Grant Success at Union College

Congratulations to all grant recipients

November 2014

Karp Hall Renovation - J. M. McDonald Foundation Inc.
Union College awarded J. M. McDonald Foundation grant More...

September 2014

College's Common Curriculum - The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Union College awarded Presidential Leadership Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation More...

September 2014

Ronald Bucinell - National Science Foundation
Ronald Bucinell has been awarded $62,509 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a collaborative research project with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. More...

August 2014

Donald Rodbell and David Gillikin - Keck Geology Consortium
Donald Rodbell and David Gillikin have been awarded a 2014 Keck Geology Consortium undergraduate research program grant totaling $23,150. More...

August 2014

Anouk Verheyden-Gillikin - Keck Geology Consortium
Anouk Verheyden-Gillikin, visiting assistant professor of geology, has been awarded a 2014 Keck Geology Consortium undergraduate research program grant totaling $24,100. More...

August 2014

Ashok Ramasubramanian - AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship
Ashok Ramasubramanian, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, receives the 2014-15 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship in the Diplomacy, Security & Development program area. More...

August 2014

Mark Walker - The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
Mark Walker, John Bigelow Professor of History, receives the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award for the 2013-14 academic year. More...

July 2014

Zhen Zhang, Kristin Bidoshi, and Christine Henseler - Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants in Russian and Chinese
Union College will host Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) in Russian and Chinese during the 2014-15 academic year. More...

June 2014

Ann Anderson, Brad Bruno, Mary Carroll - National Science Foundation: STTR Grant
Ann Anderson (Mechanical Engineering), Mary Carroll (Chemistry), and Brad Bruno (Mechanical Engineering) have received a new grant through the National Science Foundation Small Business Technology Transfer (NSF STTR) program. More...

June 2014

Andrew Huisman - American Chemical Society - Petroleum Research Fund
The American Chemical Society - Petroleum Research Fund has awarded Andrew Huisman, assistant professor of chemistry, a $55,000 Undergraduate New Investigator program award. More...

May 2014

Donald Rodbell - The National Science Foundation
Professor of Geology Donald Rodbell has been awarded a $1,293,333 continuing grant from the National Science Foundation to support a deep drilling project at Lake Junin, Peru. More...

April 2014

Brenda Johnson - The National Science Foundation
Professor of Mathematics Brenda Johnson has been awarded a $48,378 grant from the National Science Foundation to support the conference "Manifolds, K-Theory, and Related Topics," June 23-27, 2014 in Croatia. More...

February 2014

Joanne Kehlbeck (PI); Samuel Amanuel, Palmyra Catravas, Rebecca Cortez, Scott Kirkton (co-PIs); George Bizer (Sr. Pers) - The National Science Foundation
Union College has been awarded a $614,749 grant from the National Science Foundation's Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) Program to support two cohorts of students majoring in STEM disciplines. More...

February 2014

Rebecca Koopmann - Cornell University - NASA NY Space Grant - 2014
Rebecca Koopmann, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, has been awarded a $10,000 grant in support of the Union College 2014-15 Space Grant Program. More...

December 2013

The Kelly Adirondack Center - The Council on Library and Information Resources
Union College receives a $164,600 Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to support the Adirondack Research Library at the Kelly Adirondack Center. More...

November 2013

David Gillikin - The Flemish Science Foundation, Belgium
The Flemish Science Foundation, Belgium, has awarded a grant to Katholieke Universiteit Leuven to support Principal Investigator Steven Bouillon and co-Principal Investigator David Gillikin's project "Reconstructing the biogeochemistry in tropical aquatic ecosystems using elemental and stable isotope tracers in freshwater bivalve shells." More...

September 2013

Christopher Chabris - National Science Foundation: Chabris 2013
Christopher Chabris, associate professor of psychology, receives a grant from the National Science Foundation's Virtual Organizations as Sociotechnical Systems (VOSS) Program. More...

