Faculty Grants

Active in Academic Year 2015-2016

Affordable Learning Georgia

Faculty:  $30,000, (Co-Investigator), 2016-2017Faculty: Timothy Henkel, Emily Croteau, and Matt Waters
Title: “Adoption an open-source textbook for non-majors biology courses”
Award: $10,800 (2014-2015)

National Peanut Board

Faculty: Emily Cantonwine (Collaborator)
Title: Genetic Characterization of Cercospora arachidicola and Cercosporidium personatum
Award: $7,590 (2014-2015)

Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Faculty: Richard Carter
Title: Status Survey and Search Efforts for American Chaffseed (Schwalbea americana) in Georgia; contract funded by Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Award: $20,000 (2013-2014)

U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Agency (USAMRAA)

Faculty: Mitch Lockhart
Title: Gopher tortoise demography study at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia
Award: $14,500 (2015)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Faculty: Richard Carter (PI) 
Title: Advances in Wiregrass Georgia: Infrastructural Improvements to Sustain Another Half-Century of Herbarium-Based Research and Teaching
Award: $176,917 (2015-2018)

Faculty: Richard Carter (Co-PI) 
Title: Digitization TCN: Collaborative Research: The Key to the Cabinets: Building and Sustaining a Research Database for a Global Biodiversity Hotspot
Award: $74,385 (2014-2018)

Faculty: Richard Carter (PI)
Title: Collaborative Research: The GA-VSC Herbaria Collaborative: Phase I of a Statewide Consortium.
Award: $199,336 (2011-2014)

Faculty: Ted Uyeno (PI)
Title: Hagfish Biomechanics: Biting hard with soft feeding apparatuses
Award: $370,000 (total collaboration with College of Charleston - $626,000) (2014-2017)

Faculty: Cy Mott (Co-PI)
Title: Are the effects of size structure on trophic cascades mediated by demographic feedbacks?
Award: $178,814 (total collaboration with Murray State University - $459,998) (2014-2018)

BP/GoMRI  (Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative)

Faculty: James Nienow (Co-investigator)
Title: Deep Sea to Coast Connectivity in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico (Deep-C) Consortium
Award: $217,000 (2012-2014)

City of Jacksonville River Accord

Faculty:  Gretchen Bielmyer-Fraser, (Co-Investigator)
Title:  Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Grants, Transitioning BIOL 1108 to OpenStax, City of Jacksonville, St. Johns River Accord
Award:  $32,755, 2016-2018

Faculty: Gretchen Bielmyer (Investigator)
Title: State of the River report for the Lower St. Johns River Basin: Water Quality Fisheries, Aquatic Life, and Contaminants
Award: $15,487 (2013-2016)

Lowndes County Board of Health / City of Valdosta

Faculty: Mark Blackmore
Title: “Surveillance for West Nile Virus and Other Mosquito-borne Viruses”
Award: $88,580 (2014-2015)

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Faculty:  Matt Waters
Title:  The impacts and interactions of dominant invasive species in Lake Seminole, GA
Award:  $15,707 (2014-2015)

Faculty: Joshua Reece
Title: Florida Grasshopper Sparrow Conservation Genetics
Award: $13,476.93 (2014-2015)

St. Catherine’s Island Research Program

Faculty: Gretchen Bielmyer-Fraser (Co-investigator),
Title:  Survey of Diamondback Terrapin Populations and Nesting Sites in Georgia
Award: $2,434 June-July 2015.

Crowdfunding Research Experiences for Undergraduates (CREU)

Faculty: Gretchen Bielmyer-Fraser (Principal Investigator)
Title: Pollution and Coral Reef Organisms
Award:  $7,901, 2015-2016

Valdosta State University Quality Enhancement Plan Undergraduate Research Grant

Faculty:  Gretchen Bielmyer-Fraser Principal (Co-Investigator) with Matt Waters
Title: “Studying Human Impacts on Water Quality in the Rivers of Lowndes County, GA:  Undergraduate Research and Investigations”
Award:  $40,000 2013-2014