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Cook County, Ill., funds by National Science Foundation

Listing $66,213,355.97 in stimulus funds from National Science Foundation for Cook

Note: For some programs where states do not report where money will be distributed across the state, we do not have the allocation for individual counties. Those programs include: Medicaid, unemployment benefits and food stamps. Those amounts are included in the totals for where the state agency receiving that money is located.

Amount refers to both the amount of stimulus funding going toward the project and the face value of the loan.

Recipient Amount Description Federal Dept./Agency Date
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $3,979,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support With this award Northwestern University will establish an International Materials Institute (IMI) for Solar Energy Conversion. Although conventional silicon and other semiconductor solar cells have achieved high efficiency for solar energy conversion, the
This spending item is part of a $4,174,000 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 8/12/2009
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $2,438,674 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The Chicago Transformation Teacher Institutes (CTTI), which involves five institutions of higher education (University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul University, Illinois Institutes of Technology, Loyola University Chicago, and Northwestern University) an
This spending item is part of a $4,994,911 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 5/28/2009
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $2,000,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This is stimulus funding from the National Science Foundation, which will be used toward supporting student fellows in the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. It will be disbursed over 3 years, so approximately $666,666/year, and is used for stipend National Science Foundation 8/12/2009
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $1,999,999 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support MRI-R2: Acquisition of an Aberration-Corrected Scanning Transmission Electron Miscroscope for Multidisciplinary Research and Education at UIC National Science Foundation 3/11/2010
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $1,933,337 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) was recently awarded a three-year, $1.9-Million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for G?OptIPlanet Cyber-Mashup,G? to create persistent visualization and National Science Foundation 8/18/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $1,374,132 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The project will renovate part of the Metropolitan Research and Education Network (MREN). It will provide gateways to forthcoming, next-generation national and international research and education networks and also provide access to customizable services, National Science Foundation 9/15/2010
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $1,259,490 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This proposal requests support for the development of a state-of-the-art polarization-sensitive receiver SPT-POL that will be used to conduct a program of cosmological research with the 10-meter South Pole Telescope (SPT). The SPT-POL will be installed on National Science Foundation 2/04/2010
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $1,250,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support While the nervous system operates with information, the mechanics of the body and the environment in which it is embedded constitute a world of forces. Work on the mechanics of the body and on the nervous system is rarely undertaken in a joint fashion, in National Science Foundation 7/27/2009
DE PAUL UNIVERSITY $1,231,223 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project will develop a software traceability instrument designed to empower future traceability research, through facilitating innovation and creativity, increasing collaboration between traceability researchers, decreasing the startup costs and effo
This spending item is part of a $2,000,000 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 5/25/2010
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $1,225,915 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The Incus Facility : An integrated UIC Cyber infrastructure for High Performance Computing and Networking. The goal of the project is to renovate the existing networking infrastructure at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) so that: 1) the Labor National Science Foundation 8/17/2010
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO $1,086,001 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The Chicago Transformation Teacher Institutes (CTTI), which involves five institutions of higher education (University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul University, Illinois Institutes of Technology, Loyola University Chicago, and Northwestern University) an
This spending item is part of a $4,994,911 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 5/28/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $1,048,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support It is widely recognized that current wireless spectrum policy has been an impediment to the continued growth of high-capacity wireless networks. This project is investigating the consequences of lifting current restrictions on spectrum allocation and owne National Science Foundation 7/25/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $1,000,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This proposal is a request to support Graduate Research Fellowships National Science Foundation 8/12/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $900,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support NON-TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION: Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) offer an important new option for converting fuels to electricity with increased efficiency, reduced pollution, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The race to reap the commercial and environment National Science Foundation 8/05/2009
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $775,940 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The purpose of this study is to develop a communication interface that will enable older people to effectively communicate with robotic assistants, allowing them in this way to remain living safely in their homes. The proposed communication interface will National Science Foundation 7/10/2009
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $766,502 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This proposal seeks ~$767K (~1/3 of the total needed) in funding to implement a canted undulator upgrade for the GeoSoilEnviroCARS (GSECARS) national user fa National Science Foundation 7/23/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $755,415 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support National ?User Facilities? form a vital infrastructure supporting US competitiveness in science, engineering and technology. By providing researchers access to cutting edge experimental capabilities, such facilities also contribute materially to the educa National Science Foundation 1/25/2010
ADLER PLANETARIUM, THE $753,557 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support 'Scientists and researchers from fields as diverse as oceanography and ecology, astronomy and classical studies face a common challenge. As computer power and technology improve, the sizes of data sets available to us increase rapidly. The goal of this pr