August 2013

Rebecca Surman - Department of Energy - 2013
The Department of Energy's Office of Science, Divison of Nuclear Physics has awarded $102,000 in renewed support to Rebecca Surman, professor of physics, for her research "Neutrino and Nuclear Physics of Heavy Element Synthesis." More...

August 2013

Kern Topical Grants - The Kern Family Foundation - 2013
The Kern Family Foundation has awarded two Topical Grants to Union faculty. More...

July 2013

John Rieffel, Ann Anderson, and Steven Rice - National Science Foundation - Major Research Instrumentation Program
The National Science Foundation awards John Rieffel, assistant professor of computer science, Ann Anderson, professor of mechanical engineering, and Steven Rice, professor of biology a Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program grant for $333,531 to acquire a multi-material 3D printer. More...

July 2013

Rebecca Cortez and Michael Hagerman - National Science Foundation - EArly Grant for Exploratory Research
The National Science Foundation awards Rebecca Cortez, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and Michael Hagerman, professor and chair of chemistry, a grant for $99,962 for a feasibility study. More...

June 2013

Cheikh Ndiaye, Kristin Bidoshi, and Zhen Zhang - Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants in Russian and Chinese
Union College will host Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) in Russian and Chinese during the 2013-14 academic year. More...

May 2013

Cay Anderson-Hanley - National Institutes of Health: Academic Research Enhancement Award
Cay Anderson-Hanley, associate professor of psychology, has been awarded a $329,593 grant from the NIH Academic Research Enhancement Awards program to support her research on the cognitive benefits of exercise on mild cognitive impairment. More...

May 2013

Union College Concert Series - The Schenectady County Initiative Program
The Union College Concert Series has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the Schenectady County Initiative Program to support the 2013-14 season. More...

April 2013

Ann Anderson and Mary Carroll - National Science Foundation: I-Corps Teams Grant
Ann Anderson, professor of mechanical engineering, and Mary Carroll, professor of chemistry, have been awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support an Innovation Corp Teams project. More...

March 2013

Rebecca Koopmann - Cornell University - NASA NY Space Grant
Rebecca Koopmann, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy, has been awarded a $10,000 grant in support of the Union College 2013-14 Space Grant Program. More...

March 2013

Holocaust Remembrance Grant - The David and Fela Shapell Family Foundation and Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
Union College Hillel has been awarded a $5,450 grant from the David and Fela Shapell Family Foundation and Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. More...

February 2013

Our Shared Humanities - The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Union College has become the recipient of a $50,000 planning grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, entitled "Our Shared Humanities." More...

January 2013

Ashraf Ghaly - Consortium on High Achievement and Success (CHAS)
Professor of Engineering Ashraf Ghaly has been awarded a Consortium on High Achievement and Success (CHAS) Faculty Grant in the amount of $6,500 for his project "Educating the Educators on Mining Attributes of Underrepresented Groups to Spatially Introduce Knowledge Advancing Social Justice and Equality." More...

November 2012

John Garver - Keck Geology Consortium - 2012
Professor of Geology John Garver receives a $26,666 grant from the Keck Geology Consortium for continued support of his collaborative project with Carleton College's Professor Cameron Davidson entitled "Tectonic Evolution of the Flysch of the Chugach Terrane on Baranof Island, Alaska (Year Three)." More...

September 2012

David Gillikin and Donald Rodbell - NSF MRI Grant Supports Interdisciplinary Research and Research Training
A $325,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program supports the acquisition of a Stable Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer for interdisciplinary faculty research and undergraduate research training at Union College. More...

September 2012

Samuel Amanuel, Palmyra Catravas, Brian Cohen, Rebecca Cortez, and Michael Hagerman - NSF MRI Acquisition Grant to Support Interdisciplinary Research at Union
A new $308,323 grant from the National Science Foundation's Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program allows Union College to acquire an inverted optical microscope and integrate the microscope with our atomic force microscope to enable new research and foster interdisciplinary research of seven faculty and their students across five departments including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. More...

