In 1st quarter FY21 (September 1, 2020 through November 30, 2020), the Office of Research assisted faculty with 319 proposals.  During this same period, there were 57 research awards processed through the Office of Research.

The total research dollars awarded to the University through proposals submitted or contracts negotiated by the Office of Research and gifts designated for research in 1st quarter FY21 is $22,859,948.  This total does not include any cost share amounts.  Each School contributed to this total as follows:  

Administration$326,175
Behavioral and Brain Sciences$3,862,393
Engineering and Computer Sciences$11,483,119
Economic, Political & Policy Sciences$318,216
Natural Science and Mathematics$6,566,155
Research Gifts$303,890

DISCLAIMER:  Office of Research uses reasonable efforts to provide accurate and up-to-date information based on the specific requests that we receive.  The numbers/amounts listed are accurate as of the date the report was provided.  The amounts are the total expected award and do not take into consideration funding cuts, stop work orders, transfers, or de-obligations.  Some of this information may be currently in an administrative process and is subject to change or verification.  Due to sponsor restrictions, some qualifying awards may not be listed below.

Faculty Research Awards

The following are awards that were made earlier in FY21 but received by The University after August 31, 2020:

Rojas-Villareal, Raul, The Role of Fathering in the Language Development of Young, Low-Income African American and Latino Children, University of Georgia, $743,118

Rugg, Michael, Precision and Binding as Two Dimensions of Medial Temporal Lobe Amnesia, University of Arizona, $582,155

The following are awards over $100,000 received by UT Dallas faculty from Federal sponsors between September 1, 2020 and November 30, 2020:

Palmer, Kelli, Adaptive Alterations of Lipids in Mitis Group Streptococci, National Institutes of Health R01AI148366, $2,467,449

Hart Jr., John, Treatment of Verbal Retrieval Deficits in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury with High Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program W81XWH-20-1-0846, $2,022,497

Campbell, Zachary, Profiling Translation in Nociceptor Plasticity, National Institutes of Health R01NS114018, $1,998,717

Hays, Seth, Restoring Sensory Function after Upper Limb Nerve Injury with Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program W81XWH-20-1-0863, $1,499,730

Hansen, John, CCRI: Medium: Developing a Multi-Channel Naturalistic Audio Corpora for the Natural Language Processing Research Community, National Science Foundation 2016725, $1,211,500

Busso, Carlos, CCRI: Medium: MSP-Podcast: Creating the Largest Speech Emotional Database by Leveraging Existing Naturalistic Recordings, National Science Foundation 2016719, $1,075,386

Chen, Yun-Ju, Hemispheric Asymmetries of the Electrodynamic Environment in the Middle and High-latitude Ionosphere, NASA 80NSSC20K1775, $771,653

Ding, Yichen, Integrating Imaging and Computation to Characterize Neural Crest Cells in the Myocardial Development and Regeneration, National Institutes of Health R00HL148493, $730,204

Zhang, Chuanwei, Quantum Simulation, Computation, and Metrology with Ultracold Atoms, US Air Force Office of Scientific Research FA9550-20-1-0220, $640,087

Fox, Kyle, CAREER: Exploiting Topology in Graph Algorithm Design, National Science Foundation 1942597, $586,654

Guo, Xiaohu, OAC Core: Small: Open-Source Robust 4D Reconstruction Framework for Real-Time Dynamic Human Capture, National Science Foundation 2007661, $499,997

Minary, Majid, Self-Sensing and Self-Healing Metal Matrix Composites, US Air Force Office of Scientific Research FA9550-20-1-0280, $479,779

Jue, Jason, CNS Core: Small: Design and Evaluation of Methods for Supporting Resilient and High-Availability Elastic Network Slicing, National Science Foundation 2008856, $449,651

Nosratinia, Aria, CIF: Small: Community Detection Meets Non-Graph Data: Principles and Applications, National Science Foundation 2008684, $449,410

Kennedy, Kristen, The Effects of Cognitive Map Building on the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease, National Institutes of Health R21AG069267, $420,750

Marcus, Andrian, Collaborative Research: SHF: Medium: Bug Report Management 2.0, National Science Foundation 1955837, $408,677

