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Montgomery County, Va., funds by National Science Foundation

Listing $25,231,582.00 in stimulus funds from National Science Foundation for Montgomery

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
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $2,349,894 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) is a network of HF radars that provide global-scale and continuous measurements of the high latitude ionosphere and upper atmosphere in both the northern (14 radars) and southern (7 radars) hemispheres. Sup National Science Foundation 8/19/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $1,992,527 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This engineering education research award to George Mason University will study the development of engineering design thinking in undergraduate engineering students using innovations in cognitive science and new methods of analysis. The study will take pl National Science Foundation 6/18/2010
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $1,421,725 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech is awarded a grant to develop GenoCAD, a web-based computer assisted design environment for synthetic biology. This infrastructure helps molecular biologists design custom DNA molecules by combining b National Science Foundation 8/04/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $1,081,348 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Intellectual Merit Circadian rhythms are mechanisms that measure time on a scale of about 24 h and adjust physiological processes to external environmental signals. Core circadian clock genes are defined as genes whose protein products are necessary compo National Science Foundation 7/13/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $1,036,874 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Host plant resistance is the most effective, economical, and environmentally friendly way to control plant diseases. Although significant progress about the interaction of plant NB-LRR-type resistance gene and the corresponding bacterial effector gene has National Science Foundation 7/27/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $910,922 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
This spending item is part of a $1,182,798 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 8/19/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $852,537 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Research. Animal cells maintain a correct chromosome number by equally partitioning their chromosomes into two daughter cells at each mitotic division. Upon mitotic entry, each chromosome is composed of two sister chromatids, each possessing a specialized
This spending item is part of a $943,737 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 6/18/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $755,207 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Much of the land area of Washington, Oregon, and California was added to continental North America during the last 200 million years. Exactly how this dominantly oceanic lithosphere accreted to the continent is not well understood, although it is clear th National Science Foundation 6/17/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $750,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The burgeoning revolution in high-end computer architecture has far reaching implications for the software infrastructure of tools for performance measurement, modeling, and optimization, which has been indispensable to improved productivity in computatio National Science Foundation 8/04/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $661,240 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support To develop an instrument that measures the forces acting during the natural motion of molecules and fluids, with capabilities that exceed all current instruments. This objective will be achieved by measuring the correlated motion of two antiparallel cant National Science Foundation 3/03/2010
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $600,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support In this CAREER project, supported by the Theoretical & Computational Chemistry Program of the Chemistry Division, Prof. Edward Valeev of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University together with his students and postdoctoral workers will carry National Science Foundation 6/04/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $565,058 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The solar wind - magnetosphere - ionosphere system and the space weather phenomena it controls is a complex and dynamic environment that has increasing recognition of potentially impacting critical human technological infrastructure. To be able to forecas
This spending item is part of a $665,673 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 8/18/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $550,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support ****Non Technical Abstract**** This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). We are living in a fast-paced world of modern quantum technology where better understanding of the quantum states and interact National Science Foundation 8/04/2009
NANOSONIC INC. $500,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This NSF Phase II SBIR program would develop and demonstrate large area and high performance nanocrystal thin film transistor (NC-TFT) based active matrix backplanes for flexible display applications at significantly reduced cost using organic, inorganic National Science Foundation 8/01/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $456,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The Materials World Network for Structure-response Relations of Advanced Diagnostic Tools comprises a research and education partnership among the Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute at Virginia Tech, the School of Physics at the University of Western National Science Foundation 7/19/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $424,093 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project will develop a novel tool, named Sunshine, to effectively support joint evaluation and design of sensor network (sensornet) hardware and software. Intellectual Merit: A critical roadblock to the success of sensornets is the prohibitively slo National Science Foundation 8/13/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $418,616 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This research develops the algorithmic and computational framework needed for a judicious assessment of the observation impact in air quality modeling. Novel algorithms in the framework of model-constrained optimization will allow to account for the data National Science Foundation 7/17/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $406,987 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This engineering education research CAREER award to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University will advance fundamental knowledge of how professional engineering practices have changed due to globalization and how this has impacted engineers in t National Science Foundation 9/02/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $396,180 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This engineering education research award to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University will employ researchers to develop, assess, and disseminate a process model for teaching students how to collaborate in learning environments with multiple di National Science