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Recent Awards

American University faculty members receive externally sponsored awards to conduct impactful and exciting research. Below is a list of awards received for FY22 by unit.

Center for University Excellence

PI: Valentina Bruno
Project Title: Financial Globalization
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Amount: $183,000

PI: Mary Hansen
Project Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research in DRMS: A Comparison of Value of Statistical Life Estimates Derived from Revealed and Stated Preferences
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Amount: $29,876

PI: Ethan Mereish
Project Title: Minority Stress Reactivity and Hazardous Drinking
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health-NIH
Amount: $169,287

PI: Thomas Merrill
Project Title: Strengthening Liberal Education at American University
Sponsor: Teagle Foundation
Amount: $250,000

PI: Lucas Paganini
Project Title: Paganini NASA IPA 2019 -2023
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration-NASA
Amount: $404,230

PI: Laura Cutler
Project Title: Teaching Expansion Grant AY21-22
Sponsor: The Israel Institute
Amount: $25,000

PI: Molly Dondero
Project Title: Gender Differences in the Diet of Mexican Children of Immigrants
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State University
Amount: $15,418

PI: Seth Gershenson
Project Title: Examining Recruitment Policies and Programs Aimed at Diversifying the Teacher Workforce
Sponsor: University of Maryland
Amount: $25,184

PI: Seth Gershenson
Project Title: How teachers learn racial competency and how to be effective for all of their students
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Amount: $207,355

PI: Subhiya Idilbi
Project Title: Key Executive Leadership Programs
Sponsor: US Department of Homeland Security - Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Amount: $1,024,740

PI: Stefano Costanzi
Project Title: Virtual screening for the identification of ligands of GPR101, an orphan GPCR involved in X-linked acrogigantism (X-LAG)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health-NIH
Amount: $429,000

PI: David Gerard
Project Title: A U-statistic approach to population genetics
Sponsor: National Science Foundation-NSF
Amount: $188,694

PI: Onaje Woodbine
Project Title: Take Back What the Devil Stole: An African American Prophet's Encounters in the Spirit World
Sponsor: Louisville Institute
Amount: $40,000

Kogod School of Business

School of Communication

PI: Brian McGowan
Project Title: Achieving the Dream in College: Understanding Black Student Experiences in a K-12 Precollege Program
Sponsor: American Educational Research Association
Amount: $5,000

PI: Caroyln Parker
Project Title: Learning by Scientific Design
Sponsor: Deans for Impact
Amount: $10,000

PI: Shaine Cunningham
Project Title: MCJ Amelior Foundation Internship Fund
Sponsor: MCJ Amelior Foundation
Amount: $25,000

PI: James Goldgeier
Project Title: Brookings Institution
Sponsor: Brookings Institution Visiting Fellowship
Amount: $49,378

PI: Julie Baldwin
Project Title: Racial Justice Internal Dashboard and Policy Reform Project
Sponsor: Innovative Prosecution Consulting
Amount: $781,943

PI: Subhiya Idilbi
Project Title: Key Executive Leadership Programs
Sponsor: US Department of Homeland Security - Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Amount: $170,790

PI: David Schwegman
Project Title: IPA
Sponsor: General Services Administration
Amount: $19,241

PI: Susan Carle
Project Title: Visiting Faculty Agreement
Sponsor: Washington/Lee School of Law
Amount: $279,068

PI: Meredith Jacob
Project Title: Supporting the Creation of OER with a Code of Best Practices for Fair Use
Sponsor: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Amount: $249,905

WAMU

Research Awards in FY21

American University faculty received numerous awards in FY21. Click on the link below to review the list.

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