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Seed for Success Acorn Awards

The Seed for Success Acorn Award is given to investigators in recognition of their accomplishment in obtaining an external sponsored award of $1 million or more. Please see lists of awardees by year. Individuals can only receive an award once.

FY2013 Seed for Success Acorn Awards


  • Indiana Family Nutrition Program Plan
    Angela R. Abbott; Melissa K. Maulding
    from U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Center for Low Energy Systems Technology (LEAST)
    Joerg Appenzeller; Zhihong Chen; Gerhard Klimeck
    from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Function Accelerated nano-material Engineering (FAME)
    Joerg Appenzeller; Supriyo Datta
    from Microelectronic Advanced Research Corporation
  • Energy Efficient Building Systems Regional Innovation Cluster Initiative
    James E. Braun; Qingyan Chen; William T. Horton; Jianghai Hu; Panagiota Karava; Athanasios Tzempelikos
    from U.S. Department of Energy
  • Indiana Space Grant Consortium Five Year Renewal Proposal for Activity Years 20-24
    Barrett S. Caldwell
    from National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Modeling and Manipulating Phenylpropanoid Pathway Flux for Bioenergy
    Clint Chapple; Natalia Doudareva; John A. Morgan
    from U.S. Department of Energy
  • Multiscale Experiments and Computational Modeling of Transparent Ceramic and Glass Armors
    Weinong W. Chen
    from Army Research Office
  • Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility, and Sustainability (PEGASAS)
    William A. Crossley; Chien-Tsung Lu; Mary Johnson; Karen Marais
    from Federal Aviation Administration
  • Catalyst Design by Discovery Informatics
    W. Nicholas Delgass; Mahdi M. Abu-Omar; James M. Caruthers; Jeffrey Greeley; Fabio H. Ribeiro; Kendall T. Thomson
    from U.S. Department of Energy
  • National AgrAbility Project
    William E. Field; Paul J. Jones
    from U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • An Experimental and Theoretical High Energy Physics Program
    John P. Finley; Daniela Bortoletto; Wei K. Cui; Sergei Khlebnikov; Luis M. Kruczenski; Norbert Neumeister; Ian P. Shipsey
    from U.S. Department of Energy
  • Living Well with Later Life Multimorbidity: a Biopsychosocial Approach
    Elliot M. Friedman; Sharon L. Christ
    from National Institute on Aging
  • Microcooling for Intensely Concentrated Electronics (MicroICE) An Intrachip Approach
    Suresh V. Garimella; David B. Janes; Dimitrios Peroulis; Justin A. Weibel
    from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • 2013 Local Technical Assistance Program Work Plan
    John Haddock
    from U.S. Department of Transportation
  • PIRE: Nuclear Energy Systems and Materials under Extreme Conditions
    Ahmed Hassanein; Audeen W. Fentiman; Sivanandan Harilal
    from National Science Foundation
  • Significant Upgrade and Safety Enhancement of the Instrumentation and Control Systems of the Purdue University Reactor
    Ahmed Hassanein; Jere H. Jenkins
    from U.S. Department of Energy
  • Hepatology Centers of Expertise National Educational Initiative
    Marlene O. Heeg
    from Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Automation of Dormant Pruning of Specialty Crops
    Peter M. Hirst; Avinash C. Kak; Johnny Park
    from U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Structure, Function and Conformational Dynamics of the Ste14p Methyltransferase
    Christine A. Hrycyna; Amy L. Davidson
    from National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  • Cyberonics-Technology Development Plan
    Pedro Irazoqui
    from Cyberonics, Inc.
  • Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power; Y7-Y10
    Monika Ivantysynova; John H. Lumkes, Jr.; Andrea Vacca
    from National Science Foundation
  • Development of Branded Educational Programs to Manage and Mitigate Herbicide Resistant Weeds
    William G. Johnson
    from United Soybean Board
  • Network for Computational Nanotechnology - Cyber Platform
    Gerhard Klimeck; Victoria A. Farnsworth; Michael J. McLennan; Krishna Madhavan; Lynn K. Zentner; Michael G. Zentner
    from National Science Foundation
  • SLEEC: Semantics-rich Libraries for Effective Exascale Computation
    Milind Kulkarni; Samuel P. Midkiff; Vijay S. Pai; Arun Prakash
    from U.S. Department of Energy
  • Network for Computational Nanotechnology - NEEDS Node
    Mark S. Lundstrom; Muhammad A. Alam; Zhihong Chen; Supriyo Datta; Pedro Irazoqui; Anand Raghunathan; Kaushik Roy; Ali Shakouri
    from National Science Foundation
  • Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States (SERIIUS)
    Mark S. Lundstrom; Rakesh Agrawal; Muhammad A. Alam; Suresh V. Garimella; Pankaj Sharma
    from National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Military-Extension Partnership Overall Leadership
    Renee K. McKee; Shelley Macdermid Wadsworth
    from U.S. Department of Defense
  • Military - Extension Internship Program
    Renee K. McKee
    from U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Community, Family and Youth Extension Program
    Renee K. McKee
    from U.S. Department of Defense
  • Building a New Partnership: MAIL Extension Services Engage the Afghan Farmer
    Kevin McNamara; Dieudonne Baributsa; Ricky E. Foster
    from U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • 200 Million Mobility 2DEGs: Pushing Materials to the Extreme
