Winners of NC State University-Virginia Tech collaborative grants program announced

We want to thank everyone who submitted proposals to the NC State University and Virginia Tech collaborative grants program. We received 31 proposals for consideration in this second year of the joint program to enhance our collaborative efforts and ultimately our colleges. Proposals submitted were evaluated by peer reviewers and by a joint review panel from both universities.

We are very pleased to announce that the following proposals were selected for funding. These represent many different areas — basic research, applied research, outreach, teaching, plants, animals, various departments, and disciplines. We hope that you are excited about the collaborations between these schools and the diversity that these proposals represent.

Congratulations to the winners!

VT Lead



Brian Badgley Sophia Kathariou Response of the turkey gut microbiome to health-disease transitions and industry interventions
Michael Flessner Wesley Everman Weed management through seed harvest and destruction: Implications for herbicide resistant weed management, organic weed management, and pathogens
Laura Strawn Eduardo Gutierrez-Rodriguez Preharvest microbial safety and control measures of water used for irrigation and frost protection in strawberry production
Tess Thompson Michael Burchell Constructed wetlands to polish wastewater in small rural communities – evaluation of current and potential use to improve water quality trends and protect human health
Alan Ealy Philipe Moriel Creating the NCSU/VT beef cattle production enhancement team
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