Research Grants

External Funding (Total $1,946,789)

May 2016
(Co-Principal Investigator)
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) supplemental award from the NSF (May 15, 2016-August 31, 2017; $8,000)
April 2016
(Principal Investigator)
IMLS National Leadership Grant with Dr. Rich Gazan of University of Hawaii for project "Online Q&A in STEM Education: Curating the Wisdom of the Crowd" (Sept. 2016-Aug. 2019; $490,973) [News story]
February 2016
(Principal Investigator)
Google Research Award with Dr. Vivek Singh for project "Predicting Search Behavior Using Physical and Online Explorations" (Sept. 2016-Aug. 2017; $62,813) [News story]
September 2015
(Principal Investigator)
"Content and user evaluations in community-based Q&A" from Brainly. The unrestricted funds are provided, along with the access to Brainly's data, to start a new collaboration with them on various research problems around online Q&A (Sept. 2015-Aug. 2016; $30,000)
July 2015
(Principal Investigator)
Amazon's "Education and Research Award" (includes Amazon's infrastructure support and $1,400 in AWS credits)
September 2014
(Principal Investigator)
Google Cloud Credits for project titled "Deriving Insights from Large ­Scale Social Media Data" (Sept. 2014-Aug. 2016; $10,000)
August 2014
(Co-Principal Investigator)
NSF award for project titled "Characterizing and Evaluating Whole Session Interactive Information Retrieval" with Dr. Nick Belkin (Sept. 2014-Aug. 2017; $499,425) [News Story] [Project Website ]
August 2013
(Co-Principal Investigator)
Google Research Award with Dr. Nick Belkin for project "Automatic Identification of Information Searcher Intentions During an Information Seeking Session" (Sept. 2013-Aug. 2014; $53,032) [News Story]
June 2013
(Principal Investigator)
Amazon's "Education and Research Award" (includes Amazon's infrastructure support and $2,000 in AWS credits) [SC&I News Story] [Rutgers News Story]
September 2012
(Principal Investigator)
NSF's Building Community and Capacity for Data-Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences and in Education and Human Resources (BCC-SBE/EHR) with Dr. Mor Naaman (Rutgers) and Dr. Winter Mason (Stevens) for project "Building Communities for Transforming Social Media Research with SOCRATES: SOcial and CRowdsourced AcTivities Extraction System" (Sept. 2012-Feb. 2016; $219,126) [News Story]
July 2012
(Principal Investigator)
Early Faculty Career Development Grant from IMLS for project "CIS3: Collaborative Information Seeking Support and Services in Libraries" (Sept. 2012-Aug. 2016; $272,996). [News Story]
October 2011
(Co-Principal Investigator)
National Leadership Grant from IMLS with Dr. Marie Radford (Rutgers) and Dr. Lynn Connaway (OCLC) for project "Cyber Synergy" (Oct. 2011-Sept. 2013; $250,000). [News Story]
August 2011
(Principal Investigator)
Yahoo! Campus Innovation Award for project "Reimagining and Reinvigorating Information Seeking with a Novel Approach to Collaborative Information Seeking" ($20,000). [News Story]
January 2011
(Principal Investigator)
OCLC/ALISE Library & Information Science Research Grant Program (LISRGP) for project "Modalities, Motivations, and Materials: Investigating Traditional and Social Online Q&A Services" ($14,408). [News Story]
October 2010
(Principal Investigator)
Sub-grant from the Smithsonian Institution through UMass Amherst to develop ContextMiner, InfoExtractor, and related services. (Jan. 2011-June 2011; $12,616)

Internal Funding (Total $57,400)

May 2012
(Principal Investigator)
"Affective processes in collaborative information seeking" from SC&I as summer fellowship to Roberto Gonzalez-Ibanez ($10,000) and faculty support for Chirag Shah ($3,000) (June 2012-August 2012; $13,000)
May 2012
(Principal Investigator)
"Investigating Impacts of Anonymity in Online Information Seeking Through Q&A Sites" from SC&I as summer fellowship to Erik Choi ($10,000) and faculty support for Chirag Shah ($3,000) and Craig Scott ($3,000) (June 2012-August 2012; $16,000)
January 2012
(Principal Investigator)
Grants to Get Grants (G2GG) by School of Communication & Information to support data analysis relating to collaborative information seeking (January 2012-October 2012; $2,700)
January 2012
(Principal Investigator)
Rutgers Faculty Research Grant for project "IRIS - Information Retrieval and Interaction System for Collecting, Discovering, and Managing Information" (July 2012-June 2013; $22,700)
May 2011
(Principal Investigator)
Rutgers University Research Council Grant for project "Supporting Creative and Sustainable Learning in Youth through SMORE: Social Media for Online Reified Education" (May 2011-April 2012; $1,500)
January 2011
(Principal Investigator)
Grants to Get Grants (G2GG) by School of Communication & Information to support proposal writing efforts (January 2011-May 2011; $1,500)