August 2012

Brad Bruno, Ann Anderson, and Mary Carroll - NSF MRI Development Grant to Support Aerogel Research
Associate Professor Brad Bruno (Mechanical Engineering), Professor Ann Anderson (Mechanical Engineering), and Professor Mary Carroll (Chemistry) have been awarded Union's first-ever NSF Major Research Instrumentation Development grant to build an instrument for testing catalytic aerogel materials. More...

August 2012

Rebecca Koopmann - NSF Grant to Support the Undergraduate ALFALFA Team
Associate Professor of Physics Rebecca Koopmann has been awarded a $437,883 grant from the National Science Foundation to support the Undergraduate ALFALFA Team. More...

August 2012

Rebecca Koopmann - GE Foundation and IIE - GE STAR Award
Associate Professor of Physics Rebecca Koopmann receives a GE STAR Program teacher/mentor award, nominated by her student research assistant and fellow GE STAR Award winner, Wyatt Smith. More...

August 2012

Rebecca Koopmann - Cornell University NASA NY Space Grant - 2012
Associate Professor of Physics Rebecca Koopmann has been awarded a $10,000 grant through Cornell University NASA NY Space Grant program for the Union College 2012-13 Space Grant. More...

June 2012

Plan of Study - The Teagle Foundation - 2012
The Teagle Foundation awarded Union a two-year $230,000 grant to create an advising web site that assists students, along with their advisors, in planning their academic careers. More...

June 2012

Ann Anderson, Brad Bruno, and Mary Carroll - National Science Foundation Award
Professors Ann Anderson (Mechanical Engineering), Mary Carroll (Chemistry) and Brad Bruno (Mechanical Engineering) have been awarded a $298,677 grant from the National Science Foundation for their research project "RUI: Catalytic Aerogel Materials." More...

May 2012

Robert Olberg - Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) 2012
Professor Robert Olberg (Florence B. Sherwood Professor of Life Sciences, Biology Department) has received a $21,521 award supplement for his project "The Neuronal Control of Flying Prey Interception in Dragonflies." More...

May 2012

Ronald Bucinell - National Science Foundation: Bucinell 2012
Ronald Bucinell, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, will lead Union College's subaward with Ecovative Designs LLC as part of a National Science Foundation grant through the Small Business Innovation Research program. More...

April 2012

Union College Concert Series - Schenectady County Initiative Program
Union was awarded a $1,000 grant from the Schenectady County Initiative Program to support the International Festival of Chamber Music. More...

April 2012

Cheikh Ndiaye and Zhen Zhang - Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant in Chinese
Cheikh Ndiaye (Associate Professor French\Chair of Modern Languages ) with Zhen Zhang (Assistant Professor of Chinese) have successfully secured a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) in Chinese for the 2012-13 academic year. More...

March 2012

Samuel Amanuel - NYSG Research Initiation Award
Assistant Professor Samuel Amanuel (Physics & Astronomy) was awarded a $12,753 Research Initiation grant through Cornell University's New York Space Grant program. More...

January 2012

Nicholas Webb - Microsoft Research - NCWIT Academic Alliance
Nicholas Webb, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science, has been awarded a $10,000 grant through the Microsoft Research -- National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Academic Alliance Seed Fund Award program. More...

January 2012

Takashi Buma - National Science Foundation Award
Assistant Professor Takashi Buma brings his National Science Foundation CAREER grant to Union. More...

January 2012

Brenda Johnson - National Science Foundation Award
Professor of Mathematics Brenda Johnson receives a $30,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support the Fourth Arolla Conference on Algebraic Topology. More...

October 2011

David Gillikin - Keck Geology Consortium
Assistant Professor David Gillikin is awarded a $40,000 grant through the Keck Geology Consortium to support his project "Biogeochemical carbon cycling in fluvial systems from bivalve shell geochemistry -- using the modern to understand the past." More...

