Successful Proposals

Below is a sample of LSO nominees who went on to win awards from sponsors. Click the available links to preview the internally submitted LSO proposals.


Amanda Lea: 2023 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences

Audrey Bowden: Engineering Information Foundation: Women in Engineering Program

Chuck Sanders: W.M. Keck Foundation Grant

David Hyde : ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

Doug Shadle: NEA Grants for Arts Projects

Neil Dani: Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award

Paul Taylor: Mellon Foundation Higher Education Call for Concepts

Vesna Pavlovic: TN Arts Commission Arts Access Grant FY 2023


Kelly Holley-Bockelmann: 2022 Sloan Foundation Creating Equitable Pathways to STEM Education

Gianna Mosser: 2022 Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Discretionary Grant Program

Vesna Pavlovic: Tennessee Arts Commission Arts Access Grant FY2023

Md. Jashim Uddin: 2022 Phi Beta Psi Charity Trust Research Grant

Stephanie Budwey: Tennessee Arts Commission Arts Build Communities (ABC) Grant FY2023

Emily Phillips-Galloway: US Department of State-U.S. Mission Turkey Grants Program

Tonya Elkins: HRSA Community Health Worker Training Program (CHWTP)


Scott Hiebert: 2021 V Foundation Pediatric Cancer Research Grant-Translational Award

Barbara Fingleton: 2022 Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project Grant

Richard Sando: 2022 Sloan Research Fellowship

David Hyde: 2022 VentureWell Course & Program Grants

Bonnie Dow: NEH American Rescue Plan for Humanities Organizations

Kimberly Welch: 2022 Andrew W. Mellon New Directions Fellowship

Amanda Lea: 2022 Searle Scholars Program

William Wan: 2022 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences


Brandon Hulette: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee 2021 Discretionary Grant

John Wikswo: NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (NSF MRI)

Kelly Holley-Bockelmann: NSF Research Traineeship Program (NSF NRT)

Steven Townsend: 2021 Sloan Research Fellowship

Alice Leach: 2021 VentureWell Faculty Grants

Mulubrhan Mogos: 2021-2022 ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

Raheleh Filsoofi: Tennessee Arts Commission Arts Access Grant FY2022

Katherine Aboud: NIH Director's Early Independence Awards


Joey Barnett: 2020 NIH Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25)

Marjan Rafat: 2020 Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Grants

Ann Tate: 2020 Sloan Research Fellowship

Steven Townsend: 2020 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Cody Siciliano: Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant

Cynthia Reinhart-King: 2020 W. M. Keck Foundation Grant


Erin Calipari: 2019 Mallinckrodt Grants Program

Keivan Stassun & Mark Wallace: 2019 NSF NRT

Adela Soliz: 2019 William T. Grant Scholars Program

Pamela Schneller: 2019 Associated Chamber Music Players

Paula Covington: 2019 CLIR Recordings at Risk

Avery Dickins de Giron: 2019 Stanley Smith Ornamental Horticulture Grant