • Strycker, Noah (W. Douglas Robinson, Fisheries and Wildlife): "Variation in the Size and Shape of Eggs, Clutch Sizes and Incubation Times in Temperate Bird Species"
  • Tan, Tari (Theo Dreher, Microbiology): "Variation in the 5' and 3' Cyclization Sequences of West Nile Virus"
  • Taylor, MacKenzie (Megan McClelland): "Relations Between Learning-Related Social Skills and Early School Success"
  • Tisdale, Emily (Skip Rochefort, Chemical Engineering): "An Agricultural Economics Analysis of Biodiesel Production in the Willamette Valley"

URISC Winter/Spring 2004-05

There were a total of 15 submissions, with requests for funding from the Research Office in the amount of $9,895.80. Based on the recommendation of the URISC Advisory Panel, the Vice President for Research awarded the top 11 submissions for funding totaling $7,505.80.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Dudoit, Chana (Yamad, Sylvia; Zoology): "Documenting the Spread of Zostera Japonica Within the South Slough at Coos Bay"
  • Garbarino, Angelina (Waldkirch, Andreas; Economics): "Information Technology Change in Mexico Since the Implementation of NAFTA"
  • Lo, Pachida (Williams, David; Environmental and Molecular Toxicology): "Determination of the Flavin-Containing Monooxygenase (Fmo) Distribution in Mouse Lung and Liver"
  • Motamedi, Nima (Bermudez, Luiz; Biomedical Sciences): "Genetic Analysis of Mycobacterial Resistance to Cationic Anti-Microbial Peptides"
  • O'Brien, Caitlin (McClelland, Megan; Human Development and Family Sciences): "Profiles of Children with Poor Learning-Related Social Skills in Preschool"
  • Read, Wolf (Bond, Barbara; Forest Science): "Wind Effects on an Old Growth Stand at the T. T. Munger Research Natural Area, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington"
  • Sorensen, Erik (Ferngren, Gary; History): "The Numidians in the Second Punic War"
  • Starnes, Trevor (Barbar, Elisar; Biochemistry and Biophysics): "Interactions of the Intermediate Chain Subunit of the Motor Protein Dynein"
  • Taylor, Amber (Spitsbergen, Jan; Environmental and Molecular Toxicology): "Influence of Selected P450 Isozymes on the Carcinogenesis Process in Carcinogen Sensitive and Resistant Lines of Zebrafish"
  • Yarbrough, Lacey (Parke, Jennifer; Botany and Plant Pathology/Crop and Soil Science): "Effectiveness of Barley Straw in Reducing the Survival of Phytophthora ramorum in Water"
  • Zielinski, Christopher (Bartholomew, Jerri; Microbiology): "Myxozoan Parasites of Pet Shop Goldfish and Their Dispersal in the Wild"

URISC Fall 2004-05

There were a total of 16 submissions, with requests for funding from the Research Office in the amount of $14,052. Based on the recommendation of the URISC Advisory Panel, the Vice Provost for Research awarded the top 13 submissions for funding totaling $12,052.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Bell, Jason (James Kennedy, Food Science and Technology): "Analysis of Variation of Chemical Composition in Pinot Noir Grape Clusters by Digital Imagery"
  • Birdsong, Nita (Kim Anderson, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology): "Determination of Azinophosphate Metabolities on Apples from Hood River, Oregon"
  • Brunner, Jill (Kate Field, Microbiology): "Prevalence of tetQ Gene in Wild Animal Feces"
  • Chung, Yin-Lai Brenda (Sally Gallagher, Sociology): "Being 'Mainline': The Social Re-Formation of White Ethnicity Among Mainline Protestants"
  • Jennings, Tara Nicolle (Jane E. Smith, Forest Science): "Life in Red Soils: Investigating Forest Recovery After Wildfire"
  • Lee, Kalin (George Boehlert, Hatfield Marine Science Center): "Interactions Between the Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest"
  • Lester, James (Jage Giebultowicz, Zoology): "Relationship Between the Period Gene, Melatonin and Aging in Drosophila Melanogaster"
  • Meyer, Lora (Carol Rivin, Botany and Plant Pathology): "Evolution of Metabolic Regulation Through Gene Duplication"
  • Pham, Tuyen (Andrew Blaustein, Zoology): "Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation on Amphibians Schooling Behavior"
  • Scholz, Ryan (Howard Meyer, Animal Sciences): "Efficiency of Pre-Weaning Exposure to Brachypodium Sylvaticum on the Grazing Habits of Ovis Aries"
  • Strubb, Adrienne (Daniel Edge, Fisheries and Wildlife): "U.S. - France Comparison of Public Perception of Wolf Depredation on Livestock"
  • Uhrig, Andrew (Anita Grunder, Geosciences): "Structural Controls of North Sister Volcano"
  • Williamson, Emily (Dennis Hruby, Microbiology): "Over-Expression and Purification of the Vaccinia Virus G1L Protein"

URISC Summer 2003-04

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Aguilar, Sandra (Jennifer Connor-Smith, Psychology): "Coping with Social Stress"
  • Barnes, Connelly (Milo Koretsky, Chemical Engineering): "Virtual Chemical Vapor Decomposition Reactor"
  • Brooks, Michael (Alex Chang, Chemical Engineering): "Investigation of Epitaxial Growth of Compound Semiconductor by STM"
  • Cease, Arianne (Robert Mason, Zoology): "Behavioral Responses to Capture Stress in Female Red-Sided Garter Snakes"
  • Fallahi, Anahita (Tory Hagen, Biochemistry and Biophysics): "Carnitine Palmitoyltransferase 1 Function in Aging Rat Heart"
  • Farrell, Kathleen (Aaron Liston, Botany and Plant Pathology): "Common Ancestry of Genes Among Three to Five Species of North American White Pines"
  • Guyler, Susan (Janet Tate, Physics): "P-Type Conductivity in Thin Films"
  • Jansik, Danielle (Adam Kent, Geosciences): "Understanding the Magmatic Composition of Mt. Hood through the Examination of Mt. Hood Andsites"
  • McKinnis, Alexzandra (Sandra DeBano, Entomology): "The Distribution of Collembola Populations in Riparian Areas in the Patawa and Tutuilla Watershed"
  • Mohamed, Aly (John B. Hays, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology): "The Importance of DNA Mismatch Repair (MMR) Proteins, and Their Direct Effects in Plants"
  • O'Donnell, Edmond (Andrew Buermeyer, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology): "Pathogenic Mechanisms of Cancer-Causing hMLH1 Mutations"
  • Page, Jessica (Claudia Maier, Chemistry): "Proteomics of Protein Glutathionylation in Mitochondria of an Aging Heart"
  • Porter, Spencer (Douglas Keszler, Chemistry): "Materials Preparation for Transparent Electronics"
  • Raskauskas, Nancy (Judith Li, Fisheries and Wildlife): "Use of Temperature Refuges by Coho Salmon in the West Fork Smith River"
  • Read, Wolf (Barbara Bond, Forest Science): "Wind Effects on Trees in a Northwest Oregon Forest"
  • Riley, Emily (Joan Gross, Anthropology): "Teaching Oreogn Native Languages"
  • Scholz, Ryan (Howard Meyer, Animal Sciences): "Efficiency of Pre-Weaning Exposure to Brachypodium Sylvaticum on Grazing Habits of Adult Sheep"
  • Sechrest, Robin (Andrew Blaustein, Zoology): "The Synergistic Effects of UV-B Radiation and Disease on Feeding Rate in Long-Toed Salamanders (Ambystoma macrodactylum)"
  • Tong, Tony (Fred Stevens, Chemistry): "Aging and Oxidative Damage to Mitochondrial Protein Subunits of Complex IV"
  • Tracy, Sara (Skip Rochefort, Chemical Engineering): "Sodium Hyaluronate (HA) for the Treatment of Lameness in Horses and the Effects of the Mechanical Properties of Joint Synovial Fluid"
  • Vu Dinh, Amy (Janine Trempy, Microbiology): "Investigation of Lon Protease and Discriminatory Activity with SulA in Escherichia coli"

URISC Winter/Spring 2003-04

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Deskin, Lisa Marie (Staci Simonich, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology): "Conifer Needles as Passive Air Samplers of Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds in High Elevation Ecosystems"
  • Ehlers, Nick (Bruce Menge, Zoology): "Mangrove Forests, Seagrass Beds, and Coral Reef Interactions"
  • Frasier, Kaitlin (Bruce Menge, Zoology): "Linking Larval Survival to Root Density and Water Turbidity in South American Mangroves"
  • Geleto, Gemedi (Michael Gross, Biochemistry and Biophysics): "Immunohistochemistry of Unex4.1 Protein During Development of Mouse Spinal Cord"
  • Hager, Werner (Ken Krane, Physics): "Determination of Nuclei Characteristics through Coincidence Sum Peak Analysis"
  • Hancock, Sandra (Elaine Pedersen, AIHM): "Contemporary Ethnic Knit Textile and Clothing of the Amayara in Bolivia"
  • Hanslovan, Cheryl (Dennis Hruby, Microbiology): "Development of Coronavirus Antiviral Drugs"
  • Hasson, Rachelle (Robert Tanguay, Toxicology): "Zebrafish Fin Regeneration"
  • Hinson, Mona (Loretta Rielly, OSU Libraries): "Valley Library Pacific Northwest Art Collection: Annotated Bibliography"
  • Hinton, Rachel (Willie Rochefort, Chemical Engineering): "An Investigation into the Use of Fuel Cell Technology for Electric Power Generation from 'Off-Gas' at the Coffin Butte Landfill (Benton County, OR)"
  • Hsu, Anna (John Hays, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology): "Mismatch Repair in Vivo"
  • Jagannath, Harish (Andreas Waldkirch, Economics): "Are You Next? How is Outsourcing of White-Collar Jobs Affecting the American Economy?"
  • Johnson (Palmer), Jennifer (Michelle Inderbitzin, Sociology): "In The Eyes of The Beholder"
  • Klune, J. Robert (Dan Rockey, Microbiology): "An E. coli System for Examining a Novel Chlamydial Insertion Sequence"
  • Kneeland, Darla (P. D. Whanger, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology): "Selenium Bioavailability and Distribution in Human Plasma from Selemium-Enriched Foods"
  • Nguyen, Binh (Tory Hagen, Biochemistry and Biophysics): "Age-Related Changes in Cardiac Mitochodrial Uncoupling Protein"
  • Plame, Rachel (Barbara Taylor, Zoology): "Role of Genes in Male Genital Innervation"
  • Rudel, Nicole Marie (Jerri Bartholomew, Microbiology): "Myxozoan Parasites of Marine Oligochaetes from the Oregon Coast"
  • Sabrowski, Nicholas (Mark Hoffman, Exercise and Sports Science): "Effects of Acute Exercise on Hamstring Flexibility and Knee Laxity"
  • Youngblood, Derek (P. Andrew Karplus, Biochemistry and Biophysics): "X-Ray Crystallographic Studies of a Peroxide Reducing Enzyme"
  • Younger, Melissa (Katharine Field, Microbiology): "Rapid Estimation of Fecal Bacteroidetes with a Quantitative PCR Assay"

URISC Fall 2003-04

The solicitation generated 28 proposals, with a total budget request of $24,853. The URISC Advisory Panel recommended funding the top 14 proposals totaling $12,881.

  • Breck, Erin (Menge, Bruce; Zoology): "The Effect of Site on the Physiological Condition of Barnacle Larvae"
  • Camp, Elizabeth (Carter, Rich; Chemistry): "Diels-Alder Approach to the Synthesis of Biaryls"
  • Ferguson, Laura (Beatty, Bess; History): "Gender Defined and Defied: Masculinity and Femininity During the Civil War"
  • Fitzpatrick, Jennifer (Savage, Thomas; Animal Sciences): "Genetic Characterization of a Teratology Condition in Embryonic Quail"
  • Foster, Kaylea (Shields, Barbara; Fisheries and Wildlife): "Demographics and Seal Worm Infestation in American Shad of the Columbia River"
  • Gagnier, Cliff (Hruby, Dennis; Microbiology): "Pox Proteomics"
  • Hewett, Erin (Peattie, Robert; Chemical Engineering): "A Comparison of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Alone Versus A Combination of Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF) and VEFG for Stimulating Angiogenesis in the Mouse Ear"
  • Keppinger, Jaime (Rivin, Carol; Botany and Plant Pathology): "The Evolution of New Gene Functions by Focusing on the Evolution of an Unusual Gene in Maize, CPX2"
  • Koslofsky, Adam (Meigs, Andrew; Geosciences): "ELA Change of Chugach/ST Elias Glaciers Over the Past Three Decades"
  • Miyazoe, Mikio (Stone, Alex; Horticulture): "Management of Root Rot of Sweet Corn with Biofumigant Cover Crops"
  • Pokorny, Katherine (Cohen, LeoNora; Education): "Secondary TAG Student Perceptions of Feasible Improvements in Their Oregon Public School Learning Experience"
  • Probst, Kelly (Gross, Michael; Biochemistry/Biophysics): "Detection of the Location of Neurons in the Adult Spinal Cord of Mice Formed From dI5 and dI6 Embryonic Precursor Populations"
  • Silver, Alissa (Zhao, Yanyun; Food Science and Technology): "Use of Edible Coatings to Improve Quality and Extend Shelf-Life of Sweet Fresh Cherries"
  • Tinnesand, Kathryn (Dreher, Theo; Microbiology): " Enhanced Translation From TLS-5' Interaction in Turnip Yellow Mosaic Virus RNA"

URISC Summer 2002-03

The Undergraduate Research Innovation Scholarship Creativity (URISC) Summer 2003 solicitation generated 23 proposals, with a total budget request of $34,671. The URISC Advisory Panel recommended funding the top 18 proposals, totaling $26,980.

