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Researcher Recognition Program

Discretionary funding for awards greater than or equal to $5 million

Awardees of Researcher Recognition Program

In January 2023, the Office of Research launched the Researcher Recognition Program to award $50,000 in discretionary funds to Principal Investigators of new, multi-year research awards.

Each month, Sponsored Program Services recognizes Purdue research faculty receiving this award. Purdue researchers receiving discretionary funding awards since the launch of this new program are:

  • Kerrie Douglas, College of Engineering, $7.5 million (Applied Research Institute, U.S. Dept. of Defense) NEW
  • Dongyan Xu, CERIAS, $6.5 million (Air Force Research Lab) NEW
  • Andrew Otte, College of Engineering, $9.85 million (NIH, National Institute on Drug Abuse)
  • Songlin Fei, College of Agriculture, $8.96 million (American Forest Foundation/Natural Resources Conservation Service)
  • Peter Bermel, $5,000,000 – U.S. Department of Treasury/IN Economic Development Corporation/Greater Lafayette Commerce, “Semiconductors Workforce Development Project, Purdue Ivy Tech Partnership”
  • Songlin Fei, $10,000,000 – National Inst of Food & Agriculture Award for the Project entitled “Promoting Economic Resilience and Sustainability of the Eastern US Forests (PERSEUS)”
  • Jen-Yi Huang, $10,000,000 – National Inst of Food & Agriculture Award for the Project entitled “When Blue is Green: Sustainable Blue Food Systems Driven by Integrated Aquaponics”
  • Anand Raghunathan, $5,500,161 – DARPA/DSO, SRC, Georgia Tech Award for the Project entitled “COCOSYS: Center for the Co-Design of Cognitive Systems”
  • Pavlos Vlachos, $6,198,254 – Eli Lilly and Company, “Strategic Partnership 2023”
  • Pavlos Vlachos/Yoon Yeo/Luis Solario, $11,401,385 – Eli Lilly and Company, “Eli Lilly Genetic Medicine 2023-24 Intrathecal” NEW
  • George Wodicka, $6,849,951 – NIH-National Advancing Translational/Indiana University, “Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute” NEW

Program Summary

The Researcher Recognition Program awards $50,000 in discretionary funds to the Principal Investigators of new, multi-year, research awards.

The qualifying criteria for these awards are as follows:

  • The award must have a start date after January 1, 2023
  • The award must be greater than or equal to $5M directly supporting expenditures at Purdue University including direct and indirect costs but excluding sub-awards
  • The awards will be identified on a monthly basis by Sponsored Program Services.

The criteria for the discretionary allocation are as follows:

  • The allocation will be a one-time allocation of $50,000
  • The allocation will be put into one account for the Principal Investigators’ use at their discretion
  • The allocation will be awarded once the notice of award is received and the award is established in the Purdue system
  • The allocation will be available to the Principal Investigator for a period of two years

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