University Research Awards
Originally called Provost’s Multidisciplinary Awards, the University Research Awards (URA) are funded $250,000 every year by the president and as match by the schools for a total of $500,000 annually.
Applications are sought from faculty across the University, and funding is awarded to recipients who demonstrate their projects favor new research with a high probability of being leveraged by future external funding. A review committee of faculty from across UR provides peer review of the applications.
The RFP describes the process, and the fill-in application can be downloaded here:
Applications are due March 20, 2017. Decisions are announced just before Commencement.
Contact Adele Coelho, Faculty Outreach Coordinator, Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Research, with questions. Completed applications should be e-mailed directly to her as well.
2016-2017 University Research Award Winners
PROJECT TITLE: TARGETED DELIVERY OF CYTOTOXIC AGENTS FOR THE ERADICATION OF LEUKEMIA STEM CELLS IN THE BONE MARROW
INVESTIGATORS: Rudi Fasan, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry; Danielle Benoit, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering; Benjamin Frisch, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine Hematology/Oncology Division
PROJECT TITLE: UNDERSTANDING CELL TURNOVER AND INJURY RECOVERY IN THE CORNEAL ENDOTHELIUM
INVESTIGATORS: Amy E. Kiernan, Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Genetics, Flaum Eye Institute; Jannick Rolland, The Brian J. Thompson Professor of Optical Engineering, Professor of Optics and Biomedical Engineering, Director of the R.E. Hopkins Center for Optical Design & Engineering, Director of NSF/IUCRC: Center for Freeform Optics, University of Rochester; Holly B. Hindman, Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Flaum Eye Institute, the Center for Visual Research, University of Rochester; Patrice Tankam, Research Associate, The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
PROJECT TITLE: MOLECULAR IMAGING OF ARTERIAL OCCLUSION IN MICE
INVESTIGATORS: Vyacheslav "Slava" A. Korshunov, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute and Department of Biomedical Genetics, School of Medicine & Dentistry; Marvin M. Doyley, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
PROJECT TITLE: ROLE OF MECHANICS IN ETIOLOGY OF CONGENITAL TALIPES EQUINOVARUS
INVESTIGATORS: Catherine K. Kuo, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering; Mark Buckley, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering; Natasha O' Malley, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics
PROJECT TITLE: CATCHING AN EXOPLANET’S RINGS PASS IN FRONT OF A BRIGHT STAR
INVESTIGATORS: Eric Mamajek, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Department of Physics & Astronomy
PROJECT TITLE: HIGH-POWER YELLOW FIBER LASER FOR SODIUM GUIDESTAR APPLICATIONS
INVESTIGATORS: John R. Marciante, Associate Professor of Optics
PROJECT TITLE: EARLY DETECTION OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
INVESTIGATORS: George J. Schwartz, Department of Pediatrics; Marvin M. Doyley, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Jeffrey M. Purkerson, Department of Pediatrics
PROJECT TITLE: ULTRAFAST IMAGING VIA INDUCED COHERENCE
INVESTIGATORS: Nick Vamivakas, Institute of Optics