Active Grant Offerings

CRISTAL is not an active organization at this time. These webpages are legacy pages and will no longer be updated with major reorganizations, external links or additions. 

For information on grant offerings please see the STEM Opportunities links for for UofM Faculty and Teachers.

Interested in researching grant opportunities? Go to the Research Support Services link to learn more about COS-Pivot, a search engine available to faculty through UofM at https://www.memphis.edu/rsp/research_resources.php

Faculty: If you need an external evaluator for a grant submission, try contacting The Center for Research in Educational Policy at 901.678.4157 or Dan Strahl at jstrahl@memphis.edu.

A list of archived grants is listed on the tab to the left.


College and Department Abbreviations: Funding Agency Abbreviations:
  • College of Arts and Sciences (CAS): Chemistry (Chem), Mathematics (Math), Physics
  • College of Education COE, Instruction & Curriculum Leadership (ICL), Instructional Design & Technology (IDT)
  • Fogelman College of Business & Economics (FCBE)
  • Herff College of Engineering (HCOE): Biomedical Engineering (BE), Civil Engineering (CE)
  • Institute of Intelligent Systems (IIS)
  • School of Public Health (SPH), Social and Behavioral Science (SBS)
  • TRIO (SSP)
  • City of Memphis, Division of Public Works (CMDPW)
  • Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ)
  • Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute (IFTI)
  • Math Science Partnership (MSP)
  • Memphis Research Support Consortium (MRSC)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Office of Naval Research (ONR)
  • Race to the Top (RTTT)
  • Shelby County Schools (SCS)
  • State of Tennessee (ST)
  • Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC)
  • University of Memphis (UM)
  • U.S. Dept. of Education (USDOE)
  • U.S. Dept. of Transportation (USDOT)
  • Women’s Foundation for Greater Memphis (WFGM)


Name of Grant Funding   Agency Years   Funded Amount College Dept. Principal   Investigator (HE,  P-12)
Biomedical Engineering Project for People with General and Age Related Disabilities NSF 2012-17 $111,490 HCOE BE J. Bumgardner HE
Collaborative Project: Puzzle-Based Cyber Security Learning Learning to Enhance Defensive Skills of Front Line Technicians NSF 2014-2017 $364,864 CAS CS D. Dasgupta HE
Developing and Testing the Internship-nator, a Virtual Internship in STEM Authorware (VISA) System NSF 2014-2019 $1,000,000   IIS A.Graesser HE
Exploring the "M" in STEM: Problem Solving Strategies and Reading/Writing Connections ITQ 2015-2016 $37,371.50 CEHHS ICL D. Owens K-8
Girls Experiencing Engineering
(Funding amounts vary by year)
WFGM, UM, IFTE, HCOE, MRSC 2007-16 $205,000 HCOE CE S. Ivey P-12
Integration of Intelligent Tutoring Systems for Electronics    ONR 2015-2016 $1,462,272 CAS IIS A. Graesser HE
Memphis Virtual STEM Academy at East HIgh School NSF 2013-17 $1,342,970 COE ICL S.Ivey P-12
MRI: Acquisition of a 400 MHz NMR Spectrometer NSF 2016-19 $339,585 CAS Chemistry T. Burkey HE
Project FitWizard:  Increasing Physical Activity in Schools ST 2013-16 $500,000 SBS SPH K. Ward HE
S-STEM: Supporting a New Generation NSF 2012-16 $574,848 CAS Math A. Windsor HE
STEM Hub Grant ST-RTTT 2012-17 $950,000 HCOE CE S. Ivey P-12
Tennessee Louis Stokes Association for Minority Participation (TLSAMP) NSF 2013-18 $220,000 HCOE HCOE R. Swiegard HE
(Funding varies-Typically $220,00 per year)
USDOE   TRIO 2010-16 $1,100,000   SSP M. Harding HE
Total STEM Education Grant Funding at UofM (five year period):    $$8,208,400.50