September 2011

Takashi Buma - National Science Foundation: Buma 2011
Assistant Professor Takashi Buma joins Union College, bringing a $240,000 National Science Foundation grant that will advance his research and give new opportunities to undergraduate researchers. More...

September 2011

Donald Rodbell - National Science Foundation Award
Professor of Geology Donald Rodbell was awarded a $44,294 grant through the NSF EAGER Program More...

August 2011

The Kenney Community Center - The Science and Technology Entry Program
Union College's Kenney Community Center has been awarded a $445,000 grant from the NYS Department of Education to support STEP, a program designed to prepare historically underrepresented students in the sciences or economically disadvantaged students in grades 7-12 for entry into postsecondary degree programs More...

August 2011

Ronald Bucinell - The Kern Family Foundation
Union College has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Kern Family Foundation to strengthen an initiative to foster an entrepreneurial mindset in undergraduate engineering students, as part of the Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network (KEEN). More...

July 2011

Union College 2011-12 Concert Series - New York State Council on the Arts
Union College receives $5,640 from the New York State Council on the Arts to support the Chamber Concert Series More...

July 2011

Ashok Ramasubramanian - NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award - Dr. Ramasubramanian
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Ashok Ramasubramanian was awarded a $300,000 grant through the NIH AREA program for her research project "Artifact-Free Reconstruction of Medical Imaging Information" More...

June 2011

Louisa Matthew - Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
Professor of art history Louisa Matthew has been awarded visiting professorship appointment at the National Gallery of Art's Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts More...

June 2011

Christina Tonnesen-Friedman - Simons Foundation
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Christina Tonnesen-Friedman was awarded a $35,000 grant from the Simons Foundation Collaborative Grants for Mathematicians program More...

June 2011

John Garver - National Science Foundation Award
Professor of Geology John Garver was awarded a $231,779 grant through the NSF Division of Earth Sciences Tectonics Program More...

June 2011

Jue Wang - NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Jue Wang was awarded a $250,000 grant through the NIH AREA program for her research project "Artifact-Free Reconstruction of Medical Imaging Information" More...

May 2011

Engaging Evidence: Plans to Improve Student Learning - The Teagle Foundation
Union College has been awarded a grant from the Teagle Foundation to support a collaborative grant to develop plans for improving learning outcomes. More...

May 2011

Cheikh Ndiaye and Kristin Bidoshi - Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant
Associate Professor Cheikh Ndiaye (French/ Chair of Modern Languages ) with Dean Kristin Bidoshi (Dean of Studies/Associate Professor of Russian) have successfully secured a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) in Russian for the 2011-12 academic year. More...

May 2011

Margot Paulick - Research Corporation for Science Advancement
Margot Paulick, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, receives a $35,000 grant from the Research Corporation's Single Investigator Cottrell College Science Award program for her research project "Synthesis and evaluation of cell-permeable variants of trehalose to improve the viability of preserved mammalian cells." More...

May 2011

David Gillikin - Research Corp Cottrell College Science Award
David Gillikin, Assistant Professor of Geology, receives a $35,000 grant from the Research Corporation's Single Investigator Cottrell College Science Award program for his research project "Developing archives of aquatic chemistry from freshwater mussel shell geochemistry: Stable isotopes, trace elements, and biomineralization More...

April 2011

Rebecca Koopmann - Cornell University NASA NY Space Grant
Associate Professor of Physics Rebecca Koopmann has been awarded a $10,000 grant through Cornell University NASA NY Space Grant program for the Union College 2011-12 Space Grant. More...

February 2011

Louisa Matthew - American Council of Learned Societies
Professor of art history Louisa Matthew has been awarded a prestigious American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship for her book project "The Material Renaissance: a history of colorants in Renaissance Venice." More...

