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San Diego State University has received $1.5 million in research grants as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The grants, awarded to professors Shelli McAlpine (chemistry) and Constantine Tsoukas (biology), are among the first to have been confirmed for the California State University system.SDSU faculty and staff submitted an unprecedented 216 research proposals during the month of April to meet American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and regular agency deadlines, as compared to 84 proposals in April 2008. The act provides many new funding opportunities for programs that will stimulate the economy, create or retain jobs, and enhance America's research portfolio. "A troubled economic time has offered us a moment of opportunity," said Tom Scott, vice president for research and graduate dean.
"SDSU's faculty have been assertive in writing proposals to support their research, and the SDSU Research Foundation staff have worked overtime to ensure that these proposals reach the federal agencies who will review them. We expect to make major advances in our research infrastructure, instrumentation and personnel through the ARRA."The first ARRA grants were received by the following SDSU faculty:
SDSU expects to receive confirmation of several additional grants over the course of the next few months.
Other ARRA Grant related stories:
SDSU Recieves Another $1.2 Million in Stiumulus Research Funding (July 9, 2009)
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