This spending item is part of a $1,889,993 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 9/17/2009
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $750,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Experiments at the Tevatron and the Large Hadron Collider are poised to shed light on the nature of electroweak symmetry breaking. New experimental and theoretical tools are being used to probe the structure of matter at high temperature and high density. National Science Foundation 6/16/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $750,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry Program in the Chemistry Division at the National Science Foundation supports a proposal from Professor Fraser J. Stoddart of Northwestern University. This proposal, submitted in response to solicitation NSF 08-602 National Science Foundation 8/12/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $712,883 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Computational creativity has been a goal of artificial intelligence since nearly its inception. But while many interesting models have been developed, and some of these have even produced interesting creative works, most have been built on foundations tha National Science Foundation 6/08/2009
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $701,815 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support MRI - R2 Development of the Next-Generation CAVE Virtual Environment (NG-CAVE) The Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) of the Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago will develop the Next-Generation CAVE Virtual Environmen National Science Foundation 4/19/2010
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $700,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The SMP Program in Engineering with a Certificate in Global Health Technologies is training engineering students at Northwestern University to design medical devices for underserved populations throughout the world, including poor communities in the Unite National Science Foundation 5/07/2010
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY $628,694 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The overall purpose of the award is to understand the sequence of cellular interactions required for antibody repertoire diversification in rabbit GALT by identifying, localizing and analyzing B cell subpopulations that differ in chemokine receptor expres National Science Foundation 6/24/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $617,009 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Methanobactin (Mb) is a small copper-chelating molecule isolated from methanotrophic bacteria, organisms that utilize methane as their sole carbon source. Methanobactin facilitates copper uptake and may also function in regulation of methane monooxygenase National Science Foundation 7/20/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $600,152 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The proposed instrument will allow cellular imaging at the nanoscale with resolution and sensitivity that are much higher than what is currently possible with optical microscopy. The instrument will combine the state-of-the-art confocal microscope and a p National Science Foundation 1/13/2010
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $600,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This CAREER award supports an experimental research program to develop new techniques for high-precision measurements on cold trapped molecular ions. Sympathetic cooling of charged molecules to sub-Kelvin temperatures has recently been demonstrated, openi National Science Foundation 6/16/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $596,985 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The Analytical and Surface Chemistry (ASC) program of the Division of Chemistry supports the research program of Professor Richard P. Van Duyne at Northwestern University. Professor Van Duyne and his coworkers are developing new concepts and experimental National Science Foundation 7/23/2009
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $596,493 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Project Description Two important aims of comparative biology are to identify characteristics that affect the rates at which new species form or become extinct, and those that evolve more frequently in one direction than another. This project investigat National Science Foundation 7/27/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $560,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Novel experimental techniques are developed to investigate size-scale plasticity in one dimensional metallic nanostructures. Additionally, atomistic models of the experiments are proposed to pursue one-to-one comparison of deformation f National Science Foundation 5/27/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $551,583 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Intellectual merit Although several research groups have demonstrated the capability to produce small quantities of functional platelets from megakaryocytic cells (Mks) in culture, producing the 3-6 x 10-11 platelets required for a single transfusion dose
This spending item is part of a $599,987 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 6/02/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $550,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project will continue work on developing powerful new reactions and strategies for chemical synthesis. The proposed research aims to develop highly useful synthetic methods centered on the use of N-allylhydrazones as readily prepared compounds that c National Science Foundation 7/30/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $548,834 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The increasing miniaturization of electronic circuitry that allows the development of fast computers and slim cell phones is also accompanied by a desire to make these devices work even smaller and faster. Reducing the size of device elements to the scale National Science Foundation 2/22/2010
CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY $537,383 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Segmental Recombination in the Mouse t Complex: Tools for Mapping and Evolutionary Analysis National Science Foundation 7/27/2009
DE PAUL UNIVERSITY $519,818 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The Chicago Transformation Teacher Institutes (CTTI), which involves five institutions of higher education (University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul University, Illinois Institutes of Technology, Loyola University Chicago, and Northwestern University) an
This spending item is part of a $4,994,911 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 5/28/2009
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $505,529 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The long-term outcome of this funded research is to establish material design paradigms to fabricate nanoscale material systems, such as nanowires, with stable material properties. Nanowires must have stable material properties for at least 10 years if th National Science Foundation 7/06/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $500,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Much of the Internet's growth occurs in domains beyond the reach of current measurement techniques and platforms, such as behind NAT boxes and firewalls or in regions of the Internet not exposed by public BGP feeds. This work is motivated by the observati National Science Foundation 7/20/2009
