Let’s raise a glass, ring in the new fiscal year and celebrate Arts and Sciences researchers and scholars.
The numbers are in; in FY15, ASC received 654 awards, totaling $94,543,951 — a 15% increase over FY14. We received funding from a healthy cross section of research partners: major federal agencies, the state of Ohio, private agencies and colleges and universities. It’s no particular surprise that the largest slices were awarded by NSF: 34.66% and NIH, 19.02%. We are grateful for every slice, large and small. They make the wheels of discovery go round.
During the past six months, an astounding array of senior faculty and rising stars have received top honors and awards and high profile, high impact (frequently interdisciplinary) research grants that also impact education and outreach initiatives.
A sample illustrating the power of the talent amassed in the arts and sciences:
Five ASC researchers kicked-off 2015 with major awards:
- Three won NSF CAREER Awards: Chemist Hannah Shafaat (5-yr, $520,000); Mathematician Dan Thompson (5-yr, $445,000); and Mathematician/computer scientist Tasos Sidiropoulous (5-yr, $500,921)
- Biochemist Marcos Sotomayor was awarded a (2-yr, $50,000) SLOAN Fellowship
- Microbiologist Brian Ahmer received a 5-yr, $2.6 M NIH grant
Plant Ecologist Andi Wolfe and Statistician Laura Kubatko, 3-yr, $758, 208 NSF grant
Physicist Tin-Lun Ho and Psychologist Roger Ratcliff elected members of the elite American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Began with the Board of Trustees conferring the permanent title of Ohio State’s three 2015 Distinguished University Professors — all call ASC home:
Next, Chemist Robert Baker received Ohio State’s first, 5-yr, $150,000/year, DOE Early Career Award …
The rest followed like firecrackers lighting up the night sky …
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) awarded $52 M, NLS contract to the Center for Human Resource Research
- Ohio Board of Regents funded interdisciplinary 2-yr, $162,598 Lake Erie health-impact study led by EEOB Aquatic Ecologist Stuart Ludsin
- Chemist Anne Co brought home ASC’s fourth 2015 NSF CAREER, a 5-yr, $651,729 award
- Physics Professor Louis DiMauro’s $12.5 M DoD MURI grant to lead 5-yr, 6-institution study ended the month with a bang