February 2011

Leo Fleishman - National Science Foundation: Fleishman 2011
Leo Fleishman, Professor of Biology, receives a $220,000 grant from the NSF Division of Integrative Organismal Systems Animal Behavior Program for his research project "Collaborative Research: Elucidating the interactive effects of sensory response and signal function on the evolution of signal diversity." More...

December 2010

Wold Center - The George I. Alden Trust
Union College has been awarded a $175,000 grant to support the new Peter Irving Wold Center for Science and Engineering. More...

November 2010

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program - Bank of America Foundation
The Union College VITA program has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Bank of America Foundation. More...

September 2010

Rebecca Surman - Department of Energy
Rebecca Surman, Associate Professor of Physics, has been awarded a $99,000 grant for renewed support from the Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Physics. More...

September 2010

Donald Rodbell - National Science Foundation: Rodbell 2010
Donald Rodbell (Professor and Chair of Geology, Director of Environmental Studies) has been awarded $302,272 through the Research at Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) mechanism to support his project entitled “Collaborative Research: RUI: Tropical Holocene Climatic Insights from Andean Paleoglacier Dynamics.” More...

September 2010

Karen Brison - National Science Foundation: Brison 2010
Karen Brison, Professor and Chair of the Anthropology Department, has been awarded a $74,992 grant through the NSF Cultural Anthropology program for her project "A Multi-Sited Ethnography of Global Pentecostal Networks: The View From Fiji." More...

September 2010

Holli Frey - National Science Foundation: Frey 2010
Holli Frey, Assistant Professor of Geology, has been awarded a $95,850 grant through the NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program to acquire a laser ablation system for ICP-MS. More...

September 2010

Stephen Romero - The Center for Neuroscience - National Science Foundation
Stephen Romero, Associate Professor of Psychology, was awarded a $900,000 grant through the Academic Research Infrastructure - Recovery and Reinvestment (ARI-R2) program to support the renovations to Butterfield Hall 3rd floor to establish the home of the Center for Neuroscience. More...

July 2010

Daniel Berkenblit - New York State Council on the Arts - 2010
Union was awarded a grant for $6,231 to support the International Festival of Chamber Music. More...

June 2010

Donald Rodbell - International Continental Scientific Drilling Program
Professor Donald Rodbell (Chair of Geology, Director of Environmental Studies) has been awarded a $40,000 grant to support a 2010 Workshop Program. More...

June 2010

Robert Olberg - Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
Professor Robert Olberg (Florence B. Sherwood Professor of Life Sciences, Biology Department) has been awarded a $317,344 grant to support his research project "The Neuronal Control of Flying Prey Interception in Dragonflies." More...

May 2010

Holli Frey - Research Corporation for Science Advancement - 2010
Research Corporation has awarded Assistant Professor Holli Frey (Geology) a Single Investigator Cottrell College Science Award in the amount of $35,000 to support her research and the involvement of undergraduate students in meaningful ways. More...

May 2010

Charles Batson, Kristin Bidoshi, Megan Ferry - IIE - Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants
Associate Professor Charles Batson (French), with Dean Kristin Bidoshi (Dean of Studies/Associate Professor of Russian) and Associate Professor Megan Ferry (Chinese & Asian Studies) have successfully secured a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) in Chinese and Russian for the 2010-11 academic year. More...

May 2010

Karen Brison - University of Southern California - Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Initiative
Karen Brison, Professor and Chair of Anthropology, has been awarded a Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Initiative (PCRI) grant for $96,983. The award, sponsored by USC through funding from the John Templeton Foundation, will support her research project entitled "A Cosmopolitan Ethnography of Global Pentecostal Networks: The View from Fiji." More...

May 2010

Kathryn Lesh - FRG in Mathematics Grant
Professor Kathryn Lesh (Mathematics) has been awarded a $141,896 grant through the NSF Focused Research Group (FRG) in Mathematics program. More...

