Internal Grants & Awards

President’s Interdisciplinary Seed Grant Program

Twelve faculty teams at the University of Georgia have been selected to receive research awards through the President’s Interdisciplinary Seed Grant Program. More than 150 faculty teams submitted research proposals to this competitive program.

Winning proposals are below.

Clark AlexanderSkidaway Institute of Oceanography
Mark RisseMarine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
Brian BledsoeCollege of Engineering
Glen NowakCenter for Health and Risk Communication; Advertising, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Sun Joo "Grace" AhnAdvertising, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Jon CalabriaCollege of Environment and Design
Marguerite MaddenCenter for Geospatial Research, Department of Geography
Shana JonesCarl Vinson Institute of Government; Georgia Sea Grant Legal Program
Scott PippinCarl Vinson Institute of Government
Anne LindsayMarine Education, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
Jessica BrownMarine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
Tom BlissShellfish Research Lab, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
Jill GambillMarine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
Danny BivinsCarl Vinson Institute of Government
Leigh ElkinsCarl Vinson Institute of Government

Marin BrewerFungal Biology Interdisciplinary Group; Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Michelle MomanyFungal Biology Interdisciplinary Group; Department of Plant Biology, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Shawn R. LockhartFungal Reference Laboratory; Antifungal Laboratory, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Anastasia LitvintsevaFungal Research Unit, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Harlan Grant CohenInternational Law
Kang LiComputer Science
Amanda MurdieInternational Affairs
Roberto PerdisciComputer Science
Victor AsalPolitical Science, State University of New York, University at Albany

John M. DrakeOdum School of Ecology
Susana FerreiraDepartment of Agricultural and Applied Economics, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Nicole GottdenkerDepartment of Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine
Steve BellanDepartment of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health
Richard HallOdum School of Ecology; Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine
Drew KramerOdum School of Ecology
J.P. SchmidtOdum School of Ecology
Patrick StephensOdum School of Ecology

Carolyn LaucknerDepartment of Health Promotion and Behavior, College of Public Health
Bernadette HeckmanDepartment of Counseling and Human Development Services, College of Education
Timothy HeckmanHealth Informatics Institute; Health Promotion and Behavior, College of Public Health
Nathan HansenHealth Promotion and Behavior, College of Public Health
Dr. Gregory FelzienGeorgia Department of Public Health, Division of Health Protection/IDI-HIV
Suleima SalgadoTelehealth and Telemedicine, Georgia Department of Public Health

Changying "Charlie" LiSchool of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
Scott JacksonPlant Functional Genomics; Center for Applied Genetic Technologies
Harald SchermPlant Pathology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Alexander BuckschDepartment of Plant Biology, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources; Institute of Bioinformatics
Ping MaDepartment of Statistics; Big Data Analytics Lab

Rebecca MatthewSchool of Social Work
J. Maria BermudezHuman Development and Family Science
Carolina DarbisiPublic Service and Outreach; Research & Evaluation, J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development
Pamela OrpinasHealth Promotion and Behavior, College of Public Health
Alejandra CalvaLatin American and Caribbean Studies Institute
Jennifer ElkinsSchool of Social Work
Edward Delgado-RomeroCounseling Psychology, College of Education
Jason CadeSchool of Law
Henry N. YoungClinical and Administrative Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy

David OkechSchool of Social Work
Nathan HansenHealth Behavior and Promotion, College of Public Health
Jody Clay-WarnerDepartment of Sociology
Steven M. KoganHuman Development and Family Science
Jenifer ElkinsSchool of Social Work
Dr. James PippimAugusta University/UGA Medical Partnership
John AnarfiRegional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana

WenZhan SongSchool of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
Marc van IerselDepartment of Horticulture, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Richard WatsonDepartment of Management Information Systems, Terry College of Business
Javad Mahommadpour VelniSchool of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
Thomas LawrenceSchool of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
Yi HongDepartment of Computer Science, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Maric BoudreauDepartment of Management Information Systems, Terry College of Business
Marc HaidekkerSchool of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

Li TanComplex Carbohydrate Research Center
Sergiy MinkoDepartment of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors, College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Debra MohnenDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences; Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
Cheryl GomillionSchool of Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

David TannerState Services and Decision Support, Carl Vinson Institute of Government
Karen WebberInstitute of Higher Education
Timothy BurgOffice of STEM Education, Department of Veterinary Biosciences and Diagnostic Imaging, College of Veterinary Medicine
Greg WilsonWorkforce Development Technical Assistance Program, Carl Vinson Institute of Government

Mark TompkinsCenter for Vaccines and Immunology
Ted RossCenter for Vaccines and Immunology
Pej RohaniOdum School of Ecology
Fred QuinnDepartment of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine
Bodo LinzCenter for Vaccines and Immunology
Eric HarvillCenter for Vaccines and Immunology
Mark H. EbellCollege of Public Health
Steven BellanCollege of Public Health
Anne Gaelle Bebin BlackwellCenter for Vaccines and Immunology
Elodie GhedinCenter for Genomics and Systems Biology, New York University