Grants & Awards

Research funding at the iSchool averages $1-2 million a year, with awards from National Science Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Service, National Endowment for the Humanities, DARPA, Google, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Sloan Foundation. 

Archives, Records, and Knowledge Management

MELLON

The Central State Hospital Digital Archives Project

Investigator(s): King Davis, Pat Galloway, & Unmil Karadkar
Source of Funds: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Amount: $763,000
Time: 2016

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IMLS

Building the Future of Archival Education and Research, Phase II

Investigator(s): Pat Galloway
Source of Funds: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Amount: $142,000
Time: 2013

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IMLS

Indigenous ways: assessing the awareness of and potential need for identifying content on indigenous world view in educating Libraries/Archives/Museum (LAM) entry level professionals

Investigator(s): Loriene Roy
Source of Funds: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Amount: $44,790
Time: 2013 - 2015

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Digital Libraries / Digital Humanities

IMLS

Exploring Data Worlds at the Public Library

Investigator(s): Amelia Acker
Source of Funds: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Amount: $109,399
Time: N/A

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NSF

Social Facets of Data Science

Investigator(s): Amelia Acker
Source of Funds: National Science Foundation
Amount: $24,941
Time: 2016 - 2017

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NEH

High Performance Sound Technologies for Access and Scholarship Research and Development with Repositories

Investigator(s): Tanya Clement
Source of Funds: National Endowment for the Humanities
Amount: $250,000
Time: 2014 - 2017

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NEH

Institute for High Performance Sound Technologies for analysis and Scholarship (HIPSTAS)

Investigator(s): Tanya Clement
Source of Funds: National Endowment for the Humanities
Amount: $235,000
Time: 2012 - 2015

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Health Informatics

NSF

Ebola-related information obtained by healthcare providers: effects of formal and informal communication channels and organizational structure

Investigator: Bo Xie
Source of Funds: National Science Foundation
Amount: $165,322
Time: 2015 - 2017

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FCT

Understanding Consumers’ Quality Evaluation of Online Health Information Using a Mixed-Method Approach.

Investigator(s): Yan Zhang, & Jacek Gwizdka
Source of Funds: Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation and the Digital Media Program, UT Austin.
Amount: $44,000
Time: 2015 - 2017

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Manual and automatic analysis of patients' values and preferences using Seton's Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys

Investigator(s): Bo Xie, & Ken Fleischmann
Source of Funds: N/A
Amount: N/A
Time: 2015

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NIH

Center for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Self-management Science

Investigator(s): Bo Xie
Source of Funds: National Institutes of Health
Amount: $24,941
Time: 2014 - 2019

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NIH

Boosting Older Adults' Cognition by Training Real-World eHealth Skills

Investigator(s): Bo Xie
Source of Funds: National Institutes of Health
Amount: $426,127
Time: 2016 - 2018

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PRC

Values and Preferences in Dementia Family Caregivers’ End-of-Life Decision-Making

Investigator(s): Bo Xie
Source of Funds: Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin
Amount: $26,243
Time: 2018

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History, Policy, and Cultural Studies

NSF

EESE: Collaborative Research: Understanding and Preparing Future Computer Professionals for the Ethical Complexities

Investigator(s): Ken Fleischmann
Source of Funds: National Science Foundation
Amount: $85,000
Time: 2012 - 2014

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Human-Computer Interaction / Information Architecture

OESI

Human Factors and Ergonomics in Offshore Drilling and Production

Investigator(s): Randolph Bias
Source of Funds: Ocean Energy Safety Institute
Amount: $27,600
Time: 2016

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NIH

Semi-Automating Data Extraction for Systematic Reviews

Investigator(s): Randolph Bias
Source of Funds: National Institutes of Health
Amount: $26,000
Time: 2015 - 2019

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UT-Austin release of ASMP 2.0, usability support

Investigator(s): Randolph Bias
Source of Funds: The University of Texas at Austin, ITS
Amount: $80,000
Time: N/A

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NSF

Reporting for scientific software sustainability

Investigator(s): James Howison
Source of Funds: National Science Foundation
Amount: $54,000
Time: N/A

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NSF

The Scientific Software Map

Investigator(s): James Howison
Source of Funds: National Science Foundation
Amount: $541,984
Time: 2011 - 2015

