Internal Grants & Awards

President’s Interdisciplinary Seed Grant Program – 2019 funded projects

Seven faculty teams at the University of Georgia were selected to receive research awards through the second President’s Interdisciplinary Seed Grant Program in 2019. More than 70 faculty teams submitted research proposals to this competitive program.

Winning proposals are below.

Sun Joo (Grace) AhnDepartment of Advertising and Public Relations, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Kyle JohnsenSchool of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
Catherine O’NealDepartment of Human Development and Family Science, College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Dawn RobinsonDepartment of Sociology, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Alison BergDepartment of Foods and Nutrition, College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Ellen EvansDepartment of Kinesiology, College of Education
Joan KoonceDepartment of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics, College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Brian BledsoeInstitute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems, College of Engineering
Jon CalabriaCollege of Environment + Design
Susana FerreiraDepartment of Agricultural and Applied Economics, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
C. Rhett JacksonWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
Shana JonesCarl Vinson Institute of Government
Craig LandryDepartment of Agricultural and Applied Economics, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Nathan NibbelinkWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
Don NelsonDepartment of Anthropology, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Brian OrlandCollege of Environment + Design
J. Scott PippinCarl Vinson Institute of Government
Mark RisseMarine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
Amy RosemondOdum School of Ecology
J. Marshall ShepherdDepartment of Geography, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Meredith Welch-DevineGraduate School

James ByersOdum School of Ecology
Marc E. FrischerDepartment of Marine Sciences, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
Richard HallDepartment of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine and Odum School of Ecology
Thomas BlissShellfish Research Laboratory, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
Al CamusCollege of Veterinary Medicine
Brian IrwinFisheries, Georgia Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit and Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
Erin LippDepartment of Environmental Health Science, College of Public Health
Craig W. OsenbergOdum School of Ecology
Pej RohaniOdum School of Ecology and College of Veterinary Medicine
John WaresDepartment of Genetics, Franklin College of Arts Sciences and Odum School of Ecology

Fred QuinnDepartment of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine
Ted RossDepartment of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine
Christopher WhalenDepartment of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health
Kaori SakamotoDepartment of Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine
Steve DiversDepartment of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine
Russ KarlsDepartment of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine
Tuhina GuptaDepartment of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine
Shannon QuinnDepartment of Computer Science and Department of Cellular Biology, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Steve HarveyUniversity Research Animal Resources
Balazs RadaDepartment of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine
Ankita GargDepartment of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine
James PoseyMycobacteriology Laboratory Branch, CDC
Thomas RoweInfluenza Branch, CDC
William JacobsSchool of Medicine, Albert Einstein University, The Bronx, NY
Cecilia LoSchool of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Cheryl DaySchool of Medicine, Emory University

Rawad SalehCollege of Engineering
Amanda FrossardDepartment of Chemistry, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Gabriel KoopermanDepartment of Geography, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Brandon RotaveraCollege of Engineering
Geoffrey SmithDepartment of Chemistry, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Janani ThapaDepartment of Health Policy and Management, College of Public Health
Donglan “Stacy” ZhangDepartment of Health Policy and Management, College of Public Health
Lan MuDepartment of Geography, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Jennifer GayDepartment of Health Promotion and Behavior, College of Public Health
Michael SchmidtDepartment of Kinesiology, College of Education
Justin InglesDepartment of Health Policy and Management, College of Public Health
Chen ZhenDepartment of Agricultural and Applied Economics, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Marsha DavisDepartment of Health Promotion and Behavior, College of Public Health
Rudy NaygaDepartment of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Brian ElbelDepartment of Population Health, Grossman School of Medicine, New York University, New York, NY
Audrey IddaikadarGeorgia Department of Public Health