  • Asato, Karisa, Food Science and Technology/Bioresource Research, "The Effect of Alkali on Wheat Proteins in Asian Noodle Making"
  • Baumann, Denise C.; Bioresource Research/Crop and Soil Science, A Multitrophic Interaction Between a Fly, a Fungus and Orchardgrass in the Willamette Valley"
  • Bell, Shannon M.; Bioengineering, "Changes in Gene Expression in the Epistatic Interaction Between the Genes for Hooded and Short Awns in the Oregon Wolfe Barleys"
  • Coble, Matthew A.; Geosciences, "Fingerprinting Pacific Northwest River Sediments as Tracers for Climate Change"
  • Colombo, Mary; Geosciences, "Hydrothermal Links Between Ocean Plateau Formation and Ocean Anoxic Events"
  • Darr, Cristina; Environmental Science, "Water Content in Primary Cascade Lavas"
  • Gray, Zeitel; Geology, "Mapping Valley Deposit Surface Ages with Dendrochronology"
  • Hill, Stacy S.; Biology, "PhIP-Induced Mutation in Mlh1-Deficient Mice"
  • Iltis, Gabriel; Environmental Engineering, "Aerobic Degradation of Trichloroethane by Unidentified Microorganisms"
  • Jacobsen, Matthew K.; Physics, Investigation of Interface Reflections of Titanium Oxide"
  • Lee, Nancy Jade; Biochemistry and Biophysics, "Mutagenesis by Expanded DNA Precursor Pools of Mammalian Cells"
  • Lulay, Allison; Exercise and Sport Science, "Effects of One Year of Jumping Exercises on Maximum Jump Height"
  • Madani, Tala; Visual Arts/Political Science, "New Paintings in Berlin"
  • Miller, Kellan; Exercise and Sport Science, "Knee Kinematics in Prepubertal Boys and Girls"
  • Schmidt, Heidi; Bioengineering, "Effects of Hyaluronic Acid Treatment on the Mechanical Properties of Joint Fluid in Horses"
  • VanWormer, Kathy; Botany and Chemistry, "Origin and Implications of Pigmentation and Related Chemistry in Naturally Colored Cotton"
  • Walczak, Paul S.; Environmental Science, "Searching for Microbial Association with Olivine"
  • Walker, Ashley; Exercise and Sport Science, "Calpain Activity in Multiple Sclerosis"

URISC Winter/Spring 2002-03

  • Shannon Bell - BioEngineering
  • James Paul Durnin Jr. - Microbiology/Biology
  • Michinao Hashimoto - Chemistry
  • Katie James - Environmental Science/Forestry
  • Brett Palama - BioChemistry/Biophysics
  • Takashi Suyama - Chemistry
  • Darlow Zimmerman and Jeremy Christopher - Business Administration

URISC Fall 2002-03

The Research Office received 16 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $14,262. Based on the recommendation of the URISC Advisory Panel, the Vice President for Research awarded the top 11 proposals for funding with combined budgets of $9,870.

  • Anable, Sara (Gallagher, Sally, Sociology): Religious Community: Processes of Affiliation
  • Barrow, Breanne (Field, Katharine, Microbiology): Assessment of Tetracycline Resistance in the Environment
  • Chiba, Marin (Dolja, Valerian, Botany & Plant Pathology): Monitoring Viral Gene Interactions in a Closterovirus by Using -Glucuronidase Reporter Gene
  • Dutton, Jennifer (Mix, Michael, Biology): Communities in Crisis
  • Huot, Rebecca (Cronn, Richard, Botany & Plant Pathology): Intracellular N2-Fixation in Roots of Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta)
  • Janke, Alexis (White, Karen, Exercise & Sport Science): The Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy History on the Bone Mineral Density of Post-Menopausal Women
  • Keis, Joa (Cardinal, Brad, Exercise & Sport Science): Psychosocial Analysis of Muscular Fitness Promoting Behaviors: A Cross Cultural Comparison of College Students in France and the United States
  • Miller, Jamie (Wong, Isaac, Biochemistry & Biophysics): Direct Detection of Protein-Protein Interactions Between MutY and MutS
  • Regan, Andrew (Dreher, Theo, Microbiology): Dengue Viral Gene Expression: Is There A Role for Circularization Sequences?
  • Takagi, Akihide (Dreher, Theo, Microbiology): Dengue Virus Gene Expression: Could Initiation Site Mutations Increase Gene Expression From Vaccine Strains?
  • Young, Thomas (Menge, Bruce, Zoology): Effects of Nearshore Oceanography on Temporal and Spatial Patterns of Reef Fish Recruitment in Oregon

URISC Summer 2001-02

  • Aubert, Jolene (Moore, Frank, Zoology): Localization of the CB1 Receptor in the Brain of Taricha granulosa
  • Bastian, Erin (Giovannoni, Stephen, Microbiology): Characterization of microbial communities living in deep ocean waters
  • Beck, Mathew (Peterson, Richard, Mechanical Engineering): Microtechnology-based Heat Engine Development
  • Borstel, Melinda (Filtz, Theresa, Pharmaceutical Sciences): Estrogen regulation of muscarinic cholinergic receptor-mediated signaling in human astrocytoma cells
  • Camp, Elizabeth (Horne, David, Chemistry): The Synthesis of Bisindole Marine Alkaloids Possessing Anti-Cancer Properties
  • Corgan, Anne (Greenwood, Jeffrey, Biochemistry/Biophysics): Phosphoinositides
  • Fadel, Tarek (Rochefort, Skip, Chemical Engineering): Effects of Hyaluronic Acid Treatment on the Mechanical Properties of Joint Fluid in Horses
  • Hashimoto, Michinao (Horne, David, Chemistry): Synthesis of DBH (debromohymenialdisine) analogs
  • Horrell, Jessica (Rao, Sujaya, Entomology): Development of degree-day model for European crane fly
  • Huddleston, James (Connor-Smith, Jennifer, Psychology): Personality, Coping, and Stress-Reactivity
  • Kea, Bory (McGuire, Joseph, Bioengineering): Analysis of Cytokine and Sialidase Levels as Mediators of Preterm Delivery
  • Liu, Ying-show (Taylor, Barbara (Zoology): Characterizing male and female sterile mutants in Drosophila melanogaster
  • Llewellyn, Michael (Roberts, Tom (Zoology): Dynamics of Acceleration in Running Dogs
  • Miller, Kelsey (Judd, Darlene, Entomology): Phylogenetic analysis of basal Dipteran relationships based on a nuclear protein-encoding gene
  • Nash, Coral (Greenwood, Jeffrey, Biochemistry/Biophysics): The characterization of phoshoinositides binding to alpha-actinin in vitro
  • Nebergall, Nathan (Hetherington, William, Physics): Surface Polarization Spectroscopy
  • Newman, Christina (Uttl, Bob, Psychology): Decision Making and Aging
  • Obermeyer, Angela (Azarenko, Anita, Horticulture): Impacts of Alternative Orchard Floor Management Systems on Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhiza
  • Osborne-Gowey, Cathleen (Kingston, Deanna, Anthropology): The Eastern Shawnee Oral History Research Project
  • Osborne-Gowey, Jeremiah (Menge, Bruce, Zoology): Effects of Nearshore Oceanography on the Reproductive Output of Tidepool Fishes
  • Peoples, Mike (Menino, Fred, Animal Sciences): Effects of Phosphatase Inhibitors on Plasminogen Activator Activity in Bovine OocyteCumulus Cell Complexes
  • Reed, Jonathan (Dolja, Valerian, Botany and Plant Pathology): Screening of a Closterovirus Genome for Suppressors of RNA Silencing
  • Reid, Kristine (Steiner, Jeffrey, Crop and Soil Science): Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Soil Mesofauna in a Managed Grassland Ecosystem
  • Scott, Mathew (Rockey, Dan, Microbiology): IncA and Host Cell Protein Interactions
  • Wolf, Vernon (Law, Beverly, Forest Science): Role of Soil Heavy-and Light-Fractions in Carbon Cycling by Forested Ecosystems Across Disturbance and Climatic Gradients
  • Yoshinaga, Aloha (Eberhart, Joyce, Forestry Department): Matching of Mycorrhizae with Sporocarps through the use of Molecular Techniques

URISC Winter/Spring 2001-02

  • Andrews, Simeon S. (Gerwick, William, Pharmacy): Isolation and Structure Determination of Novel Compounds from Algae
  • Deloy, Michael R. (Shindler, Bruce, Forest Resources): Evaluating the Effectiveness of Environmental Education Programs for Wildland Fire Management
  • Hiatt, Julia R. (Plantinga, Andrew, AREC): Consumer Motivations and Willingness to Pay for Certified Wood Products
  • Schenk, John (Liston, Aaron, Botany and Plant Pathology): A Biosytematic treatment of Synthyris stellata
  • Visalli, Solyssa (Anderson, Kim, Env. & Mol. Tox): Impact of Episodic Stormwater Events on the Bioavailability of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the Portland Harbor.

URISC Fall 2001-02

  • Davis, Kelsay (Meigs, Andrew, Geosciences):  Characteristics of a Slide Due to Glacier Erosion
  • Davis, Sara (Meyer, Howard, Animal Science):  Prediction of Lambing Number in Mid and Late Gestation Ewes by Fecal Hormonal Analyses
  • Feldhaus, Joseph (Markle, Douglas, Fisheries and Wildlife):  Fishes of Rickreall Creek
  • Hackett, Michelle (Binney, Stephen, Radiation Center):  Design of an Automatic Sample Changer for Neutron Activation Analysis Research
  • Ko, Andrew (Uttl, Bob, Psychology):  Using Statistical Software: User Strategies and Influence of Individual Differences
  • McCombs, Avery (William, Ray, Horticulture):  Direct Seeding and Integrated Weed Management Strategies to Suppress Annual Weeds for Cucurbits
  • Nelson, Dylan (Rockey, Dan, Microbiology):  Transcriptional Analysis of a Paralogous Gene Family of Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Reid, Kristine (Steiner, Jeffery, Crop and Soil Science):  Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Soil Mesofauna in a Managed Grassland Ecosystems
  • Sinn, Scott (Stockwell, Virginia, Botany and Plant Pathology):  Control of Crowngall Using Pseudomonas Fluorescens Strain A506
  • Thauland, Timothy (Mathews, Chris, Biochemistry and Biophysics):  Elucidation of the Physiological Substrate for the mutT Gene Product

URISC Summer 2000-01

  • Arguello, Jacob (Arnold, Stevan, Zoology):  Hybridization and the Origin of Evolutionary Novelties
  • Banta, Marie (Hruby, Dennis, Microbiology):  Indentification of a 14KDa Internally Myristylated Protein in Vaccinia Virus
  • Carlyle, Calvin (Trempy, Janine, Microbiology):  The Correlation of Toxicity and Antibiotic Resistance to Antibacterial Soaps in Natural Bacterial Isolates
  • Gillen, Jonathan (McIntyre, David, Physics):  Diode Laser Cavity Absorption Spectroscopy
  • Haddix, Kori (Campbell, Courtney, Philosophy):  Facts, Fear, and Food: Health and Ethical Issues of Genetically Modified Foods
  • Jones, Zebulon (McGuire, Joseph, Bioengineering):  Drug Delivery from Safe, Implatable Solid Supports
  • Long, Kendra (Hruby, Dennis, Microbiology):  Up Regulation of SrtA in S. gordonii -  Effects on Protein Secretion
  • Ludwick, Tasha (Muir, Pat, Environmental Science):  Evaluation of Sanitation Project in Rural South Africa
  • Lui-Kwan, Erica (Widrick, Jeffery, Exercise and Sport Science):  Effect of Estrogen Therapy on Skeletal Muscle Myosin Isoform Expression in Postmenopausal Women
  • Mattsen, Amy (Rockey, Dan, Microbiology):  Intracellular Development of Tetracycline Resistant Chlamydia
  • Nash, Laura (Bryant, Nancy, Apparel, Interiors, Housing and Merchandising):  Exploration of Vionnet's Draping Techniques
  • Oesch, Nick (Bechert, Ursula, Biomedical Sciences):  Geographic Variations of Cervid Serum and Tissue Concentrations of Seleniurm and Vitamin E in Oregon: Correlations with Productivity
  • Samson, Anna (Rockey, Daniel, Microbiology):  Determination of the Region Chlamydial Inclusion Membrane Protein C Responsible for the Formation of Plasma Membrane Extensions on Host Cells
  • Simpson, Emily (Chen, H.L., Apparel, Interiors, Housing and Merchandising):  Origin and Implications of Pigmentation and Related Chemistry in Naturally Colored Cotton
  • Staten, Annie (Merrill, Gary, Biochemistry and Biophysics):  Purification of Recombinant Mouse Thioredoxin for Antibody Production
  • Streeler, Stuart (Karplus, P.A., Biochemistry and Biophysics):  Crystallographic Structure Determination of L-infinity-glycerophosphate oxidase
  • Ultman, Shari (Watson, Philip, Chemistry):  The Study of Biomineralization Through Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Young, Thomas (Hixon, Mark, Zoology):  Demography and Mechanisms of Population Dynamics in a Marine Fish

URISC Winter/Spring 2000-01

  • Cooper, Rebecca (Field, Katharine, Microbiology):  Antibiotic Resistance in Oysters as a Result of Fecal Pollution
  • Skaggs, Dale (Brunet, Johanne, Botany and Plant Pathology):  The Influence of Plant Architecture on the Mean Selfing Rates Among Two Populations of a Mixed Mating Plant Aguilegia coerula