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NSF

EAGER-Distilling a Process for a National CI Roadmap from NSF Collaboratories

Investigator(s): James Howison
Source of Funds: National Science Foundation
Amount: $49,000
Time: 2011 - 2017

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NSF

Research Collaboration Network for Managing Research Centers

Investigator(s): James Howison
Source of Funds: National Science Foundation
Amount: $498,000
Time: 2012 - 2017

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NSF

CAREER: Sustaining Scientific Infrastructure: Researching Transition from Grants to Peer Production

Investigator(s): James Howison
Source of Funds: National Science Foundation
Amount: $535,349
Time: 2015 - 2021

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Improving the visibility of scholarly software work

Investigator(s): James Howison
Source of Funds: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Amount: $635,000
Time: 2016 - 2018

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NSF

Virtual Organization Resources and Toolkits Exchange (VORTEX)

Investigator(s): James Howison
Source of Funds: National Science Foundation
Amount: $94,996
Time: 2013 - 2015

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Information Behavior

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Towards a measure of “skimmability”

Investigator(s): Randolph Bias
Source of Funds: Microsoft
Amount: $50,000
Time: 2016 -

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Information Organization and Retrieval

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Child-friendly Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs): Towards Better Understanding of Google Search Results Readability by Children

Investigator(s): Jacek Gwizdka
Source of Funds: Google Faculty Research Awards
Amount: $41,363
Time: 2014 -

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FCT

Relevance Mining and Detection System (REMINDS)

Investigator(s): Matthew Lease, & Jacek Gwizdka
Source of Funds: FCT
Amount: $100,000
Time: 2015 - 2017

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Personalized Complex Data Exploration (PCDE)

Investigator(s): Jacek Gwizdka
Source of Funds: Lockheed Martin
Amount: $50,000
Time: N/A

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IMLS

Continuous Assessment of Cognitive Load in Information Seeking: CAREER Development Award

Investigator(s): Jacek Gwizdka
Source of Funds: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Amount: $334,641
Time: 2011

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IMLS

Enabling a New Scale of Conversational Speech Archives via Crowdsourcing

Investigator(s): Matthew Lease
Source of Funds: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Amount: $287,654
Time: 2013 - 2016

NSF

CAREER: Achieving Quality Crowdsourcing Across Tasks, Data Scales, and Operational Settings

Investigator(s): Matthew Lease
Source of Funds: National Science Foundation
Amount: $582,000
Time: 2013 - 2019

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DARPA

Blending Crowdsourcing with Automation for Fast, Cheap, and Accurate Analysis of Spontaneous Speech

Investigator(s): Matthew Lease
Source of Funds: DARPA
Amount: $300,000
Time: 2013 - 2015

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Crowdsourcing as a Methodology to Investigate User Engagement

Investigator(s): Matthew Lease
Source of Funds: YAHOO!
Amount: $20,000
Time: N/A

QNRF

Efficient and Scalable Evaluation for Searching Massive Arabic Social Media and Web Collections

Investigator(s): Matthew Lease
Source of Funds: Qatar National Research Fund
Amount: $305,000
Time: 2015 - 2018

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Socio-Technical Studies

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DETAILS: Discovering and Explaining Technical Emergence Through Analysis of the Language and Structure of Scientific Publications (FUSE Program)

Investigator(s): Ken Fleischmann
Source of Funds: IARPA
Amount: $108,000
Time: N/A

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DETAILS: Discovering and Explaining Technical Emergence Through Analysis of the Language and Structure of Scientific Publications (FUSE Program)

Investigator(s): Ken Fleischmann
Source of Funds: IARPA
Amount: $90,000
Time: N/A

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NCPTT

Using Eularian video magnification to study the effect of fluctuations in relative humidity on cultural heritage materials

Investigator(s): Karen Pavelka
Source of Funds: National Center for Preservation technology and Training
Amount: $30,500
Time: 2016

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IMLS

Information Work Research Group

Investigator(s): Tanya Clement
Source of Funds: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Amount: $500,000
Time: N/A

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NSF

Achieving Development Goals with Information Technology

Investigator(s): James Howison & Diane Bailey
Source of Funds: National Science Foundation
Amount: $1,089,490.00
Time: 2014 -2020

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NSF

Socio-technical ecosystems for scientific software development

Investigator(s): James Howison
Source of Funds: National Science Foundation
Amount: $400,000
Time: 2009 - 2013

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