Grants & Awards

Research Grants


13- Cottrell Scholar Postbac Award ($50,000) (2023-2024)

12-  NSF - Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, Molecular and Biophysics Program (PI) ($950,000.00) (2023-2026).

Grant proposal title: NSF-BSF: Regulating iron homeostasis by controlling the fate of intracellular ferritin

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11-  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.

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10- 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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9- 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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8- Research Corporation for Science Advancement, Cottrell Instrumentation Supplements Award (RCSA grant ID #27452) (PI) ($18,500) (2020-2021)

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7- 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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5- Urling and Mabel Walker Research Fellowship Award (PI) ($10,000.00) (2016 & 2020)

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4- 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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3- Research Corporation (Cottrell College Science Awards, CCSA), ($48,775.00), 2008-2011

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

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

Internal Funding-SUNY Potsdam


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Council on Undergraduate Research

SUNY Potsdam

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

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