Foundation 6/29/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $394,805 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Ruminants, like cows and sheep, use specialized stomachs containing fermenting bacteria to digest plant material. Some non-ruminant animals, such as kangaroos and langur monkeys, also have specialized stomachs containing fermenting bacteria. Bacteria pres National Science Foundation 6/06/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $372,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support TECHNICAL SUMMARY: The ability to control functional group placement and polymer backbone structure in synthetic polymers is important for understanding fundamental structure property relationships as well as designing polymeric materials with important National Science Foundation 5/27/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $353,671 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Probabilistic graphical models provide a powerful mechanism for representing and reasoning with uncertain information. These methods have been successfully applied in diverse domains such as bioinformatics, social networks, sensor networks, robotics, and National Science Foundation 8/12/2009
NBE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC $349,982 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project is to accelerate commercialization of NBE?s nanoTach-? technology for joining power semiconductor chips to achieve 5x higher performance, 3x better reliability, and device junction temperatur
This spending item is part of a $499,982 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 7/17/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $346,693 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The project includes the study hybrid, multifunctional composites using surface grown carbon nanotubes on carbon fibers yarns. The resulting hybrid composites offer better alternatives to both fiber reinforced composite and carbon nanotubes based composit
This spending item is part of a $430,000 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 6/19/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $337,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project has three main goals. The first is to develop new techniques in time-dependent molecular quantum mechanics that are specifically designed to describe proton transfer reactions. These reactions are fundamental to many chemical and biological p National Science Foundation 6/17/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $330,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The NSF award by the Chemical and Biological Separations program supports work by Professors S. Ted Oyama and Luke E. Achenie at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to develop advanced membranes for CO2/CH4 separation. The studies will be National Science Foundation 7/23/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $330,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This REU site is focused on cognitive communications at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and hosts 10 undergraduate students for 10 weeks for 3 years. The site recruits, trains, and retains undergraduate students to research by supporting them in the follo National Science Foundation 6/26/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $317,680 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Engineering versatile drug delivery vehicles that enable simultaneous delivery of several agents is a key challenge in medicine. Liposomes would gain significant stability and functional capacity from having a solid core, tethered to the bilayer by strong
This spending item is part of a $1,512,150 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 8/19/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $302,157 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The Virginia Tech REU Site will provide a research program for undergraduates during the summers of 2009-2011. Ten students will be selected each year to participate in an intensive 10-week research program in microbiology. The program will introduce part National Science Foundation 6/01/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $300,150 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Sprains of the knee ligaments are among the most common orthopedic injuries. They usually occur when the knee is forced beyond its normal range of motion, such as in a fall. They also happen when the knee experiences an impact, such as in a car accident o National Science Foundation 8/11/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $299,999 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project will be an experimental investigation focused on advancing our understanding of the dynamic behavior of complex fluids (i.e., fluids containing dispersed nanocolloids) in confinement. While the oscillatory equilibrium structure of these films National Science Foundation 6/29/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $270,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support TECHNICAL SUMMARY This award supports theoretical research and education in systems far from equilibrium that evolve with slow dynamics. The PI aims to generalize a theoretical framework that he has proposed to systems that evolve according to a detailed National Science Foundation 7/20/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $267,559 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Understanding how species form (speciation) is a fundamental area of study in the fields of taxonomy and evolution, and is the basis of all studies in comparative biology. However, most current theories of speciation are based upon organisms that reproduc National Science Foundation 7/15/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $247,880 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The project is devoted to development and implementation of new algorithms for the modeling and computational investigation of deformation and breakup of interfaces that separate two immiscible liquids. The majority of the effort is focused on the followi National Science Foundation 5/27/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $244,066 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Two models have been proposed to describe controls over microbial biogeography. One model proposes that microbes are ubiquitously distributed across the global environment, and that environmental conditions select for taxa physiologically adapted to local National Science Foundation 8/14/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $240,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Bionanomaterial Uptake and Fate in Corbicula fluminea Similar to what has been observed with pharmaceuticals and personal care products, consumer use and disposal of bionanomaterials will inevitably result in their discharge to municipal wastewater treat National Science Foundation 6/17/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $238,996 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The goal of our interdisciplinary e ort between computational scientists, physicists, engineers and applied mathematicians is to build an all{scales unified simulation system that can exploit the next generation of petascale systems and beyond. The advanc National Science Foundation 9/05/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $230,452 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The research objective of this award is to elucidate important self-assembly mechanisms and peptide molecular interactions in nature that could be easily exploited to make high performance