The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the awardees for the 2017-2018 VPR Research & Creative Grants. A total of 47 proposals covering a wide variety of disciplines were reviewed by a committee of faculty peers, who selected twelve one-year projects to fund at a level of up to $10,000 each. The twelve awardees are:

Javier Auyero, Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Professor #3, Department of Sociology, A Collective Political Ethnography of Everyday Life in Poor Conservative Texas

Amy Brock, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomechanical Engineering, Lineage Isolation in Primary Colorectal Cancers with a Functionalized Barcode Tool

Kenneth Greene, Associate Professor, Department of Government, Is Vote Buying Effective? Challenges of Machine Politics in Modern Emerging Democracies

Geraldine Heng, Associate Professor, Department of English, Early Globalities: The Interconnected World, 500-1500 CE

David Heymann, Harwell Hamilton Regents Professor, School of Architecture, Design of an Improved Attwater's Prairie Chicken Release Pen

Hans Hofmann, Professor and Core Facilities Director, Department of Integrative Biology, Repeatability of Social Evolution

Hiroshi Nishiyama, Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Cerebellar Contribution to Neocortical Development in Autism

Adam Rabinowitz, Associate Professor, Department of Classics, The University of Texas Histria Multiscalar Archaeological Project (UT-HMAP)

PJ Raval, Assistant Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Untitled Jennifer Laude Documentary

Navid Saleh, Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering, Harnessing the Power of Microwave to Inactivate Pathogens

David Vanden Bout, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Molecules to Materials: Emergent Properties from Molecular Aggregation

Jeff Williams, Associate Professor of Studio Art, Sculpture, and Extended Media, Department of Art & Art History, MRF Edit

Abstracts for the awarded projects are available online.

The VPR Research & Creative Grant program provides support of up to $10,000 for specific projects of individual tenured and tenure-track faculty members. The program’s overall objectives are to promote research, outreach, and creative activities in all disciplines. For more information and annual submission deadlines, please visit the Vice President for Research website.