New awards into CLA totaled $1.98 million in external funds for 26 projects in 2023. The cumulative total in awarded funds (including new awards, amendments, and continuation funds) accounted for $2,484,967.00.
Dr. Kathryn Becker-Blease, Collaborative Research: Northwest Psychology Partnership and Pathways for Talented Low-Income Psychology Students, National Science Foundation S-STEM grant opportunity, received $100,000 to build and strengthen a collaboration among psychology programs across RI and minority-serving psychology programs in the Pacific Northwest. The collaboration engages Oregon State University’s School of Psychological Sciences with Heritage University and Western Oregon University. Dr. Becker-Blease is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the School of Psychological Sciences.
Dr. David Bernell is a coPI/Partner on a project led by the College of Agricultural Sciences, “Expands markets for climate-smart potatoes in ID, OR, WA, Tribal areas and supports farmer implementation and monitoring of climate-smart practices,” United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This multidisciplinary effort will engage Dr. Bernell for three years and has initially provided Bernell with $119,508 to collaborate on Objective 3 Develop Markets. Dr. Bernell is an Associate Professor of Political Science in the School of Public Policy.
Dr. Hilary Boudet is a coPI on a project led by the College of Engineering, “Applied Research and Development to Support Open-Water Testing at PacWave,” Department of Energy. This 36-month interdisciplinary effort provided $125,000 to Boudet to oversee Task 6: Human Dimensions of Marine Renewable Energy in Oregon and at PacWave. Dr. Boudet is an Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Public Policy.
Dr. Loren Davis, “Ancient Landforms and Archaeological Potential off the Washington Coast,” Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) grant opportunity, received $550,000 over three years to develop a methodology for engaging and consulting with the Quinault Indian Nation. A schedule of workshops for Tribes to discuss and compile traditional knowledge and oral histories will incorporate traditional knowledge and archaeological site(s) information into a submerged paleos landscapes and archaeological site model for the Washington coast. This model has strong potential to inform offshore marine geophysical surveys to find submerged landforms and any sites they may contain. Dr. Davis is Executive Director of KARF (Anthropology) in the School of Language, Culture and Society.
Dr. Mark Edwards, “ORHA Supportive Housing Resource Al,” Oregon Health Authority (OHA) contract opportunity. OHA has been granted $130 million to allocate to community partners around the state to enhance and grow housing for people with behavioral health issues (often these are homeless people) and Dr. Edwards received $115,330 to assist with identifying amounts to issue and which office can be designated to disperse funding. Student researchers and the PI will evaluate partner requests and notes from focus groups and other data requiring deeper evaluation and synthesis. Dr. Edwards is a Professor of Sociology and Director of the Oregon State University Policy Analysis Laboratory (OPAL) in the School of Public Policy.
Dr. Jason McCarley, “Collaborative Research: Understanding Why Vigilance Declines Over Time”, National Science Foundation, Division of Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, received $215,347 over two years in basic research that will lead to new directions in sustained attention research to improve human performance in applied professional environments that require human operators to maintain vigilance for extended periods of time. Dr. McCarley is a Professor in the School of Psychological Sciences.
CLA awards for 2022 totaled $1.6 million in external funds for 22 projects.
Todd Pugatch (Public Policy) received $508,982 from the Republic of Cameroon for impact evaluation of performance-based financing in the context of the education support program in Cameroon.
Ana Spalding and Dwaine Plaza (Public Policy) are co-principal investigators on the multi-million dollar National Science Foundation funded Cascadia Coastlines and Peoples Hazards Research Hub (Cascadia CoPes Hub) led by Peter Ruggiero in OSU’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.
Kristin MacCuga (Psychological Sciences) is a co-principal investigator on a $310,000 project led by David Hurwitz (Civil & Construction Engineering, Kiewit Center) from toXel and US Department of Transportation researching ways to make ADS vehicles accessible for all road users.
Paul Thompson (Public Policy), in collaboration with Katherine Gunter and John Schuna in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, was awarded $290,594 from the National Institutes of Health for work with Montana State University on evaluating the effects of four-day school weeks on child and family health, wellbeing, and socioeconomic factors.
Jessee Dietch (Psychological Sciences) received $250,000 from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for piloting an adaption of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia for shift workers.
Kathleen Bogart (Psychological Sciences) received $98,495 from Fanconi Anemia Research Fund to study the psychological experiences of adults with Fanconi anemia.
CLA faculty received several notable awards for in the humanities this year:
Joel Zapata (History, Philosophy, & Religion) was awarded a $50,000 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship in Latinx Studies from the School of Advanced Research for his work tracing the social and cultural worlds of ethnic Mexicans in the Southern Great Plains.
Christopher Nichols (Center for the Humanities), Susan Rodgers (Writing, Literature, & Film/Honors College), and Kevin Stoller (Honors College) received $75,000 in total in two separate awards from the Lamfrom Foundation in support of a summer mentored internship program for undergraduate scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.
