Funding History

Grants and Funding Held (TOTAL – All Project Costs: $9,846,661; Total Attributable to Weider Lab – $3,621,051 consisting of $3,298,098 external and $322,953 internal sources.)

U.S. Funding Agencies (Federal):    

2013-2017 $314,849 – National Science Foundation (NSF)-IOS-OEI, “Collaborative Research: A millennial-scale chronicle of organism-environment interactions resulting in microevolutionary physiological and genomic shifts in Daphnia”, (part of a larger $872,717 project with Oklahoma State U. and Science Museum of Minnesota St. Croix River Watershed Station; P.D. Jeyasingh, PI, L.J. Weider, co-PI; M.E. Edlund, co-PI).

2012-2015 $533,064 – U.S. Department of Education, Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program, “Ecology and Evolutionary Biology”, (J. Kelly, PI, L.J. Weider and six others, co-PIs; includes $133,266 match from OU).

2011-2016 $248,642 NSF – Field Stations & Marine Labs (FSML) – “Building research collaboration for the future: enhancement of the UOBS aquatic research park”, (K.D. Hambright, PI, L.J. Weider & G.A. Wellborn, co-PIs).

2009-2013 $363,691 – NSF–DEB; IOS-OEI “Collaborative Research: Organism-environment interactions – impact of cultural eutrophication on Daphnia tracked by genomics, physiology and resurrection ecology”, (part of a larger $777,828 project with Oklahoma State Univ.; LJ Weider PD/PI; PD Jeyasingh co-PI).

2004-2006 $179,921 – NSF – Multi-user Equipment (MUE) Program, “A capillary DNA sequencer, quantitative PCR machine, and phosphor/fluorescent digital imager for the University of Oklahoma Department of Zoology”, (R. Broughton, PI, L.J. Weider, D. Durica, R. Hewes, co-PIs; Total cost of project is $257,030, including a $77,109 institutional match).

2002-2005 $187,500 – NSF-FSML: “Expansion of the Housing Facilities for Guest Researchers at the University of Oklahoma Biological Station”. (L.J. Weider, PI, K.D. Hambright and G.A. Wellborn, co-PIs).  (Total amount of $350,000, which includes a $162,500 institutional match.)

1999-2004 $386,717 – NSF – Integrated Research Challenges in Environmental Biology (IRCEB), “Biological Stoichiometry: from genes to ecosystems”.  Co-PI, as part of a larger ($2,842,162) proposal with research teams at Arizona State U., U. of Minnesota, U. of Arizona, and U. of Washington.

International Funding Agencies:

European Union

2012-2015 $450,000 (approx) – European Union Marie Curie Outgoing International Postdoctoral Fellowship Program; “Environmental adaptation of the genome: A Daphnia model under cultural eutrophication” (“ADAPT-ENVGENOME”), in collaboration with the Donána Biological Station, Spain; (J. Munoz, PI, L.J. Weider and A. Green, co-PIs)

2007-2010 $450,000 (approx.) – European Union Marie Curie Outgoing International Postdoctoral Fellowship Program; “EVOLEXOTIC” – Aquatic invasive species – in collaboration with the Donána Biological Station, Spain; (D. Frisch, PI, L.J. Weider and A. Green, co-PIs).

NATO

1995-1996 125,000 BF ($4,200) – NATO Collaborative Research Grant Program (funding inter-laboratory travel). “Ecological genetics of arctic Daphnia: Model for monitoring environmental change”. Renewal application.  Project coordinator:  L.J. Weider; collaborators: A. Hobæk, T. J. Crease, and P.D.N. Hebert.

1992-1994 200,000 BF ($6,500) – NATO Collaborative Research Grant Program (funding inter-laboratory travel). “Ecological genetics of arctic Daphnia: Model for monitoring environmental change”. Project coordinator:  L.J. Weider; collaborators: A. Hobæk, T. J. Crease, and P.D.N. Hebert.

European Science Foundation (ESF)

1993 25,000 FF ($5,000) – European Science Foundation Grant to fund “Evolutionary Ecology of Clonal Organisms” Workshop, 26-28 June, Plön, Germany.

1992 2,000 DM ($1,200) – European Science Foundation Travel Grant – Network on Population Ecology and Genetics.

 

Germany

1997-2000 259,700 DM ($150,000) – Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Starker-Werner Fond. “Dauerstadien-Banken in Seesedimenten: eine Möglichkeit, Populationen zu untersuchen, die während der anthropogenen Veränderung von Seen verschwunden sind”. (W. Lampert and L. J. Weider, co-PIs).

1997-1998 20,000 DM ($13,000) – German (DAAD) Academic Research Exchange Grant (in conjunction with NSF submission by N.G. Hairston Jr, Cornell Univ.), “Migration from the past:  Fitness characters of zooplankton from long-lived dormant stages”, (W. Lampert, L. J. Weider, and N. G. Hairston Jr., co-PIs).  To support inter-laboratory travel for Plön research team to visit Cornell University.

1995 2,100 DM ($1,500) Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Travel Grant to attend Society for the Study of Evolution meeting, July 1995, Montreal, Canada

1991 2,000 DM ($1,200) – British-German Academic Research Exchange Program Travel Grant (to establish ties between my lab and Prof. Gary Carvalho’s lab – U. Swansea Wales)

Norway

2010-2013 12,372,000 NOK (~$2,097,000 U.S.) – Research Council of Norway (RCN) – “Genome size, cell size and growth; searching for the causal links (GENOME)”; (D.O. Hessen, PI; LJ Weider, co-PI along with 7 others – OU component – ~$85,000).

1993-1994 20,000 NOK ($4,000) – Norwegian Polar Research Institute Grant – “Ecological genetics of Greenland and Iceland Daphnia“, (A. Hobæk and L. J. Weider co-PIs).