    Michael James Manfra; Gabor A. Csathy; David R. Johnson; Kevin P. Trumble
    from W.M. Keck, Foundation
  • Food Safety, Office of Scientific Quality Review (OSQR)
    Lisa Mauer; Bruce M. Applegate; Arun K. Bhunia; Joseph M. Irudayaraj; Michael R. Ladisch
    from U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Tissue-dynamics Imaging for Therapeutic Efficacy in Ovarian Cancer
    David D. Nolte; John J. Turek
    from National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
  • Development of a Point-of-Care Mass Spectrometry Analysis System
    Zheng Ouyang; R. Graham Cooks
    from National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  • NEXTRANS - Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Solutions: From Concepts to Deployment
    Srinivas Peeta
    from U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Useful to Usable (U2U): Transforming Climate Variability and Change Information for Cereal Crop Producers
    Linda S. Prokopy; Otto C. Doering; Benjamin M. Gramig; Devdutta S. Niyogi; Xiaohui Carol Song
    from U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • The George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Operations
    Julio Alfonso Ramirez; Saurabh Bagchi; Sean Brophy; Shirley Dyke; Rudolf Eigenmann; Barbara Fossum; Thomas J. Hacker; Ayhan Irfanoglu; Santiago Pujol
    from National Science Foundation
  • Cancer Center Support Grant – Core
    Timothy L. Ratliff
    from National Cancer Institute
  • Engineering Research Center on Structural Organic Composites
    Gintaras V. Reklaitis; James D. Litster; Lynne S. Taylor; Carl R. Wassgren, Jr.
    from National Science Foundation
  • Natural Variation and Drought Responses in Maize Inflorescence Development
    Torbert R. Rocheford
    from National Science Foundation
  • from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Michael G. Rossmann; Richard J. Kuhn
    Structure and Function of Flaviviruses
  • Embedded POWER Optimized Systems Using Near and Super-threshold Computing Fabric (EMPOWER)
    Kaushik Roy
    from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Unconventional Processing of Signals for Intelligent Data Exploitation (UPSIDE)
    Kaushik Roy
    from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Center for Spintronic Materials, Interfaces and Novel Architectures (C-SPIN)
    Kaushik Roy; Supriyo Datta; Anand Raghunathan
    from Microelectronics Advanced Research Corp.
  • Ultrafast Nonlinear Optical Approaches toward High-Throughput Membrane Protein Nanocrystal Detection
    Garth J. Simpson
    from National Institute of General Medical Science
  • Robust and Principled Visual Intelligence
    Jeffrey M. Siskind
    from U.S. Department of Defense
  • Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
    M. J. T. Smith
    from National Science Foundation
  • Physiological Correlates of Stuttering
    Anne Smith; Sharon L. Christ; Donald R. Lynam; Anu Subramanian; Bridget M. Walsh; Christine M. Weber-Fox
    from National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders
  • XSEDE: Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment
    Xiaohui Carol Song
    from National Science Foundation
  • Shock wave energy dissipation (SWED) by mechanochemically-active nanoporous materials
    Alejandro H. Strachan
    from U.S. Department of Defense
  • Nanomechanics of Src signaling in neuronal growth cones
    Daniel M. Suter
    from National Science Foundation
  • Emerging Frontiers of Science of Information, (STC)
    Wojciech Szpankowski; Ruben C. Aguilar; Muhammad A. Alam; Mikhail J. Atallah; Clifton W. Bingham; Supriyo Datta; Ananth Y. Grama; Suresh Jagannathan; Aditya P. Mathur; Jennifer L. Neville; Zygmunt Pizlo; Yuan Qi; Doraiswami Ramkrishna; Vernon J. Rego; Mark D. Ward
    from National Science Foundation
  • Protein Aggregation in Amorphous Solids
    Elizabeth M. Topp; Markus A. Lill; Chiwook Park; Fred E. Regnier
    from National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  • Developing a Functional Gene Discovery Platform for Sorghum Improvement
    Mitchell R. Tuinstra; Brian Dilkes; Clifford F. Weil
    from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Heat Stress Resilient Maize for South Asia Through a Public Private Partnership
    Mitchell R. Tuinstra; Gurmukh S. Johal
    from CIMMYT, International, Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
  • MCTP: Sophomore Transitions: Bridges into a Statistics Major and Big Data Research + Experience via Learning Communities
    Mark D. Ward; Guang Cheng; Sharon L. Christ; Hyonho Chun; Bruce A. Craig; Rebecca W. Doerge; Bo Li; Frederi G. Viens; Xiao Wang; Jun Xie; Hao Zhang; Lingsong Zhang
    from National Science Foundation
  • Integrated Coherent Comb and Line-by-Line Pulse Shaper for RF Photonic Filtering
    Andrew M. Weiner; Minghao Qi
    from Army Armament Munition and Chemical Command
  • Driving to Impact: Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering
    Steven M. Witz; Kenneth J. Musselman
    from Regenstrief Foundation
  • Integrated Management Strategies for Aspergillus and Fusarium Ear Rots of Corn
    Charles P. Woloshuk; Gurmukh S. Johal; Kiersten A. Wise
    from U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • DNA Demethylation and Transcriptional Gene Silencing
    Jian-Kang Zhu
    from National Institute of General Medical Sciences

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