Grants & Awards

The University and the College of Arts and Sciences are committed to supporting research and scholarship through comprehensive institutional funding and opportunities for faculty development. This support includes dedicated research space and the allocation of both research start-up funds and generous matching funds. The following partial list of grants awarded to the chemistry department and to individual chemistry faculty members demonstrates the strategic success of this commitment in attracting extramural funding.

2015 M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust: College Research Program for Natural Science grant: $70,000

2015 M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust: New faculty startup grant: $40,000

2014 M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust: Partners in Science grant: $15,000

2010 Synergy Corporation: Research grants: $17,000

2010 M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust: Partners in Science grant: $15,000

2009 Medical Research Foundation: Faculty research grant: $40,000

2008 M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust: New faculty startup grant: $40,000

2008 M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust: Partners in Science grant: $15,000

2006 National Science Foundation: Major research instrumentation grants: $150,000 & $273,000

2006 Bill and Ann Swindells Foundation: Instrumentation grant: $100,000

2006 †Major Foundation Grant: For equipment and infrastructure in the sciences: $500,000

2006 National Science Foundation: Major research instrumentation grant: $200,000

2006 Research Corporation: Cottrell College Science Awards: $45,000

2006 American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Fund: Research grant: $60,000

2006 M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust: New faculty startup grant: $25,000

The University of Portland was invited to apply for this highly competitive grant. The foundation that funded our proposal has requested to remain anonymous.

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