ZIENON $500,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to further develop the Tapping Finger Identification (TFI) technology investigated in Phase I. As mobile devices become more powerful and ubiquitous, text entry remains a major bottlenec National Science Foundation 8/11/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $484,083 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support By the time children enter preschool, most are phenomenal word learners, adding new words to their vocabulary every single day. It is clear, however, that not all words are learned with equal ease. What factors determine whether, and how rapidly, a partic National Science Foundation 8/24/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $481,988 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Understanding the chemistry of organic compounds that are part of atmospheric aerosols is crucial for assessing the impact that aerosols have on climate and the chemical composition of the atmosphere. Given the rich, well documented organic C=C double bon National Science Foundation 6/25/2009
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $475,523 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award supports a research program to develop petascale numerical simulations of structure formation in the universe. This work will utilize the Adaptive Refinement Tree (ART) cosmological simulation code. Specific goals are: (1) to achieve petascale National Science Foundation 9/04/2009
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $472,997 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The mail goal of the proposal is to develop a practical computational framework for the response of a complex chaotic nonlinear multiscale dynamical system to changes in external forcing parameters. It is based on the PI's recent successful efforts to cre National Science Foundation 7/28/2009
ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY $463,651 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The Chicago Transformation Teacher Institutes (CTTI), which involves five institutions of higher education (University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul University, Illinois Institutes of Technology, Loyola University Chicago, and Northwestern University) an
This spending item is part of a $4,994,911 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 5/28/2009
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $463,218 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This proposal seeks funding for acquisition of two light stable isotope mass spectrometers. These instruments will be incorporated into the newly renovated s National Science Foundation 8/20/2009
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $462,558 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project takes a fresh look at the evolutionary origin of cartilaginous fishes: sharks, rays, and the less well-known chimaeras. Sharks and their relatives tend to be presented as primitive and/or supremely adapted predators, although popular attentio National Science Foundation 6/24/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $460,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support TECHNICAL SUMMARY This award supports theoretical research that will study pattern formation in fibers and in self-assembled gels with charged units and with competing interactions. Nanopatterns in gels of charged chains with self-attracting interactions National Science Foundation 7/13/2009
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $449,530 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The primary objective of this collaborative study is to develop petascale tools applicable to multi-body, fluid-structure interactions in laminar and turbulent flows. Numerical simulations of fluid flows interacting with dynamically, complex-shaped, movin National Science Foundation 8/19/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $440,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support TECHNICAL SUMMARY The ability of flow fields to strongly perturb molecular-scale structure in polymers has profound scientific and technological consequences. The nonlinear rheology of polymers is directly attributed to stretching and alignment of polyme National Science Foundation 6/05/2009
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $439,744 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support A core challenge for ecologists is to develop frameworks to predict how complex natural communities and ecosystems will respond to environmental impacts such as species extinction and global change. Because ecological interactions are comprised of complex National Science Foundation 7/27/2009
TOYOTA TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE AT CHICAGO $438,830 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Project Name: RI: Medium: Collaborative Research: Explicit Articulatory Models of Spoken Language, with Application to Automatic Speech Recognition ------ Project Description: One of the main challenges in automatic speech recognition is variability National Science Foundation 6/26/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $436,767 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The Chicago Transformation Teacher Institutes (CTTI), which involves five institutions of higher education (University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul University, Illinois Institutes of Technology, Loyola University Chicago, and Northwestern University) an
This spending item is part of a $4,994,911 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 5/28/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $429,723 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support As computers become more powerful, the limiting factor for building software systems is shifting away from the underlying computer's performance limitations to the software's inherent complexity. One way to cope with this complexity is to use software con National Science Foundation 6/05/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $419,999 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This is a project to investigate aspects of low-dimensional dynamical systems. The proposed research addresses the connection between algebraic properties of a group that acts on a surface in an area-preserving way and the possible topological nature of t National Science Foundation 7/08/2009
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $417,288 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support In this study, we will enter for the first time the main brine body below the thick ice of Lake Vida, east Antarctica and perform in situ measurements, collect samples of the brine column, and collect sediment cores from the lake bottom for detailed geoch National Science Foundation 8/17/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $411,473 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The research will study the economic experiences and related social processes of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), how their financial conditions and economic survival strategies evolve over time, and how these processes shape and are shaped by their h National Science Foundation 7/26/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $409,314 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The United States is the only advanced industrial country without publicly financed national health care or compulsory national health insurance, it has a public welfare state that is one of the smallest in the western world, and consequently there is mor National Science Foundation 8/04/2009
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $405,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Nanoparticle self-assembly offers special opportunities for the design of next-generation materials. This project focuses on a new class of ultra-thin sheets, fabricated from single layers of metal nanoparticles. In this ultrathin limit, the sheets combin National Science Foundation 5/27/2009
