1890 INSTITUTION TEACHING AND RESEARCH

CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS PROGRAM

ANNUAL SUMMARY


FY 2002



Multicultural Alliances ProgramScience and Education Resources Development

Cooperative State Research, Education,

and Extension Service

U.S. Department of Agriculture



September 2002



1890 INSTITUTION TEACHING AND RESEARCH CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS PROGRAM


Overview of Program


The 1890 Institution Teaching and Research Capacity Building Grants Program was launched in FY 1990 to achieve three major goals: (1) to strengthen linkages among the 1890 institutions, other colleges and universities, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and private industry; (2) to advance cultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional work force by attracting and educating more students from underrepresented groups; and (3) to enhance the quality of teaching and research programs at the 1890 institutions to more readily establish them as full partners in the U.S. food and agricultural sciences higher education system. It is designed to be a high impact program and is unique in that it is the only Federal initiative targeted specifically towards strengthening the quality of programs in the food and agricultural sciences at the historically black land-grant institutions.


The 1890 land-grant institutions and Tuskegee University are uniquely qualified to contribute to the cultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional work force. Founded to provide mainstream educational opportunities in many disciplines to the black community while promoting respect for cultural diversity, these colleges and universities today enroll and educate not only African-American students, but Asian, Hispanic, and other American and international students. Similarly, their faculty represent a diverse array of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.


Now in its thirteenth year, the Capacity Building Grants Program has achieved notable success and is attributed priority status by the USDA/1890 Task Force appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture. Since 1990, the Program has awarded almost $113 million ($112,511,969) to the 1890 Institutions and Tuskegee University in support of 555 projects -- $54,955,537 for 317 teaching projects and $57,556,432 for 238 research projects.


The Capacity Building Grants Program is administered by the newly established Multicultural Alliances unit in the Science and Education Resources Development division of the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. This program is competitive in nature and provides support to the 1890 Institutions and Tuskegee University for teaching and research projects in targeted high-priority areas. It encourages matching support from non-Federal sources and also requires cooperation with one or more USDA agency(ies) in developing a proposal and carrying out a project, thereby strengthening departmental partnerships and linkages with these important minority institutions.

 

The projects funded during the first twelve years of the program are well underway at all of the recipient institutions. Research projects are focusing on such areas as biotechnology, human nutrition, aquaculture, plant science, and animal science. Teaching projects are addressing innovative student recruitment, educational delivery systems, and curricula enhancement strategies in such areas as agribusiness management and marketing, regulatory sciences, plant and soil sciences, and veterinary science.


FY 2002 Program


In FY 2002, $9,479,000 were appropriated for this program. One hundred and forty seven (147) proposals were received in FY 2002 representing a total funding request of approximately $37 million. These included 99 research proposals and 48 teaching proposals. Grant applications were reviewed by a peer review panel comprised of 35 experts representing university educators and research scientists, Federal Government professionals and individuals from the private sector who possessed outstanding expertise in the food and agricultural sciences as well as comprehensive knowledge of the 1890 university system.

 

Of the $8,792,598 available for project grants, $4,450,663 were awarded to support 24 teaching projects and $4,341,935 were awarded to support 17 research projects. This year awards were made to 15 of the 18 1890 land-grant institutions and Tuskegee University. Targeted need areas for teaching projects included curricula design and materials development, faculty preparation and enhancement, instruction delivery systems, student experiential learning, scientific instrumentation for teaching, and student recruitment and retention within the fields of agriculture, natural resources, forestry, veterinary medicine, family and consumer sciences, and closely allied disciplines. Research areas included studies and experimentation in the food and agricultural sciences, establishment of centralized research support systems, and development of improved technology delivery systems for producers and consumers in the food and agricultural sciences network.


To ensure the highest quality of management in carrying out the Capacity Building Grants Program, a full-time National Program Leader within the Multicultural Alliance unit is assigned to manage the program. The incumbent serves as a member of the Executive Team of the USDA/1890 Task Force. Additionally, the National Program Leader is readily available to interact with representatives appointed by different USDA agencies to work with the 1890 Institutions and Tuskegee University in developing proposals and in carrying out funded projects. Grant applications in FY 2002 revealed that the 1890 institutions have made significant progress in strengthening proposal development and grantsmanship skills since the previous year. This is important as the Department of Agriculture endeavors to assist these institutions in becoming more competitive with all other colleges and universities for other sources of support. Five USDA agencies (see attached list) will serve as cooperators on the 41 funded projects.