May 2010

Valerie Barr - National Science Foundation - RET Supplement
Professor Valerie Barr (Chair, Computer Science) has been awarded a $27,000 Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Supplement to her existing "New Model for Computing Education" NSF grant. More...

May 2010

Bioengineering - The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
Union College receives a $250,000 grant to support curricular, research, and programmatic activities to further develop and integrate Bioengineering into the liberal arts. More...

April 2010

Rebecca Koopmann - New York Space Grant Consortium
Associate Professor Rebecca Koopmann (Physics & Astronomy) was awarded a $10,000 grant through Cornell University enabling Union College to further its collaborations and activities within the New York Space Grant Consortium. More...

April 2010

Rebecca Koopmann - National Science Foundation: Koopmann 2010
Rebecca Koopmann, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has received a $3,230 sub-award from Georgia Southern University's NSF grant for research activities conducted as part of the collaborative "Undergraduate ALFALFA Team" project. More...

April 2010

Joanne Kehlbeck, Susan Kohler - MRI-R2 Grant
Associate Professor of Chemistry Joanne Kehlbeck with Lecturer Susan Kohler (Chemistry) have been awarded a grant for $309,950 through NSF's Major Research Instrumentation - Recovery and Reinvestment (MRI-R2) program. More...

March 2010

Joanne Kehlbeck - Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Associate Professor Joanne Kehlbeck (Chemistry) has been awarded a $26,000 grant from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation's Special Program in the Chemical Sciences. More...