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $405,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The World Wide Web is a critical infrastructure that serves our society by facilitating information exchange, business and education. As it continues to evolve, the number of web-based attacks that target innocent web users keeps increasing. Examples National Science Foundation 8/15/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $400,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) is a novel suite of infrastructure now being designed to support experimental research in network science and engineering. The majority of this award is to fund 38 subcontractors, consisting of collabo
This spending item is part of a $11,546,106 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 9/02/2009
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $400,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The goal of this proposal is to develop efficient high-order numerical algorithms and methodology for simulating stiff systems of differential equations on large scale parallel computer architectures. A large number of natural problems in nonlinear physi National Science Foundation 9/08/2009
ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY $399,999 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project addresses the design and utilization of high-capacity data networks, with the goal of increasing throughput, network security, and reliability. These are issue of paramount importance in the current development of high-speed networks as a com National Science Foundation 8/01/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $390,999 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Research in phonology has constructed rich mathematical theories to precisely characterize the systematic patterns of sounds observed in human languages. However, such theories have largely ignored how humans process sounds in real time. For example, when
This spending item is part of a $429,999 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 7/22/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $380,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The mechanical properties of polymers in confined domains are examined from a novel combination of nanoscale indentation experiments and theory. The work will be directly applied to thin polymer films and then extended to model polymer nanocomposites. The National Science Foundation 6/03/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $375,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support TECHNICAL SUMMARY A variety of useful functional materials can be produced by adsorption of polymeric molecules, nanoparticles, or a combination of these components to liquid/liquid or liquid/solid interfaces. Applications of these materials require that National Science Foundation 6/16/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $370,989 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support In experimental biomechanical studies, a common problem is the difficulty of conducting a large number of tests for the efficacy time course of engineering manipulation. An integrated experimental and computational molecular biomechanics model for the enh National Science Foundation 6/12/2009
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $370,077 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Describing the action of the nervous system in quantitative terms is an important goal in neuroscience, but has been hampered by lack of appropriate techniques to describe the complex time-varying activity patterns of individual neurons. The activity patt National Science Foundation 7/13/2009
FIELD MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY $369,188 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project deals with the species diversity, extant and historical distribution, and evolutionary relationships of three families of true flies (Insecta: Diptera), i.e., Apioceridae (flower-loving flies), Asilidae (robber flies), and Mydidae (mydas flie
This spending item is part of a $382,628 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 6/26/2009
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $366,039 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Funds are provided to develop a better understanding of the processes and consequences of surface meltwater production on the Greenland ice sheet, particularly the development of surface lakes and their subsequent drainage to the subglacial bed, with the National Science Foundation 8/18/2009
FIELD MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY $357,393 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This project involves the renovation of invertebrate research areas within the Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH). The renovated Invertebrate Research Fa
This spending item is part of a $2,787,782 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 8/05/2010
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO $355,703 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support We acquired funds for the purchase of a triple quadruple mass spectrometer from the National Science Foundation's MRI-R2 program (major research instrumentation). There are two relevant outcomes. The first is that the acquisition will increase the numbe National Science Foundation 2/09/2010
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $350,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The Partnership in Research and Education in Materials (PREM) at the City College of New York (CCNY) involves a collaboration with the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the University of Chicago. The PREM has two broad goals: to National Science Foundation 8/24/2009
ANCHOR MECHANICAL, INC $348,023 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This project involves the renovation of invertebrate research areas within the Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH). The renovated Invertebrate Research Fa
This spending item is part of a $2,787,782 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 8/05/2010
ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY $345,835 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award supports a research program to develop petascale numerical simulations of structure formation in the universe. This work will utilize the Adaptive Refinement Tree (ART) cosmological simulation code. Specific goals are: (1) to achieve petascale National Science Foundation 9/04/2009
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $337,681 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Young etiolated seedlings have little or no protection against abiotic stressors. It is therefore germane that we understand the signal transduction systems activated by abiotic stresses and how these signal transduction systems operate to produce compoun National Science Foundation 6/22/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $330,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project involves a program of research in the intersections of ergodic theory and additive combinatorics. Most of the problems are within ergodic theory and are related to the analysis of the long-term behavior of systems whose dynamics are too compl National Science Foundation 5/29/2009
ADLER PLANETARIUM, THE $324,072 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). The Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System (VERITAS), located at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory basecamp of Mt. Hopkins, AZ, became f