 

The attached tables provide detailed information on FY 2002 awards.







AGENCY ABBREVIATIONS

 

 

ARS                            Agricultural Research Service 

 

APHIS                        Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

 

CSREES                     Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service

 

FS                               Forest Service

 

NRCS                         Natural Resources Conservation Service



PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

FUNDS

AWARDED

2002-02887

Alabama A&M University

--Department of Plant and Soil Sciences


William E. Stone

Enhancement of Wildlife Sciences Education and Cultural Diversity through Curricula Development and Experimental Learning

 FS


Glen Gaines

(205) 489-5111

$195,484

2002-02882

Tuskegee University

--Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences


 Baowu Wang

Integrating Lecture and Experiential Learning to Empower Students with Advanced Analytical Skills in Food, Nutrition, and Agricultural Sciences

ARS


Wilda Martinez

(215) 233-6593

$199,719

2002-02883

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

--Department of Human Sciences


Sahar Zaghloul

Development and Testing of a Dietetic Experiential Learning and Peer-Tutoring Program

ARS


Margaret Bogle

(501) 954-8882

$186,157

2002-02871

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

--Department of Agriculture

 

Mohammad Jalaluddin

Scientific Instrumentation and Curriculum Development for Teaching Biotechnology

ARS


Neil Rutger

(870) 672-9300

$186,628

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

FUNDS

AWARDED

2002-02855

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

--School of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Human Sciences


Linda Okiror

Strengthening Recruitment and Retention in Food and Agricultural Sciences

CSREES


Virginia Gobeli

(202) 720-2297

$199,639

2002-02930

Delaware State University

--Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources


Richard Barczewski

Recruitment of Students in Agriculture and Natural Resources at Delaware State University

ARS


David H. Kingsley

(302) 857-6406

$199,832

2002-02854

Delaware State University

--Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources


Michael Maciarello

Instructional Delivery Systems in Agriculture Education

ARS


William Damert

(215) 233-6581

$200,000

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

FUNDS

AWARDED

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

FUNDS

AWARDED

2002-02889

Fort Valley State University

--Department of Agricultural Research

 

Sarwan Dhir

Strengthening the Retention and Recruitment of Students in Agricultural Biotechnology

ARS


Deborah Samac

(612) 625-1243

$194,900

2002-02853

Kentucky State University

--Cooperative Extension Program


Marion Simon

Enhancing Kentucky State University Land Grant Program’s Capacity for Introducing Students to Agricultural Careers

NRCS


Sarah Marshall

(301) 504-2224

$195,000

2002-02858

Southern University

--Agricultural Research and Extension Center

 

Willie Rawls

Food and Agricultural Sciences Research Apprenticeship Program for Community College Graduates

ARS


Devron Thibodeaux

(504) 286-4302

$199,865

2002-02860

University of Maryland-Eastern Shore

--Department of Human Ecology

 

Anugrah Shaw

Enhance Learning Through Developmental of Online Courses and Materials

CSREES


Terry Meisenbach

(202) 720-2677

$199,868

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

FUNDS

AWARDED

2002-02862

Alcorn State University

--Department of Agriculture


Kenneth Stallings

Enhancing Student Recruitment, Academic Excellence, and Retention

NRCS


Clifton Peters

(601) 877-3849

$196,008

2002-02872

Alcorn State University

--Department of Agriculture


Umesh K. Reddy

Reaping the Benefits of Investments in Genomics for Generating High Tech Minority Workforce

ARS


John Stommel

(301) 504-5583

$199,981

2002-02888

Alcorn State University

--Department of Agriculture


Samuel A. Besong

Enhancing Teachers and Students’ Hands-On Experience in Agricultural Biotechnology Through Summer Laboratory Workshops

ARS


Hamed K. Abbas

(662) 686-5313

$105,661

2002-02864

Lincoln University

–Cooperative Extension

 

Dyremple Marsh

Agriculture and Life Sciences Education: Preparing Deserving Students

NRCS


Terry Cosby

(573) 876-0901

$200,000





 

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

FUNDS

AWARDED

2002-02869

Lincoln University

--Department of Agriculture Natural Science and Mathematics


Lurline Marsh

Integrating Decision Cases In The Agriculture Curriculum

FS

Felix Ponder

(573) 681-5575


APHIS

Russel Reidinger, Jr.

