Grants for WCU projects announced by Research Administration

The following is a compilation of grants awarded at Western Carolina University during March 2019. The list is presented in unedited form, courtesy of WCU’s Office of Research Administration.

Title: A multi-scale resilience-based framework for restoring and conserving Great Basin wet meadows and riparian ecosystems
PI: Jerry Miller
Funder: USDA National Forest Service
Amount: $32,486
Description: to assist with operationalizing the concepts of resilience and resistance for managing ecosystems and species at risk

Title: Archaeological Support for remediation of a damaged portion of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail and Unicoi Turnpike on the Cherokee National Forest
PI: Brett Riggs
Funder: USDA National Forest Service
Amount: $122,380.24
Description: to provide archeological services to remediate damage to two nationally significant trails

John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center

Title: Farm Agricultural Resources and Mediation in Virginia (FARM-VA)
PI: Debra Burke
Funder: US Department of Agriculture
Amount: $6,001
Description: to continue a federally funded certified state agricultural mediation program that provides mediation services to USDA customers in Virginia

Title: New Realities Program 2018-19
PI: Denise Homewood
Funder: North Carolina Arts Council
Amount: $3,450
Description: to complete the Bardo Arts Center’s strategic plan and associated activities and create a sustainable financial model

Title: North Carolina Agricultural Mediation Program (NCAMP)
PI: Debra Burke
Funder: US Department of Agriculture
Amount: $6,000
Description: to continue agricultural mediation services to USDA customers in North Carolina

Title: SBTDC at Western Carolina University
PI: Sandra Dennison
Funder: North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center
Amount: $12,000
Description: supplement to support the Small Business and Technology Development Center Regional Service Center at WCU

Title: Scaled-Up Seminar
PI: Ed Lopez
Funder: Classical Liberals of the Carolina
Amount: $3,000
Description: to fund participants at the 2019 Scaled-Up Seminar on economics research

Title: Workflow to experimentally identify phage repressor proteins
PI: Maria Gainey
Funder: Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Amount: $6,000
Description: to validate and biochemically characterize both known and novel Mycobacteriophage repressor proteins