Fumagalli, Andrea, Collaborative Research: CNS Core: Medium: RUI: Optics Without Borders, National Science Foundation 1956357, $377,300

Nosratinia, Aria, Collaborative Research: CIF: Medium: Security through the Lens of Information Asymmetry: A Pragmatic Evolution of Goals and Models in Physical Layer Security, National Science Foundation 1956213, $300,082

Adams, Stephanie, CNS Core: EAGER: Building Leadership Capacity and Support for Women of Color Faculty, National Science Foundation 2037416, $299,173

Wei, Shiyi, Collaborative Research: SHF: Small: An Automated Full-Lifecycle Approach for Improving the Development and Use of Static Analysis, National Science Foundation 2008905, $249,944

Lee, Yune, Investigating the Neural Mechanisms Underlying Language Recovery through Rhythm Therapy in Aphasia, National Institutes of Health R21DC018699, $224,795

Gel, Yulia, EAGER: Collaborative Research: Blockchain Graphs as Testbeds of Power Grid Resilience and Functionality Metrics, National Science Foundation 2039701, $150,000

Zielke, Marjorie, SCC-PG: Community Integration Platform for Health Science Education of Social Emotional Intelligence through Collaborative Mixed Reality, National Science Foundation 1952163, $149,967


The following are awards over $50,000 received by UT Dallas faculty from non-Federal sponsors between September 1, 2020 and November 30, 2020:

Lu, Hongbing, Center for Micromorphic Multiphysics Porus and Particulate Materials Simulations with Exascale Computing Workflows, University of Colorado at Boulder, $720,000

Price, Theodore, Validation of Fibroblast-derived PI16 as a Novel Target for Pain Treatment, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, $638,145

Cogan, Stuart, Clinical Testing of an Intracortical Visual Prosthesis System, Illinois Institute of Technology, $359,271

Rugg, Michael, Investigating the Mechanisms and Functional Consequences of Age-Related Neural Dedifferentiation, University of Notre Dame, $316,505

Kim, Jiyoung, Low Temperature HZO Ferroelectric Technology for FEOL and BEOL Applications, Semiconductor Research Corporation 2020-LM-3001, $287,500

Bray, Timothy, TO 1: Data Summary and Review and TO 2: Evaluation Planning for Moorehead-Rodriguez Relief Center, Dallas County, $240,000

Chen, Lunjin, Angular Distribution and Propagation Trajectories: Chorus Near Plumes (ADaPT: CNP), University of Iowa, $227,041

Price, Theodore, Nrf2 Activation for Addiction-Free Treatment of Neuropathic Pain, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, $223,701

Iungo, Giacomo, MRI: Development of Grand-Scale Atmospheric Imaging Apparatus (GAIA) for Field Characterization of Atmospheric Flows and Particle Transport, University of Minnesota, $202,976

Zielke, Marjorie, Individual Nystagmus Stimulated Training Experience (INSITE), Sam Houston State University, $173,210

Hamlen, Kevin, Extending Assurance of kernel Software to the Instruction Level (EASIL), Siege Technologies and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA Contract No. HR001121C0028), $170,000

Vandenberghe, William, New Layered 2D Gate Dielectrics for Scaled BEOL Transistors, University of Notre Dame and Semiconductor Research Corporation Grant No. 2020-LM-3002, $143,750

Makris, Georgios, Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Rapid Assured Microelectronics Prototypes using Advanced Commercial Capabilities (RAMP), IBM, $143,576

Busso, Carlos, Endogenous Fluorescence Lifetime Endoscopy for Early Detection of Oral Cancer and Dysplasia, University of Oklahoma, $141,000

Smaldone, Ronald, Solution and Solid-State Assembly of Five-Fold Symmetric Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, $110,000

Hamlen, Kevin, STTR MORTIMER: Language Mechanisms and Tools for Run-Time Memory Access Policy Enforcement, Intelligent Automation Inc., $75,000

Fahimi, Babak, SRA: Testing and Optimal Operation of a Switched Reluctance Motor Drive with New Rotor Geometry, Turntide Technologies Inc., $75,000

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