Total amount of continued and new funding for 21-22

Mancini Receives NIH Grant to Study COVID-19 Impacts

Associate Professor of Psychology, Anthony Mancini, PhD, received a four-year, $440,632 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which took effect on June 1, to study the social and economic impacts of COVID-19. Mancini’s work will examine the relationship between financial stress and mental health in response to COVID-19 and will focus on the impacts of geographic region, social capital, and resilience on individuals and the broader social landscape. Pace undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral psychology students will serve as volunteer or paid research assistants on the study.

Aiello-Lammens, Crispo Tackling “Big Data” with NSF Grant

Associate Professor of Environmental Science Matthew Aiello-Lammens, PhD, and Biology Associate Professor Erika Crispo, PhD, along with colleagues from 12 peer institutions, received a $499,354, five-year award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), which took effect in October 2021. The grant will allow the group to continue expanding the Biological and Environmental Data Education (BEDE) Network, with the aim of establishing a diverse, wide-reaching community of college instructors “trained in integrating data science skills across introductory biology and environmental science curricula.”

Chase Earns NEH Fellowship Award to Write Book on Cuban Activism

Associate Professor of History Michelle Chase, PhD, was awarded $60,000 directly as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship for her project Red Star Over Cuba: A Global History of Anti-Castroism After the Bay of Pigs. The grant, which took effect on January 1, will contribute to Chase’s research and writing of a book on anti-communist activism among Cuban exiles after 1961.

Biology, Chemistry, and Math Departments Receive CSTEP Grant

Pace University’s biology, chemistry and physical sciences, and mathematics departments received a Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) $240,000, four-year grant from the New York State Education Department. The grant will help fund scholarships for students in underrepresented groups or economically disadvantaged students with majors in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Physical Sciences, and Environmental Sciences and Studies. Moreover, it will provide resources for student-faculty research and departmental programming.