Recent Accolades

Brandeis faculty regularly receive competitive national fellowships and grants to support their scholarship and teaching. Fellowships and grants awarded to Brandeis faculty in the current year are listed below, or you can view previous years of received grants or fellowships.

Current Brandeis faculty can also review sample proposals from their colleagues to help with their own proposals.

Division of Humanities

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for Power and the People: Lay People’s Voices in Ancient Jewish Adjudication

Division of Science

U.S. Department of Energy 2023 Early Career Research Award

Simons Foundation Pivot Fellowship for Higher-order statistics of geostrophic turbulence and internal waves

Grant from WGBH for The American Archive of Public Broadcasting: Infrastructure and Outreach

American Cancer Society Grant for Deciphering the Role of HP1 Associated Chromatin Complexes in Epigenetic Inheritance

Brookhaven National Laboratory Grant for U.S. ATLAS HL-LHC Upgrade Project for FY23, WBS Strip Installation & Integration

"The National Institutes of Health is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world. In fiscal year 2022, NIH invested most of its $45 billion appropriations in research seeking to enhance life, and to reduce illness and disability. NIH-funded research has led to breakthroughs and new treatments helping people live longer, healthier lives, and building the research foundation that drives discovery." - NIH Website

  • Christine Grienberger (Biology), Unraveling the Synaptic and Circuit Mechanisms Underlying a Plasticity-Driving Instructive Signal
  • Leslie Griffith (Biology), Activity-Dependent Regulation of CaMKII and Synaptic Plasticity
  • James Haber (Biology), DNA Damage Response and Repair of Broken Chromosome
  • Lizbeth Hedstrom (Biology and Chemistry) and Isaac Krauss (Chemistry), Ubiquitin-Independent Targeted Protein Degradation (Transformative Research)
  • Shantanu Jadhav (Psychology), Role of Physiological Patterns in Hippocampal-Prefrontal Interactions
  • Sebastian Kadener (Biology), Uncovering the Origin and Mechanisms of Ultradian Rhythms in the Drosophila Brain and Systematic and Mechanistic Assessment of the Roles of circRNAs in Alzheimer's Disease
  • Julia Kardon (Biochemistry), Dynamic Control of Mitochondrial Function by the Protein unfoldase CLPX
  • Isaac Krauss (Chemistry), A 400 MHz NMR Spectrometer and Mannosidase-Stabilized Glycan Immunogens for Elicitation of High Mannose Patch Antibodies and for Technologies for Directed Evolution of Glycoaptamers
  • Michael Rosbash (Biology and Neuroscience), Addressing Protein Synthesis Regulation within Small Numbers of Discrete Neurons
  • Piali Sengupta (Biology), Mechanisms of Sensory Neuron Morphological Diversification, Signaling, and Functional Plasticity
  • Maria-Eirini Pandelia (Biochemistry), How Does a Metallocofactor In The Hepatitis B Viral Protein X Orchestrate Pathogenesis and Liver Cancer
  • Avital Rodal (Biology), Abberior 3D-STED Microscope for Super-Resolution Imaging
  • Yangyang Wang (Mathematics), CRCNS: Evidence-based Modeling of Neuromodulatory Action on Network Properties
National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants

"The U.S. National Science Foundation is an independent federal agency that supports science and engineering in all 50 states and U.S. territories...We also support solutions-oriented research with the potential to produce advancements for the American people." - NSF Website

  • Angela Gutchess (Psychology), Defining Culture in Scientific Inquiry: Interdisciplinary and International Perspective
  • Michael Hagan (Physics), Computational modeling to determine strategies to optimize self-limited assembly
  • Tyler Maunu (Mathematics), Wasserstein Optimization in Data Science: Recovery and Sampling
  • James Pustejovsky (Computer Science), EAGER: Integrating Dense Paraphrased-Enriched Representations with Large Language Models
  • Kaushik Ragunathan (Biology), URoL: Epigenetics 2: Robustness and Adaptability of the Dynamic Epigenome: A Multiscale Approach

Division of Social Sciences

Whiting Foundation Fellowship of Higher Education for Sustainable Transportation and Active Travel in South Korea

John Templeton Foundation, Grant for Mainstreaming Spiritual Care in Healthcare Organizations: Supporting the Next Generation of Leaders 

U.S. Department of Justice, Grant for Chapel Customer Service Survey

American Council on Learned Societies Fellowship for America’s Comfort Women: Legacies of Military Prostitution in Cold War Asia and the Pacific
Hitz Foundation Grant for Archaeological Research and Conservation in the Usumacinta River Valley of Chiapas and Guatemala