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Funding & Grants
January 2020

A Few of the Grants Received

Masoud Hashemi To the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. A two-year grant to research ways to minimize the environmental impact from two equine operations. Masoud Hashemi $286,670 from  
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). 

Matthew Moore To the Department of Food Science, two grants to apply new technology in an effort to more quickly detect and trace foodborne disease caused by noroviruses and bacteria. Matthew Moore awards, $490,000 and $250,000, from USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative.

Jaime Pinero To the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. A grant to research multi-cultivar grafting: a novel low-cost, grower-friendly attract-and-kill approach to manage key apple pests in Massachusetts.
Jaime Pinero $21,964, from Massachusetts Society for Promoting Agriculture.

Alissa Nolden Jill Fitzsimmons Amanda Kinchla Katie Kahl To Alissa Nolden, food science, Jill Fitzsimmons, resource economics, Amanda Kinchla, food science, and Katie Kahl, environmental conservation, for their project, “Consumer and fisherman attitudes towards sustainable local seafood” from the UMass ADVANCE Program. The UMass ADVANCE program is funded by the National Science Foundation to advance gender equity for faculty in STEM.