1992-1993 25,000 NOK ($5,000) – Norwegian Polar Research Institute Grant – “Ecological genetics of Svalbard Daphnia“, (A. Hobæk and L. J. Weider, co-PIs).

Sweden

1997-1999 1,440,000 SEK (~$160,000 U.S.) – Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Tundra Northwest 1999, “Ecology, phylogeography and genetic diversity of an arctic Daphnia species complex”, (A. Hobæk and L..J. Weider, co-PIs).

 

United Kingdom

2015-2016 £70,000 ($100,000) – The Royal Society (U.K.) Theo Murphy Scientific Meeting Proposal, “Elements, genomes and ecosystems: cascading nitrogen and phosphorus impacts across levels of biological organization”, (A. Leitch P.I., L.J. Weider co-P.I. with P.D. Jeyasingh, D.O. Hessen, M. Neiman, and I. Leitch), 1-2 June 2015, Chicheley Hall, Milton Keynes, U.K.

2013 £700 ($1,000) – U. of Birmingham (U.K.) School of BioSciences, sabbatical support (airfare) for L.J. Weider (P.I.); collaborative projects with host – J.K. Colbourne (co-P.I.)

1994-1997 £30,000 ($54,000) – NERC-CASE Grant (U.K.), “Ecological differentiation and clonal coexistence of Daphnia genotypes”, (G.R. Carvalho and L.J. Weider, co-PIs).

Belgium

2013 €3,800 (~$5,000) – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Research Fund fellowship SF/12/009, “Colonization history, climate change, and environmental genomics in arctic freshwater systems” – sabbatical support for L.J. Weider (P.I.), host – Luc De Meester (co-P.I.).

Canada

2008-2009 $3,000 CAD (approx.) – Northern Research Fund – Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC)  – “Global Climate Change: Examining Ecological Genetic Changes in the Churchill Rock Pool Daphnia populations during the past ~25 years.”

1989-1992 $66,000 CAD – Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canada, Operating Grant, “Ecological genetics of asexual aquatic invertebrates”.

1989-1992 $15,789 CAD – NSERC Equipment Grant, “Compound microscope and photomicrographic unit”, (L.J. Weider and S.S. Schwartz, co-PIs).

1989-1990 $169,369 CAD – Contract from the City of Windsor and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, “Little River comprehensive stream study – Little River basin pollution control plan”, (granted to Great Lakes Institute, University of Windsor, Ontario).

U.S. Funding Agencies (State-level):

2000-2001 $39,284 – Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, “Stock identification of Striped Bass in Lake Texoma using Molecular Markers“ (L.J. Weider, PI).

 

Internal (University) Grants:

2018 $7,500 – University of Oklahoma (OU) College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) Senior Faculty Summer Fellowship Program (SFSF) – “Using Daphnia resurrection ecology to understand environmental impacts of nutrient pollution”.

2012-2014 $13,637 – University of Oklahoma (OU) Research Council Faculty Investment Program (FIP), “Ecological genomics in a time-capsule – integrating environmental change with next-generation sequencing and resurrection ecology in the waterflea, Daphnia pulicaria”, (L.J. Weider, PI; D. Frisch and P. Morton, co-PIs).

2008-2009 $6,400 – University of Oklahoma Research Council, “Global climate change: Examining ecological genetic changes in arctic Daphnia rock pool populations during the past ~25 years”.

2007-2008 $44,750 – University of Oklahoma College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) Instructional Technology Program – “Improvements and Upgrading of the Instructional Computing Capabilities for Wireless Internet Access at The University of Oklahoma Biological Station (UOBS)”, (L.J. Weider, P.I.)

2006-2007 $2,710 – University of Oklahoma Research Council, “NSF proposal enhancement: Tolerance constraints and genetic specialization” (L.J. Weider, PI; Total cost of project is $3,210 including a $500 UOBS match).

2005-2006 $4,900 – University of Oklahoma Research Council, “The ecology and genetics of an exotic invasive species, Daphnia lumholtzi (L.J. Weider, PI; Total cost of project is $5,950, including a $1,050 UOBS match).

2003-2004 $19,113 – University of Oklahoma College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) Instructional Technology Program – “Improvements and Upgrading of the Instructional Computing Capabilities at The University of Oklahoma Biological Station (UOBS)”.

2003-2004 $1,000 – OU Presidential International Travel Fellowship Program, “Increasing Exchange ties with the Blaise-Pascal University Field Station in Besse, France”.

2001-2002 $22,314 – University of Oklahoma Research Council – “Molecular ecology and evolution facility” (L.J. Weider, PI, G.A. Wellborn, J.N. Thompson, C.C. Vaughn, L.Vitt, co-PIs).

2000-2001 $24,800 – University of Oklahoma College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) Instructional Technology Program – Expansion of the Instructional Computing Capabilities at The University of Oklahoma Biological Station (UOBS).

1999-2000 $8,000, University of Oklahoma College of Arts & Sciences – “Instructional Computer Upgrade and Enhancement for The University of Oklahoma Biological Station (UOBS)”. (L. J. Weider and W. J. Matthews, co-PIs).

1999-2000 $3,000, University of Oklahoma Research Council – “Travel Support for SWEDARCTIC Tundra Northwest “99 Expedition.”

1988-1989 $3,500 CAD – University of Windsor (Canada) Research Board, “Population ecology and genetics of aquatic invertebrates”.

As a former Director of The University of Oklahoma Biological Station (UOBS; 1999-2012), I was instrumental in establishing the Friends of UOBS alumni group. This resulted in the direct contribution of ~$150,000 in support from this group and the further establishment of endowment accounts that totaled ~$270,000 (primarily designated to support student scholarships/research fellowships).