URISC Fall 2000-01

  • Armstrong, Rachel (Klingeman, Pete, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering):  Water Art - Morandi Art Sculpture for Delano Grape Producer
  • Hayashi, Rei (Li, Judith, Fisheries and Wildlife):  Channel characteristics influence on invertebrate drift in Thomas Creek, OR
  • Holly, Dennis (Li, Judith, Fisheries and Wildlife):  Organic matter retention by large wood in Thomas Creek, OR
  • Mayfield, Joyce (Winner, Bill, Botany and Plant Pathology):  Gap significance of salal (Gaultheria Shallon) in the carbon balance of a Pacific Northwest old growth forest
  • Olson, Melissa (Liston, Aaron, Botany and Plant Pathology):  Characterization and molecular phylogenetic analysis of the PISTILLATA gene in the plant genus Thalictrum
  • Rains, Derek (Fowler, John, Botany and Plant Pathology):  Molecular and biochemical characterization of a putative calcium-binding receptor
  • Ravichandran, Sathya (Hagen, Tory, Linus Pauling Institute):  The role of iron in oxidative stress in Parkinson's Disease
  • Reed, Jonathan (Dolja, Valerian, Botany and Plant Pathology):  Functional specificity of beet yellows closerovirus heat shock protein
  • Reid, Clay (Yun, Joonkoo, Exercise and Sport Science):  Validity and reliability estimation of three different dynamic balance assessments
  • Weng, Mie-Ning (Chang, Chih-hung, Chemical Engineering):  Thin film deposition of compound semiconductor AnS by chemical bath deposition for the application of electroluminescent display

Research Equipment Reserve Fund Funded Proposals

RERF Fall 2009-10

The Research Office received 27 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $1,177,916. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 12 proposals with combined budgets of $474,281.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Barbar, Elisar (Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics, College of Science): "Surface Plasmon Resonance for Macromolecular Interactions"
  • Beaudry, Christopher (Dept. of Chemistry, Colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Science): "Preparative HPLC"
  • Brook, Edward (Dept. of Geosciences, College of Science): "Self Contained 20'x8', -25oC Freezer for Ice Core Storage with Redundant Refrigeration, Backup Generator, Data Logger, and Alarms"
  • Dziak, Robert (Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies): "1 Shallow Water Passive Acoustic Mooring"
  • Haley, Brian (College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "Aridux II De-Solvating Nebulizer (DSN), Cetac ASX-150 Autosampler and Teflon Sample Vials, Quick-Wash Unit for Sample Rinse"
  • Ideker, Jason (Dept. of Civil and Construction Engineering, College of Engineering): "Cyclic Environmental Performance Testing Equipment for Concrete"
  • Indra, Gitali (Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy): "Multi Probe Adaptor System for Measurement of Transepidermal Water Loss Skin Surface pH, Skin Hydration, Sebum and Melanin Content"
  • Jander, Albrecht (School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering): "E4991A RF Impedance/Material Analyzer"
  • Narayanan, Vinod (School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering): "High-Sensitivity, High-Speed Camera"
  • Orner, Gayle (Linus Pauling Institute): "Baker ChemoShield Barrier Isolator"
  • Simonsen, John (Dept. of Wood Science and Engineering, College of Forestry): "AFM Repair and Upgrade"
  • White, Angelicque (College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "Horiba Jobin Yvon Fluorolog3-21 Spectrofluorometer"

RERF Spring 2008-09

The Research Office received 15 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $309,380. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 8 proposals with combined budgets of $165,235.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Apte, Sourabh (School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering): "Acquisition of 80-Node Computing Cluster for DoE's NETL"
  • Chen, Hsiou-Lien (Dept. of Design and Human Environment, College of Health and Human Sciences): "Digital Elmendorf Tearing Tester"
  • Huang, Chien-Chih (School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering): "NorECS Probostat High Temperature Conductivity Cell"
  • Karow, Russell (Dept. of Crop and Soil Science, College of Agricultural Sciences): "NMR 20-23 MHz Spectrometer for use in Determining Oil, Protein, and Moisture Content of Oil-Seed and Other Crops"
  • Magnusson, Kathy (Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine): "Behavioral Tracking System for Mice and Rats"
  • Peterson, Jay (Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies): "Instrumented Block and Conducting Cable"
  • Pribyl, Larry (News and Communication Services, University Advancement): "Video, Audio, and Photographic Equipment"
  • Schreck, Carl (Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, College of Agricultural Sciences): "Liquid Scintillation Counter (LSC)"

RERF Fall 2008-09

The Research Office received 28 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $671,523. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 16 proposals with combined budgets of $473,945.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Bond, Barbara (Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society, College of Forestry): "Picarro Wavelength-Scanned Cavity Ring Down Spectrometers for Field Detection of Stable Isotopes in C in CO2 and of O and H in Liquid Water and Water Vapor"
  • Chan, Francis (Dept. of Zoology, College of Science): "Building Ocean Acidification Research Capacity in Oregon's Coastal Ocean"
  • Cherala, Ganesh (Dept. of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy): "Reaction Block Upgrade Kit, iQ5"
  • Dhagat, Pallavi (School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering): "Projected Field Electromagnet"
  • Gross, Michael (Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics, College of Science): "Bioruptor XL Sonication Device"
  • Harter, Rod (Dept. of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences): " LigMaster™ Multijoint Arthrometer"
  • Hays, John (Dept. of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, College of Agricultural Sciences): "Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography Protein Purification System"
  • Karplus, P. Andrew (Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics, College of Science): "Crystallization Robot for Facilitating Structural Studies"
  • Ling, Qingyue (Food Innovation Center, College of Agricultural Sciences): "100-Watt CO2 Laser Processing System"
  • Maier, Claudia (Dept. of Chemistry, College of Agricultural Sciences): "TriVersa NanoMate, A Microfluidic Sample Delivery Device for Electrospray Mass Spectrometers"
  • Mellinger, David (Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies): "Long-Term Acoustic Recording tag (LARa) and Acoustic Release"
  • Penner, Mike (Dept. of Food Science and Technology, College of Agricultural Sciences): "HPLC System"
  • Petrie, Steven (Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center, College of Agricultural Sciences): "Inframatic 9200 Whole Grain Analyzer with Test Weight Module"
  • Rondon, Silvia (Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center, College of Agricultural Sciences): "Three-Door BioDoc-It Imaging System UVP M-26, Analog Printer, and Doc-It 1D Analysis Software"
  • Stoner, Joseph (College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "Acquisition of Critical Elements to Support the new OSU Paleo-and-Environmental Magnetism Laboratory"
  • von Jouanne, Annette (School of Electrical Engineeering and Computer Science, College of Engineering): "Optical Motion Tracking System for Implementation in the O. H. Hinsdale Wave Research Lab"

RERF Spring 2007-08

The Research Office received 24 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $736,077.00. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 9 proposals with combined budgets of $154,293.00.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Dreher, Theo (Microbiology, Science): "Upgrade of FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer"
  • Goeckede, Mathias (Forest Science, Forestry): "Repair Atmospheric CO2 System at Marys Peak"
  • Goyer, Aymeric (Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Agricultural Sciences): "Sorvall Legend 23R Centrifuge"
  • Heppell, Scott (Fisheries and Wildlife, Agricultural Sciences): "Leica S8 APO Stereomicroscope, Imaging Software, and Dell Optiplex 755 Computer"
  • Higgins, Adam (School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Engineering): "High-Speed Video Thermal Microscopy System"
  • Mueller, Chad (Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center, Agricultural Sciences): "SpectraMax Plus 384 UV/Vis Microplate Spectrophotometer"
  • Philpott, Matthew (Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities Services): "Bioquell Z Hydrogen Peroxide Room Bio-Decontamination System"
  • Qian, Michael (Food Science and Technology, Agricultural Sciences): "Gerstel Multidimensional GC with Olfactometer"
  • Shellhammer, Thomas (Food Science and Technology, Agricultural Sciences): "High Performance Liquid Chromatograph with DAD and RI Detectors"

RERF Fall 2007-08

The Research Office received 30 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $1,043,001.00. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 10 proposals with combined budgets of $400,730.00.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Ciannelli, Lorenzo (Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "Digital Camera for Use with Stereo and Compound Microscopes"
  • Cowles, Timothy (Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "Environmental Chambers"
  • Goddik, Lisbeth (Food Science and Technology, Agricultural Sciences): "Soft Cheese Vat"
  • Muszynski, Lech (Wood Science and Engineering, Forestry): "Compact System for Fatigue Testing of Small Composite Samples"
  • Nason, Jeffrey (Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Engineering): "Brightwell Dynamic Particle Analyzer"
  • Owen, James (North Willamette Research Extension Center, Agricultural Sciences): "Irrigation Pump with Variable Frequency Controller"
  • Prahl, Fredrick (Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "ME5 Balance Sartorius Gold ME"
  • Rochefort, Skip (Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Engineering): "TA Instruments AR2000ex Rotational Rheometer"
  • Stevens, Jan Frederik (Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy): "Tandem Mass Spectrometer for Small Molecule Analysis"
  • Strauss, Steven (Forest Science, Forestry): "Genesis Series Freeze Dryer 35L Model (VirTis)"

RERF 2006-07

The Research Office received 35 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $1,203,108.00. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 18 proposals with combined budgets of $617,666.00.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Barbar, Elisar (Biochemistry and Biophysics, Science): "Ultrasensitive Isothermal Titration Calorimeter"
  • Bay, Brian (Mechanical Engineering, Engineering): "Laser/Video Microscope Assembly for X-Ray MicroDiffraction"
  • Campana, Michael (Institute for Water and Watersheds): "Agilent 6890N Gas Chromatograph"
  • Frei, Balz (Linus Pauling Institute): "Dual Gradient and Data Processing Upgrade"
  • Givan, Scott (Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing): "Solexa 1G Machine (S1G)"
  • Ho, Emily (Linus Pauling Institute): "SprectraMax L Microplate Luminometer with Injection System"
  • Jander, Albrecht (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Engineering): "Zero Gauss Chamber"
  • Kioussi, Chrissa (Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy): "NanoDrop ND-1000 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer"
  • Kolluri, Siva Kumar (Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Agricultural Sciences): "Hypoxia Chamber to Grow Mammalian Cells"
  • Kosro, P. Michael (College of Oceanic and Atomospheric Sciences): "Upgrade Two GPIB SeaSondes to USB SeaSondes and Repair of SeaSonde Transmitter SN9920"
  • Marshall, Christopher (Zoology, Science): "Microptics Digital XLT - For Digitizing Insect Specimens"
  • Mata, John (Biomedical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine): "Fast Centrifugal Partition Chromatography (FCPC)"
  • Ostroverkhova, Oksana (Physics, Science): "Back-Illuminated Electron Multiplying Charge Coupled Device (EMCCD)"
  • Proteau, Philip (Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy): "Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectrophotometer"
  • Ross, Andrew (Crop and Soil Science, Agricultural Sciences): "Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer System"
  • Ruggiero, Peter (Geosciences, Science): "Platform for a Physical/Biological Sampling System for the Nearshore Ocean"
  • Schneider, Guenter (Physics, Science): "High Performance Computing Cluster for Advanced Simulations in Materials Science and Nanotechnology"
  • Tate, Janet (Physics, Science): "Ocean Optics UV-Visible-Nir Spectrometer"

RERF Spring 2005-06

The Research Office received 31 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $1,022,412.00. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 4 proposals with combined budgets of $124,910.00.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Apte, Sourabh (Mechanical Engineering): "An Integrated High Performance Computing Cluster to Facilitate High-Fidelity Simulation, Visualization, Education, and Innovation/Discovery Through Large-Scale Parallel Computing"
  • Gupta, Rakesh (Wood Science and Engineering): "An Impact Test System"
  • Kurapov, Alexander (Collge of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "A Multi-User 32-Processor Linux Cluster to Support Coastal Ocean Modeling and Data Assimilation Research"
  • Peszynska, Malgorzata (Mathematics): "High Performance Computing Cluster Nodes for Computational Science Research in College of Science"

RERF Fall 2005-06

The Research Office received 39 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $1,086,942.18. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 14 proposals with combined budgets of $330,759.00.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Abbott, Mark (Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "An Integrated High Performance Image Processing and Analysis Server, Associated Storage, and Switching Fabric to Support the Creation of High Definition MPEG 7 Content-Based Searches"
  • Cann, David (Mechanical Engineering): "NorECS Probostat High Temperature Conductivity Cell"
  • Chase, Zanna (Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "Flow-Through Photochemical Oxidizer"
  • Haggerty, Roy (Geosciences): "Dionex ICS 1500 Ion Chromatograph"
  • Hibbs, David (Forest Science): "Drying Oven"
  • Keszler, Douglas (Chemistry): "CM Furnace 1706FL"
  • Kruzic, Jamie (Mechanical Engineering): "High Speed Precision Diamond Sectioning Saw"
  • Li, Kaichang (Wood Science and Engineering): "Density Profiler"
  • Narayanan, Vinod (Mechanical Engineering): "High Frequency Infrared Detector System"
  • Rorrer, Gregory (Chemical Engineering): "Beckman Z2 Dual Threshold Coulter Counter"
  • Simonsen, John (Wood Science and Engineering): "Differential Scanning Calorimeter"
  • Tepley, Frank (Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "Turbo-Pumped High Resolution Desktop Carbon Coating System"
  • Williams, David (Environmental and Molecular Toxicology): "Waters Alliance HPLC System"
  • Zabriskie, Mark (Pharmaceutical Sciences): "High Performance Liquid Chromatograph"

RERF Spring 2004-05

The Research Office received 16 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $345,850.70. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 7 proposals with combined budgets of $115,191.70.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Barbar, Elisa (Biochemistry and Biophysics): "Deuterium Decoupling Accessories for NMR Structure Determination of Large Biomolecules"
  • Cann, David (Mechanical Engineering): "HP/Agilent 4284A LCR Meter"
  • Chang, Chih-hung (Chemical Engineering): "Scrubber System"
  • Dhagat, Pallavi (Electrical Engineering): "Precision Gaussmeter with Standard and Low Field Probes"
  • Field, Jennifer (Environmental and Molecular Toxicology): "Agilent 1100 High-Performance Liquid Chromatography System"
  • Li, Qilin (Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering): "Motorized Micromanipulating System"
  • Minc, Leah (Radiation Center): "Digital Signal Analyzer"

