Grant History


List of Funded Grants

Grants 2020

UWF-Escambia County Partnership Contract: Aquatic Bacteria Survey, Vibrio Monitoring. PI: L.A. Waidner; Co-PI’s: J.M. Caffrey and W.H. Jeffrey. February-October 2020. $60,000.

Florida Institute of Oceanography – FLRACEP. Predicting benefits in Panhandle estuary systems: a partnership to quantify impacts, stressors and outcomes using Adaptive Management Frameworks. Matthew Deitch, UF lead and J.M. Caffrey. 2020-2023 (notified in 2019). $499,997.

Grants 2019

NOAA. B-Wet Navarre Beach Marine Science Station: Empowering students to take action. Aquatic Care Team: Charlene Mauro, Santa Rosa County School District lead and J.M. Caffrey. 2019-2020. $114,958.

National Park Service. CESU - Amphibian Monitoring at Gulf Islands National Seashore Florida Unit. Principal Investigator W.H. Jeffrey. 9/15/19 – 9/14/24. $86,530

Complete Biodegradation of Insensitive Energetic Compounds $274,366, Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program/University of Arizona, J.C. Spain. 2019-2021.

UWF Instructional Technology Enhancement Projects (ITEP): Next Generation Biology Student Technology: Advancing Computational Skills for Biology through Courses and Independent Research Projects, L.A. Waidner. 2019-2020, $62,293.

Grants 2018

Cobalt Intelligence, LLC. Artificial reef design. Co-principal Investigator W.H. Jeffrey. 10/22/2018 – 4/21/2019. $53,758. 

National Science Foundation. Collaborative Research: Diversity and ecological impacts of Antarctic mixotrophic phytoplankton. Co-principal Investigator W.H. Jeffrey. 9/1/2018 – 8/31/2021. $180,000 (Total project budget $800,000). 

Clough Family Foundation. Antarctic Microbial Ecology. Principal Investigator W.H. Jeffrey. 2018. $5000. 

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.  Center for integrated Modeling and Analysis of the Gulf Ecosystem (C-IMAGE III). Co-principal Investigator W.H. Jeffrey. 1/1/2018 – 12/31/2020.  $42,000 (Total project budget $5,100,000).

Degradation of environmentally relevant chemicals, Chemours, J.C. Spain. 2018-2019, $80,000.

FL Institute of Oceanography (FIO): Understanding diversity of bacterioplankton and phytoplankton in estuarine and coastal environments, L.A. Waidner. 2018-2019, $22,000.

Grants 2017

L’Université Pierre et Marie CURIE (UPMC) Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls, Banyuls-sur-Mer, France. Visiting Professorship W.H. Jeffrey. 2017.  $5000. 

University of West Florida, Center for Research and Economic Development and Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.  Solar radiometers and Ultra-low Freezer. Equipment Grant. Principal Investigator W.H. Jeffrey. $51,799. April 2017. 

The role of biodiversity for microbial adaptation to anthropogenic perturbations, NSF, Co PI: J.C. Spain. 2012-2017, $1,847,191.

UWF Innovative Interdisciplinary Research Grant: STEAMing the River to the Gulf: Water Quality Assessments and Communication, L.A. Waidner. 2017-2018, $43,000.

Patagonia Corporation, Environmental Grants: Indian Bayou Water Quality and Ecology Monitoring, L.A. Waidner. 2017-2018, $14,000.

 

 

Grants 2016

University of West Florida, Center for Research and Economic Development and Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering.  Epifluorescence Microscope and Image Analysis System and  Superspeed Centrifuge. Equipment Grant.  Principal Investigator W.H. Jeffrey. $91,141.34. Nov. 2016. 

Biodegradation of nitroaromatic contaminants, DuPont, J.C. Spain. 2016-2020, $390,000.

Nitration enzyme toolkit for the biosynthesis of energetic materials, UT-Battelle LLC, PI: J.C. Spain. 2016-2017, $99,009.

UWF REEP: Research Equipment Enhancement Program Olympus AX70 epifluorescent microscope, with CCD and infrared-sensitive cameras, L.A. Waidner. 2016, $64,899.

Grants 2015

Clough Family Foundation. Extremophilic microbial communities of the Chilean Altiplano. Principal Investigator W.H. Jeffrey. 2015. $5000. 

University of West Florida, Center for Research and Economic Development and College of Science and Engineering.  Capital Equipment Grant.  Principal Investigator W.H. Jeffrey. $144,735.80. Nov. 2015.  

Centro de Instruccion y Capacitacion Maritima de Chile. Acoplamiento de las propiedades bio-ópticas y la historia fotobiológica en la productividad microbiana (Eubacteria, Arquea y pico-fitoplancton) desde el continente hacia del Giro del Pacífico sur. Co-Investigator W.H. Jeffrey. 10/1/15-9/30/16. ~$20,000. 

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University. ICRMS analysis of Weathered Surrogate Oil and Various Water Accommodated Fractions. Co- Principal Investigator W.H. Jeffrey. 9/1/2015 – 12/31/16. Facilities usage. 

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.  Center for integrated Modeling and Analysis of the Gulf Ecosystem (C-IMAGE II). Co-principal Investigator W.H. Jeffrey. 1/1/2015 – 12/31/2017.  $231,000 (Total project budget $22,200,000).

Aerobic biodegradation of chloro-, nitro-, and amino-aromatic contaminants, Chemours, PI: J.C. Spain. 2015-2016, $74,957.

Biodegradation of Nitrobenzene at Oxic/Anoxic Interfaces, DuPont, PI: J.C. Spain. 2005-2015, $1,223,000.

 

Grants 2014

Clough Family Foundation. Photobiology of Atacama Desert Microbial Communities. Principal Investigator W.H. Jeffrey. 2014. $5000. 

University of West Florida. Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Award. The microbial ecology of Chilean fiords. Principal Investigator W.H. Jeffrey. 2014.  $2000.

Validation of CFD device for detection of spore-forming bacteria in food, J.A. Moss. (2014). UWF Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Awards (SCAC grant), $2000.

Nitration enzyme toolkit for the biosynthesis of energetic materials, DoD Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Co PI: J.C. Spain. 2012-2014, $459,472.

Allelochemicals and Soil Bacteria, USDA, PI: J.C. Spain. 2011-2014, $493,000.

Grants 2013

National Fund for Scientific & Technological Development (FONDOCYT), Chile. The rare biosphere in high altitude wetlands: functional role and the limits of life. Co-Investigator W.H. Jeffrey. 2013 – 2015. $350,000. 

Clough Family Foundation. Microbial Diversity Projects. Principal Investigator W.H. Jeffrey. 2013. $5000. 

University of West Florida. Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Award. Development of research projects in the Atacama Desert, Chile. Principal Investigator W.H. Jeffrey. 2013.  $2000.