Grants-in-Aid Reporting Database

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 Last First College/Department Grant(s) Name (Source of GIA funds) Grants-in-Aid Report How was GIA used to enhance research, presentation of research, engagement of graduate or undergrad students, assist in addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion, etc.?

we used the funds to conduct a statewide exit poll, paying for gas money and grad assistants.

LohmannRainerGSO / 2802

Support to analyze the final set of microplastics from Great Shearwaters. Support for Maya Morales-McDevitt to complete her manuscripts from her MS thesis. Funds enabled STEEP to collaborate with HSPH by swapping samples for complementary analysis for non-target PFAS and total PFAS. Enabled concept data for a successful proposal to SERDP.


Our GIA funds were used to fund salary and fringe so that our staff could offer ocean/coastal education programs for RI middle and high school teachers. We focused our teacher recruitment efforts on schools with high populations of students who are underserved and underrepresented in science disciplines.


GIA support was used to support part of my summer salary to conduct research on the interactive effects of rising temperatures and nutrients in Narragansett Bay.


The GIA supported my work helping graduate students with field sampling in Narragansett Bay (which happened despite covid!) and also helping them work on manuscript drafts and theses. It promoted inclusion as I mentored 3 female and 2 male graduate students, and helped on female undergraduate finalize a write-up of her honors thesis.


Funds were used to buy a telephoto lens to enhance the quality of images I take. These images are used for presentations in my courses and publications. In particular, it is hoped that some of the images will be used in the RI Breeding Bird Atlas that I hope will be published within a year.


URI Watershed Watch used GIA funds to purchase a GoPro video camera that was instrumental in creating online videos for training new volunteers in 2020 in response to Covid-19 limitations on in-person training. Those videos have expanded access to WW resources, including to more diverse communities that may not have be able to travel to trainings.


Recent GIA support was used to purchase a faster, more powerful desktop computer that allows us to run software to analyze large, genetic-sequence data sets that our previous computer could not handle efficiently. In addition, funds were used to purchase kits for DNA extraction of zooplankton samples collected from recent Arctic cruises.


The GIA was used to purchase an underwater drone to evaluate its efficacy in measuring the abundance of eelgrass at submerged aquatic vegetation mapping validation sites. A URI undergraduate student was engaged to assist in the fieldwork. This work was done in support of the Napatree Point Conservation Area Demonstration Site.


GIA was used to cover association fees (Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association; Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.) These associations host annual conferences which are important outlets to disseminate research related to the CI. GIA was also used to cover expenses for conference calls for interdisciplinary research.


We purchased a special chiller unit urgently needed for out continuing laboratory testing of detection tools for PFAS under a range of environmental conditions. This supported the work of a graduate student, Matt Dunn.

TorellElinUnversity of Rhode Island, Coastal Resource Centre

The GIA funds were used to allow a CRC staff member to attend the “Ecopath 35 years – Making Ecosystem-Based Management Operational” conference and training workshops, which were held in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, during December 4 to 11, 2019.


summer salary, culturing supplies, genetics


Collectively, funded an undergrad through the URI Energy Fellow program who helped us to build the Offshore Renewable Energy web site ( which communicates URI's expertise on this topic and also provides the public with objective information. Funding for editing & printing of the report was also rec'd


We had some funds that were allocated to staff time for developing additional proposals on coastal and fisheries management.


GIA funds we used to expand our research efforts be providing much needed supplies for our research boat and sensor equipment. This allowed for grad and undergrad students to conduct their research projects by provide the gear needed for field work on our boat. A towing membership provided by GIA allowed for students to conduct efforts safely.


Funds were used for CRC staff time of Dr. Brian Crawford, Karen Kent and Sarah Gaines to work on a Ghana proposal now delayed and due out in Dec 2020. We also use that time to work on a interdisciplinary research proposal on women shellfishers and food security that was awarded to us - a 2-year project for $1.3 million project now ongoing.

KentKarenGSO/Coastal Resources Center

GIA funded a CRC membership to Humentum, a global membership association providing training, consultancy, and support, especially for USG programs. CRC and developing country staff can access courses at members only prices, increasing our ability to offer relevant training. GIA also funded proposal development level of effort for 4 CRC staff.


The funds were used to pay for the travel and lodging of Mr. Godfrey Tsiboo, a Fisheries Enforcement Officer from The Ghana Fisheries Commission to attend a URI Fisheries Leadership Institute conducted by The URI Fisheries Center/FAVS/CELS.


The GIA funds were used to pay for open access for a peer reviewed journal article CRC authors published in the Coastal Management Journal. The paper presents the findings of a gender impact assessment of the USAID Ghana SFMP.


The GIA funds were used to support summer salary for PI Menden-Deuer. The time afforded me the opportunity to pursue funding from NASA to investigate optical proxies for grazing with collaborators. The grant is pending at NASA. Furthermore, I was able to help mentor Ms Andria Miller, an undergraduate student through a remote research project.


I used the GIA to purchase essential research equipment and supplies to carry out the proposed research.


Grant-In-Aid funding supported STEEP as we developed new initiatives. The funding enabled us to bring aboard new faculty and graduate students to our cores. Rainer Lohmann was able to purchase an indoor air pump which generates preliminary data needed for the STEEP renewal grant for indoor air measurements.

PearsonShannaArts and Sciences

GIA funds last year went toward running a survey experiment. The results of the experiment are being used to create a new funding proposal. They are also being included in an academic publication that is coauthored with the undergraduate student (Joe Essig). The survey addresses racial bias in land planning decisions.

 Last First College/Department Grant(s) Name (Source of GIA funds) Grants-in-Aid Report How was GIA used to enhance research, presentation of research, engagement of graduate or undergrad students, assist in addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion, etc.?