RERF Fall 2004-05

The Research Office received 43 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $1,153,063.47. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 16 proposals with combined budgets of $422,823.01.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Chaplen, Frank (Bioengineering): "Floor Centrifuge"
  • Crowe, Frederick (Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center): "Autoclave"
  • DeBano, Sandra (Fisheries and Wildlife): "Environmental Chamber System"
  • Dreher, Theo (Microbiology): "Biological Safety Cabinet"
  • Hoffman, Mark (Exercise and Sport Science): "Noraxon TeleMyo 2400 Electromyography System"
  • Kong, Wei (Chemistry): "Spectra Physics GCR 190"
  • Kruzic, Jamie (Mechanical Engineering): "Upgrade Instron 8501 Servohydraulic Dynamic Mechanical Testing Machine"
  • Maddalozzo, Gianni (Exercise and Sport Science): "Pneu-Vibe with Single Pneu-Lift"
  • Muszynski, Lech (Wood Science and Engineering): "Integrated Device for Full-Field, Non-Contact Measurement of Displacements and Strains Based on High-Resolution 3D Image Correlation"
  • Nolin, Anne (Geosciences): "An Energy-Balance Automated Weather Station"
  • Qian, Michael (Food Science and Technology): "Gerstel SPME/Twist Sampler for Flavor Analysis"
  • Rohrmann, George (Microbiology): "Sorvall Superspeed Centrifuge"
  • Shellhammer, Thomas (Food Science & Technology): "Small Particle Zeta Potential Analyzer"
  • Simonsen, John (Wood Science & Engineering): "Photon Correlation Spectrometer"
  • Stevens, Jan Frederik (Chemistry and Linus Pauling Institute): "Autosampler for Existing GC/MS Instrument"
  • Webb, Molly (Biochemistry/Biophysics): "Tissue Embedding Station"

RERF Spring 2003-04

The Research Office received 35 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $1,196,464. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 4 proposals with combined budgets of $44,795.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Hansen, Everett M. (Botany and Plant Pathology): "PTC-200 Thermocycler, Alpha Engine 96V, Alpha Engin 48/48 Dual, Alpha Engine 16/16 Engin Dual"
  • Maier, Claudia (Chemistry): "UV-VIS Spectrophotometer for Quantitative Proteomics"
  • Rochefort, Skip (Chemical Engineering): "DSC Cell and TGA Furnace for Thermal Characterization Facility"
  • Ross, Darrell (Forest Science): "Three Environmental Chambers"

RERF Fall 2003-04

The Research Office received 48 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $1,310,857. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 37 proposals with combined budgets of $1,098,179.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Altland, James (Horticulture): "Soil Mixer"
  • Barth, John (Jack) (College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "Ocean Clider Autonomous Vehicle"
  • Bayne, C. J. (Zoology): "MicroArray Scanner"
  • Brunner, Amy (Forest Science): "Mx3000P Real-Time PCR System"
  • Buhler, Donald (Environmental and Molecular Toxicology): "Automatic Microplate Fluorescence and Absorbance Spectrophotometer"
  • Busch, Ralf (Mechanical Engineering): "Diamond TG/DTA Lab System"
  • Busov, Victor (Forest Science): "Allegra 25R Centrifuge with Rotors"
  • Costello, Mark (Mechanical Engineering): "Low Speed Wind Tunnel Sting Balance"
  • Dashwood, Rod (Linus Pauling Institute): "Ventilated Necropsy Workstation"
  • DelCurto, Timothy (EOARC Union Station): "Digital Imaging Microscope"
  • Filtz, Theresa (Pharmaceutical Sciences): "Ultracentrifuge Rotors"
  • Giovannoni, Stephen (Microbiology): "Millipore Pellicon 2 Filtration Assembly"
  • Greenwood, Jeffrey (Biochemistry and Biophysics): "Cell Culture Centrifuges"
  • Heidel, Jerry (Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory): "Dako Autostainer System"
  • Kent, Michael (Microbiology): "UV Sterilizer for Salmon Disease Lab"
  • Kosro, P. Michael (College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler"
  • Machado, Stephen (Crop and Soil Sciences): "No-Till Drill or Direct Seed Drill"
  • Maier, Claudia (Chemistry): "Multidimensional Separation/Fractionation System"
  • McReynolds, Robert (Horticulture): "Horizontal Flow Drying Oven"
  • Meigs, Andrew (Geosciences): "Two Trimble ProXR GPS Receivers, Accessories, and Recon Data Loggers"
  • Mix, Alan (College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "Laser Ablation/Fusion Sampling/Pyrolysis System for Micro-Scale Isotopic and Chemical Analysis"
  • Narayanan, Vinod (Mechanical Engineering): "CCD Camera and Integration Module for Measurement of Scalar Transport in Microscales"
  • Orner, Gayle (Linus Pauling Institute): "Individually Ventilated Mouse Cage System and Laminar-Flow Change Station"
  • Paul, Brian K. (Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering): "CM Rapid Temp Model 1512 GSH2FL Inert Gas Furnace"
  • Paulenova, Alena (Radiation Center): "Finnigan LCQ Classic with Finnigan Surveyor HPLC"
  • Prahl, Fredrick (College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "Zymark Turbo Vap II Concentration Workstation"
  • Qian, Michael (Food Science and Technology): "Autosampler for Agilent 5973 GC-MS"
  • Rochefort, Skip (Chemical Engineering): "Gel Permeation Chromatography System to Couple to Existing Laser Light Scattering Equipment"
  • Selker, John (Bioengineering): "Compressor for Pressure Extraction"
  • Shellhammer, Thomas (Food Science and Technology): "Malvern Mastersizer 2000 Particle Size Analyzer"
  • Shock, Clinton (Malheur Experiment Station): "Time Domain Reflectometer"
  • Simonsen, John (Wood Science Engineering): "Brabender Plasticorder"
  • Stevens, Jan Frederik (Chemistry): "Semi-Preparative HPLC Equipment"
  • Su, Yi-Cheng (Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station): "BIOLOG MicroStation Automated Microorganism Identification System"
  • VanBuskirk, Philip (Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center): "Blueline Accutec Sprayer with Orchard Tower"
  • Williams, David E. (Environmental and Molecular Toxicology): "Free Radical Analyzer"
  • Zhao, Yanyun (Food Science and Technology): "CHU-150 E Drying System for Food and Other Agricultural Materials"

RERF Spring 2002-03

The Research Office received 26 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $873,948. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 8 proposals with combined budgets of $276,182.

  • Busch, Ralf (Mechanical Engineering); "Diamond Differential Mechanical Analyzer Lab System"
  • Carter, Rich (Chemistry); "Solvent Purification Systems (SPS) for Gilbert Hall 3rd Floor Laboratories"
  • Gerwick, William (Pharmaceutical Sciences); "Bruker 300 MHz NMR Spectrometer"
  • Graham, David (Marine Geology & Geophysics); "MicroMill Sampler - Nu Wave Research
  • Ho, Emily (Nutrition and Food Management); "Fluorchem 8900-Fluorescence, Chemiluminescence and Visible Imaging System"
  • Proebsting, William (Horticulture); "UV-Vis Spectrophotometer"
  • Shellhammer, Thomas (Food Science and Technology); "LECO FP-528 Nitrogen/Protein Determinator"
  • Traber, Maret (Nutrition and Food Management); "5973N Gas Chromatograph/Mass Selective Detector"

RERF FALL 2002-03

The Research Office received 25 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $538,026. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 20 proposals with combinded budgets of $351,259.

  • Abbott, Mark (College of Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences) "Gigabit Computer Network Equipment for COAS Space in Weniger Hall, 5th Floor"
  • Brunner, Charles (Wood Science & Engineering) "Apogee Instruments AP47n Scientific Imaging Camera, Schneider Optics Xenoplane Near-infrared Lens, and PerkinElmer Optoellectronics MVS-5410 Flash Lamps"
  • Buhler, Donald R. (Environmental and Molecular Toxicology) "Sorvall Evolution RC Centrifuge, Upgraded Rotors"
  • Busch, Ralf (Mechanical Engineering) "Turbomolecular Pumping Station"
  • Chang, Chih-hung (Alex) (Chemical Engineering) "Acton SpectraPro 300i"
  • Dilles, John (Geosciences) "Digital Camera and Computer for Capturing High-Quality Microscope Images of Rock Samples"
  • Gross, Michael K. (Biochemistry and Biophysics) "Leica VT1000S Vibrating Microtome"
  • Gupta, Rakesh (Wood Science and Engineering) "Function Generator"
  • Hamm, Philip (Botany and Plant Pathology), Hane, Dan (Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center), Horneck, Don (Umatilla Extension Service), Clough, George (Hermistion Agricultural Research and Extension Center), Reed, Gary (Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center) "6410 Used Tractor"
  • Heidel, Jerry R. (Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory) "Tissue-Tek TEC 5 Tissue Embedding Console System"
  • Ho, P. Shing (Environmental Health Science Center) "Confocal Mirrors for EHSC Biomolecular X-ray Diffraction Facility"
  • Hruby, Dennis (Microbiology) "HPLC System from Waters"
  • Kassner, M. E. (Mechanical Engineering) "Repair of Servo Hydraulic Test System and Pump"
  • Kioussi, Chrissa (Biochemistry and Biophysics) "Axiovert 25 CFL Inverted Microscope for Fluorescence and Phase Contrast"
  • Morrell, Jeffrey J. (Wood Science and Engineering) "New Brunswick Automated Agar Sterilizer and Petri Dish Filler"
  • Narayanan, Vinod (Mechanical Engineering) "Dual-head Nd:YAG Laser System and Digital Delay Generator"
  • Pence, Deborah (Mechanical Engineering) "High Speed Digital Camera"
  • Qian, Michael (Food Science and Technology) "Agilent 6890 GC-pulsed Flame Photometric Detector for Flavor Analysis"
  • Ream, Walt (Microbiology) "Plant Growth Incubator"
  • Widrick, Jeffrey (Exercise and Sport Science) "Muscle Lever System"

RERF Spring 2001-02

The Research Office received 28 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $463,436. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 22 proposals with combined budgets of $410,437.

  • Anderson, Kim (Environmental and Molecular Toxicology): "Mass Spectrometry for Interfacing with Existing Ion Chromatograph System"
  • Bakalinsky, Alan (Food Science & Technology): "Agilent Technologies 1100 Flourescence Detector G1321A"
  • Barnes, Jeffrey (College of Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences): "Sun Blade 2000 900 MHz Workstation"
  • Chang, Chih-hung (Chemical Engineering): "Electrochemical Interface (potentionstat/gavanostat) for the Construction of an Electrochemical Teaching and Research System"
  • Delander, Gary (College of Pharmacy): "Large Capacity Autoclave Sterilization Chamber"
  • Fleming, Ian (Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station: Fisheries & Wildlife): "Leica MZ9.5 Steromicroscope with Lecia DC300 Digital Image Analysis Camera"
  • Heidel, Jerry (College of Veterinary Medicine): "Tissue-Tek VIP 5 Vacuum Infiltration Processor"
  • Heppell, Scott (Fisheries & Wildlife): "Lecia RM2155 Microtome"
  • Kong, Wei (Chemistry): "Turbo Molecular Pump"
  • Law, Beverly (Forest Science): "Two Multiple User Computer File Servers"
  • Letelier, Ricardo (College of Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences): "Beckman/Coulter Z2 Counter System"
  • Li, Kaichang (Wood Science & Engineering): "Gel Permeation Chromatography System"
  • Lutcher, Larry (Crop and Soil Science): "Weigh Wagon Repairs"
  • Maddalozo, Gianni (Exercise & Sport Science): "Upgrade DXA to DELPHI System and Add a Second Work Station"
  • Manore, Melinda (Nutrition & Food Management): "Waters High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) Alliance System with 474 Detector"
  • McGuire, Joe (Chemical Engineering): "Computer Controlled Contact Angle Analyzer and Interfacial Tensiometer"
  • Narayanan, Vinod (Mechanical Engineering): "Microscope System for an Infrared Radiometric Imaging System"
  • Paul, Brian (Industrial Engineering): "ESI 4420 Laser Micromachining System"
  • Qian, Michael (Food Science and Technology): "Sulfur Detector for Flavor Analysis"
  • Ream, Walt (Microbiology): "Stratagene RoboCycler Gradient 96 Temperature Cycler with Hot Top"
  • Williams, David (Marine/Freshwater Biomedical Science Center): "Vacuum Infiltration Processor for Tissue Histology"
  • Zhao, Yanyun (Food Science & Technology): "Mocon PERMATRAN 3/33 MG Water Vapor Permeability Unit"

