Recently Awarded Grants

Psychology faculty receive grants from a variety of funding agencies.



We are proud to announce the following grants have been awarded to faculty in the Psychology Department over the Fall 2019 semester.

Professor Howard Berenbaum received a grant from the American Psychological Foundation to assess whether emotional awareness contributes to healthy aging.


Professor Diane Beck and a team of international researchers received a grant from the National Science Foundation to fund the activities of the Females of Vision et al. (FoVea). The organization seeks to advance the visibility, impact, and success of women in vision science.


Professor Kara Federmeier was awarded a grant from Sandia National Laboratories to collect and analyze data to assess the characteristics of event-related neural signals (the N400 and P600) for multilingual Individuals.


Professor Nicole Allen received grants from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority to evaluate Police Department Based Victim Assistance programs and from the Champaign County Mental Health Board (CCMHB) with to, along with Co-PI Professor Mark Aber, to evaluate programs funded by the CCMHB and the Champaign County Developmental Disabilities Board.


Professor Aron Barbey received a grant from DARPA to help individual war fighters identify, measure, and track personalized biomarkers.


Professors Monica Fabiani and Gabriele Gratton receive two grants from the NIH to study how brain arterial health predicts brain and cognitive aging.


Dr. Simona Buetti and co-PI's John Hummel and Alejandro Lleras received a grant from the NSF to develop a computational toolbox that predicts eye-movements and visual search behavior in scenes. 


Professor Karen Rudolph, along with Professors Sepideh Sadaghiani and Wendy Heller, receive a grant from the NIH to study the effects of a “growth” vs “fixed” mindset on the emotional processing of adolescent girls.


Professors Sepideh Sadaghiani and Wendy Heller receive NIH funding to investigate how inherent brain oscillations relate to cognition.


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