2013 U.S.-Ukraine Joint Research Grant Competition Results

Dec 31, 2013

CRDF Global and the State Agency of Ukraine for Science, Innovation and Informatization (the State Agency) agreed on the selection of four finalists from the 2013 U.S.-Ukraine Joint Research Grant Competition, designed to support joint U.S. and Ukrainian research teams engaged in research focused on minimizing environmental impacts of energy production Ukraine.

With funding from the State Agency, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), and the U.S. Department of State's Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia (AEECA), grants will provide up to $46,500 for one year of support for the following projects:

Title: Integrative Assessments of the Environmental Impacts of the Cooling Ponds of Power Plants on Indigenous and Invasive Mussels Using Molecular and Physiological markers
Institutions: Volodymyr Hnatiuk Ternopil National Pedagogical University and University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Title: Study and Application of Functional Engineered Nanomaterials for Environmental Risks Evaluation and Protection (SAFENANOTEC)
Institutions: Ivano-Frankivsk National University of Lviv and Wheaton College

Title: Sensors for control over systems of magnetic cleaning in thermal and nuclear energy production and magnetic plasma confinement in ecologically-safe controlled thermonuclear fusion energy sources
Institutions: Lviv Polytechnical National University and University of Wisconsin, Madison

Title: Nuclear Energy: Assessment of individual whole body count compared to residential radiation and investigations into epigenetic effects after intra-uterine exposure following the Chernobyl accident
Institutions: Research Center for Radiation Medicine/ National Academy of Sciences and University of Memphis