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Cultivating Research

Call it watering the green spots. UNLV’s Faculty Opportunity Awards program provides seed funding for faculty researchers with promising ideas and a desire to pursue additional funding from government agencies, foundations, or private industry. The program has supported a wide variety of campus research projects involving multidisciplinary teams, single investigators, and other faculty working to develop intellectual property.

In This Series

Janet Dufek
Research | February 23, 2015
Kids fall all the time, but bouncing back can be trickier when it happens in a hospital. Thanks to an internal grant, UNLV professor Janet Dufek has been able to collaborate with a leading children's hospital to tackle the issue.
Rebecca Gill looks through a library book shelf
Research | March 16, 2015
Political science professor Rebecca Gill is examining the ways we evaluate judge performance and how gender or racial bias influence the results.
Elsabeth Hausrath
Research | April 8, 2015
Data from NASA’s Mars Exploration Program is helping Elisabeth Hausrath understand how soil and water might have once interacted on the surface of our solar system’s most-Earthlike neighbor.
Ying Tian
Research | April 13, 2015
After seven firefighters died in a collapsed parking garage, engineering professor Ying Tian wanted to help design more resilient buildings. His research was shored up with seed money from a UNLV grant.

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Research | May 14, 2020
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