The January Grants Newsletter


This month, Arizona State University researchers, Phoenix Indian Medical Center, and Educare Arizona were awarded over $3.4 million in grants supporting transportation innovation, diabetes programs, and early childhood education.

Congratulations to this month’s grant recipients!

Available grant opportunities include funding to improve energy-efficient computing, research for violence prevention, and access to historical documents and records that tell the American story.                    

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Grants Awarded in CD 9 and Arizona

U.S. Department of Transportation

Arizona State University awarded $1,402,200 for the Teaching Old Models New Tricks (TOMNET) Project                                        

ASU is the lead University working with the Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Washington, and University of South Florida to form a unique center of transportation excellence to advance U.S. technology and expertise in disciplines including transportation through education, solutions-oriented research and technology transfer, and the exploration and sharing of cutting-edge ideas and approaches.

Phoenix Suns Charities

Educare Arizona awarded $5,300 for early childhood programs

This grant will be used to provide a full day of high-quality early childhood education and comprehensive family support for very low income children and families in the Balsz Promise neighborhood in Phoenix.




U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Phoenix Indian Medical Center awarded $1,706,109 for their Special Diabetes Program for Native Americans

This grant will be used to provide educational interventions including diabetes teaching, physical activity, and nutritional education. The goal of the program is to decrease diabetes related illnesses, to better control blood sugars, to decrease body mass index, and to promote an overall sense of well-being.


National Science Foundation

ASU’s Dr. Violet Syrotiuk awarded $197,555 to broaden participation in the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) Workshps

The Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) is a nationwide suite of infrastructure supporting experimentation in networking, distributed systems, security, and novel application. GENI Regional Workshops (GRW) held across the nation focus on hands-on laboratory education. These GRWs serve to reach underserved faculty and students that are unable to travel to distant events. This grant will be used to support one additional GRW in 2016 and four additional GRWs for 2017.


ASU’s Dr. Edward Garnero awarded $95,242 to improve lower mantle seismic sampling and model resolution using multi-bounce ad diffracted waves

This grant will be used to improve upon past tomographic studies by using a larger suite of types of seismic waves that will be measured in a new and novel way in order to improve accuracy. This will enable researchers to add seismic wave sampling of Earth’s Southern hemisphere, which is more poorly sampled than the northern hemisphere. This will improve our overall understanding of the nature of global internal processes, including the connective dynamics of the mantle and evolution of the planet.





Grant Opportunities

U.S. Department of Justice

Smart Policing Initiative

This grant will be used to build upon analysis-driven, evidence-based policing by encouraging state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to develop effective, economical, and innovative responses to crime within their jurisdictions.

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National Science Foundation

Energy-Efficient Computing: from Devices to Architectures

This grant will be used to support new research to minimize the energy impacts of processing, storing, and moving data within future computing systems, and will be synergistic with other research activities that address other aspects of this overarching energy-constrained computing performance challenge.

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National Archives and Records Administration

Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions 

This grant will be used to focus on the papers of major figures from American history or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience. The goal of this program is to provide access to, and editorial context for, the historical documents and records that tell the American story.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury

This grant seeks to expand and advance our understanding about what works to prevent violence by rigorously evaluating primary prevention strategies, programs, and policies to address specific gaps in the prevention of teen dating violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and youth violence.

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