Aimee Hisey (History, Philosophy and Religion), with advisor Nicole von Germeten, received $18,563 in support of dissertation work on Nations, Networks, and Knowledge: Circulating Knowledge of Crypto-Jewish Medical Practitioners in the Spanish Viceroyalties.
Carly Lettero (Spring Creek Project/Environmental Humanities) received $115,000 from the Shotpouch Foundation for the renewal of the Spring Creek Project, which offers several residencies and programs for campus and community outreach.
CLA awards for 2021 totaled $1.8 million in external funds for 23 projects.
Paul Thompson (School of Public Policy), in collaboration with Katherine Gunter and John Schuna in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, received $373,517 from the Spencer Foundation to study effects of four-day school weeks on student achievement and child and family wellbeing.
Ana Spalding and Erika Wolters (School of Public Policy) received $368,857 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to assess community vulnerability to ocean acidification across the California Current Ecosystem.
Paul Thompson (School of Public Policy) received a $140,946 subaward to Montana State University as part of a NICHD Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant for evaluating the effects of four-day school weeks on child and family health, wellbeing, and socioeconomic factors.
Hilary Boudet (School of Public Policy) received $124,689 from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Energy and Environment Program to study how communities assess, perceive and/or respond to proposals for microgrids and what regulatory and/or policy environments facilitate their implementation.
Carly Lettero (Spring Creek Project/Environmental Humanities) received $115,000 from the Shotpouch Foundation for the renewal of the Spring Creek Project, which offers several residencies and programs for campus and community outreach. In addition, the Ronald W. Naito MD Foundation provided $15,000 to restructure the Long-Term Ecological Reflections (LTER) residency program with the goal of overcoming structural inequities so the program is more accessible to writers and artists of color.
Kathryn Becker Blease (School of Psychological Sciences) received $110,199 from the National Science Foundation for her collaborative project “Broaden and Build: Promoting Access to Graduate Education in Social Sciences (PAGES)” which seeks to catalyze greater communication about graduate admissions, shared undergraduate research opportunities, and research collaborations among minority-serving institutions (MSIs), and PhD-granting R1 universities in the Pacific Northwest.
Nana Osei-Kofi (School of Language, Culture & Society) received $108,607 as part of collaboration with Change Matrix to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of faculty from underrepresented backgrounds. The work is part of a 1.6 million dollar grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Kathleen Bogart (School of Psychological Sciences) received $24,344 from Moebius Syndrome Foundation for her research entitled “Disclosing Moebius Syndrome and Other Facial Differences”. Jessee Dietch (School of Psychological Sciences) and Kathleen Bogart received an additional $30,000 from Moebius Syndrome Foundation to study sleep health of children and adults with Moebius Syndrome.
Loren Davis (School of Language, Culture, and Society), in collaboration with the Desert Research Institute, received $40,164 from the US Army Corps of Engineers to form a partnership to meet USACE objectives for development of new methods and practices for archaeological research and cultural resources management at the Willamette Project reservoirs.
CLA awards for 2020 totaled $6.5 million in external funds for 22 projects.
Brent Steel and Dwaine Plaza (School of Public Policy) received $1,590,861 from Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems: National Science Foundation 2019-23 to study developing adaptive capacity in wildfire-prone regions.
Ana Spalding and Erika Allen Wolters (School of Public Policy) received $1,040,662 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association Ocean (NOAA) to study and assess community vulnerability to ocean acidification across the California current ecosystem.
Marta Maldonado (School of Language, Culture and Society) and Lori Cramer (School of Public Policy) received a Sea Grant from the NOAA for $249,992 to study enhancing community resilience and seafood sustainability through a diverse seafood processing workforce.
Kenny Maes (Anthropology) is a co-principal investigator on a $150,000 grant for “Developing Common Indicators to Advance the Community Health Worker Workforce” from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD).
Peter Betjemann (School of Writing, Literature, and Film) is a co-principal investigator for National Science Foundation funding totaling $147,490 for a project “Using Historic Art to Explore Legacies and Lost Function in Eastern US Forests.”
Carly Lettero (School of History, Philosophy and Religion) received $115,000 from the Shotpouch Foundation for the Spring Creek Project, which offers several residencies and programs for campus and community outreach.
CLA awards for 2019 totaled $1.3 million in external funds for 22 projects.
In 2018, OSU CLA faculty submitted 48 proposals for $6.6 million in grant applications. CLA awards for 2018 added up to $2.5 million in external funds for 18 projects.
The CLA Research office put together a presentation that highlighted data collected by the OSU Research Office. The report presented data on proposals and funded projects from 2004 to 2014 by funding year, by college, and by agency. Click cla_research_stats.pdf (563.43 KB) to download the presentation. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact CLA Research Program Manager.