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Recent NSF Awards

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For this month’s list of grant information, GT checked in on the National Science Foundation. The agency, which has an annual budget of about $6 billion, has given a number of awards recently that promise to bear fruit for the ‘omics community.

In rounding up awards, GT looked at all grants issued from the end of May onward, and selected for this chart the ones that were most closely related to genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics. This is by no means a comprehensive list of NSF’s funding in the area. The amount shown for award indicates funding for the current year.

Collaborative Research: Enabling Technology for On-Chip Networks
Stanford University
$425,000
William Dally

Architectural Support for Parallelism on Multi-Core Architectures
University of California, San Diego
$300,000
Dean Tullsen

Parameterized and Tunable Linear Algebra Library for FPGA-Accelerated Systems
University of Southern California
$275,000
Viktor Prasanna

Collaborative Research: Enabling Technology for On-Chip Networks
Princeton University
$275,000
Li-Shiuan Peh

Collaborative Research: Model-Based and Model-Free Dimension Reduction with Applications to Bioinformatics
Pennsylvania State University
$260,000
Bing Li

Collaborative Research: Model-Based and Model-Free Dimension Reduction with Applications to Bioinformatics
University of Minnesota
$184,564
Ralph Cook

Role of CpG Binding Protein in the Regulation of Cytosine Methylation and Chromatin Structure
Indiana University
$170,000
David Skalnik

Computational Modeling of Sequence-Dependent DNA Curvature Using Hydrodynamics
University of Texas, Austin
$166,898
Oscar Gonzalez

The Arabidopsis HYL1 Protein and the Role of Small RNAs in Stress Physiology
Pennsylvania State University
$160,000
Nina Fedoroff

SciTube.tv: Video Delivery of Papers Published in PLoS Journals
University of California, San Diego
$149,119
Philip Bourne

Single-Molecule Stochastic Sensing of DNA and Proteins
Syracuse University
$125,741
Liviu Movileanu

Controlling Positive False Discovery Rate with Power
University of Connecticut
$119,957
Zhiyi Chi

A New MCMC Framework with Applications to Protein Bioinformatics
Harvard University
$117,341
Jun Liu

Computational Comparative Genomic Approaches to Identifying Functional and Neutral DNA
Boston College
$50,000
Jeffrey Chuang

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