Grants

ARE faculty are national and global leaders in their respective research areas. All of them have active research grants, with some of these grants providing unique research opportunities to ARE students. These opportunities vary across faculty and projects but could include part-time research assistantship (paid or unpaid), part-time or full-time summer internship (typically paid), independent course study, and research career advising.

Faculty and their awarded Grants.

Kimberly Rollins 

FUNDING AGENCY-PROGRAM. “Project Title”. From Year – to Year. (Your Role)

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION: “NEWIR Manure: Nutrients, Energy, and Water
Innovations for Resource Recovery.” 2019 -2024 (Co-PI).

USDA NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE: “Evaluating Alternative Water
Institution Performance in Snow-Dominated Basins: Are Food Production Systems at Risk
from Changing Snow Water Availability?” 2018 – 2022. (PI).

STATE OF NEVADA DIVISION OF WATER RESOURCES: “Financial Considerations on the
Annual per Unit Value of Water in Irrigated Agriculture: Agricultural Production Models for
the Humboldt River Basin.” 2018-2019 (PI).

TRUCKEE MEADOWS WATER AUTHORITY, RENO, NEVADA: “Evaluating Truckee Meadows
Water Authority’s Conservation Messaging.” 2015 – 2018 (PI).

USDA NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE: “Rural to Urban Water
Transfers, Climate Change and the Future of Rural Agricultural Economies in the Semi-Arid
West: A Comparative Regional Analysis.” 2015-18. (PI)

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT AND JOINT FIRE SCIENCE PROGRAM: “Evaluating the
Economic Returns of Fuel Treatments at Multiple Spatial Scales: Accounting for Treatment,
Timing and Ecological Conditions.” 2014 – 2018 (PI).

TRUCKEE MEADOWS WATER AUTHORITY, RENO, NEVADA: “Truckee Meadows Water
Authority Conservation Plan Estimate of Water Saved with Messaging.” 2014 – 2015 (PI).

USDA NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE AND US. ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION AGENCY STAR PROGRAM: “Integrating Markets and non-Market Benefits to
Value Ecological Change in Agroecoystems.” 2010 – 2016. (PI).


Richard A. Dunn

U.S. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE: NATIONAL INSTITUTE of FOOD and AGRICULTURE –
“Measuring the Food and Agriculture Economy.” 2016-2020 (PI).

NATIONAL INSTITUTES of HEALTH: NATIONAL INSTITUTE on ALCOHOL ABUSE AND
ALCOHOLISM. “Drunk Driving with Children: Putting the Brakes on a Disturbing Trend.”
2018-2020 (Co-Investigator).

U.S. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE: NATIONAL INSTITUTE of FOOD and AGRICULTURE – “New
Geographies for Understanding US Rural Business Dynamics.” 2019-2022 (PI).


Syma Ebbin

NOAA BWET: Rising Waters: the Thames River Watershed Resilience Project, co-PI 2019.

UConn GEOC New Course Competition, 2019.

National Park Service National Maritime Heritage Grants, Blue Heritage Trail, co-PI 2018/20.

UConn Office of Public Engagement, CT Maritime Waterways Corridor Project, co-PI 2015/20


Boris E. Bravo-Ureta

UCONN-CAHNR Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station, Competitive Capacity Grants
Program — “Agricultural Productivity and Climatic Variability: A Meta-Analysis and
Empirical Assessment.” 2018-2021(P.I.).

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION — “Taming Water in Ethiopia: An Interdisciplinary
Approach to Improve Human Security in a Water-Dependent Emerging Region”. 2016-2020
(Sr. Researcher).

USAID through University of Georgia — “Cost Benefit Analysis of Technology Interventions to
Increase Productivity and Profitability in Groundnut and Soybean Farming Systems in
Malawi.” 2017-2019 (P.I.).

U.S. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE: NATIONAL INSTITUTE of FOOD and AGRICULTURE–
“Productivity Growth, Irrigation Efficiency and Climatic Variability in U.S. Agriculture:
Empirical Analyses with Emerging Methodologies.” 2016-2019 (P.I.).

U.S. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE, ECONOMIC RESEARCH SERVICE — “Agricultural Productivity
and Farm Size in Southern African Countries:  Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi.” 2015-2017
(P.I.).

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT-PMIL — “Productivity and Profitability
Growth in Peanut Production: A Farm Level Analysis in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.”
2014- 2017 (P.I.).

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT-PMIL via U of Georgia — “An Integrated
Global Breeding and Genomics Approach to Intensifying Peanut Production and Quality: An
Econometric Analysis of the Impact of Improved Seed Varieties.” 2014-2017 (Co-PI).

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT-PMIL via NC State — “Using Applied
Research and Technology Transfer to Minimize Aflatoxin Contamination and Increase
Production, Quality and Marketing of Peanut in Ghana.” 2013-2017 (Co-PI).

U.S. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE: NATIONAL INSTITUTE of FOOD and AGRICULTURE —
“Interaction between Productivity Growth and Environmental Factors for Multi-Output Farms
with a Dairy Focus”. 2011-2016 (P.I.).