September Grants Newsletter

This month ASU researchers and the Spina Bifida Association of Arizona were awarded funds to improve quality of life for senior citizens and launch leadership trainings for Arizonans with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Congratulations to this month’s grant recipients!

Available grant opportunities include research preventing alcohol-related disorders and underage drinking and creation of postdoctoral research fellowships.

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Grants Awarded in CD 9 and Arizona

Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

Spina Bifida Association of Arizona awarded $30,000 to launch leadership training for Maricopa County residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities

This grant will launch the nonprofits’ conference series titled “Lead the Way.” The series will teach Phoenix residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities how to be a voice within the community through advice on joining local boards and coalitions, public speaking coaching, and self-discovery.

Diverse Ability Incorporated awarded $33,000 to create leadership academies for youth in Mohave, Yavapai and Maricopa counties

This grant will create leadership academies for youth in Mohave, Yavapai and Maricopa counties geared towards middle school students to discuss their diversities and shared life experiences. The peer-to-peer training will be taught by young adults in the community. 


National Science Foundation

ASU’s Dr. Teresa Wu awarded $100,000 to improve the quality of life for senior citizens

This grant will be used to connect researchers in multiple fields from Arizona State University, Drexel University, and University of Alabama to study the current challenges in senior communities. The project will study community engagement and will identify the biggest challenges in the senior community in order to determine the best solutions using social science, computer science, and engineering.

ASU’s Dr. Evan Scannapieco awarded $503,163 to study stellar generations that produced key elements

This grant will be used to utilize numerical techniques to track element enrichment and study the stellar generation that produced key elements including carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen. The grant will produce public lectures, helping to engage the general public in astronomy and the search for the missing first generation of stars.

ASU’s Dr. Yun Kang awarded $290,436 to study a solution to the decline of the honeybee population

This grant will be used to study the parasitic Varroa mites that are considered the primary cause of the honeybee colony losses, currently considered a global crisis by the scientific community. The project will study how the honeybee interacts with the parasite, the foraging behavior of honeybees in seasonal environments, parasite migration into colonies, and the impact of honeybee colony mortality of the environment.

ASU’s Dr. Junseok Chae awarded $280,793 to develop wireless, multi-channel implants to study free-moving animals

This grant will be used to design and develop wireless, multi-channel, fully-passive neural implants to better serve behavioral studies in free-moving animals. This research is expected to create an opportunity to study longitudinal brain dynamics that can improve research on human chronic neurological disorders including tremors, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and epilepsy.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Gila River Indian Community awarded $480,561 to continue development of the Tribe’s water pollution control, nonpoint source, and wetland programs 

This grant will be used to further the development of important Gila River Indian Community programs that monitor and analyze water quality and develop and implement water quality ordinances, reduce pollutant deposits, and control illegal dumping in wetland areas.

Tohono O’Odham Nation awarded $153,000 to continue development and implementation of the water pollution control program

This grant will be used to continue the development and implementation of the Tribe’s water pollution control program that includes monitoring the bodies of water, the development of an Annual Water Quality Assessment Report, and outreach to the community.


Grant Opportunities


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

NeuroNEXT Infrastructure Resource Access

This grant seeks exploratory clinical trials of investigational agents that will provide data for future trials for biomarker validation.

Click here to learn more.  


Bio Optimization Track for Biologics 

This grant seeks to optimize potential therapeutic biotechnology products to benefit disorders under the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke mission. 

Click here to learn more. 


Epidemiology and Prevention in Alcohol Research

This grant aims to support research investigating the epidemiology of alcohol use, alcohol use disorders, prevention of underage drinking, and alcohol-related harms. 

Click here to learn more.


National Science Foundation

Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

This grant seeks to create opportunities for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) postdoctoral researchers by creating a fellowship that supports their research and training goals. 

Click here to learn more. 



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