Grants and Fellowships

NSF DEB-1011513  Evolutionary costs and benefits of a newly discovered symbiosis between the social amoeba Dictyostelium, and bacteria. Dissertation improvement grant 06/01/10-11/30/11, $15,000

NSF DEB-0918931 Social interactions and molecular evolution. 15 August 2009 – 31 July 2013, $716,412.

Texas Teacher Quality Grants Program Grant: # 887. TEKS Training for Grades 3-5 Science Teachers 2009, $509,999 plus matching funds of $369,000 (Rice, Spring ISD, Cleveland ISD, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD).

NSF DEB0816690  Evolution and genetics of kin recognition in a model system.  4 years 9/1/2008-8/31/2012 $800,000.

Texas Teacher Quality Grants Program Grant: # 358. Science TEKS Training for Grades 3-5 Teachers 2007, $86,998 plus matching funds of $113,910 (Rice and Spring Branch).

Texas Teacher Quality Grants Program: 405 and 406: Regional Rice Elementary Model Science Lab, $173,996, plus matching funds of $207,360, 1 May 2008 – 31 May 2009.

Faculty Initiative Fund 2008 (Rice Univ.) $36,000; Self and kin recognition in a model organism.

Brown Foundation Grant for innovative teaching (Rice Univ.) 2007 ($4,800); Wild animal behavior for student-generated hypothesis testing using video uploaded to YouTube and modules on Connexions

NSF EF 0626963 Comparative sequencing of social amoebae in the Dictyostelidae  2006, 2 years, $948,738 .

Texas Teacher Quality Grants Program: TEKS Training for Grades 3-5 Science Teachers. #352. 2007, $86,999 plus matching funds of $113,750 (Rice and HISD).

Texas Teacher Quality Grants program: TEKS Training for elementary teachers of science 286. 2006, $147,448 plus matching funds of $204,900 (Rice and HISD).

Texas Teacher Quality Grants Program: TEKS Science training for elementary teachers 287. 2006, $147,448 plus matching funds of $204,900 (Rice and HISD).

DOE Joint Genome Institute agreement to sequence Dictyostelium purpureum (with Kuspa, Sucgang)

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship 2004

NSF FIBR EF 0328455 The evolution of biological social systems,  2003, 5 years, $5,000,000 (with Kuspa, Shaulsky, Shaw).

NSF DEB-0108478 Cell lineage conflicts in the social amoeba, Dictyostelium discoideum, 2001, 3 years, $390,000 .

NSF DEB-0075581 Cell lineage conflicts in the cellular slime mold, Dictyostelium discoideum, 2000, 1 year, $90,000 .