This spending item is part of a $411,608 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 9/02/2009
CHICAGO HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY $319,361 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestments Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This research focuses on understanding the evolutionary history of the plant genus Artocarpus (Moraceae, mulberry family) with the goal of producing a pu National Science Foundation 6/26/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $311,386 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support A large number of modern physical and biological structures and phenomena require tools to ?see? below the surfaces but non-destructively and with nanoscale resolution. This need is particularly critical in soft/frqgile cellular/sub-cellular process; whic National Science Foundation 7/15/2009
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $306,675 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support A better understanding of the behavior of powders is becoming increasingly important as industrial processes require smaller and smaller particle sizes. In addition, there is a growing realization that the existence of fines even in nominally larger sized National Science Foundation 7/07/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $300,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Intellectual Merit The present proposal is to explore new anode materials that will allow solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) to work directly with a range of practical fuels, including hydrocarbons, gasified biomass, or coal. SOFCs are of particular current i National Science Foundation 6/23/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $300,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This proposal focuses on laboratory measurements aimed at elucidating the molecular orientation of catalytically relevant hydrocarbons at oxide surfaces. The PI will determine the molecular orientation and distributions of common saturated and unsaturated National Science Foundation 8/27/2009
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $300,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This award will fund the research of Florencia Canelli, an assistant professor in the experimental particle physics group at the University of Chicago. The r National Science Foundation 8/08/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $300,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The research objective of this Grant Opportunity for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) award is to explore the scientific bases and technologies for fabricating precision metal micro-features through the micro-stamping process. This research is motiv National Science Foundation 7/16/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $299,541 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Biomaterial-based arterial reconstruction is an effective approach for the treatment of atherosclerosis, the leading cause of human death. However, biomaterials induce thrombosis and intimal hyperplasia, vascular disorders contributing to the failure of r National Science Foundation 7/27/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $299,188 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This three year REU site award will provide an opportunity for undergraduate students to do research focused in the area of bioengineering education. It will build upon the practices established during a successful REU program at the Vanderbilt-Northweste National Science Foundation 6/19/2009
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $293,893 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The overall purpose of this project is to understand: (1) how plant responses to elevated CO2 have affected earthworm populations, (2) whether earthworm-mediated soil mixing has increased or decreased in forests exposed to elevated CO2, and (3) how these
This spending item is part of a $432,209 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 8/12/2009
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $291,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support In this project, Antonio Montalban studies problems in both pure and applied Computability Theory. The problems in pure computability theory are part of the ongoing program to understand the structure of the Turing Degrees. As for applied computability th National Science Foundation 8/30/2009
CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY $279,990 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support MRI-R2: Acquisition of a 400 MHz NMR Spectrometer at CSU. National Science Foundation 1/13/2010
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $274,325 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Studies of intergroup contact often focus on how members of visibly stigmatized groups, such as racial minorities, maintain high levels of self-esteem after they have experienced poor treatment or have otherwise been reminded of their group's devalued sta National Science Foundation 6/05/2009
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $270,606 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Dr. Gnedin will study how the intergalactic gas becomes ionized by hot stars in newly-formed galaxies, and by their active nuclei. He and his team will use very large simulations to calculate the expected absorption-line spectra from neutral hydrogen gas National Science Foundation 8/11/2009
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $270,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). The most striking large-scale pattern in biological diversity is the dramatic increase in the number of species and higher taxa from the poles to the tropics National Science Foundation 7/31/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $267,204 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The spread of contagions such as opinions, attitudes, beliefs, and diseases across a national population is a well-known complex problem; the recent fear of avian flu epidemics and financial contagion serve as excellent examples. Other examples include: o National Science Foundation 8/19/2009
ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY $260,300 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support We study the prediction and morphological control of two-phase microstructures in solid/liquid and solid/solid diffusional phase transitions that deal with transformations of melts into precipitates (and vice-versa) as well as the separation of solids int National Science Foundation 7/21/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $258,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Research will be carried out into the semiclassical behavior of spin systems, using spin-coherent-state path integrals and other mathematical and theoretical physics tools. A significant part of this research will be done in the context of understanding a National Science Foundation 7/22/2009
BEST GUARANTEED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS INC, THE $247,130 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This project involves the renovation of invertebrate research areas within the Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH). The renovated Invertebrate Research Fa
This spending item is part of a $2,787,782 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 8/05/2010
RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER $244,001 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support We will collect and study electrical properties of marine dinoflagellates. This research will further knowledge and provide a basis for future studies. The sub-award at Emory University is aimed at identitying a dinoflagellate proton channel gene.
