Funding

External Funding:

  • NSF IIS: III: Collaborative Medium Grant for "Guiding Exploration of Protein Structure Spaces with Deep Learning", 07/01/2018 - 06/30/2021 (PIs: Shehu A and Chen J/UMissouri). [Grant No. 1763233]
  • NSF DMS Grant for "Statistical Inference for Molecular Landscapes", 08/01/2018 - 07/31/2021 (PI: Qiao W/Statistics-GMU, co-PI: Shehu A). [Grant No. 1821154]
  • Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research Award for "High-dimensional Statistics and Biomolecular Modeling as a Powerful Microscope over Pathogenic Mutations in Proteinopathies," 06/30/2017 - 05/31/2019. (PI: Qiao W/Statistics-GMU, co-PI: Shehu A).
  • NSF IIS & CCF: Travel Awards for 2015 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM-2015)", 08/01/2015 - 07/30/2016.
  • NSF SI2: SSE Collaborative Grant for "A Novel Plug-and-play Software Platform of Robotics-inspired Algorithms for Modeling Biomolecular Structures and Motions", 02/01/2015 - 01/31/2019 (PIs: Shehu A, Plaku E/CUA, Roitberg A/UF) [Grant No. 1440581].
  • NSF CCF: AF Small Grant for "Novel Stochastic Optimization Algorithms for Advancing the Treatment of Dynamic Molecular Systems", 07/01/2014 - 06/30/2018. (PI: Shehu A, co-PI: De Jong KA) [Grant No. 1421001]
  • NSF CISE Award for "NSF CISE CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop", 12/05/2013 - 05/31/2014 (PI: Shehu A, co-PI: Rangwala H) [Grant No. 1415210].
  • Jeffress Trust Program in Interdisciplinary Research Award for "Probabilistic Search Algorithms: Powerful Novel Tools for Peptide Modeling", 09/15/2013 - 06/15/2015. (PI: Shehu A, co-PI: Blaisten-Barojas E)
  • Virginia Youth Tobacco Program (VYTP) Award for "Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Menthol Cigarette Addiction", 07/01/2013 - 10/31/2015. (PI: Kabbani N/Krasnow-GMU, co-PI: Shehu A)
  • NSF IIS CAREER Award for "Probabilistic Methods for Addressing Complexity and Constraints in Protein Systems", 03/1/2012 - 02/28/2017. (PI: Shehu A). [Grant No. 1144106]
  • NSF CCF: AF Small Grant for "A Unified Computational Framework to Enhance the Ab-initio Sampling of Native-like Protein Conformations", 9/1/2010 - 8/31/2013. (PI: Shehu A). [Grant No. 1016995]

Internal Funding:

  • Mason's Multidisciplinary Research Initiative Award , October 2017 - September 2018
    PI: Kylene Kehn-Hall. co-PIs: Amarda Shehu and Estela Blaisten-Barojas.
  • Mason Seed Grant, December 2013 - May 2014
    co-PI: Anand Vidyashankar.
  • Mason Seed Grant, May 2013 - April 2014
    co-PI: Nadine Kabbani
  • Mason Seed Grant, December 2012 - June 2013
    co-PI: Juan Cortes
  • Undergraduate Apprentice Support, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2013
  • Mason Seed Grant, July 2010 - June 2011
    co-PI: N. Kabbani
  • RA Support, AY 2010-2011
  • Bioengineering Seed Grant, January 2009 - December 2010
    co-PIs: B. Bishop and M. van Hoek
  • Mason Seed Grant, January 2009 - December 2009