Faculty Sources of Funding

Our faculty have been extremely successful in acquiring grants from a variety of local, state, and federal sources. Our major domains of grant activity are in the areas of deception detection, health communication, and Internet research.

Recent Funding Sources

  • Health Resources Services Administration
  • National Science Foundation
  • Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
  • Calspan UB research Center
  • New York Sea Grant
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Defense
  • Office of Naval Research

Examples of Recent Funded Research

Collaborative Research: Real: Intrinsics: An Interactive Narrative Technology to Reduce Implicit Negative Stereotyping and Improve the Climate in STEM for Underrepresented Students

National Science Foundation. 10/1/14-9/30/17. $109.124. PI: Melanie C. Green. 

A positive deviance approach to improving familial consent rates

Health Resources Services Administration, Division of Transplantation. 09/01/13-08/31/16. $630,888. PI: Ashley Anker

RAPID Proposal: Psychological distance, risk perceptions and communication behaviors during the Ebola outbreak

National Science Foundation. 9/14/15-04/30/16. $84,110. PI: Janet Yang 

A peer-to-peer campus campaign to promote organ donation in minority students in New York City

Health Resources Services Administration, Division of Transplantation. 09/01/09-08/31/11. $501,927. PI: Thomas Feeley. Co-PI: New York Organ Donor Network, Inc.

Promoting Organ Donation Through New Media

Health Resources Services Administration, Division of Transplantation. 09/01/08-08/31/10. $631,782. PIs: Thomas Feeley, Michael A. Stefanone. Co-PI: New York Alliance for Donation, Inc.

Increasing Organ Donation in New York through Challenge Campaigns  

Health Resources Services Administration, Division of Transplantation, Division of Transplantation. 09/01/11-08/31/13. $517,136. Co-Investigators: Thomas Feeley, Michael A. Stefanone.

Socio-Cultural Media Sharing as Conversations: Sensing and Modeling Behavior in Response to Environmental Changes

Air Force Office of Scientific Research. 01/01/12-12/31/14. $483,511. Co-Investigator: Michael A. Stefanone.

Empirical Evaluation of AFERS

Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office. 2011-12. $175,000. Principal Investigator on Buffalo Subcontract: Mark Frank.

A System to Analyze Facial Features to Enable Operator Condition Tracking (AFFECT)

US Army Night Vision Lab. 2010-12. Phase II SBIR. $800,000. Principal Investigator on Buffalo Subcontract of $277,615: Mark Frank.

Studies of Terrorist Organizations and Ideologies: Emotions and Intergroup Relations

2009-13. US Air Force Research Institute, MINERVA program. $1,897,481. Co-PI, (PI on Buffalo subcontract $400,000): Mark Frank.

Emotion and preferences

Procter & Gamble Company. 2008-12. $170,000. PI: Mark Frank.

IED and Related Threats: DeceitIndication Through Person Specific Behavioral Dynamics

National Science Foundation. 2007-11. $826,000. Co-PI: Mark Frank.