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National Science Foundation 8/07/2009
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $243,591 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project is an exploratory research project proposing to evaluate the possibility of a new parallel scripting programming model that can be applied to enable a large, new, and useful class of scientific applications on extreme-scale computing systems. National Science Foundation 9/09/2009
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $233,554 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Immigration is transforming the face of urban, suburban, and rural America. In places like Chicago, immigrants often spend little time in the city itself, and instead move directly to suburban communities. At the same time, efforts to reform immigration p
This spending item is part of a $420,233 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 8/16/2009
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $231,812 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Noble gas radionuclides provide a new and previously unexplored tool that can help distinguish the origin of the atmospheric components associated with volcanic gases. In this project led by a beginning female investigator, we aim to measure these radionu National Science Foundation 6/04/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $230,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Professor Franz Geiger of Northwestern University is supported by the Analytical and Surface Chemistry Program in the Division of Chemistry to develop a label-free non-linear optical imaging voltmeter for interrogating fluid/solid interfaces. Using this i National Science Foundation 7/23/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $229,106 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Coalescing compact binaries, binary star systems with black holes or neutron stars in highly relativistic orbits, are the most important potential sources of gravitational radiation for current laser interferometer detectors such as LIGO. The theoretical National Science Foundation 8/05/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $219,214 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support An increase in Earth surface oxygen levels has long been invoked as a driver of biological innovation at the end of the Neoproterozoic Era (1000 to ~541 million years ago), when diverse macroscopic life, including animals, first flourished. Recent work su National Science Foundation 8/24/2009
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $212,861 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The PI intends to work on three different topics involving descriptive set theory and its applications in Banach space theory and topological dynamics. Firstly, he intends to further elaborate on the structure theory of large Polish group and, in particul National Science Foundation 5/21/2009
FIELD MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY $212,791 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Funds will be used to conduct a field season in Antarctica, prepare and study new material recovered, continue preparation and study of dinosaur material collected from Mt. Kirkpatrick during the 2003-04, and place these fossils in a refined stratigraphic National Science Foundation 8/17/2009
RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER $212,720 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The overall purpose of this project is to develop a multimodal communication interface integrating speech, gestures, and haptics that will allow an older person to effectively use an assistive robot. National Science Foundation 7/10/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $211,260 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project develops and analyzes a new model in economic theory. The goal is to model individual preferences in a simple model where information may arrive in two stages. We introduce two general classes of representations, one for individuals who prefe National Science Foundation 6/18/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $201,851 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support With this award from the Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program, the Chemistry Department at Northwestern University will acquire a gas chromatograph time-of-flight (GC-TOF) mass spectrometer for use in teaching and research. A variety of research p National Science Foundation 9/08/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $200,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Public demand for safer Li-ion batteries (LIBs) with lower cost and higher energy density has driven extensive research efforts in the synthesis of new electrodes and electrolytes that are less hazardous (non-toxic, non-flammable), have longer life cycles National Science Foundation 9/04/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $196,645 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This NSF award by the Biosensing /CBET program supports work by Professor Hooman Mohseni at Northwestern University to study a novel nano-structure called 'Plasmon-Polariton Crystal' and to explore the possibility of detecting single molecules without att National Science Foundation 8/19/2009
NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY $189,145 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) is developing new strategies to recruit more underrepresented (laregely Hispanic) students to undergraduate Earth Sciences programs by capitalizing on a required First-Year Experience (FYE) curriculum. NEIU is an u National Science Foundation 8/02/2009
METROPOLITAN CHICAGO INFORMATION CENTER $186,679 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Immigration is transforming the face of urban, suburban, and rural America. In places like Chicago, immigrants often spend little time in the city itself, and instead move directly to suburban communities. At the same time, efforts to reform immigration p
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National Science Foundation 8/16/2009
Lcm Architects LLC $172,888 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The purpose of this project is to replace the current inadequate biological research facilities distributed throughout teaching spaces, offices, and adapted labs. The renovation will improve research space by providing modern core infrastructure includin
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National Science Foundation 8/17/2010
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $165,023 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Mathematical models taking both deterministic and stochastic factors into account are becoming increasingly important in science and technology. These models, as a rule, are rather complicated. Oftentimes, they include many parameters characterizing the s National Science Foundation 5/29/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $163,933 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support For two decades now, virtually all systematic analysis of the contemporary Supreme Court and its members has relied on Harold J. Spaeth's U.S. Supreme Court Judicial Database. This holds for research conducted by social scientists and, increasingly, by le
