Five CAS faculty receive Layman Awards to boost research

Photo Credit: Clay Cressler, John DeLong, Irina Filina, Emily Kazyak, and Etsuko Moriyama
Thu, 07/14/2022 - 12:09

Above: Clay Cressler, John DeLong, Irina Filina, Emily Kazyak, and Etsuko Moriyama

The Office of Research and Economic Development is supporting 5 research projects in the College of Arts and Sciences in 2022-23 through its Layman Awards program, which funds work that enhances a researcher's ability to obtain external funding to support prominent scholarship.

The program offers two tracks — the Layman Seed Program, which funds new projects by early-career faculty who are nontenured at the time of submission; and the New Directions Program, which funds tenured faculty who are branching into new research directions or need funding to support pilot or developmental work toward the next step in a funded research program. Awards of up to $10,000 per application for each program are made possible by support from the University of Nebraska Foundation.

2022 Layman Seed Program

  • Irina Filina, earth and atmospheric sciences
    "Structures and crustal variations of the mid-Norwegian margin from integrated geophysical analysis."

2022 Layman New Directions Program

  • Clay Cressler, biological sciences
    "The role of the Daphnia microbiome in controlling harmful algal blooms in Nebraska."
  • John DeLong, biological sciences
    "Understanding the ecological implications of virology."
  • Emily Kazyak, sociology
    "Intergenerational support, health, and wellbeing in minority families."
  • Etsuko Moriyama, biological sciences
    "Interaction potential between non-human SARS-CoV-2 proteins and human cell proteins using co-evolution frameworks."