RERF Fall 2001-02

  • Banks, Michael (Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station): "Barnstead NANOpure Diamond Life Science Ultrapure Water System"
  • Busch, Ralf (Mechanical Engineering): "ISOMET 1000 Precision Saw"
  • Daeschel, Mark (Food Science and Technology): "Automated Dilutor/Plater for Microbial Counting and Antimicrobial Sensitivity Testing"
  • Dashwood, Rod (Linus Pauling Institute): "Single Cell Gel Electrophoresis Equipment (Comet Assay)"
  • Field, Jennifer (Environmental and Molecular Toxicology): "Micromass Quattro Micro Benchtop Triple Stage Quadruple Mass Spectrometer System"
  • Forsberg, Neil (Animal Science): "Proteomics Core Processing Facility"
  • Giebultowicz, Jadwiga (Entomology): "SPOT Digital Camera with Computer"
  • Higgins, Christopher (Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering): "Load Cell for Large-Scale Structural Testing"
  • Hunter-Zaworski, Kate (Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering): "IOtech LogBook Portable Data Acquisition System"
  • Klinkhammer, Gary (Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "Centrifuge and Rotors"
  • Meyers, Mark (Geosciences): "High Quality Large Format Printer for Research, Map Publication, and Presentation"
  • Narayanan, Vinod (Mechanical Engineering): "Radiometric Infrared Temperature Imaging System with Live Digital Imaging Recorder"
  • Ross, Andrew (Crop and Soil Science): "Ohtake Noodle Machine"
  • Sherr, Barry (Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "Digital Imaging System and Thermal Cycler"
  • Simonich, Staci (Environmental and Molecular Toxicology): "Dionex Accelerated Solvent Extrator"
  • Stotz, Henrik (Horticulture): "Growth Chambers"
  • Wilcox, Anthony (Exercise and Sport Science): "ParvoMedics TruMax 2400 Metabolic Measuring System"
  • Wood, Brian (Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering): "Meso-scale Parallel-Computing Workstation"

RERF Spring 2000-01

  • Brower, Andrew (Entomology): "Auto-Montage System"
  • Field, Katharine (Microbiology): "Sorvall RC-2B Centrifuge"
  • Fowler, John (Botany and Plant Pathology): "Harvester Technology Inc. Matrix Mill"
  • Istok, Jonathan (Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering)
  • Jovanovic, Goran (Chemical Engineering): "Agilent 6890 Gas Chromotograph"
  • Li, Kaichang (Forest Products): "Fourier Transfer Infrared Spectrometer with a Golden Gate Single Reflection Heatable Diamond ATR Accessory and a Monolayer Grazing Angle Accessory"
  • Liston, Aaron (Botany and Plant Pathology): "High-Resolution Digital Camera and Stereomicroscope"
  • Mathews, Chris (Biochemistry and Biophysics): "Liquid Scintillation Flow Detector"
  • Proteau, Philip (Pharmaceutical Sciences): "Lyophyilizer (Freeze Dryer)"
  • Schreck, Carl (Fisheries and Wildlife): "Leica TP 1020 Automatic Tissue Processor"
  • Snow, Christine (Exercise and Sport Science): "Two Portable Force Platforms"
  • Stone, Jeffrey (Botany and Plant Pathology): "Thermocycler"
  • Strauss, Steven (Forest Science): "UV Spectrophotometer"
  • Taylor, Barbara (Zoology): "Consolidated Sterilizer SSR-3A-PB"
  • Trehu, Anne (Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "Sun Blade 100 with 436Gb Disk & 35Gb DLT Drive"
  • Wrolstad, Ronald (Food Science and Technology): "HPLC Autosampler"

General Research Fund Funded Proposals

GRF Spring 2009-10

The Research Office received 21 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $195,977. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Interim Vice President for Research has approved funding for 7 proposals with combined budgets of $68,849.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Bennett, Tory (Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society, College of Forestry): "Do Rare Species Perceive Habitat Features as Barriers Where Common Species Would Not: A Comparative Study to Explore Landscape Permeability among a Local Buttefly Community"
  • Black, Bryan (Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society, College of Forestry): "A Tree-Ring Approach to Developing Growth Chronologies for Marine Mammal Species"
  • Chang, Jeff (Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural Sciences): "Characterizing the Mechanisms of Host-Association by the Deleterious Rhizosphere Bacteria, Pseudomonas fluorescens WH6"
  • Herman, Gregory (School of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering): "Diffusion Mechanisms in Oxide Semiconductors"
  • Kioussi, Chrissa (Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy): "Making of a Tooth"
  • Metoyer, Ronald (School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering): "End User Information Graphics Construction"
  • Sagili, Ramesh (Dept. of Horticulture, College of Agricultural Sciences): "Evaluating the Potential of Brood Pheromone to Stimulate Protein Consuption and colony Growth in Commercial Honey Bee Colonies"

GRF Fall 2009-10

The Research Office received 21 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $200,556. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 5 proposals with combined budgets of $47,554.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Field, Jennifer (Dept. of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, College of Agricultural Sciences): "Illicit Anabolic Steroids at the Community Scale and the Potential for Adverse Biological Effects on Aquatic Life Upon Discharge to Wastewater"
  • Goyer, Aymeric (Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center, College of Agricultural Sciences): "Cloning and Characterization of a Specific Thiamine Phosphate Hydrolase in Rice"
  • Schneider, Guenter (Dept. of Physics, College of Science): "Theory of High Efficiency Photovoltaics Utilizing Heterojunction-Assisted Impact Ionization"
  • Steinauer, Michelle (Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine): "Pathogen Adaptation to Novel Hosts through Introgressive Hybridization"
  • Wong, Carmen (Dept. of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences): "Effects of Zinc Suplementation on Rejuvenating the Aged Immune System and Improving Influenza Virus Vaccination Efficacy in the Elderly"

GRF Spring 2008-09

The Research Office received 11 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $104,610. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 6 proposals with combined budgets of $58,436.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Betts, Matthew (Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society, College of Forestry): "Independent Effects of Tropical Forest Fragmentation and Habitat Loss on Hummingbird Movement and Pollination Dynamics"
  • Greenwood, Jeffrey (Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics, College of Science): "Zebrafish Brain Tumor Dispersal Model"
  • Hase, Claudia (Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine): "Role of Pili in Vibrio parahaemolyticus Colonization of the Pacific Oyster, Cassostrea gigas"
  • Higgins, Adam (School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering): "Biopreservation of Cell-Based Devices"
  • McKay, Jennifer (College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "Silver Isotopic Characterization of Marine Sediments and Hydrothermal Deposits"
  • Nason, Jeffrey (School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering): "Probing Interactions between Engineered Nanoparticles and Natural Organic Matter: Implications for Environmental Fate, Transport and Toxicity"

GRF Fall 2008-09

The Research Office received 27 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $257,387. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 5 proposals with combined budgets of $49,557.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Buermeyer, Andrew (Dept. of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, College of Agricultural Sciences): "Novel Biomarkers of Sporadic Colorectal Cancer"
  • Chase, Zanna (College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "Autonomous Measurements of Dissolved Copper in the Columbia River"
  • McPhail, Kerry (Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy): "Human Health Applications of New Herbicidal Vinylglycines"
  • Miller, Jessica (Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, College of Agricultural Sciences): "A Tale of Two Sculpins: Validation of Methodologies to Quantify Scales of Connectivity in Local Populations of Tidepool (Oligocottus maculosus) and Mosshead (Clinocottus globiceps) Sculpin"
  • Mustacich, Debbie (Linus Pauling Institute): "Mechanism of Cisplatin-Induced Neuropathy and Vitamin E Deficiency"

GRF Spring 2007-08

The Research Office received 24 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $222,374. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 6 proposals with combined budgets of $52,005.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Barbour, Richmond (English, Liberal Arts): "The Third Voyage: Journals of the London East India Company, 1607-10"
  • Green, Julie (Art, Liberal Arts): "Concept: East and West"
  • Hallett, Sascha (Microbiology, Agricultural Sciences and Science): "Emerging Myxozoan Infections in Waterfowl"
  • Murthy, Ganti (Biological and Ecological Engineering, Agricultural Sciences and Engineering): "Recovering Valuable Products from Gorse (Ulex europaeus)"
  • Ostroverkhova, Oksana (Physics, Science): "The Unanticipated Effects of Sunlight-Induced Fluorescence on Native Bee Pollinator Behavior"
  • Wildenschild, Dorthe (School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Engineering): "Three-Dimensional Imaging and Quantification of Biomass in Porous Media"

GRF Fall 2007-08

The Research Office received 21 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $204,620. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 6 proposals with combined budgets of $58,902.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Baker, C. Scott (Marine Mammal Institute and Fisheries and Wildlife): "So Remorseless a Havoc: Reconstructing the Decline and Recovery of Sourthern Right Whales"
  • Chung, Woon-Gye (Chemistry, Agricultural Sciences and Science): "Posttranslational Modifications of Zebrafish P450s"
  • DeBano, Sandra (Fisheries and Wildlife, Agricultural Sciences): "The Effect of Livestock Grazing on Native Bee Pollinators in a Northwest Bunchgrass Prairie"
  • Duringer, Jennifer (Biomedical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine): "Elucidating the Fate and Metabolism of the Grass Seed Toxin Lolitrem B in Cattle"
  • Felix, Joel (Malheur Experiment Station/Crop and Soil Science, Agricultural Sciences): "Marketable Sugar Loss in Sugar Beets Parasitized by Dodder (Cuscuta spp) in the Treasure Valley"
  • Leid, Mark (Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy): "The CTIP2 Transcriptional Network in Tooth Development"

GRF Spring 2006-07

The Research Office received 18 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $154,517. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 4 proposals with combined budgets of $40,000.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Indra, Gitali (Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy): "To Elucidate the Role of CTIP2 in Epidermal Homeostasis During Development"
  • Liu, Hong (Biological and Ecological Engineering, Agricultural Sciences and Engineering): "Nano-Enhanced Bio-Electrolysis for Renewable Hydrogen Generation from Waste Biomass"
  • Machado, Stephen (Crop and Soil Science, Agricultural Sciences): "Developing Organic Wheat Production Systems for Eastern Oregon"
  • Wong, Carmen (Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, Health and Human Sciences): "The Role of Obesity in Autoimmune Disease Development"

GRF Fall 2006-07

The Research Office received 13 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $123,520. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 4 proposals with combined budgets of $39,954.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Kolluri, Siva Kumar (Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Agricultural Sciences): "An Affordable Clinically Approved Painkiller for Breast Cancer"
  • Kong, Wei (Chemistry, Agricultural Sciences and Science): "Synthesis of Polymer Nanocomposites Containing Aligned Fillers"
  • Kruzic, Jamie (Mechanical Engineering, Engineering): "Ductile B2 Intermetallic Compounds: Structural Materials for the 21st Century"
  • Proteau, Philip (Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy): "Diterpene Antibiotic Biosynthetic Studies"

GRF Spring 2005-06

The Research Office received 21 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $184,522. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 6 proposals with combined budgets of $52,003.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Flatt, Patricia (Phamaceutical Sciences): "Characterization of Pyralomicin Halogenases for Use in Drug Design"
  • Hardison, Linda (Botany and Plant Pathology): "Oregon Grasses: Identification Tools and Descriptions"
  • Lien, Mei-Ching (Psychology): "Aging and Attention: An Electrophysiological Investigation"
  • Pastey, Manoj (Biomedical Sciences): "Role of a New HIV Protein (NS2) in the Replication of the Virus"
  • Sherr, Barry (College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "Programmed Cell Death (PCD) in Marine Phagotrophic Protists"
  • Sherr, Evelyn (College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "Use of Sugar/Lectin Microarrays to Investigate the Biochemistry of Prey Selection in Marine Phagotrophic Protists"

GRF Fall 2005-06

The Research Office received 24 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $220,854. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 6 proposals with combined budgets of $58,307.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Bartholomew, Jerri (Microbiology): "DNA Sequencing of Myxozoan Parasites for Definitive Identification and Life Cycle Determination"
  • Chase, Zanna (College of Oceanic and Stmospheric Sciences): "Towards High Resolution Vertical Mapping of Iron Concentrations in the Coastal Ocean: Development of a Continuous Flow Analyzer for Iron in Seawater"
  • Draheim, Christopher (Nutrition and Exercise Sciences): "Markers of Inflammation and Vascular Function in Adults with Down Syndrome"
  • Ishmael, Jane (Phamaceutical Sciences): "A Role for Myosin II in NMDA Receptor Dynamics"
  • Podolskiy, Viktor (Physics): "Strongly Anisotropic Composites: New Types of Artificial Materials"
  • Wallin, Kimberly (Forest Science): "Improving Guidelines in Intermountain West for Slash Management to Minimize Ips pini Attack Following Thinning of Ponderosa Pine Stands"

GRF Spring 2004-05

The Research Office received 22 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $201,130. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 6 proposals with combined budgets of $56,856.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Cramer, Lori (Sociology): "Experiencing Outdoor Recreation by an Aging Society"
  • McClelland, Megan (Human Development and Family Sciences): "The Kindergarten Readiness Study"
  • Rivin, Carol (Botany and Plant Pathology): "Antagonistic Signaling Circuits Regulating Seed Maturation in Maize"
  • Sorensen, Jennifer (Fisheries and Wildlife): "Mechanisms that Regulate Absorption of Ingested Plant Toxins in the Brushtail Possums of New Zealand"
  • Yin, Xihou (Pharmaceutical Sciences): "Biosynthetic Gene Cluster for the Peptide Antibiotic Enduracidin"
  • Yin, Xinhua (Mid-Columbia Agriculture Research Center): "Assessment of an Integrated Nitrogen Fertigation and Drip Irrigation Production System for Economically and Environmentally Sound Pear Production"

GRF Fall 2004-05

The Research Office received 19 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $167,473. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 7 proposals with combined budgets of $64,363.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Benoit-Bird, Kelly (College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "The Way to a Whale's Habitat is Through His Stomach: Adding Prey to Sperm Whale Assessment"
  • Cui, Zhengrong (Pharmaceutical Sciences): "Novel Nano-Engineered Anthrax DNA Vaccine for Non-Invasive Immunization on Skin"
  • Gerwick, Lena (Zoology): "Precerebellin-Like Protein Expression in Zebrafish"
  • Lowry, Malcolm (Microbiology): "Analysis of Francisella Tularensis Virulence"
  • Merrill, Gary (Biochemistry/Biophysics): "Hydrogen Peroxide Signaling via a Peroxiredoxin Floodgate"
  • Muszynski, Lech (Wood Science and Engineering): "Application of XMT Imaging and Digital Volume Correlation for Quantitative Characterization of Micromechanical Performance and Governing Failure Mechanisms in Wood-Plastic Composites"
  • von Germeten, Nicole (History): "Race, Religion and Society in Cartagena De Indies"

