Awards: Strategic Seed Grants for Facilities & Equipment
February 10th, 2022
The IAHEES funded 10 requests for equipment or infrastructure to advance research and research capacity for for existing Hatch/Multistate Projects.
Selected For Support
|Title||Lead PI Dept.||Award Amount||PI and Team||Associated Hatch/Multistate Project(s)|
|Research Infrastructure for the Social Sciences: Providing Access to Restricted Federal Government Data||ECON||$10,000.00||John Crespi, Donghyuk Kim, Katherine Harris-Lagoudakis||IOW04009; IOW03904|
|Gearing up to enhance beekeeping research||EEOB||$13,704.00||Amy Toth, Matthew O'Neal, Randall Cass, Nicholas Howell||IOW05601; S1080|
|Instruments to Observe Crop Water Hydraulics||AGRON||$17,087.00||Brian Hornbuckle, Darren Drewry (Ohio State), Anton Kruger (UofI), Andy VanLoocke||IOW05566|
|Enabling plate-based phenotyping of plant microbes||PLPM||$41,190.00||Gwyn Beattie, Thomas Baum, Mark Gleason, Larry Halverson, Leonor Leandro, W. Allen Miller, Daren Mueller, Nick Peters, Alison Robertson, Justin Walley, Steven Whitham||IOW04308; IOW04108; IOW04208|
|Enhancing livestock air emissions monitoring||ABE||$43,544.00||Brett Ramirez, Richard Gates, Daneil Anderson, Laura Greiner||IOW04100|
|Irrigation to advance crop health research||PLPM||$50,000.00||Alison Robertson, Leonor Leandro, Daren Mueller, Gary Munkvold, Greg Tylka, Gwyn Beattie, Larry Halverson||IOW04108; IOW05659; NCERA-137; NC-1183; NC-1197|
|Breeding high yielding soybean cultivars for farmers using conventional and phenomic approaches||AGRON||$60,000.00||Asheesh Singh||IOW04714|
|Particle size and zeta potential analyzer||FSHN||$80,000.00||Greg Curtzwiler, Kurt Rosentrater, Aude Watrelot, Nicolas Delchier||IOW04202, IOW05545, IOW05516, IOW05558|
|Multi-Functional Benchtop SEM for Quantitative Phenomics||GDCB||$84,330.00||Dior Kelley, Marna Yandeau-Nelson, Erik Vollbrecht||IOW03649|
|Dyno Lab Agricultural Vehicle Emission Measurement||ABE||$100,000.00||Brian Steward, Stuart Birrell, Ario Kordestani||IOW03712|
Request for Proposals & Selection Process
|Number of Applications||23|
|Total Funds Requested||$1,994,795|
|Lead PI Department, All Applications||11|
|Average (mean) Request Amount||$86,730.22|
|Number of Proposals with Matching Funds||12|
|Average Matching Funds (Across All Applications)||$16,837.36|
Primary Reviewer Selection
- 22 asked to serve across 12 departments, more than 8 agreed. Reviewers selected were the first 8 who agreed to serve.
- Proposals randomly assigned to reviewers with no COI (per COI list submitted by PI and reviewer agreement of no COI - note that one reviewer self-identified as COI on a proposal and was removed)
- Proposals were classed into 4 groups based on request amount, with 6 proposals in each group. Because 23 proposals were submitted, one proposal was included in two groups.
- Within each of the four groups, each reviewer got 3 proposals assigned and ranked these based on potential to expand the scope of existing projects, alignment to strategic initiatives, potential to facilitate team-based initiatives, and potential use for developing or enabling future requests for funding.
- Secondary reviewers received all 6 proposals and the primary review rankings from one group. Secondary reviewers reviewed proposals and ranked their group's 6 proposals. Secondary reviewers met to discuss their rankings.
- CALS Associate Deans Lawrence-Dill and MacDonald compared rankings with available funds. Highly ranked proposals were selected for funding. Some proposals were only partially funded to arrive at a figure near the funding figure available.
|Primary Reviewer Departments||7|
|Primary Reviewer Colleges||3|
|Secondary Reviewer Units||VPR, CALS|
|Lead PI Departments||7|
|Included Matching Funds||5|
|Average Matching Funds||$23,600|
|Total Funds Awarded||$499,865|
Carolyn Lawrence-Dill, Associate Dean for Research & Discovery