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Research: Recently Awarded Grants

Over $8 million in Grants Awarded Past Decade

Over the past decade, Calvin College Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has been awarded over $8 million in grants to fund our rigorous year round research program.

Awarded in 2013 - $419,700
  • Lily Foundation: "Connecting New Faculty to Teaching Mentors", Dean Ward, PI; Herb Fynewever and Julie Walton, co-PI's; $9,700

  • National Science Foundation: Doug Vander Griend, "RUI: Equilibrium Studies of Solution Phase Self-Assembly" - $180,000

  • National Science Foundation: Carolyn Anderson, "RUI: Synthesis of Highly Functionalized N-Alkyl 2-Pyridones" - $230,000 (May 2013 to April 2016)
Awarded in 2012 - $804,663
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation: Larry Louters for Introducing Minority Youth to Scientific Research - $4,720

  • National Science Foundation, S-STEM Program: Dave Benson was co-PI on Expanding Computation for Interdisciplinary Science - $599,953 (5/26/2012 to 7/25/2012).

  • National Science Foundation-RUI: Herbert Fynewever, David Koetje, Randall Pruim, Randall Van Dragt, Amy Wilstermann - $199,990
Awarded in 2011 - $354,515
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation: Larry Louters for Engaging Minority Youth in the Sciences - $3,500

  • National Science Foundation-RUI: David Benson, Chad Tatko, co-PI - $344,015

  • American Chemical Society Project SEED: Eric Arnoys, Dave Benson, Mark Muyskens, Kumar Sinniah, Chad Tatko, Amy Wilstermann - $7,000
Awarded in 2010 - $1,377,902
  • National Science Foundation-ARI-R2: David Benson, David DeHeer, Randall Pruim, Chad Tatko, Matthew Walhout - $951,150

  • National Science Foundation-RUI: Kumar Sinniah - $211,907

  • American Chemical Society Project SEED: David Benson, Mark Muyskens, Chad Tatko, Roger DeKock, Doug Vander Griend - $6,200

  • National Science Foundation: Kumar Sinniah, David Benson and Amy Wilstermann — $208,645
Awarded in 2009 - $1,635,515
  • National Institutes of Health Senior Research Fellowship: Kumar Sinniah — $44,915

  • National Science Foundation: Crystal Bruxvoort and Deanna van Dijk — $185,003

  • National Science Foundation: Chad Tatko, Amy Wilstermann, David Benson, Eric Arnoys — $487,470

  • National Science Foundation: David Benson, Chad Tatko, John Wertz, Amy Wilstermann, and Randy DeJong — $279,000

  • NIH: National Institutes of Health: Larry Louters — $223,050

  • National Science Foundation: Carolyn Anderson — $170,000

  • National Science Foundation: Doug Vander Griend — $126,000

  • American Chemical Society: Doug Vander Griend — $65,000

  • NIH: National Institutes of Health: Kumar Sinniah — $55,077

Awarded in 2008 - $1,610,610
  • HHMI: Eric Arnoys, David DeHeer, Randall Pruim, Chad Tatko — $1,100,000
  • Office of Naval Research: Dave Benson — $289,217

  • National Science Foundation Supplemental Grant: Crystal Bruxvoort, Rachel Reed, James Jadrich — $99,968

  • Beckman Foundation; Carolyn Anderson; Eric Arnoys; Ronald Blankespoor, Roger DeKock, Keith Grasman, Arlene Hoogewerf, Larry Louters, Stephen Matheson, Kumar Sinniah, John Ubels — $77,200

  • Research Corporation-Cottrell College Science Award: Chad Tatko — $44,225

Awarded in 2007 - $355,808
  • National Science Foundation (NSF): Joel Adams, Roger DeKock, Paul Harper, Paulo Ribeiro, Matthew Walhout — $205,808

  • MERCK: Eric Arnoys, David DeHeer, Arlene Hoogewerf, Larry Louters, Steve Matheson, Darla McCarthy, Doug Vander Griend — $60,000

  • Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation: Chad Tatko — $50,000

  • American Chemical Society (ACS): Chad Tatko — $40,000

Awarded in 2006 - $885,672
  • National Science Foundation (NSF): Kenneth Bergwerf, Crystal Bruxvoort, David DeHeer, James Jadrich, Rachel Reed — $721,754

  • American Chemical Society: Roger DeKock — $50,000

  • American Chemical Society (ACS): Carolyn Anderson — $40,000

  • Research Corporation: Carolyn Anderson — $36,418

  • Pfizer: Ronald Blankespoor — $27,500

  • Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation: Carolyn Anderson — $10,000

Awarded in 2005 - $205,864
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH): Kumar Sinniah — $188,964

  • University of Virginia: Larry Louters — $16,900

Awarded in 2004 - $411,575
  • National Science Foundation (NSF): Eric Arnoys, Arlene Hoogewerf, David Koetje, Stephen Matheson, John Ubels — $174,298

  • Metanexus Institute: Arie Leegwater — $15,000

  • National Science Foundation (NSF): Mark Muyskens, Karen Muyskens — $222,277

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