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National Science Foundation 8/24/2009
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $161,620 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support We request support for a three year period for research and development activities that will aid in the design of the phase 1 upgraded silicon pixel detector for the CMS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). We propose to undertake R&D activ
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National Science Foundation 4/15/2010
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $154,563 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This collaborative project outlines a series of studies investigating the role of individual differences in executive functions (EFs) in expression of implicit racial bias. Executive functions refer to higher-order control processes that regulate thought National Science Foundation 7/15/2009
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $154,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The main thrust of this project is to further the understanding of the global/large data behavior of solutions to certain dispersive equations at critical regularity. More precisely, the principal investigator considers global well-posedness and scatterin National Science Foundation 6/09/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $150,097 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project models decision-making and learning in complex environments. One would expect most decision makers to be aware of such complexity and to realize that they have at best a limited understanding of the factors that determine the outcomes of any National Science Foundation 8/19/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $150,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The proposed research program addresses topological questions in algebraic geometry and representation theory. The focus is on the structure of categories of sheaves on moduli spaces arising in gauge theory. The goal is to apply topological field theory a National Science Foundation 7/23/2009
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $150,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Recently derived connections between the intrinsic autoregressions and the de Wijs process open up the possibility to further explore and exploit connections between Gaussian Markov random fields and the continuum models in geostatistics to facilitate the National Science Foundation 7/23/2009
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO $141,494 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The goal of this award is to obtain funding to purchase a spectral Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope that we are currently leasing. Confocal technology reduces the contribution of out of focus light to microscope images, thereby improving the relative co National Science Foundation 8/26/2009
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT #508 (INC) $139,560 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support IRES US -Kenya: Effects of Habitat changes on distribution, abundance, and resource exploitation by globally threatened and forest specialist birds in Arabbuko-Sokoke Forest, Kenya - Developing Global Scientists and Engineers. National Science Foundation 9/04/2009
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $132,002 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The general theme of this proposal is to find properties of the most symmetric spaces and dynamical systems that uniquely characterize these spaces. The PI proposes projects related to this goal with an emphasis on the following: a) understanding the boun National Science Foundation 7/23/2009
AMERICAN BAR FOUNDATION $131,518 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This project investigates the activities and experiences of African Americans in local civil courts from the Civil War through the Great Migration. Jim Crow National Science Foundation 6/25/2009
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $128,438 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award will support the continuation of UVR (ultra-violet radiation) measurements at the Ultraviolet Spectral Irradiance Monitoring Network (UVSIMN) sites at Barrow, Alaska, and Summit, Greenland. UVR has been measured at Barrow since 1990 and at Summ
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National Science Foundation 7/16/2009
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $127,808 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support In this proposal, the PI plans to study various problems at the intersection of low dimensional topology and low dimensional dynamics on the one hand, and symplectic geometry and topology on the other hand. The purpose is to improve our understanding of c National Science Foundation 7/23/2009
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $125,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Driven molecular transport around active nanostructures, such as functionalized graphene nanopores, internally-excited polarizable nanotubes and novel molecular nanodevices is an important area to study. The research objectives of the PIs are to: 1) devel National Science Foundation 8/19/2009
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $110,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Intellectual merit. The topics to be studied are in the interrelated areas of stahle and unstable homotopy theory, homotopical algebra, and higher category theory. Together, the work will expand our understanding of all of these areas. In stable homotopy National Science Foundation 8/30/2009
Cath Associates Inc $108,630 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This project involves the renovation of invertebrate research areas within the Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH). The renovated Invertebrate Research Fa
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National Science Foundation 8/05/2010
NANOINTEGRIS, INC. $100,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support SBIR Phase I: Large-Scale Production of Monodisperse Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes National Science Foundation 6/02/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $99,953 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The PI will spend the academic year 2009-2010 in the Climate Group in the Geophysical Sciences Department at the University of Chicago. Primary goals of the immersion year include (1) gaining a scientific overview of key physical components of the climate National Science Foundation 9/08/2009
TRANSCEND INNOVATION GROUP $99,824 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This SBIR Phase I project will create a content and delivery platform to facilitate interactive learning for career education ? addressing the application in support of teaching and/or learning subtopic. The project will create a prototype of the Career S National Science Foundation 6/21/2009
ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY $97,900 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The proposed program will provide excellent training opportunities for graduate students in parallel computing and offer them easy access and hands-on experience to a high performance computing cluster. Four courses in computational mathematics will be e National Science Foundation 8/11/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $94,949 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The rise of randomized experiments is one of the most notable methodological developments in political science over the past decade. Scholars from every subfield now regularly turn to experiments. The recent penchant for experimentation means that politic National Science Foundation 5/26/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $90,549 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The aim of this project is to investigate some mod p aspects of the Langlands program. For GL_2 over the rational numbers, Serre's conjecture, now a theorem of Khare-Wintenberger and Kisin, predicts the modularity of certain mod p Galois representations. National Science Foundation 7/23/2009
REHABTEK LLC $88,072 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The purposes of This 6-month NSF SBIR Phase I project are to develop an injury rehabilitation/prevention program including a novel pivoting-sliding elliptical system to address the specific injury biomechanics in high-risk pivoting sports and combine the
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National Science Foundation 5/21/2009
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $87,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award was given for the development of semiconductor-based tunable mid-infrared plasmonic devices for liquid phase sensing applications. Surface plasmons, and plasmonic materials, have been studied continuously since the pioneering work of Ritchie,
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National Science Foundation 8/06/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $86,376 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The squid-Vibrio fischeri symbiosis has emerged as an engaging and important model for studying animal colonization by bacteria. The availability of several sequenced genomes in the genus Vibrio, has made this a more powerful system than ever for elucidat
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National Science Foundation 6/04/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $81,450 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award will provide funding to replace equipment for sedimentary geology and biogeochemistry. The main items which will be improved or replaced are a rock saw, shatterbox, centrifuge, ovens, a balance, coulometer and spectrophotometer. All instruments National Science Foundation 8/03/2009
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $73,299 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This research addresses the lack of chronologic information that exists for Midwestern glacial and postglacial environments. Absolute dates for key geomorphic events are lacking in the geomorphic literature, mainly because of the paucity of wood for radio National Science Foundation 8/05/2009
SUPERIOR MECHANICAL SYSTEMS, INC. $66,332 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This project involves the renovation of invertebrate research areas within the Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH). The renovated Invertebrate Research Fa
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National Science Foundation 8/05/2010
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $65,968 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support MRI-M2 Consortium: Development of the US ATLAS Physics Analysis Instrument (APAI) for the Analysis of Data from the ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider
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National Science Foundation 3/03/2010
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $57,894 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The root systems of terrestrial plants not only obtain nutrients and water, but provide critical physical support for the above ground portions of the plants. Some modern marine organisms, including algae and invertebrates, also have anchoring systems or National Science Foundation 7/26/2009
PRIMERA ENGINEERS, LTD. $53,250 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This project involves the renovation of invertebrate research areas within the Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH). The renovated Invertebrate Research Fa
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National Science Foundation 8/05/2010
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $50,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This engineering education research award to Tufts University and Northwestern University will study the development of professional engineering skills in undergraduate engineering students. The goals is to create a rich educational environment that foste National Science Foundation 7/06/2009
RACE & ASSOCIATES, LTD $50,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The Chicago Transformation Teacher Institutes (CTTI), which involves five institutions of higher education (University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul University, Illinois Institutes of Technology, Loyola University Chicago, and Northwestern University) an
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National Science Foundation 5/28/2009
UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC $49,508 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). It will provide funds to improve the capabilities of the VERITAS Gamma-Ray Observatory. Located at the F.L Whipple Observatory near Amado, AZ, the VERITAS Ob
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National Science Foundation 4/14/2010
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE $35,599 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Award ended in September 2010 and all work was completed at that time. National Science Foundation 6/29/2009
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $31,552 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The PI will develop algorithms for treating solutions of singular polynomial systems. The implementation of these hybrid symbolic-numerical methods will provide a broad research community with software whose capabilities go beyond solving regular systems
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National Science Foundation 6/29/2009
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $30,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This collaborative project will investigate the physics of electronic mesoscopic structures. These structures are made of a large number of atoms, but are sufficiently small to exhibit quantum phenomena that are not found in macroscopic objects. Understan National Science Foundation 8/13/2009
REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO $11,431 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The purposes of This 6-month NSF SBIR Phase I project are to develop an injury rehabilitation/prevention program including a novel pivoting-sliding elliptical system to address the specific injury biomechanics in high-risk pivoting sports and combine the
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National Science Foundation 5/21/2009