Previous Awards

  • HHMI - Janelia Farm Research: Robert Olberg (Biology), "The role of target sensitive descending neurons in the Behaving Dragonfly," $16,295
  • NY State Innovation Economy Matching Grant: David Hayes (Chemistry), "Matching Grant for Union's NSF MRI-R2: Acquisition of a Micro Raman & Micro IR Spectometer," $27,000
  • Cisco Systems: Christopher Chabris (Psychology), "Measuring Collective Intelligence", $6,000
  • The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation: Joanne Kehlbeck (Chemistry), "Culinary Chemistry: Developing Laboratory Modules for General Education and Outreach," under the Foundation's Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences, $26,000
  • NSF - Major Research Instrumentation: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (MRI-R2): Seyffie Maleki (Physics & Astronomy), Michael Hagerman (Chemistry), Samuel Amanuel (Physics & Astronomy), Michael Vineyard (Physics & Astronomy), John Garver (Geology) and David Hayes (Chemistry/Dean of Academic Departments), "MRI-R2: Acquisition of Micro-Raman and Micro-IR Spectrometers for a Multi-disciplinary Spectroscopy Laboratory at Union College," $270,000
  • NSF - Human-Centered Computing (HCC): Christopher Chabris (Psychology), "Collaborative Research: Measuring and Modeling Collective Intelligence" with Carnegie Melon University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology," $173,908
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: Union has been awarded a $600,000 grant to support the integration of Environmental Science, Policy and Engineering (ESPE)
  • The Bank of America Foundation: Union has been awarded a grant to support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, $5,000
  • The J.M. McDonald Foundation: Union recently received a grant to support construction of the new Wold Center for Science and Engineering; $5,000
  • NSF-NUE: Palmyra Catravas (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Rebecca Cortez (Mechanical Engineering) and Michael Hagerman (Chemistry), "Building bridges between the engineering classroom and the research laboratory: Nanoscience at Union College", $200,000
  • Keck Geology Consortium: Holli Frey (Geology), "Source to Sink - Weathering of volcanic rocks and their influence on soil and water chemistry in Central Oregon", $36,000
  • NSF-C-PATH Supplement: Valerie Barr (Computer Science), "C-PATH: Social Robotics II (SUNYA)", $25,000
  • Dollar General Youth Literacy Grants: Angela Tatem (Director, Kenney Center), "SAIL Youth Literacy Program", $3,000
  • NSF-MRI: Laura MacManus-Spencer (Chemistry), Joanne Kelbheck (Chemistry) and John Horton (Biology), "MRI: Acquisition of a Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry Instrument for Research and Teaching in the Sciences at Union College", $259,992
  • NSF-MRI: Palmyra Catravas and Helen Hanson (Electrical & Computing Engineering), "MRI: Acquisition of Instrumentation to Support a Multi-disciplinary Acoustic Laboratory for Faculty and Student Research at Union College", $265,255
  • NSF-Physical Anthropology: Andrew Rapoff (Mechanical Engineering), "Collaborative Research:Functional and ecological correlates of bone material variation in cercopithecoid mandibles", $30,799
  • MDIBL-New Investigator Award: Nicole Theodosiou (Biology), "Water absorption in the Intestine of Leucoraja erinacea", $5,000
  • Marketing Science Institute-Research Program: George Bizer (Psychology), "Marketing Negativity: Negative Framing Influences Attitude Strength", $5,460
  • Union College-Byron A. Nichols Endowed Fellowship for Faculty Development : Shelton Schmidt (Economics), " A new course on normative economics", $10,000
  • Cornell University-NASA-NY Space Grant : Rebecca Koopmann (Physics & Astronomy), "Cornell NASA Space Grant consortium", $10,000
  • Research Corp-Single Investigator - Cottrell College Science Awards: Laura MacManus-Spencer (Chemistry), "A mechanistic investigation of the role of suspended particles on the photochemical degradation of emerging contaminants in surface waters", $43,036
  • NSF: Rebecca Koopmann (Physics & Astronomy), "The Undergraduate ALFALFA Team", $20,172
  • International and Area Studies Fellowship: Jennifer Matsue (Music), "Sounding Nippon: Identity, Meaning, and Music Scenes in Contemporary Japan", $40,000
  • NEH Summer Stipend: Tarik Wareh (Classics), "The Lost Years: Literary Competition, Philosophy, and Politics in the Generation after Plato and Isocrates", $6,000
  • NSF-RUI: Mary Caroll (Chemistry) and Ann Anderson (Mechanical Engineering), "RUI: Tailored Aerogel Materials", $310,000
  • NSF-CCLI: Shane Cotter (Electrical and Computer Engineering), "CSI Union: Understanding Forensic and Biometric Technologies", $150,000
  • NSF-S-STEM: Bradford Bruno (Mechanical Engineering), Joanne Kehlbeck (Chemistry), Cherrice Traver (Dean of Engineering), Douglass Klein (Dean of Interdisciplinary Studies), "Supporting Scholars in Science and Engineering", $600,000
  • New York Space Grant: Rebecca Koopmann (Physics & Astronomy), "For materials to support remote sensing course development", $5,000
  • New York Space: Palmyra Catravas (Electrical and Computer Engineering), "Research Grant: Developing techniques for data visualization", $ 3,000
  • NYSCA: "Chamber concert series 2009-2011", $7,301
  • DOE: Rebecca Surman (Physics & Astronomy), "Neutrinos & Neucleosynthesis in Gamma Ray Units", $33,000
  • HHMI-Janelia Farms Renewal: Robert Olberg (Biology), "The role target sensitive descending neurons in the behaving dragonfly", $16,295
  • NSF-MRI: Palmyra Catravas and Helen Hanson (Electrical and Computer Engineering), "Acquisition of instrumentation to support a multi-disciplinary acoustic laboratory", $265,255 
  • NSF:"Collaborative Research:Functinon and ecological correlates of bone material variation in cercopil", $30,799
  • Harvard University: Tarik Wareh (Classics), "Classic Helllenic Studies Fellowship", $13,500
  • J.M. McDonald Foundation: "Wold Science and Engineering Center", $5,000
  • Davis Projects for Peace: Class of 2009 - Kaitlyn Evans, Jared Iacolucci, and Erin Shumaker; "Border Stories: a New Perspective on Mexican Immigration", $10,000