materials. These materials could have properties meeting or exceed National Science Foundation 8/06/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $229,098 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The design of clinically effective materials for the surgical repair of ruptured ligaments remains a challenging biomedical engineering problem. Currently, tissue grafts from the patient and cadaveric sources are the only clinically effective materials fo National Science Foundation 8/25/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $227,555 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Quantitative integration of stratigraphic and paleontological data derived from sedimentary rocks can enhance informative value of both the geological and fossil records. This approach will be applied to the depositional system (sedimentary basin) of the National Science Foundation 7/26/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $203,977 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This engineering education award to the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University will develop innovative new graduate degree programs in mechanical engineering that are customized to the needs and strengths of veterans. A particular emphasis wi National Science Foundation 8/18/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $200,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This engineering education research award to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University will employ researchers to develop a clearer understanding of the role that international students play in establishing the culture of a graduate engineering National Science Foundation 7/16/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $197,536 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This multidisciplinary project focuses on how an introduced disease, white pine blister rust, can alter ecosystem function through the mortality of whitebark pine, a keystone and foundation species of subalpine and treeline communities of the western Unit
This spending item is part of a $439,006 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 7/02/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $194,869 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The ultimate objective of this project is to determine the acceleration mechanism responsible for strong increases of radiation belt electron fluxes during geomagnetic storms. The project will calculate Ultra Low Frequency (ULF) wave power from ground-bas National Science Foundation 8/11/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $192,666 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project partners researchers at Drexel, Carnegie-Mellon, MIT, Ohio State, Penn, Purdue, USC, and Virginia Tech to develop a new platform for humanoid robotics research, enabling roboticists in the US to work for the first time with a common instrumen
This spending item is part of a $5,999,997 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 7/08/2010
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $183,906 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project is an investigation of Polar Mesospheric Clouds (PMCs) that uses both satellite observations and model simulations to determine the cloud occurrence frequency, variation with latitude and longitude, and the possible response to the lower atmo National Science Foundation 8/30/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $174,431 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Modern automobiles and flight avionics systems form complex distributed real-time and embedded (DRE) systems. A key challenge for these DRE system developers, however, is that the techniques for determining the best way of deploying software components to
This spending item is part of a $472,000 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 8/01/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $174,275 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The research objective of this BRIGE award is to initiate the first phase of a research program to develop a civil infrastructure asset management system to predict and optimize public school management of facility components that impact environmental hea National Science Foundation 7/20/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $150,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project is to accelerate commercialization of NBE?s nanoTach-? technology for joining power semiconductor chips to achieve 5x higher performance, 3x better reliability, and device junction temperatur
This spending item is part of a $499,982 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 7/17/2009
MW PHOTONICS INCORPORATED $150,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support STTR Phase I: Nanomaterial Constructs With Controllable Catalytic Activity: Topic MM-Subtopic SM This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project seeks to develop nanoconstructs with catalytic activity which is controllable via an external t National Science Foundation 6/26/2009
VIRGINIA NANOTECH $149,869 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support STTR Phase I grant National Science Foundation 7/01/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $148,419 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This engineering education research award to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University will employ researchers to combine two types of experiential learning, namely undergraduate research and internships with industry, in a format that reaches a National Science Foundation 7/02/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $132,474 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This engineering education research award to Clemson University in collaboration with Purdue University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University will develop a comprehensive knowledge management system and visualization methods for the rapi National Science Foundation 7/17/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $111,080 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This engineering education research award to VA Polytechnic Inst & State University will study the development of engineering design thinking in undergraduate engineering students using innovations in cognitive science and new methods of analysis. The stu National Science Foundation 7/01/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $109,728 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The overall goal of this project is to increase understanding of the conjugate nature of the polar ionospheres, which in part helps understanding the multi-scale global solar wind, magnetosphere, and ionosphere system. The project utilizes numerous types National Science Foundation 8/13/2009
MISERWARE INC $100,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop and commercialize an intelligent software power management solution for multicore-based National Science Foundation 6/03/2009
BC GENESIS, LLC $100,000 NSF SBIR Phase I National Science Foundation 7/01/2009
BC GENESIS, LLC $100,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support NSF SBIR Phase I National Science Foundation 7/01/2009
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY $99,401 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This engineering education research award to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in collaboration with University of Tennessee Knoxville will study learning, knowledge sharing, and participation in open-source communities to better underst National Science Foundation 8/03/2009