Recent Awards

In FY 2016, Brandeis University attracted nearly $60 million in outside funding to support research. Following is a list of recent awards received by Brandeis University scholars.
NSF I-Corps Site Award

Total Anticipated Award: $237,050

Principal Investigator: Rebecca Menapace

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Date Awarded: Feb. 1, 2017

Support Reporting By Diverse Journalists with an Emphasis on Women and People of Color

Total Anticipated Award: $55,250

Principal Investigator: Florence Graves

Sponsor: Fund for Investigative Journalism

Date Awarded: Jan. 14, 2017

RTM in India and Ethiopia (and) FENOT

Total Anticipated Award: $72,092

Principal Investigator: Diana Bowser

Sponsor: Harvard University, School of Public Health

Date Awarded: Jan. 20, 2017

Evaluating the Impact of Maccabi USA

Total Anticipated Award: $95,524

Principal Investigator: Janet Aronson

Sponsor: Maccabi USA

Date Awarded: Jan. 17, 2017

Maccabi USA builds Jewish identity through participation in sports and sponsors the U.S. Team to the World Maccabiah Games, an international athletic competition held in Israel.

Modulation of Chemosensory Behaviors by Gut Microbiota

Total Anticipated Award: $446,875

Principal Investigator: Piali Sengupta

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Date Awarded: Jan. 13, 2017

diversitydatakids.org 2.0: An Indicator and Policy Analysis Project to Advance a National-to-Local Child Racial/Ethnic Equity Agenda

Total Anticipated Award: $3,069,939

Principal Investigator: Dolores Acevedo Garcia

Co-PI/Ci-Investigators: Erin Hardy, Pamela Joshi, Clemons Noelke

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Date Awarded: Jan. 12, 2017

Novel Technology for Highly Informative, Fast, Cost-Effective Identification of Legal and Illegal Edible Fish and Fish Products

Total Anticipated Award: $49,700

Principal Investigator: Lawrence Wangh

Sponsor: Seafood Industry Research Fund

Date Awarded: Jan. 4, 2017

Regulation of mRNA Translation Initiation in Development

Total Anticipated Award: $150,000

Principal Investigator: Amy Si-Ying Lee

Sponsor: Charles H. Hood Foundation

Date Awarded: Dec. 12, 2016

Re-Imagining Doctoral Education in the Humanities: A Bridge to the Future

Project Total Cost: $700,000

Principal Investigator: Eric Chasalow

Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Date Awarded: Dec. 8, 2016