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AY 2022-2023 Award Recipients

The Rutgers Research Council Awards and Subvention Program offers grant opportunities to support faculty research and especially to encourage scholarship tackling challenging disciplinary problems in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and creative arts. Below is a list of the awards and winners for AY 2022–2023.

The Individual Fulcrum Awards Program 

The Individual Fulcrum Awards Program is tailored to individual researchers and those in the creative arts who are testing out new ideas to accelerate their scientific inquiry, program of research and scholarship, or creative production. Funding to date for the Individual Fulcrum Awards Program totals $30,750.

  • Sepehr Assadi
    Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, School of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick
    Project Title: Streaming Algorithms for Large-Scale Multi-Armed Bandit Problems

    Miriam Bocarsly
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, New Jersey Medical School, New Brunswick
    Project Title: Characterizing and validating a mouse model of stress-induced feeding

    Ali Chaudhary
    Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick
    Project Title: Short-Term Consequences of COVID-19 Pandemic on Working-Musicians in NJ/NYC Metropolitan Area and the United States

    Ashaki Rouff
    Associate Professor, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Newark
    Project Title: Thermochemical evaluation of sorbent technology for greenhouse gas capture

    Mara Sidney
    Professor, Department of Political Science, School of Arts and Sciences, Newark
    Project Title: The Everyday City: How People and Policies Create Neighborhoods Day-to-Day

    Karthik Srikanta
    Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, School of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick
    Project Title: Inapproximability of Travelling Salesman Problem

    Jinjing Wang
    Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick
    Project Title: Impacts of perceptual and social cues on infants’ counting recognition

The Research on Social and Racial Justice Awards Program

The Research on Social and Racial Justice Awards Program, inspired by President Holloway’s Equity Report and the University’s commitment to fostering excellence in and as a beloved community, supports academic research on racial and social justice in all domains of intellectual, social, artistic, and environmental life. Funding to date for the Research on Social and Racial Justice Awards Program totals $65,700.

  • Nermin Allam
    Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, School of Arts and Sciences, Newark
    Project Title: The Afterlife of Women’s Participation in the 2011 Egyptian Uprising

    Mei Qiu
    Professor & Senior Associate Dean for Research, Department of Nursing, School of Nursing, Camden
    Project Title: A multi-level and person-centered assessment to understand the cumulative health outcomes exacerbated by climate change-driven environmental stressors in an environmental justice community

    Annette Freytag
    Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, New Brunswick
    Project Title: Universally Accessible Gardens: Fostering Spatial Justice for People with Disabilities (PWD)

    David Troutt
    Distinguished Professor, Center on Law, Inequality and Metropolitan Equity, School of Law, New Brunswick
    Project Title: Reckoning Displacement:  Costs and Consequences of Black Upheaval after World War II

    Andrew Urban
    Associate Professor, Department of American Studies and History, School of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick
    Project Title: New Brunswick / North Brunswick High Schools Public Memory Project

The Collaborative Multidisciplinary Awards Program

The Collaborative Multidisciplinary Awards Program offers the opportunity for a group of faculty members across disciplines to work together on a new, shared problem or line of research. Since complex intellectual and social problems often require multiple perspectives and viewpoints to solve them, the program is designed to foster and reward creative and collaborative interdisciplinary work. Funding to date for the Collaborative Multidisciplinary Awards Program totals $91,128.

  • Michelle Chen (PI)
    Instructor, Center for Healthy Aging, Center for Healthy Aging, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, RBHS

    Jean-Francois Daneault (Co-PI)
    Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences, Rutgers School of Health Professions, RBHS

    Dimitri Metaxas (Co-PI)
    Distinguished Professor, Department of Computer Science, School of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick

  • John Evans (PI)
    Associate Professor, Department of Dance, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick

    Kaitlin Gannon (collaborator)
    Program Coordinator, Marine Outreach, Graduate School of Education, New Brunswick

    Thomas Grothues (collaborator)
    Associate Research Professor, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, New Brunswick

    Christina Kaunzinger (collaborator)
    Assistant Research Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, New Brunswick

    Carrie Ferraro (collaborator)
    Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, New Brunswick

    Ani Javian (collaborator)
    Assistant Professor, Department of Dance, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick

  • Lisa Mikesell (PI)
    Associate Professor, Department of Communication, School of Communication, New Brunswick

    Sunanda Gaur (Co-I)
    Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, RBHS

    L. Nandini Moorthy (Co-I)
    Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, RBHS

    Usha Ramachandran (Co-I)
    Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, RBHS

  • Wenwen Zhang (PI)
    Assistant Professor, Department of Public Information, Bloustein School of Public Planning and Policy, New Brunswick

    Jie Gong (Co-I)
    Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, New Brunswick

    Robert Noland (Co-I)
    Distinguished Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Policy Development, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, New Brunswick

    Clinton Andrews (Co-I)
    Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Policy Development, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, New Brunswick

    Leigh Ann Von Hagen (Senior Personnel)
    Managing Director, Voorhees Transportation Center, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, New Brunswick

The Subvention Program for the Publication of Scholarly Books

The Subvention Program for the Publication of Scholarly Books provides partial subsidies to university and other highly regarded scholarly presses to cover a portion of the cost of publishing a scholarly book. Funding to date for the Subvention Program for the Publication of Scholarly Books totals $9,000.

  • Marie-Pierre Aubry
    Distinguished Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick
    Project Title: Coccolithophores: The Calcifying Haploid Phase in Living Species. Biology, Adaptive Morphology, Taxonomy

    Suzy Kim
    Associate Professor of Korean History, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, School of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick
    Project Title: Among Women across Worlds: North Korea in the Global Cold War

     

    Elena Lahr-Vivaz
    Associate Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies, School of Arts and Sciences, Newark
    Project Title: Writing Islands: Space and Identity in the Transnational Cuban Archipelago

Manuscript Review Awards

The Manuscript Review Award is designed to help faculty members publish authoritative, thought-provoking, field-changing books. The award reinforces the university’s commitment to research and scholarship. Awards include a formal manuscript review plus a three-hour workshop / seminar led by an external senior scholar. This year, funding for the Manuscript Review Awards totals $12,000.

  • Jack Bouchard
    Assistant Professor, Department of History, School of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick
    Project Title: Terra Nova: Food, Water, and Work in an Early Atlantic World

    Amir Moosavi
    Assistant Professor, Department of English, School of Arts and Sciences, Newark
    Project Title: Dust That Never Settled Afterlives of the Iran-Iraq War in Arabic and Persian Literatures

    Diane Wong
    Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, School of Arts and Sciences, Newark
    Project Title: You Can’t Evict A Movement: Intergenerational Activism and Housing Justice in New York City