Vision 2025 Awards

Vision 2025 Awardees

In 2018, former President Rahmat Shoureshi allocated strategic seed funding to Research & Graduate Studies. While the bulk of that funding supported the creation of the Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative and the Digital City Testbed Center, the balance was used to lift research success across campus.

The Vision 2025 RFP was tuned to seek transformative opportunities to jump-start new projects and programs. It was also a recognition of the special contribution of book authorship and juried art presentations.

There were three program tracks in the Vision 2025 program:

1. Research seed grants
2. Equipment matching funding
3. Book authorship and juried art presentation funding
 

Vision 2025 Grantees

Research Seed Grants
  • Ajibade, Idowu, Geography, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Collaborators: Heejun Chang (Geography), Paul Loikith (Geography), Lisa Bates (Urban Studies & Planning); Title: “City-to-city exchanges on socially-inclusive resilience planning and adaptation to extreme events in the Pacific (C2C Pacific resilience project)”; $28,647
  • Estes, Suzanne, Biology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Collaborators: Patrick Philips (UO), Josiah Wagner (OHSU); Title: “Sniffing out cancer: An approach for identification and early detection of cancer-specific metabolites using C. elegans”; $30,000
  • Kwon, Jungmin, School of Film, College of the Arts, Woo, Hyeyoung, Sociology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Title: “Family and Work Among Young/Mid-Aged Adults in Contemporary Korea”’ $27,600
  • Lipor, John, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science, Jedynak, Bruno, Mathematics & Statistics, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Title: “Enhancing scientific discovery through machine learning”; 30,000
  • Loikith, Paul, Geography, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; “Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on the Frequency of Dry Spring Seasons in the Portland Region”; $26,000
  • McCormick, Theresa, Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Title: “Photochemical oxygen storage and thermal release”; $29,461
  • Noorda, Rachel, English, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Collaborators: Ramdarshan, Melanie (University College of London), Weber Millicent (Australian National University); Title: “Creation of an international research network on book publishing”; $20,970
  • Raghavan, Rahul, Biology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Title: “Thwarting amino acid theft by Coxiella burnetii to prevent Q fever”; $30,000
  • Teuscher, Christof, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science; Title: “Industry-University Research Center for Thermodynamic Computation”; $25,851
  • Thurber, Amie, School of Social Work, Bates, Lisa, Urban Studies & Planning, College of Urban and Public Affairs; Title: “Impact of Portland’s Preference Policy on Wellbeing”; $30,000

Vision 2025

Equipment Matching Funding Grants
  • Gleason, Kelly, Environmental Science & Management, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Title: “Forest Fire Effects on Snow Albedo, Snowmelt, and Snow-Water Resource Availability: Understanding the Future of Western Water in a Premier Portland State University Laboratory”; $25,000
  • Khosravifar, Arash, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science; Title: “Equipment Proposal for Bender Elements”; $6,570
  • Moug, Diane, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science; Title: “Equipment Proposal for Dynamic Triaxial Test Apparatus”; $25,000

Vision 2025

Book Authorship and Juried Art Presentation Grants
  • Benstead, Lindsay, Political Science, College of Urban & Public Affairs; Title: “State, Society and Human Security: The Politics of Libya's Transition”; $2,000
  • Carter, Derrais, Guzman, Andres, Black Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Title: “Patriarchal Blackness”; $1,850
  • De Oliveira, Cassio, World Languages & Literatures, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Title: “Writing Rogues: Collective and Individual Identity-Formation in the Soviet Picaresque, 1921-1938”; $2,000
  • Goodman, Anna, School of Architecture, College of the Arts; Title: “Citizen Architects: Laboring Bodies and the Social Production of American Architects”; $2,000
  • Heaffner, Melissa, Environmental Science & Management, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Nadeau Jay, Physics, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Title: “Extreme Latitudes: PSU Faculty Research in the Arctic and Antarctica”; $1,986
  • Hanoosh, Yasmeen, World Languages & Literatures, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Title: “Uncertain Refuge: Rights, Respect, Responsibility in Arab Detroit”; $2,000
  • Jokic, Aleksandar, Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; “Targets of International Justice: Yugoslavia and Rwanda”; $1,850
  • Kapoor, Priya, International & Global Studies, College of Urban & Public Affairs; Title: “Community Radio in India: Creating synergies for Disaster Mitigation and Climate Change”; $2,000
  • Kirtley, Susan, English, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; “A Woman’s Place: The Rhetoric of Domesticity in Female-Created Comic Strips from 1976-2012”; $2,000
  • McClintock, Nathan, Urban Studies & Planning: College of Urban & Public Affairs; Title: “Producing Space”; $2,000
  • Meir, Natan, Judaic Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Title: “Stepchildren of the Shtetl: The Destitute, Disabled, and Demented of Jewish Eastern Europe”; $1,996
  • Nunez-Mendez, Eva, World Languages & Literatures, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Title: “Sibilants in Spanish: Diachronic and Sociolinguistic Analysis”; $2,000
  • Ott, John, History, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; “The Medieval Secular Clergy: A Reader”; $950