GRF Spring 2003-04

The Research Office received 35 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $327,962. The following proposals, with combined budgets of $58,780 were selected for funding:

  • Bakalinsky, Alan (Food Science and Technology): "Control of Buoyancy in the Yeast Saccharomyces Cerevisiae"
  • Giebultowicz, Jadwiga (Zoology): "Regulation of Life Span and Reproduction in a Model Organism"
  • Gross, Joan (Anthropology): "Teaching Indigenous Languages in Oregon"
  • Hase, Claudia (Microbiology): "Role of the Primary Sodium Pump NQR in Yersinia Pestis"
  • Kent, Adam (Geosciences): "Development of Techniques for Laser-Ablation-ICP-MS Analysis of Sulfide and Carbonate Minerals and Applications to Studies of Giant Ore Deposits and Holocene Climate Change"
  • McIntyre, David (Physics): "Spectroscopic Detection of Trace Gases"
  • Tekin-Koru, Ayca (Economics): "Corruption and Foreign Direct Investment"

GRF Fall 2003-04

The Research Office received 29 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $265,887. The following proposals, with combined budgets of $60,170 were selected for funding:

  • Bowers, John (Art): "Creation and Installation of a One-Person Art Exhibition"
  • Collins, Anthony (Pharmaceutical Sciences): "Inward Rectifier Potassium Channels in Neuronal Excitoxicity"
  • Ho, Emily (Nutrition and Food Management): "Gene Expression Profiling and Antioxidant Status Following Zinc Supplementation"
  • Mahmud, Taifo (Pharmaceutical Sciences): "Biosynthetic Approaches to Novel Myxobacterial Origin Antibiotics"
  • Meigs, Andrew (Geosciences): "Glacier Dams and the Timescales of Sediment Filling and Evacuation of Reservoirs"
  • Miller, Jeffrey (Rangeland Resources): "Measures of Lepidoptera Biodiversity for Environmental Assessment and Long-Term Monitoring in Oregon, Taiwan, and Costa Rica"
  • Yokochi, Alex (Chemistry): "Aluminum Metal as Energy Storage Material for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV)"

GRF Spring 2002-03

The Research Office received 29 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $256,197. The following ten proposals, with combined budgets of $88,072, were selected for funding:

  • Cope, Rhian B. (Biomedical Sciences): Does Exposure to Topical Cis-Urocanic Acid Enhance Mycobacterium Ulcerans Infection in a Hairless Guinea Pig Model of Buruli Ulcer Disease
  • DeBano, Sandra J. (Entomology): Understanding the Role of Terrestrial Riparian Insects in Salmon Recovery and Stream Restoration
  • Hackel, Steven W. (History): Father Junipero Serra: California's Founding Father
  • Healy, Maureen (History): At the Gates of Western Civilization: Islam and the Turks in Central European Historical Memory
  • Heppell, Scott (Fisheries and Wildlife): Socio-Behavioral Analysis of Habitat Structure in Subtropical Red Groupers (Epinephelus morio)
  • Heppell, Selina (Fisheries and Wildlife): Assessment of Juvenile Rockfish Traps as a Tool for Essential Habitat Identification
  • Ishmael, Jane (Pharmaceutical Sciences): Localization of Nonmuscle Myosin RLC and NMDA Receptors in Isolated Hippocampal Neurons
  • Kioussi, Chrissa (Biochemistry and Biophysics): Molecular Mechanisms of Cardiac Outflow Tract Defects
  • Robinson, Tara R. (Fisheries and Wildlife): Bluebird of Happiness? Battles of the Sexes in Western Bluebirds
  • Wildenschild, Dorthe (Geosciences): Investigating Subsurface Pore Scale Flow Processes with OSU's X-ray Microtomography Facility

GRF Fall 2002-03

The General Research Fund Fall solicitation generated 31 proposals, with a total budget request of $217,767. The following proposals were funded, totaling $54,153:

  • Allen, George (Pharmacy): Comparative Evaluation of Two Antibiotic Dosing Measures, the AUC/MIC Ratio and AUC/MPC Ration, As Predictors of the Development of Flouroquinolone Resistance in Streptococcus Pneumoniae
  • Bernell, Stephanie (Public Health): The Role and Management of Tacit Knowledge in High Performing Health Care Teams
  • Brunner, Amy (Forest Science): DNA Microarray Expression Analysis for Studying Tree Maturation
  • Gross, Michael (BioChemistry/BioPhysics): Microarray Analyses of Pain-Gating Spinal Interneuron Progenitors
  • Kutzler, Michelle (Clinical Sciences): Effects of Under Nutrition During Pregnancy on Maternal Organ and Placental Blood Flow
  • Quian, Michael (Agricultural Sciences): Marionberry Flavor-Descriptive Analysis and Chemical Anchor
  • Widrick, Jeffrey (Exercise and Sports Science) Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species and Muscle Atrophy

GRF Spring 2001-02

The Research Office received 35 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $268,061. The Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 6 proposals with combined budgets of approximately $47,614.

  • Bird, Karyn (Biomedical Sciences): Isolation and Enhanced Differentiation of Endothelial Progenitor Cells from Peripheral Blood
  • Chang, Chih-hung (Chemical Engineering): Pulse Nanocrystal Deposition by Thermal Ink Jet Technology and Applications to Fabrication of Flexible CuInSe2 Thin Film Photovoltaics
  • Marks, Andrea (Art): The Polish Poster: The Essence of Expression
  • Smith, Jennifer (Psychology): Predicting distress: Interactions of personality, stress-reactivity, and coping
  • Uttl, Bob (Psychology): Aging, Individual Differences and World Wide web Usability
  • Weis, Virginia (Zoology): Mechanisms Governing the Establishment and Breakdown of Cnidarian/Algal Mutualisms

GRF Fall 2001-02

  • Banks, Michael (Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station): Genetic Characterization of Pacific Northwestern Native Oysters: A Tool for Restoration
  • Green, Julie (Art): New Research in China"
  • Stotz, Henrik (Horticulture): Functional Analysis of Plant Resistance to the Fungal Pathogen Botrytis cinerea
  • Sulzman, Elizabeth (Crop and Soil Science): Assessing Mechanisms that Control Soil CO2 Release From Soils
  • Wooster, David (Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center): Impact of Riparian Vegetation Restoration on Aquatic Invertebrates in Eastern Oregon

GRF Spring 2000-01

  • Azarenko, Anita (Horticulture):  Reduction of Nitrogen Pollution from Container Production Systems
  • Bakalinsky, Alan (Food Science and Technology):  Genetic Analysis of Film Formation by a Wine Strain of the Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Falkner, Kelly (Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences):  Determining the Cause of Recent Large Freshwater Fluctuations in the Gulf of Alaska
  • Heppell, Scott (Fisheries and Wildlife):  Migration of Blue Fin Tuna to the Central North Atlantic:  Are these animals spawning?
  • Noller, Jay (Crop and Soil Science):  Assessing Platonic Views of Soils and Land Use in Grecian Landscapes
  • Rockey, Daniel (Microbiology):  Transcriptional Analysis of a Paralogous Gene Family of Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Stone, Alexandra (Horticulture):  Organic Matter-Mediated Foliar Disease Suppression: Soil and Plant Factors

GRF Fall 2000-01

  • Cherian, Gita (Animal Sciences):  Immune-Powered Eggs
  • Farber, Vreneli (Foreign Language and Literature):  Actor Training in Post-Soviet Russia
  • Forsberg, Neil (Animal Sciences):  Nutritional Ecology of the Goat and Oryx Populations of the Al-Jaluuni Sanctuary in Oman
  • Hoffman, Mark (Exercise and Sport Science):  Development of an Ankle Effusion Model
  • Li, Kaichang (Forest Products):  Development of Formaldehyde-free Wood Adhesives
  • Maddalozzo, Gianni (Exercise and Sport Science):  The Separate and Combined Effect of Estrogen Replacement Therapy and Resistance Training on the Musculoskeletal and Nervous System in Early Postmenopausal Women
  • Tornquist, Susan (Biomedical Sciences):  T Cell and Cytokine Responses to Sarcocystis neurona Infection in Horses

Faculty Release Time Funded Proposals

FRT Spring 2009-10 (Fall, Winter or Spring 2010-11 Release)

  • Khoury, Theodore (College of Business): "The Resistance and Adoption of Clean Technology Energy Innovations"
  • Peszynska, Malgorzata (Department of Mathematics, College of Science): "Development and Analysis of Hybrid Transport Models"

FRT Winter 2009-10 (Spring 2010 Release)

  • Demaree, Dedra (Department of Physics, College of Science): "Studying the Implementation of Course Reform in the Introductory Calculus-Based Physics Sequence at Oregon State University"
  • Heiduschke, Sebastian (Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, College of Liberal Arts): "From Boring to Booming: DEFA Fan Cultures"
  • Swisher, Holly (Department of Mathematics, College of Science): "Zeros of Generalized Eisenstein Series"

FRT Fall 2009-10 (Winter/Spring 2009-10 Release)

  • Bokil, Vrushali (Department of Mathematics, College of Science): "Advection-Diffusion-Reaction Equations and Spatial Ecology"
  • Solari, Amara (Department of Art, College of Liberal Arts): "The Hybrid City: Maya Ideologies of Space and the Sacred in Sixteenth-Century Yucatan"
  • Williams, Tara (Department of English, College of Liberal Arts): "Middle English Marvels: Magic, Spectacle, and Morality in the Fourteenth Century"

FRT Winter 2008-09 (Spring 2008-09 Release)

  • Cheyney, Melissa (Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts): "Homebirth as an Alternative Rite of Passage: Giving Birth Another American Way"
  • Gibson, Nathan (Department of Mathematics, College of Science): "Mathematical Methods for Terahertz Interrogation in Biomedical Imaging and Homeland Security Applications"
  • Kovchegov, Yevgeniy (Department of Mathematics, College of Science): "Orthogonality and Probability"

FRT Spring 2007-08 (Fall 2008-09 Release)

  • Akins, Scott (Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts): "The Etiology of Substance Use and Abuse Among American Indians in Washington State"
  • Proteau, Rosita (Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy): "Biological Mechanisms of Xanthohumol on Cholesterol Homeostasis"
  • Wildenschild, Dorthe (School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering): "Understanding the CO2-Brine Capillary Pressure-Saturation-Interfacial Area Relationship at the Pore Scale: Optimizing Geologic Carbon Sequestration Efforts"

FRT Winter 2007-08 (Spring 2007-08 Release)

  • Li, Hua-yu (Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts): "Hu Jintao and the Redefinition of the One-Party Rule in China"

FRT Winter 2006-07 (Spring 2006-07 Release)

  • Bokil, Vrushali (Department of Mathematics, College of Science): "Mathematical Modeling of the Emergence and Transmission of Infectious Diseases"
  • Minot, Ethan (Department of Physics, College of Science): "Nanoscale Transistors for Biological Sensing"

FRT Fall 2006-07 (Winter 2006-07 Release)

  • Loeb, Barbara (Department of Art, College of Liberal Arts): "The Woman Who Loved Mankind: The Life Story of Crow Indian Elder Lillian Bullshows Hogan"

FRT Spring 2005-06 (Fall 2006-07 Release)

  • Peltomäki, Kirsi (Department of Art, College of Liberal Arts): "The Human Element in Contemporary Art: Michael Asher's Social Relations"
  • von Germeten, Nicole (Department of History, College of Liberal Arts): "1) Chaos and Control in Colonial Cartagena de Indies; 2) Translation of 1627 Treatise by Alonso de Sandoval, De Instauranda Aethiopum Salute"

FRT Winter 2005-06 (Spring Release)

  • Chappell, Marisa (Department of History, College of Liberal Arts): "Constructing Citizenship: Community Organizations in Post-Movement America"

FRT Fall 2005-06 (Winter Release)

  • Burton, Robert M. (Mathematics): "Computational Models and Prediction in Genetic Function and Evolution"

FRT Spring 2004-05 (Fall 2005-06 Release)

  • McClelland, Megan (Human Development and Family Sciences): "The kindergarten Readiness Study"
  • Peszynska, Malgorzata (Mathematics): "Non-Deterministic and Multiscale Elements in Advanced Computational Models with Applications to Subsurface Hydrology"

FRT Winter 2004-05 (Spring Release)

  • Cramer, Lori (Sociology): "Resource Use and Social Change in Oregon Communities"
  • Kong, Wei (Chemistry): "NSF/NIH Scholar in Residence: An Adventure into a New Field"
  • Podolskiy, Viktor (Physics): "Non-Magnetic Left Handed Materials"

FRT Fall 2004-05 (Winter Release)

  • Baldridge, David (Management, Marketing and International Business): "Assistive Technologies and the Full Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the Workplace "
  • Manogue, Corinne (Physics): "Paradigms in Physics "

FRT Spring 2003-04 (Fall 2004-05 Release)

  • Arasaratnam, Lily (Speech Communication): "International Student Orientations: Evaluation and Directions for the Future"
  • Barker, Kristin (Sociology): "Electronic Self-Help and Mutual-Help Resources and Contested Chronic Illness: The Case of Fibromyalgia Syndrome"
  • Boudraa, Nabil (Foreign Languages and Literatures): "Publication of a Textbook for Teaching Francophone Film"
  • Bowker, Judith (Speech Communication): "Interpersonal Communication Honors Text"
  • Coolen, Michael (Music): "Researching New Software and Hardware Applications in Sound Design and Digital Video and Audio Editing"
  • Moore, Kathleen (Philosophy): "Metaphors and Marshes: The Meaning of Restoration"
  • Peszynska, Malgorzata (Mathematics): "Adaptive Multiscale Models with Applications to Subsurface Hydrology"

