CSU Research Grants

Please note: All post-award administration for the CSU Research Grants is now handled by Sponsored Programs and Research. Please submit all paperwork in association with these grants (revised budgets, Travel Authorizations, Purchase Requistions, etc.) to Carol Jenkins, Associate Director of Post Award Services, Sponsored Programs and Research, at jenkinsc12@southernct.edu.

2021-2022 Award Cycle

Request for Proposals, Guidelines and Application for 2021-21 Award Cycle. Deadline is Friday, January 29, 2021 no later than 5:00 p.m. 

Submission of Grant Reports

A final report describing the results of the research along with a detailed account of fund expenditures must be filed with Faculty Development no later than September 30, 2020, for the 2019-2020 cycle. The Project Report Form should be used as the template for all final reports. The Request for an Extension Form should be used as the template in the event extenuating circumstances hinder progress on the project. All extensions are subject to administrative approval. Please Note: Any funds unaccounted for shall be returned to the university and be added to the allocation for the competition in the following year.

2021-22 CSU-AAUP Faculty Research Grant Award Recommendations

The following projects have been recommended for funding for the 2021-22 award cycle.

Please note that awards are contingent upon BOR approval and work on projects may not begin until approved.

Abd El-Raouf, Amal. Computer Science. A Cost-Effective Real Time People Counting System.

Abe,  JoAnn. Psychology. Habits, Goals, and Self-Regulation.

Acri, Mary. Social Work. Exploring the effects of Non-Directive Equine-Facilitated Play Therapy on children with anxiety.

Al Seesi, Sahar. Computer Science. Computational Pipeline for Gene Allele Specific Expression (ASE) Prediction.

Antonios, Imad. Computer Science. Modeling measurement and time alignment errors in electrical smart grids.

Axon, Stephen. Environment, Geography, & Marine Sciences. The visibility, feasibility, and practicality of tiny house construction in New England.

Baker Bailey, Sara. Communication, Media, and Screen Studies. "It's a lot of Labor Just to Exist": An Understanding of Workplace Diversity.

Barboza, Meghan. Biology. Description of solitary chemosensory cells in the Florida manatee using archived histology tissue samples.

Barnes, Ericka. Chemistry. Quantum Chemical Calculations of Reference Benchmark Energies for Atoms, Molecules, and Ions.

Bode, Patricia. Art. The Remember Love Recovery Project.

Brady, Steven. Biology. Wood frog population geonomics in polluted landscapes.

Brownell, Mia. Art. Zoonotic Tonic.

Cardone, Resha. World Languages and Literatures.  Art, Activism, and Chile’s Feminist Uprising from 2018 through the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

Chandler, Jeremy. Art. Spotted at First-Light: Creating and Exhibiting Photographic Artwork.

Chevan, David. Music. A Klezmer Purim Spiel.

Coca, Adiel. Chemistry. Novel Catalysts in the Synthesis of Tetrazole Derivatives and Antibacterial Studies of Tetrazole

Cooper Boemmels, Jennifer. Earth Science. Understanding the Timing and Regional Significance of Cretaceous Crustal Deformation in Northern New England.

Coron Cynthia. Earth Science. Ash Fall-Induced Climate Change: Archival Lake Records, Meriden, CT.

Crawford, Sarah. Biology. Use of Drosophilia melanogaster as a Research Model to Investigate Environmental Factors Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Cross, Emma. Environment, Geography, & Marine Sciences. Does multi-species ocean farming improve meat and shell quality of farmed shellfish compared to shellfish-only aquaculture?

Edgington, Nicholas. Biology. Comparative &Functional Genomics of Tandem Gene Duplication in Actinobacteria viruses.

Groffman, Joshua. Music. Creation of live electronics for Halcyon: an Opera.

Heidkamp, C. Patrick. Environment, Geography, & Marine Sciences. Assessing the Just Transition Potential of an Ocean Cluster based Economic Development Approach in Greenland.

Hossain, Md. Computer Science. Effectiveness of Deep Features in Serial Fusion Based Biometric Systems.

