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LATEST AWARDS

Jodie Mahony Center Receives Funding for Middle School Program: “MT Stage: The Hamilton Experience.”

The Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education has received $31,084 from the Arkansas Department of Education for “MT Stage: The Hamilton Experience.” This program allows seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students to produce and perform in the play “Hamilton,” a popular hip hop musical that started on Broadway in 2015. Read more…

Center for Arkansas History and Culture Wins Grant to Process and Digitize Arkansas Railroad and City Maps

The UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture has received $5,874 from the Arkansas Humanities Council to assess, digitalize, and catalog early railway line and city maps from 1917-1918. The project, entitled “Tie-ing Arkansas Together,” will process and digitize 133 oversized railway maps associated with the St. Louis, Iron Mountain, and Southern Railroad and the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Read more…

ASBTDC Awarded $100,000 to Assist Four-County Area

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received $100,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Portable Assistance Program. The competitive grant program supports one-year projects in areas that have experienced recent economic distress through natural disaster, downsizing, layoffs, or plant closures. Read more…

Dr. Agarwal collaborates on $1 million NSF Big Data grant to research data science-informed solutions to health disparities in southern U.S. region

Dr. Nitin Agarwal is collaborating on a three-year $1 million NSF-funded project that brings together several universities to take a big data approach to address health disparities in the southern United States such as cardiovascular diseases.  Dr. Agarwal’s portion of the project totals $61,931 over three years. Read more…

Arkansas Economic Development Institute receives resiliency grant of $320,500 from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration

The Arkansas Economic Development Institute (AEDI) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $320,500 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to conduct a Land & Resiliency Initiative for the Arkansas-Louisiana Multi-modal Economic Corridor (ArkLaMEC).  The project will be a joint effort of AEDI and the Office of Innovation and Economic Development at Louisiana Tech University (OIED). Read more…

Dr. Paul Crutcher receives grant to host National Consortium for Teaching about Asia for Arkansas teachers

Dr. Paul Crutcher of the Department of English at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a grant from the Freeman Foundation to teach the Consortium for Teaching about Asia program to Arkansas teachers. The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) is a multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about East Asia in elementary and secondary schools nationwide. Read more…

Information Science Receives over $260,000 Annually for its Support of the Bioinformatics Core of the Arkansas INBRE Program

The Department of Information Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received over $260,000 this year to continue its partnership with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). This partnership supports the Bioinformatics Core of the Arkansas IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Program. Awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), this grant is active for five years. The total funding for the five-year period is over $1.3 million. Read more…