spea magazine

In the Money

Who. What. How Much. A Sampling of Current Research and Funding

Ronald Hites and Philip Stevens, IUB
$143,781 ($451,234 over three years) from the National Science Foundation to study the accuracy of current models in measuring atmospheric levels of HO and HO2. This analysis will help explain the impact of biogenic hydrocarbon emissions on photochemical smog and promote more effective emission control strategies.

John Krauss, IUPUI
$500,000 from the Indiana Governor’s Office and Lilly Endowment, contracted with IUPUI Center for Urban Policy and the Environment to work with internal and external partners to review, assess, improve, and coordinate data collection, management, dissemination, use and analysis for purposes of improving policy-making and administrative decision-making by Indiana government and statewide private and public constituencies.

Sam Nunn, IUPUI
$750,000 from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI), contracted with the IUPUI Center for Urban Policy and the Environment (Center) to perform descriptive assessments and evaluations of 12 federal grant programs administered by ICJI. ICJI asked the Center to examine subgrantee files maintained at its offices and assess the process of subgrantee grant applications and the extent to which reported performance of services is consistent with subgrantee proposals.

Ken Richards, Matt Auer, and Burney Fischer, IUB
$126,481 from the USDA-Forest Service to evaluate factors that explain different results from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) processes. Additional funds were then awarded to apply New Institutional Economics to the overall design of the NEPA process. NIE will aid the Forest Service in developing efficient cooperative activities.

Evan Ringquist, IUB
$90,516 from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to develop a set of policy recommendations for waste tire recycling, reuse, and disposal. The project seeks to establish best practices for Indiana that are efficient, effective, and environmentally friendly.

J.C. Randolph, IUB
$39,840 additional grant from the Indiana Energy Group to analyze energy usage, production, potential, and expenditure for the state of Indiana from 1999 to the present. The study will be used to evaluate Indiana’s energy consumption compared to other states and to identify usage trends and possible utilization of alternative fuels.