FRT Winter 2003-04 (Spring Release)

  • Becker, Laurence (Geosciences): "Devolving Natural Resource Management in Southern Mali"
  • Cardinal, Bradley (Exercise and Sport Science): "Predictors of Physical Activity Behavior Among Adults with Multiple Sclerosis"
  • Dickenson, Stephen (Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering): "Program Development in Support of the OSU/OUS Federal Agenda Proposal for the Multidisciplinary Center for Port Operations, Risk, and Technology"
  • Gross, Joan (Anthropology): "Teaching Oregon Native Languages"
  • Shaw, Susan (Women Studies): "Competent Before God: Southern Baptist Women, Agency, and Autonomy"
  • Watkins, Patti (Women Studies): "Go Girls: Preventing Eating Disorders through Midia Awareness and Activism"
  • Wood, Brian (Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering): "Developing Computational Capabilities in Support of Multi-Scale Materials and Devices (MMD)"

FRT Fall 2003-04 (Winter Release)

  • Ebbeck, Vicki (Exercise and Sport Science): "People in Transition and at Turning Points: Assessing How the Experience is Impacted by a Cognitive-Based Intervention Designed to Enhance the Physical Self"
  • Ferngren, Gary (History): "Medicine and Healing in Early Christianity"
  • Sulzman, Elizabeth (Crop and Soil Science): "Separation of Root and Rhizomicrobial from Heterotrophic Respiration in Soils: Quantifying Feedbacks in the Terrestrial Carbon Cycle"

FRT Spring 2002-03 (Fall 2003-04 Release)

  • Dragila, Maria Ines (Crop and Soil Science): "Mechanism for Transport and Precipitation of Salts in Fractures Under Evaporative Conditions"
  • Gross, Michael (Biochemistry and Biophysics): "Projection Patterns of Dorsal Horn Interneurons"
  • McClelland, Megan (Human Development and Family Science): "Learning-Related Social Skills in Preschool Children: Dynamic Pathways of Development"

FRT Winter 2002-03 (Spring Release)

  • Champeau, Donna (Public Health): "Building Educational Capacity to Assist with AIDS-Affected Children in South Africa"
  • Watkins, Patti Lou (Psychology and Women Studies): "Handbook of Self-Administered Therapies"

FRT Fall 2002-03 (Winter Release)

  • Gallagher, Sally (Sociology): "Shifting Traditions and Finding Connections: A Comparative Study of Religious Affiliation"
  • Tremblay, Carol (Economics): "Work Environment, Success, and Bipolar Illness"
  • Walls, Celeste (Communication): "Difference in the Self-Reported Frequency of Use of Influence Tactics in the Workplace by Double and Single Minorities as Compared to Members of the Dominant Culture"

FRT Spring 2001-02 (Fall 2002-03 Release)

  • Connor-Smith, Jennifer (Psychology): "The Relationship Between Personality, Stress-Reactivity, Coping and Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety"
  • Healy, Maureen (History): "WWI and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire"
  • Scribner, Keith (English): "National Endowment of the Arts for The Oregon Experiment"
  • Wood, Brian (Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering): "Investigation of Multiphase Process in Porous Media - Coupling Sub-Pore-Scale Experimental Measurements and Upscaling Theory"

FRT Winter 2001-02 (Spring Release)

  • Bernell, Stephanie (Public Health): "Examine the Employment Consequences of HIV"
  • Hua, Stella (Business): "Strategic Impact of Web-Based Exchange on Supply Chain Configuration"
  • Lee, Yun-Shik (Physics): "Terahertz Waveform Synthesis and its Applications"
  • Sklansky, Jeff (History): "Currency Crusaders: Money and American Political Culture in the Nineteenth Century"

FRT Fall 2001-02 (Winter Release)

  • Hackel, Steve (History): "Early California Population Project (ECPP)"
  • Hoffman, Mark (Exercise and Sport Science): "Fluctuations in Spinal Reflexes and ACL Laxity During the Menstrual Cycle"
  • Kingston, Deanna (Anthropology): "Anthropological, Archaeological, Geological, Scientific and Folkloric Study of King Island, AK"
  • Lee, Janet (Women Studies): "Examination of Experiences of First Aid Nursing Yeomanry during WWI"

FRT Spring 2000-01 (Fall 2001-02 Release)

  • Green, Julie (Art): "Development of Paintings for Out-of-state Exhibitions"
  • Ip, Hung-Yok (History): "Rethink the Chinese Literary Imagination of Modernities in the Twentieth Century"

FRT Winter 2000-01 (Spring Release)

No Requests for Funding

FRT Fall 2000-01 (Winter Release)

  • Moule, Jean (Education): "An Immersion Experience for Non-Minority Preservice Teachers in a Predominantly Minority School"

FRT Spring 1999-00 (Fall 2000-01 Release)

  • Fowler, John (Botany and Plant Pathology): "Roles That Small GTP-Binding Proteins of the Rho Family May Have in Cell Shape Change, or Morphogenisis"
  • Wolf, Aaron (Geosciences): "Develop Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database"
  • Yu, Shiao-ling (Foreign Languages and Literature): "Introduction of Western Drama into China and Development of Modern Chinese Drama in the 20th Century"

Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship, and Creativity

Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship, and Creativity

Summer Term 2010

Proposal Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2010
Award Announcement: Approximately Friday, April 16, 2010

For more information, please visit OSU Research Incentive Programs.

Funding Opportunities and Sources

  • The Federal Agenda background and guidelines about OSU's annual list of institutional priorities for support from our federal congressional delegation.
  • Sponsored Programs the OSU Office of Sponsored Programs offers information on funding, proposal preparation, submission to external sponsors, and regulatory compliance.

  • Indirect Costs information about OSU's Facilities and Administrative Costs.

  • Venture Fund unique legislation enables donors to invest in research at Oregon State University, while reaping the benefits of generous tax credits.

Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship, and Creativity

Current Solicitation

Summer Term 2010

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: Monday, March 1, 2010
Award Announcement: Approximately Friday, April 16, 2010

Contents


Description

URISC is a Research Office program that supports OSU undergraduate research activities. "Research" at OSU is interpreted broadly to reflect what goes on not only in laboratories and field stations, but also in libraries, art studios, and music practice rooms. The Research Office seeks to involve undergraduate students from all academic disciplines within the University.

Hundreds of opportunities exist for students to become actively involved in the scholarly pursuits of the faculty and to take part in a compelling learning experience. This kind of involvement provides insight into the creation of knowledge that is often not a part of classroom learning. It gives the student a hands-on opportunity to apply what they have been learning in the classroom, as well as to develop a mentoring relationship with a faculty member.

The URISC Fund is intended to enable undergraduate students to initiate a scholarly relationship with faculty early in their academic careers. Faculty mentors are expected to assume financial responsibility for student research activities if they continue beyond the initial URISC sponsorship.


Eligibility

Only faculty with professorial rank are eligible to serve as Faculty Project Advisor.

Full-time undergraduate students currently pursuing a baccalaureate degree at OSU and who are in good academic standing are eligible to apply.

Students completing graduation requirements before or during term(s) support is requested are not eligible. (i.e. students graduating in June would not be eligible to participate in the summer program following graduation.)


Award Information

Preference may be given to undergraduate students having their first research experience. Multiple proposals submitted from the same faculty project advisor are unlikely to be funded.

For the academic year program the maximum award is $1,000 for 1 term; $1,500 for 2 terms; and $1,800 for the full academic year (3 terms). Awards must be spent in the quarters for which the funds were requested.

For the summer program the Research Office will provide 60% of the total budget request (see Matching Funds), to a maximum of $1,800.

A student may receive an award only once from the academic year URISC program and once from the summer URISC program .

Applicants will be notified via e-mail of award decisions by the announcement date listed at the top of this page.


Matching Funds

For the academic year program no matching funds are required. However, for projects lasting two (2) or three (3) academic terms, a financial contribution by the unit does provide evidence about the level of commitment of the faculty member to the success of the project.

For the summer program the participating faculty project advisor, the department, or college must provide at least 40% of matching funds, and 100% of approved funds in excess of $3,000. It is the responsibility of the student and the faculty project advisor to identify and secure commitments for these funds prior to submitting the application.


Use of Funds

Awards are made to support scholarly, creative, and research activities. Research Office support will not be in lieu of existing grant funds previously budgeted for undergraduate research assistance. Work schedules are to be negotiated between the student and the faculty project advisor.

Budget Items ELIGIBLE for support

  • Student salaries, wages or stipends
  • Travel to conduct research or visit libraries/archives
  • Library costs (i.e. duplication costs, acquisition of reference materials)
  • Equipment rental
  • Expendable materials and supplies

Budget Items NOT ELIGIBLE for support

  • Faculty, postdoctoral or graduate student travel
  • Equipment purchases
  • Costs to prepare, copy or bind undergraduate theses
  • Travel to meetings or conferences (includes related fees, lodging and travel expenses)

Application Procedure

The URISC application form is available in MS Word format. If you are unable to access this electronic form, contact the Research Office at 541-737-8390 to request a paper copy. Please allow one week for delivery.

  1. Complete all sections of the application form.
    • Complete Items 1-10 within the space provided. Proposals must be initiated and written by the student, but should be done in close coordination with the Faculty Project Advisor.
    • Item 9, Regulatory Compliance: A complete application will include marking the appropriate boxes in the regulatory compliance section of the application. Due to the regulatory compliance requirements inherent in research it is the responsibility of the FACULTY PROJECT ADVISOR to submit the proper forms and receive approval from the appropriate compliance committee(s) PRIOR to the initiation of the research project with sufficient time to allow for the review process. The review process could require 4 to 8 weeks.
    • NOTE: Documentation of approval from the appropriate compliance committee(s) MUST be received in the Research Office, Incentive Programs before the award funds will be transferred.
  2. Obtain signatures Item 10 from the student, Faculty Project Advisor and the Faculty Project Advisor's Department Head/Chair.
  3. Attach the following supporting documentation to the end of the proposal packet:
    • Items 11 and 12, limit to 2 additional pages per item to provide the information requested.
    • Item 13, student's resume. The resume should include the student's academic major, current academic standing, and expected date of graduation.
    • Item 14, transcript (unofficial is acceptable, including GPA).
    • Item 15, letter of support from the Faculty Project Advisor.
    • Item 16, Appendix. Applicants are permitted to provide a one page supplement that describes the proposed methodology (optional). IF the proposed methodology involves survey research, a copy of the study instrument MUST be provided (required).
  4. Submit the completed proposal packet.
    • One (1) original (single-sided) and four (4) copies (double-sided) by 5:00 P.M. by the deadline date to the Research Office, Incentive Programs, A312 Kerr Administration Building.

Incomplete proposal packets will not be considered for funding.


Deadlines

All application materials, including supporting documentation, must be received at the Research Office, Incentive Programs, A312 Kerr Administration Building, by 5:00 p.m. by the deadline indicated at the top of this page.


Review Procedure

The Research Office reviews all proposals for eligibility. Requests that qualify are then given to the URISC Advisory Panel for competitive review and evaluation. The URISC Advisory Panel provides a prioritized list of recommendations for funding to the Vice President for Research based on the quality of the proposals as reflected in the review criteria. The Vice President for Research will make award decisions based on available funds.


Review Criteria

The URISC Advisory Panel is composed of faculty members appointed by the Vice President for Research who represent the diversity of the University's research enterprise. Proposals that describe the research project to this general audience, providing clear explanations of the purpose, importance and methodologies of the proposed topic, and avoiding the use of jargon and unexplained acronyms, will fare better than those written to reviewers from a highly focused discipline perspective.

The URISC Advisory Panel evaluates each proposal using the following criteria:
(Not in order of importance)

Scholarly Merit

  • Would funding this project create a professional experience for the student that might not otherwise be accessible?
  • What educational/experiential benefits will the student gain?
  • Is the project interesting?
  • Will the proposed activity significantly expand or diversify the student's artistic or scholarly base?

Nature of Proposal

  • Does the proposal provide a clear statement of overall project objectives?
  • Does the proposal provide a clear statement of the student's role?
  • Does the proposal provide independent research study for the student?
  • Are the proposed methods appropriate and accurate?
  • Does the proposal provide clear and specific budget information? (e.g., itemized list of materials and supplies)
  • Is the text of the proposal well written?
  • Is the personal data well-prepared?

Leverage

  • Will the project create opportunities to continue the research / scholarly experience for the student beyond the URISC funding period?
  • Will the project help position the student to pursue further scholarly, professional, creative opportunities (e.g., graduate school)?

Other Considerations

  • Is this a new research experience for the student?
  • Transcript and GPA
  • Does the proposed activity support the student's educational objectives?
  • Has the student received funding in prior years?
  • If provided, does the appendix provide clear information to support the proposed methodology? Also, if a survey is part of the project, is a copy of the study instrument attached?

Other Requirements

Any publications made possible by URISC funding are required to cite URISC support.
Final Reports

From students who receive awards, a final (progress) report will be due at the end of the term(s) for which the research was conducted.

The final (progress) report should contain three (3) points:

  1. How and/or on what were the URISC funds expended?
  2. A brief summary of the work conducted; including a discussion of the information gathered, how the data are being analyzed and if you are far enough along, describe how the data collected supports or refutes your original hypothesis or discovery goal.
  3. State the benefits from the URISC award; including additional scholarly activities, research progress, collaborative relationships, and any publications or other funding made possible for the student as a result of this award.

Please submit the report electronically to Debbie Delmore, Coordinator of Special Programs at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Recipients who fail to submit the required final report will be ineligible to receive future funding from the Research Office Incentive Programs.

Updated and Current Student Information

Award recipients are asked to notify the Research Office of any changes in mailing address, e-mail address, or telephone number.


