Grants & Support

ISEE has received core funding from the University of California, Santa Cruz since 2008.

The following units contribute each year to ISEE:

  • Division of Social Sciences

  • Division of Physical and Biological Sciences

  • Division of Graduate Studies

  • Vice Chancellor for Research

  • Jack Baskin School of Engineering

ISEE programs, projects, and initiatives are funded through a wide range of sources.

Funding to date:

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Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) International Observatory: $138,544.

1/1/17-12/31/17. Funding for “Preparing TMT Future Science and Technology Leaders: A Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdocs” to be held at UC Santa Cruz August 22-29, 2017. Total funding awarded to ISEE from TMT for this program 2015-17: $258,000. PI: Lisa Hunter

Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) International Observatory: $150,000.

Funding for students from Hawaii to participate in the Akamai Internship Program, and for mentors in Hawaii to participate in ISEE’s mentor workshop. Total funding awarded to ISEE from TMT for this program 2010-17: $707,125.  ($569,000 contracted to UCSC; $138,125 contracted to University of Hawaii). PI: Lisa Hunter

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National Science Foundation: $75,000.

Supplement to UCSC’s NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program award (NSF# 1339067), to support UCSC STEM graduate students to participate in ISEE’s Professional Development Program. PI: Tyrus Miller.

National Science Foundation: $488,053.

9/1/16-8/31/17. For “Advancing Leaders in Inclusive Astronomy and STEM” (AST#1643290). Funds astronomy and physics graduate students and postdocs in ISEE’s national network to participate in ISEE’s Professional Development Program (PDP), ISEE’s mentor workshop, revisions to PDP format and curriculum. PI: Lisa Hunter.

National Science Foundation: $716,000.

9/1/13-8/31/17. For “Professional Development Program: Building a Multi-Level Diverse Workforce in Astronomy” (AST#1347767). Funds the establishment of a national network of astronomy graduate students and postdocs to participate in ISEE’s Professional Development Program and establish their own local activities, participation of astronomy professionals in Hawaii in ISEE’s mentor workshop, and the development of new professional development tools and curricula. PI: Lisa Hunter.

National Science Foundation: $48,000.

Funding for “Building Institutional Capacity” workshop held November 5-8, 2015, Asilomar, CA: http://isee.ucsc.edu/events/Past-Events/Building-Capacity-Workshop.html (AST#1551494). PI: Lisa Hunter

National Science Foundation: $2,847,171.

2009-13. Funding for “Akamai Workforce Initiative” (AST#0836053). Funded the Akamai Internship Program, development of a new 4-year Engineering Technology degree program at University of Hawaii Maui College, participation of University of Hawaii and other Hawaii-based participants in ISEE’s Professional Development Program, “Maui Technology Affiliates Group” (industry-university affiliates), community outreach, and other workforce development infrastructure on Maui and more broadly in Hawaii. Managed by ISEE through University of Hawaii ($1,797,171 to UH; $1,050,000 to UCSC).  PI: Lisa Hunter. Co-PI’s: Jeffrey Kuhn University of Hawaii, Manoa) and Mark Hoffman (University of Hawaii, Maui College).

National Science Foundation: $177,000.

2009-11. Funding for “Transforming Undergraduate STEM Experiences Through the Next Generation of Scientist and Engineer Educators” (DUE#1226140). PI: Lisa Hunter. Co-PI: Lynne Raschke.

National Science Foundation: $13,515.

Funding for “Workshop on Communicating STEM through STEM education in Hawaii” (AST1113324). PI: Lisa Hunter.

National Science Foundation: $148,953.

2007-08. Funding for “Collaborative Research: Akamai Workforce Initiative” (AST#0710699). PI: Lisa Hunter.

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Hawaii Community Foundation: $100,000.

3/1/17-2/28/18. Funding from STEM Learning Partnerships for students from Hawaii Island, Hawaii to participate in the Akamai Internship Program. Total funding awarded to ISEE from Hawaii Community Foundation 2015-2017: $290,000. PI: Lisa Hunter

 

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI): $33,361.

9/1/16-8/31/17. Awarded through HHMI’s  “Sustaining Excellence: New Awards for Science Education to Research Institutes.” Funds ISEE’s role in UCSC’s Active Learning Initiative aimed at increasing persistence of science majors from underrepresented groups. Total funding for ISEE for this project 2014-17: $230,100. PI: Paul Koch.

University of California, Santa Cruz: $40,762.

9/1/16-8/31/17. Campus match for 5-year HHMI award (above). Total funding from UCSC for this project, 2014-2017: $118,759.

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Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST): $75,000.

6/1/17-12/31/17. Funds participation of college students from Hawaii to participate in the Akamai Internship Program and complete DKIST projects. Total funding from DKIST for this project 2016-2017: $120,000. PI: Lisa Hunter

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University of California Observatories: $74,600.

Funds University of California participation in the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Workforce, Education, Public Outreach, and Communication (WEPOC) committee, and participation of UC graduate students and postdocs in TMT training workshops. PI: Lisa Hunter

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Air Force Office of Scientific Research: $449,921.

2015-18. Funds “Akamai Workforce Initiative: A New Era of Building a Multi-Level Diverse Workforce in Astronomy and Remote Sensing” (FA9550-15-1-0427), including support for local students to participate in the Akamai Internship Program and complete projects related to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), AFRL contractors, and other industry or academic sites on Maui.  PI: Lisa Hunter. Co-PI’s: Claire Max and Jerome Shaw.

Air Force Office of Scientific Research: $675,000.

2010-2014. Funded Akamai Workforce Initiative (FA9550-10-1-0044), including support for local students to participate in the Akamai Internship Program and complete projects related to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), AFRL contractors, and other industry or academic sites on Maui. Managed by ISEE through University of Hawaii.  PI: Lisa Hunter. Co-PI: Jeffrey Kuhn (University of Hawaii, Manoa).

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National Solar Observatory: $25,000.

1/1/17-12/31/17. Funds Akamai Internship Program. In early years funded the Akama/NSO Technical Careers Course on Maui. Total funding to date: $135,755. PI: Lisa Hunter.