(573) 681-5575

$192,913

2002-02859

North Carolina A&T State University

--Department of Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education


Anthony K. Yeboah

Enhancing Instructional Delivery Through the Use of Smart Classroom Technology

NRCS


Frank Clearfield

(336) 334-7058

$197,966

2002-02885

North Carolina A&T State University

--Department of Human Environment & Family Sciences


Geraldine H. Ray

Lateral Entry: Strategies to Increase the Pool of Teachers through Online Course Offerings

CSREES


Anna Mae Kobbe

(202) 720-2920

$199,999

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

FUNDS

AWARDED

2002-02866

Tennessee State University

--Department of Agricultural Sciences


Surendra P. Singh

Development of Internet-Based Education for Bio-Based Product Information: Preparing Students for Careers in Agriculture

CSREES


Carmela Bailey

(202) 401-6443

$199,990

2002-02856

Prairie View A&M University

--Department of Agriculture


 Wallace Migura

Agriculture Career Familiarization and Guidance for the Undergraduate

FS


Al Hall

(202) 205-0601


NRCS


Sarah Marshall

(301) 504-2224

$200,000

2002-02865

Prairie View A&M University

–Department of Agriculture


Bobby Mixon

Student Recruitment for the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

NRCS


Sarah Marshall

(301 504-2224


FS


Al Hall

(202) 205-0601

$200,000

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

FUNDS

AWARDED

2002-02857

Virginia State University

--Department of Agriculture & Human Ecology


Conrad M. Gilliam

Ensuring a Diverse Agricultural Workforce via Enhanced Recruitment and Retention

ARS


Rosannah Taylor

(301) 504-9403

$100,579






2002-02881

Virginia State University

--Department of Agriculture


Michael S. Joshua

Globalization of Virginia State University’s Agricultural Programs by Training Faculty in Instructional Technology

ARS


James Everitt

(956) 969-4848

$100,579





PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

FUNDS

AWARDED

2002-02902

Alabama A&M University

--Department of Plant and Soil Science


Chandra K. Reddy

Evaluating and Modeling Soil Carbon Dynamics in Conservation Tillage Cotton Production Systems

ARS


D. Wayne Reeves

(334) 844-4666


NRCS


Jerrell L. Lemunyon

(817) 509-3216

$297,315

2002-02925

Alabama A&M University

--Department of Plant and Soil Science


Zachary Senwo

Poultry Litter Effects on Soil Microbial Community Structure and Enzyme Activities of the Phosphorus Cycle

ARS


Karamat Sistani

(662) 320-7411

$292,725

2002-02927

Tuskegee University

--George W. Carver Agricultural Experiment Station


Kokoasse Kpomblekou-A

Biochemical Processes in Soils Treated with Trace-Element-Enriched Broiler Litter

NRCS


M. Dewayne Mays

(402) 437-5138

$300,000






PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

FUNDS

AWARDED

2002-02999

Tuskegee University

--George W. Carver Agricultural Experiment Station


Louis E. Jackai

Studies on the Spread and Possible Existence of Intra-Specific Variation of the Sweet Potato Weevil in the Southern United States

