Grants Report May 1 - 31, 2009

Title: Stuart Foundation – College Opportunity (Year 3)
Agency: Stuart Foundation

Project director: Cheri Cruz
Amount of Award: $60,000
Purpose: To increase the number of youth advocates in the Central Valley.
College/School: Office of the President/central Valley Higher Education Consortium

Title: CCRAA Evaluation (Yr. 1 of 2)
Agency: Fresno City CollegeProject director: Sharon Brown-Welty

Amount of Award: $36,000
Purpose: To conduct an external evaluation for the CCRAA program through the Fresno City College.
College/School: Kremen School of Education & Human Development/CREAD

Title: Control of Cavity Spot in a Disease Nursery
Agency: California Fresh Carrot Advisory Board

Project director: James Farrar
Amount of Award: $25,305
Purpose: To evaluate cavity spot in a solarized and untreated control plots and compare carrot variety resistance in California and Ontario, Canada.
College/School: Agricultural Sciences and Technology/Plant Science

Title: NIST Summer Undergraduate Student Research Fellowship
Agency: United States Department of Commerce/NIST

Project director: Alam Hasson
Amount of Award: $7,580
Purpose: To provide funding for a research fellowship for one student for stipend, housing and travel for 11 weeks.
College/School: Science and Mathematics/Chemistry

Title: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Year 1
Agency: The Concord Consortium

Project director: James Marshall
Amount of Award: $8,200
Purpose: To provide teacher training and support for this project.
College/School: Kremen School of Education and Human Development/C&I

Title: Field Assistance in Central Valley (Year 1 of 3)
Agency: California Department of Fish and Game

Project director: David Zoldoske/Ellen Suryadi
Amount of Award: $386,176
Purpose: To provide undergraduate, graduate and/or post graduate research assistants to support inventory, monitoring and assessment activities on fish and wildlife resources.
College/School: Agricultural Sciences and Technology/CWI

Title: Central California Small Business Development Center
Agency: UC MercedProject director: Emil Milevoj/Bryan Moe

Amount of Award: $235,000
Purpose: To support the Central California Small Business Development Center
College/School: Craig School of Business/Central California Small Business Development Center

Title: CCROPP – Madera Community Partner (2 Year Award)
Agency: The California Endowment

Project director: Benjamin Cuellar
Amount of Award: $132,500
Purpose: For the continued facilitation of broad-based community action to advocate for environmental approaches to obesity prevention in Madera County.
College/School: Health and Human Services/CCROPP

Title: Consequences of Global Change for the Cryptic Invasion by Transgenes of Native and Weedy Species
Agency: University of Arkansas subcontract/USDA pass through

Project director: Peter Van de Water
Amount of Award: $42,307
Purpose: For the understanding of invasive population dynamics in areas of changing land use and land cover using a multi-disciplinary approach that combines predictive geospatial modeling of crop and weed distributions with comparative population biology.
College/School: Science and Mathematics/EES

Title: Advanced Education Nursing Traineeships
Agency: US Department of Health and Human Services/HRSA

Project director: Mary Barakzai
Amount of Award: $68,732
Purpose: To enhance expansion of the regional nursing workforce, promote diversity among nursing students and practitioners and provide culturally competent care in rural and medically underserved areas of the San Joaquin Valley.
College/School: Health and Human Services/CCCEN

Title: Kings Canyon CaSMP
Agency: Kings Canyon Unified School District

Project director: David Andrews
Amount of Award: $83,769
Purpose: For teacher participation for the California Math and Science Project with in the Kings canyon Unified School District.
College/School: Science and Mathematics/Biology

Title: New Careers in Nursing Scholarships for Entry-Level Master’s Students
Agency: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Project director: Mary Barakzai
Amount of Award: $150,000
Purpose: To fund scholarship for students seeking accelerated baccalaureate or master’s degrees as the most efficient way to increase the number of nurses while also increasing diversity in the nursing profession.
College/School: Health and Human Services/CCCEN

Title: Phytophthora capsici Resistance in the Capsicum Core Collection
Agency: USDA ARS national Plant Gemplasm System

Project director: Jim Price
Amount of Award: $17,980
Purpose: Identify new sources of resistance Phytophthora capsici in 50 accessions Capsicum gemplasm that includes a variety of species.
College/School: Science and Mathematics/Biology