For More Information

Contact Debbie Delmore, Coordinator of Special Programs, Research Office
Debbie.Delmore@oregonstate.edu
or call 541-737-8390

Research Equipment Reserve Fund

Current Solicitation

SPRING 2010

 

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: Monday, March 8, 2010 
**Please note: proposals must be submitted electronically. See application procedures for details.**
Award Announcement: Approximately Monday, May 3, 2010

 

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Description

Research Equipment Reserve Funds (RERF) may be used to acquire, repair, renovate, or improve EQUIPMENT directly used for research. The equipment may be inventoried capital equipment (technically defined as =>$5,000 per unit), or fabricated capitalized equipment

As a general guideline, the Research Council will NOT review RERF competitive proposals for LESS than $7,500, UNLESS a safety issue is involved and the department head/dean can provide a compelling explanation as to why a central contribution is appropriate. Similarly, proposals requesting equipment acquisitions that EXCEED $100,000 must be able to demonstrate a multi-investigator and/or multi-college impact that will clearly promote the institutional strategic plan. These large dollar-value requests will also be evaluated on the uniqueness of the proposed capability within OSU.

 

 


 

 

Eligibility

Faculty with the rank of instructor and above are eligible to serve as Principal Investigator. The Research Office does not restrict Research Associates from serving as Principal Investigator; however, some colleges do. Therefore, approval by the dean of the unit must be received prior to submission of a proposal to the program. Faculty with courtesy appointments may serve as Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) only.

 

 

The Research Council is interested in supporting new faculty. However, new faculty with uncommitted Research Office start-up funds are not eligible for consideration.

 

 

Principal Investigators and Co-PIs may receive an award from RERF only one time in a 24-month period. Principal Investigators and Co-PIs who reapply after the 24-month period are only eligible if the required final report from the previous award was submitted (see "Other Requirements").

 

 


 

 

Award Information

Award amounts vary, and the budget for each competition will depend upon available funds. The Research Office budgets a total of approximately $800K per year for these competitive distributions, but the actual amount will vary depending upon the magnitude of start-up funds awarded/spent and upon expenditures supporting successful federal equipment proposals.

 

 

Applicants will be notified via email of award decisions by the announcement date listed at the top of this page. For a detailed list of prior awards see OSU Incentive Programs: Award Recipients: Funded Proposals.

 

 


 

 

Matching Funds

Each application must show at least 20% cost sharing from the department, college, or other funds. Grant funds may be used for cost sharing, but RERF money may not replace funds originally budgeted in the grant to purchase the requested piece of equipment.

 

 

 

 

 

Grant funds contracted through National Laboratories (i.e. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory or Lawrence Livermore) and some types of EPA Cooperative Agreements may not be used as matching funds. These organizations retain ownership of equipment purchased with their funds.

 

 


 

 

Use of Funds

The following provides common examples of eligible and ineligible items based on recent proposals submitted to this program:

 

 

Budget items ELIGIBLE for support

 

 

  • Research EQUIPMENT may be:
    • Inventoried capital equipment (technically defined as =>$5,000 per unit)
    • Fabricated capitalized equipment
      • Signed OSU Fabricated Equipment Unit Pre-approval Form is REQUIRED (if applicable)

Budget items NOT ELIGIBLE for support

 

 

  • New equipment that has been previously purchased, encumbered or already on-site.
  • Software (regardless of cost) purchased that is not an integral component of an instrument. That is, if software is invoiced separately from an instrument or appears on an invoice as a separate line item with a unit cost associated with it, we cannot use RERF funds to pay the invoice.

(In most cases, software (excluding the operating system if it is included in the base price for the system) and peripherals, (i.e. printers, plotters, scanners) cannot be purchased using RERF funds unless the individual peripheral fits within the definition of “capital equipment”)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Personal computers/workstations (regardless of cost).
  • Construction and building renovations (i.e. fume hoods, permanent lab benches)
  • Improvements Other Than Building (IOTB).

    (Examples of IOTB might include concrete pads to be used as storage or staging areas, installation of fencing, (chain link enclosures) and construction of flumes or similar experimental structures). 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Labor costs to set up or build an instrument or piece of equipment.

    (If the investigator is proposing to build an instrument or piece of equipment, RERF funds cannot be used to cover labor costs, nor can labor costs be used to meet the matching requirement of the RERF program. The one exception to this rule occurs when an organizational unit has a billing mechanism that allows that unit to develop an audit trail identifying those hours and dollars spent specifically on the construction task. Most units at OSU do not have the accounting mechanisms set up to accomplish this).

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Shipping costs
  • Training costs associated with learning how to operate or use the new equipment.

 

 

Application Procedure

The RERF application form is available in MS Word format. If you are unable to access this form, contact the Research Office at 541-737-8390 to request a hard copy. Please allow one week for delivery.

 

 

  1. Download the MS Word file and complete all sections of the application form.
    • Complete items 1-7 within the space provided.
  2. Include the following supporting documentation with the MSWord or PDF file.
    • Items 8-11, limit to three (3) additional pages (single-spaced, 12 pt font, 1 inch margins) to provide the information requested.
    • Item 12, detailed budget for total cost (RERF request plus matching funds) of equipment. It is strongly recommended that you provide equipment specifications, descriptions and cost quotes for the proposed equipment (limit 4 pages).
    • Item 13, SIGNED OSU Fabricated Equipment Unit Pre-approval Form (required, if applicable) and basic schematic diagram which demonstrates how the parts work together.
    • Item 14, one-page summary resume for the Principal Investigator.
    • Item 15, "letters of endorsement" from individuals (non Co-PIs) who are in unique positions to comment on the merit of the proposal (optional).
  3. Obtain signatures (REQUIRED on original paper copy).
    • Item 5, from the individuals authorizing matching funds.
    • Item 7, from the Principal Investigator, Department Head/Chair and College Dean.
  4. Submit the completed proposal packet.
    • Email the completed MSWord or PDF file with supporting documentation (no signatures) to debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu by 5:00 P.M. on the deadline date.
    • Print one (1) original paper copy WITH SIGNATURES (including signatures authorizing matching funds) and deliver to the Research Office, Incentive Programs, A312 Kerr Administration Building by 5:00 P.M. on the deadline date.

Incomplete proposal packets and proposals not following the guidelines will not be considered for funding.

 

 


 

 

Deadlines

All application materials, MSWord or PDF file and printed copy (including supporting documentation and ALL signatures), must be received at the Research Office, Incentive Programs, A312 Kerr Administration Building, by the deadline indicated at the top of this page.

 

 


 

 

Review Procedure

The Research Office reviews all proposals for eligibility. Requests, or eligible portions of requests, that qualify as capital equipment are then given to the Research Council for competitive review and evaluation. The Research Council provides a prioritized list of recommendations for funding to the Vice President for Research based on the quality of the proposals as reflected in the review criteria. The Vice President for Research will award equipment grants based on available funds.

 

 


 

 

Review Criteria

The Research Council is composed of faculty members appointed by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee who represent the diversity of the University's research enterprise. Proposals that describe the science and equipment needs to this general audience, providing clear explanations of the purpose, importance and justification of the need for this equipment, and avoiding the use of jargon and unexplained acronyms, will fare better than those written to reviewers from a highly focused discipline perspective.

 

 

The Research Council evaluates each proposal using the following criteria: (Not in Order of Importance)

 

 

Scientific Merit

 

 

  • Does the proposal provide a compelling argument for both the equipment and resulting research?
  • Is the requested equipment crucial?
  • Does the equipment provide a new/unique capability, previously unavailable at the University?
  • Does the equipment replace or upgrade existing capabilities that are required for OSU investigators to be competitive for national/international funding?

Leverage

 

 

  • Does the equipment support other opportunities for funding? If so, list the potential funding sources.
  • Does it improve chances for funding from existing sources?
  • Does it allow researchers to change directions towards work that is likely to be funded?
  • Does the PI have a track record of using OSU Research Office funding to obtain additional grants and contracts?

Multiple Uses

 

 

  • Will the equipment benefit more than one investigator, or more than one research group?

Need

 

 

  • Does the equipment replace obsolete, but essential equipment?
  • Is the request for emergency repairs on high priority equipment?

Undergraduate Research

 

 

  • Does the equipment contribute to research involving undergraduates?

Reporting

 

 

  • If the investigator(s) has received previous funding from the research office, have all required reports been appropriately completed? (see "Other Requirements")

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

Industrial Collaboration

 

 

  • Does the equipment promote collaboration with industry?

 

 

Other Requirements

For those investigators receiving awards, a final report will be due within 6 months of equipment procurement / repair / construction.

 

 

The report should contain the following information:

 

 

  1. Header:  including Award Information (type, date of award, amount of award), Proposal Title/Instrument, PI, Co-PIs, Department.
  2. Final budget statement describing how the RERF funds were expended.
  3. A brief summary of the scholarly work/activities made possible as a result of the RERF funding.
  4. A brief summary of any additional scholarly activities the RERF funding made possible for the investigator(s).
  5. List all external funding requests (i.e. proposals) that have been developed and submitted as a result of the RERF funding.

Please submit the report electronically to Debbie Delmore, Coordinator of Special Programs at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu.

 

 

Recipients who fail to submit the required report will be ineligible to receive future funding from the Research Office Incentive Programs.

 

 

 

 

 


For More Information

Contact Debbie Delmore, Research Office at: | debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu | 541-737-8390

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incentive Programs

Several programs sponsored by the Research Office provide funding for seed programs, emergencies, time releases, and capital equipment.

Researchers in the lab

Faculty Release Time

Applications are being accepted for 2010-11 Academic Year Release (Fall, 2010, Winter, 2011, or Spring 2011 term)
Proposal Deadline: Monday, February 22, 2010

The Faculty Release Time (FRT) program provides limited funding for individuals developing external grant proposals or who wish to further their scholarly activities. <read more>

 

Artist

General Research Fund

Applications are being accepted for Spring 2010
Proposal Deadline: Monday, February 8, 2010

Funds from the General Research Fund (GRF) are awarded to faculty for research that is not otherwise supported by organized or directed programs. <read more>

 

Researcher with equipment

Research Equipment Reserve Fund

Applications are being accepted for Spring 2010
Proposal Deadline: Monday, March 8, 2010

Research Equipment Reserve Funds (RERF) may be used to acquire, repair, renovate, or improve capital equipment directly used for research. <read more>

 

Two students with equipment

Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship, Creativity

Applications are being accepted for Summer Term 2010
Proposal Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2010

URISC is a Research Office program that supports undergraduate research activities. <read more>

Faculty Release Time

Current Solicitation

Applications are being accepted for 2010-11 Academic Year Release
(Fall 2010, Winter 2011, or Spring 2011)

Proposal Deadline: Monday, February 22, 2010
Award Announcement:
Approximately Monday, March 15, 2010

Contents

Description

The Faculty Release Time program provides limited funding for individuals developing external grant proposals or who wish to further their scholarly activities.


Eligibility

Tenure-track faculty. Preference will be given to new or junior faculty, (hired in the last three years) and to applicants who describe incisive, innovative research with a strong likelihood of funding. Senior faculty are eligible, particularly if the proposal being developed represents a change in direction for the faculty member's research or scholarship. Pre-approval must be obtained by both the department chair or head, and the college Dean prior to submittal. Full consideration for advance replacement and term scheduling should be evaluated, so as to avoid conflicts in class planning and preparation.


Award Information

Award amounts range between $3,500 and $6,000.

Applicants will be notified via email of award decisions by the announcement date listed at the top of this page. For a detailed list of prior awards see OSU Incentive Programs: Funded Proposals.


Use of Funds

The Research Office will provide funds to support the cost of a replacement instructor to cover one course, or similar responsibilities, normally presented by the applicant. Funds provided are based on the actual cost of the replacement's salary, not on the applicant's salary.


Application Procedure - *Revised January 2009

The FRT application form is available in MS Word format, see attachment below. If you are unable to access this form, contact the Research Office at 541-737-8390 to request a paper copy. Please allow one week for delivery.

  1. Complete all sections of the application form.

    • Items 1-6, should be completed within the space provided.

    • Item 7, Research Compliance: Due to the regulatory compliance requirements inherent in research the PI must submit the proper forms and receive approval from the appropriate compliance committee(s) prior to the start of the research. A complete application will include marking the appropriate boxes in the Regulatory Compliance section. *NOTE: Notification of approval from the appropriate compliance commitee(s) MUST be received in the Research Office before the award funds will be transferred.

    • Item 8, obtain signatures from Principal Investigator, Department Head/Chair and College Dean.
    • Items 9-12, should be completed within three additional pages (single-spaced, 12 pt font, 1 inch margins).
  2. Attach the following supporting documentation to the end of the proposal packet.
    • Item 13, resume (limit to 5 pages, including peer-reviewed publications and funding history).
    • Item 14, support letter from Department or College.
  3. Submit the complete proposal packet by 5:00 P.M. on the deadline date to the Research Office, Incentive Programs, A312 Kerr Administration Building.

Incomplete proposal packets will not be considered for funding.


Deadlines

All application materials, including supporting documentation, must be received in the Research Office, Incentive Programs, A312 Kerr Administration Building, by the deadline indicated at the top of this page.


Review Procedure

The Research Office reviews all materials and prepares summary data. Final funding and award decisions reside with the Vice President for Research.


Review Criteria

Proposals are reviewed based on quality; especially noting those that present clear concepts and specific research methods. Considerations include realistic targeting of funding sources, why those sources should be pursued, and what the scholarly impact of the proposal would be.


Other Requirements

Award recipients are to submit a one-page report at the end of term for which funds were awarded. Please submit the report electronically to Debbie Delmore.

Recipients who fail to submit the required report will be ineligible to receive future funding from the Research Office Incentive Programs.


 

For More Information

Contact Debbie Delmore, Research Office at: | debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu | 541-737-8390

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