ARS


Michael Jackson

(843) 556-0840

$296,720





2002-02966

Florida A&M University

--Landscape Design and Management Program Division of Agriculture Sciences


Alfredo B. Lorenzo

Sustaining Vegetation and Natural Environments in Urban Landscapes

FS


David N. Wear

(919) 549-4011


Paul H. Gobster

(847) 866-9311

$238,751

2002-02969


Florida A& M University

Department of Plant Biotechnology


Mehboob B. Sheikh

Identification of DNA Sequences from Grape for Pierce’s Disease Tolerance

ARS


Barbara Smith

(601) 795-8751


Rosemarie Hammond

(301) 504-5203

$299,995

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

FUNDS

AWARDED

2002-02989

Fort Valley State University

--College of Agriculture and Allied Programs


Anand K. Yadav

Harnessing Agri-Biotechnology to Establish Scutellaria as a Medicinal Crop

ARS


Stephen O. Duke

(662) 915-1036

$300,000

2002-02978

Kentucky State University

--Atwood Research Facility


Kirk W. Pomper

Development of Seedless Papaw Fruit by Germplasm Enhancement

ARS


Michael A. Grusak

(713) 798-7044


Kim Hummer

(541) 750-8712

$139,374





2002-02990

Alcorn State University

--Department of Agriculture


Michael Ezekwe

Transgenic Improvement of Peanut for Lipid Content and Nutritional Quality

ARS


Si- Yin Chung

(504) 286-4451

$298,350

2002-02995

North Carolina A&T State University

--Human Environment and Family Sciences


Mohamed Ahmedna

Development of Low- Cost Water Filtration Systems using Nutshell-based Activated Carbons

ARS


Jeff Novak

(843) 669-5203

$299,780

2002-02923

North Carolina A&T State University  

Analytical Services Laboratory

--Vestal B. Shirley

Enhancing Agricultural Programs with HPLC/PDA/API/ESI/IMS

ARS


Clifford Price and Walter Schmidt

$102,455

2002-02981

Tennessee State University

--Margaret Mmbaga

Development of Powdery Mildew Resistance in Cornus florida and Analysis of the Pathogen Population

ARS

Sandy Reed

FS

Ned Klopfenstein

$139,375

2002-02974

Tennessee State University

--Ahmad Aziz

Genetic Linkage Analysis of Hypercum and Echinaceae by Pollen DNA Fingerprinting

ARS


John Hammond and Margaret Pooler

$139,375

2002-02973

Tennessee State University

--School Agriculture and Home Economics


Suping Zhou

Identification of the Antifreeze Mechanism and Genes in Plants with Tolerance to Freezing Temperatures during the Growing Season

ARS


John Hammond

(301) 504-5313

$299,078

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

FUNDS

AWARDED

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

FUNDS

AWARDED

2002-02935

Prairie View A&M University

--Cooperative Agricultural Research Center


Jackson M. Dzakuma

Utilization, Characterization and Preservation of Goat Genetic Resources

ARS


Harvey D. Blackburn

(970) 495-3268

$300,000

2002-02906

Virginia State University

--Agricultural Research Station


Asmare Atalay

Phosphorus Dynamics in Nutrient-Rich Sediments

ARS

 

Wilda H. Martinez

(215) 233-6593

$300,000

2002-02959

Virginia State University

--Agricultural Research Station


Brian Sayre

Regulation of Embryonic Blastocoele Formation and Development in Small Ruminants

ARS


Gregory S. Lewis

(208) 374-5306

$298,842

 


                                                                                    

TOTAL FY 2002 FUNDS AWARDED BY STATE

 

 

STATE                    INSTITUTION                                TEACHING         RESEARCH TOTAL AWARDED

 

Alabama                     Alabama A&M University                             $195,484                     $590,040                      $785,524

                                    Tuskegee University                                       $199,719                     $596,720                      $796,439 

 

Arkansas                     University of Arkansas-PB                             $572,424                      -0-                $572,424

Delaware                    Delaware State University              $399,832                      -0- $399,832

Florida                        Florida A&M University         $199,895      $538,746                    $738,641      

Georgia                       Fort Valley State University                           $194,900                     $300,000                      $494,900

Kentucky                    Kentucky State University                             $195,000          $139,374                      $334,374

Louisiana                    Southern University                                       $199,865                      -0-                         $199,865

Maryland                    University of Maryland-ES                            $199,868                      -0-                           $199,868 

Mississippi                 Alcorn State University                                  $501,650                 $298,350          $800,000

Missouri                     Lincoln University                                         $392,913                      -0-                          $392,913 

North Carolina            North Carolina A&T State Univ.                   $397,965                     $402,035       $800,000 

Oklahoma                   Langston University                                        -0-                            -0-                          -0-

South Carolina South Carolina State University                      -0-                -0-                                      -0-

Tennessee                   Tennessee State University                           $199,990                     $577,828             $777,818 

Texas                          Prairie View A&M University                       $400,000                      $300,000                     $700,000

Virginia                      Virginia State University                  $201,158          $598,842                   $800,000

West Virginia             West Virginia State College                            -0-                         -0-                         -0- 

                                                TOTALS                  $4,450,663         $4,341,935                     $8,792,598

 

 

NOTE: Institutional Maximum is $800,000 and no institution may receive more than four grants

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