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Grants for WCU projects announced by Research Administration

The following is a compilation of grants awarded at Western Carolina University during March 2019. The list is presented in unedited form, courtesy of WCU’s Office of Research Administration.

Title: A multi-scale resilience-based framework for restoring and conserving Great Basin wet meadows and riparian ecosystems

PI: Jerry Miller

Funder: USDA National Forest Service

Amount: $32,486

Description: to assist with operationalizing the concepts of resilience and resistance for managing ecosystems and species at risk

Title: Archaeological Support for remediation of a damaged portion of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail and Unicoi Turnpike on the Cherokee National Forest

PI: Brett Riggs

Funder: USDA National Forest Service

Amount: $122,380.24

Description: to provide archeological services to remediate damage to two nationally significant trails

John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center

Title: Farm Agricultural Resources and Mediation in Virginia (FARM-VA)

PI: Debra Burke

Funder: US Department of Agriculture

Amount: $6,001

Description: to continue a federally funded certified state agricultural mediation program that provides mediation services to USDA customers in Virginia

Title: New Realities Program 2018-19

PI: Denise Homewood

Funder: North Carolina Arts Council

Amount: $3,450

Description: to complete the Bardo Arts Center’s strategic plan and associated activities and create a sustainable financial model

Title: North Carolina Agricultural Mediation Program (NCAMP)

PI: Debra Burke

Funder: US Department of Agriculture

Amount: $6,000

Description: to continue agricultural mediation services to USDA customers in North Carolina

Title: SBTDC at Western Carolina University

PI: Sandra Dennison

Funder: North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center

Amount: $12,000

Description: supplement to support the Small Business and Technology Development Center Regional Service Center at WCU

Title: Scaled-Up Seminar

PI: Ed Lopez

Funder: Classical Liberals of the Carolina

Amount: $3,000

Description: to fund participants at the 2019 Scaled-Up Seminar on economics research

Title: Workflow to experimentally identify phage repressor proteins

PI: Maria Gainey

Funder: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Amount: $6,000

Description: to validate and biochemically characterize both known and novel Mycobacteriophage repressor proteins

 

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