Seed Grants

Committee for Research and Creative Work

Full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty who are resident at UCCS are eligible to apply for these funds. The objectives of this program include the promotion of research excellence; to assist more junior tenure-track faculty to establish their research program; and to provide seed money to enable faculty to secure external funds. Awards are limited to a maximum of $7,500.

Click here to read the 2016-2017 call for proposals.  This year's submission deadline was March 6, 2016.

PI Name

College

Dept.

Title of Project

Faculty Website

Runnels, Brandon

EAS

MAE

Multiscale model development for understanding and predicting material failure

http://mae.uccs.edu/people/brandon-runnels.php

Perera, Darshika

EAS

ECE

Efficient Embedded Architectures for Biometrics on Mobile Devices

http://eas.uccs.edu/~dperera/

Samuelson, Kristin

LAS

Psychology

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Sypmtoms and Neurocognitive Functioning: The Moderating Role of Personality and Appraisals

http://www.uccs.edu/psych/kristin_samuelson.html

Wei, Yang

LAS

History

Public Opinion and Public Reasoning in Political and Social Lives in Jiangnan Area, China (1590s-1680s)

http://www.uccs.edu/history/yang-wei.html

Trimboli, Scott

EAS

ECE

Making electric vehicle batteries last longer: building a state-of-the-art-test-bed for lithium-ion battery research

Daniels, Elizabeth

LAS

Psychology

An investigation into the role of body concerns in middle school girls' interest in STEM fields

http://www.uccs.edu/psych/beth_daniels.html

Windom, Bret

EAS

MAE

Optimized fuel composition and operating parameters for ethanol-gasoline direct injection spark ignition

http://mae.uccs.edu/people/bret-windom.php

Coolidge, Fred

LAS

Psychology

Determining the Heritability of Personality Disorders in Older Twins

http://www.uccs.edu/~fcoolidge/

Smith, Kimbra

LAS

Anthropology

Invesitgating Practice-Based Mechanisms the Re-Route Cognitive Response to Fear

http://www.uccs.edu/anthro/kimbra_smith.html

Mooney, Emily

LAS

Biology

Early Flowers Bring More Herbivores: Climate-Induced Advances in Phenology Increase Aphid Abundance

http://www.uccs.edu/biology/emily-mooney.html

Bihun, Oksana

LAS

Mathematics

Distortion Energy Functionals and Differential Equations

Rigler, Jane

VAPA

Music

Contingent Voices: an interactive community music project for spaces and people

http://www.uccs.edu/vapa/index/music/faculty/rigler.html