2012 Bisgrove Scholar Program: Yr 1 (Post Doc: Melanie Channon)

Project: Research project

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2012 Bisgrove Scholar Program: Yr 1 (Post Doc: Melanie Channon) 2012 Bisgrove Scholar Program Arizona State University promotes an environment that fosters and facilitates interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary initiatives. In keeping with the New American University model, ASU has launched over 16 new interdisciplinary schools, over fifty new interdisciplinary graduate degrees including 16 new interdisciplinary PhD programs, and has launched 36 new research centers and institutes. Prominent amongst these are the School of Life Sciences, the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, the School of Sustainability and the Global Institute of Sustainability, The School of Earth and Space Exploration, and the Biodesign Institute. In addition, the Consortium for Science Policy and Outcomes and their NSF-funded Center for Nanotechnology and Society exposes and trains individuals at the interface of the research and decision making process. Within the framework of these Schools and Institutes, ASU has a number of multidisciplinary research programs in areas central to Science Foundation Arizonas mission (e.g., neuroscience, personalized medicine, vaccinology, alternative energy, advanced communications) that provide an excellent environment for advanced postdoctoral training, and that promote the success of early career faculty. Following a national recruitment effort, ASU received 49 completed applications from which we selected three Postdoctoral Scholars and two Early Career Scholars. Each nominee demonstrates a strong potential for innovative multidisciplinary research in areas that complement ASUs strategic research efforts. These include novel research proposals broadly addressing areas of solar energy, structural biology, advanced communication technologies, health and disease, and sustainable cities. The nominees were selected based on research accomplishments to date, potential for future contributions (as indicated by reference letters), quality of proposed research, and commitment and potential for effective communication of their research to a broad audience. In addition, the nominees show potential to develop partnerships with local research institutes and industries this will have lasting benefit to the local economy, and further establish Arizona as a national leader in the knowledge base economy.
Effective start/end date7/1/1212/31/14


  • Science Foundation of Arizona: $400,000.00


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