Grants & Awards

Research Grants


1- NSF REPS Grant Award (Molecular & Cellular Biophysics Program) (PI) (64,016.00) (2021-2022). DCL-Research Experience for Post-Baccalaureate Students (REPS) in the Biological Sciences.

2- NIH-R15 Grant (PI) ($414,047.00) (2019-2022) Grant proposal title: Effect of ferritin subunit composition on iron core formation, morphology, and iron mobilization: physical characterization and physiological relevance.

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3- NSF RUI (MCB Molecular Biophysics Program) Grant (PI) ($387,030.00) (2020-2023) Grant proposal title: RUI: Structural and Functional Investigations of Ferritin Heteropolymers Using a Novel Expression System.

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4- Research Corporation for Science Advancement, Cottrell Instrumentation Supplements Award (RCSA grant ID #27452) (PI) ($18,500) (2020-2021)

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5- The Eppley’s Foundation for Research (PI) ($22,651.00) (2019-2021) Grant proposal title: Gold Nanoparticles for Lead Detection in Drinking Water.

6- The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (PI) ($60,000.00) – (2016-2021) Grant proposal title: Iron Oxidation and Deposition Mechanisms in WT Heteropolymer Ferritins and Ferritin Variants Causing Neuroferritinopathy

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7- Urling and Mabel Walker Research Fellowship Award (PI) ($10,000.00) (2016 & 2020)

  • Grant proposal title (1): Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products in Our Drinking Water. Why We Should Care? ($5,000.00)

  • Grant proposal title (2): Design of a Sensor for Lead Detection in Drinking Water ($5,000.00)

  • SUNY Potsdam Article

  • Dreyfus Foundation

8- Professor Fadi Bou-Abdallah of the Chemistry Department at SUNY Potsdam was awarded an Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the amount of $260,611.00 (2015-2018). The research project “Heteropolymer Ferritins Structure-Function Studies” seeks to understand how iron, an essential trace element required for most living organisms, is taken up and released by ferritin, the major iron storage protein and how certain mutations in this protein can lead to debilitating iron-related diseases.

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9- Research Corporation (Cottrell College Science Awards, CCSA), ($48,775.00), 2008-2011

10- National Science FoundationMajor Research Instrumentation Program (NSF-MRI), ($126,525.00), 2009-2012

11- American Chemical Society Innovative Projects Grant Program ($10,000.00), 2009-2018

Internal Funding-SUNY Potsdam

  • - 2021 Lougheed Applied Learning Grant ($10,250.00): Acquisition of a Digital Chemiluminescent Imaging System AZURE 280, Summer 2021

  • - Gilchrist summer 2021 Research Stipends ($2,550.00), Summer 2021

  • - Faculty-Undergraduate Summer Research Program ($3,500.00), Summer 2008

  • - Kilmer Undergraduate Research Apprenticeships ($10,700.00), 2008-present

  • - Presidential Scholars ($4,200.00), 2008-2014

  • - Grant Writing Initiative Award ($2,000.00), 2009-present

  • - Student-Faculty Travel Awards ($5,300.00), 2009-present

  • - Professional Development Grant Program ($2,050.00), 2009-2021

  • - United University Professions (UUP) Individual Development Award ($1850.00), 2010-2014

  • - Research and Creative Endeavors Award ($3000), 2008-2014

  • - CSTEP Summer Research Award ($16,500.00), 2008-2016


  • Chem Division Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) 2021 Outstanding Mentorship Award (2021)

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SUNY Potsdam

  • Thomas L. and Jane D. Russell Distance Education Faculty Excellence Award (2017)

  • SUNY Potsdam Article

  • The T. Urling and Mabel Walker Research Fellowship Award (2016):
    – Research Project Title: “Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products in Our Drinking Water. Why We Should Care”?

President Kristin Esterberg presenting Dr. Fadi Bou-Abdallah the SUNY Chancellor Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities

  • President’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, State University of New York – Potsdam – May 2013

President J. F. Schwaller awarding Fadi Bou-Abdallah the SUNY Potsdam President’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities

  • “Excellence in Research” Award, University of New Hampshire – April 2006