Hwang, Candy. Chemistry. Reducing Biofilm Formation in Implanted Medical Devices by Disrupting Quorum Sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Irwin, Julia. Psychology. Norming the Hearing Assessment in Response to Noise Screener (HeARS).

Jeffrey, Rachel. Biology. Modification of dopamine system with enriched environment exposure in adolescents.

Kalbfleisch, Elizabeth. English. Anti-Scientism and the Politics of Literacy Instruction in America.

Kearns, James. Chemistry. Can Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry be used to identify new natural products/antibiotic molecules for the treatment of Borrelia Burgdorferi (the Lyme Infection)?  

Kelly, Miriah. Environment, Geography, & Marine Sciences. Assessing the Similarities and Differences ofCoastal Conflict Concerns among United Nations FrameworkConvention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Constituents.

Kim, Younjun. Economics. Does Technological Change Increase the Poverty Rate?

Liu, Yan. Information and Library Science. Urban Library Services to Mobile Users.

Marsoobian, Armen. Philosophy. The Khachkars of Djulfa: Challenging Genocide Denial by Virtually Recovering Armenia’s Lost Cultural Heritage.

McPherson, Casey. Counseling and School Psychology. Determining the Effectiveness of a Literacy Toolkit for Informal Educators

Rogers, Michael. Anthropology. Late Pleistocene and Holocene Archaeologyat Gona, Ethiopia.

Njoku, Anuli. Public Health. Barriers and Facilitators to Seasonal Influenza and COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake among Black and Latinx New Haven Residents: A Mixed Methods Study.

Olney, Patricia. Poltical Science. Donald Trump and Mexico's Perception of the United States: Surviving the Binational Caciquismo.

Palma, Pina. World Languages and Literatures. Pontano and the Renaissance at the Court of Aragon.

Pang, Jiong Dong. Chemistry. Creating a Welcoming Classroom Environment.

Perumbilly, Sebastian. Social Work/MFT. Impact of COVID-19 on the Personal Wellbeing of Members of Higher Education in Connecticut During Campus Closures: Perspectives of Faculty, Students, and Non-Teaching Staff.

Prince, Melvin and Young Kim. Marketing. Threat and Coping Appraisal in Response to Availability of COVID-19 Vaccine.

Reyes, Loida and Steven Hoffler. Social Work. Examining Students' Perceptions of Culturally Inclusive Content in the Baccalaureate Social Work Curriculum.

Richmond, Andrew. English. Reading in Place: Contextualizing Medieval Reactions to Climate Change through Digital Models.

Risisky, Deb. Public Health. Academic Outcomes and Campus Engagement Among Students in Living Learning Communities.

Roe, Sarah. History. The History of Female Medicine and the Rise of Technology: how norms and values have shaped the way we understand women.

Ryder, Todd. Chemistry. Virtual Screening to Identify Novel Inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2.

Schmitt, Elena. World Languages and Literatures. A Longitudinal Approach to the Study of Heritage Language in Young Adults.

Serchuk, Camille. Art.  Mapping by Eye: Cartographies of Direct Observation in Medieval and Early Modern Western Europe.

Slomba, Jeff. Art. Return to Materiality: 3D printing modls for clay casting and modeling of relief sculpture.

Smoyer, Amy. Social Work. Women's Lived Experience of Incarceration in Alabama.

Vu, Thuan. Art. Translating Vietnamese Imagery.

Walters, Kenneth. Psychology. Sluggish Cognitive Tempo, ADHD, and Functional Impairment among College Students.

Wang, Zheni and Alison Wall. Management/IB. Dealing with the Work Scheduling Challenges: A complete temporal analysis of employees' situational work motivation and well-being.

Weinbaum, Jonathan. Biology. Continued Excavation and Interpretation of a Late Triassic fossil sitein the southwestern United States.

Weng, Miaowei. World Languages and Literatures. History and Memory in Contemporary Spain.

Wieland, Alice. Management. Role of Gendered Social Cognitions in Organizations.

Yang, Charlie. Management/IB. Healthcare Professonals' Attitudes Towards Mindfulness-Based Interventions.

Zigmont, Victoria. Public Health. 2 Years Later: A Follow-Up Study to Understand Changes in Student Food Insecurity.