Grants Awarded in 2019

The FBF is pleased to sponsor 19 outstanding projects in 2019-20, with awards totaling $184,020. Visit our Funded Projects page to learn more about these collaborations.


Elizabeth Abel, Department of English, UC Berkeley
Claire Davison, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3
Sound Waves: Virginia Woolf's Resonance

Magali Barbieri, Department of Demography, UC Berkeley
Hippolyte d'Albis, Paris School of Economics
Geographic variations in the length of life: Comparing France and the United States

Andreas Bäumler, Medical Microbiology and Immunology, UC Davis
Simon Labarthe, MaIAGE (MIA), INRA, Centre de Jouy-en-Josas
Experimental and mathematical models articulation: a bifocal lens to study the ecology of the colon microbiota

Brenda Eskenazi, Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Rémy Slama, CNRS / Université Grenoble Alpes
The impact of the pregnancy exposome on birth outcomes

Claude Fischer, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley
Guillaume Favre, Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Solidarités, Sociétés, Territoires, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès
Evolutions of personal networks across time: A comparison between France and the USA​​​​​​​

Rosemary Gillespie, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley
Julien Pétillon, Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers de Rennes, Université de Rennes 1
The hidden side of Heaven: evolutionary story of Hawaiian lava caves’ wolf spiders​​​​​​​

Edgar Knobloch, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley
Benjamin Favier, Institut de Recherche sur les Phénomènes Hors Équilibre - CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université
Large-scale structures in anisotropic turbulence

Ksenia Krasileva, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley
Thomas Kroj, UMR BGPI – Biologie et Genetique des Interactions Plantes-Parasites, INRA Montpellier
Bioinformatic identification and functional analysis of disease resistance and susceptibility genes to fungal diseases in wheat and rice

Massimo Mazzotti, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society / Department of History, UC Berkeley
Giovanna Cifoletti, Centre Alexandre-Koyré, EHESS, Paris
Algebraic language and the algorithm: Art of thinking, thinking machines, and machines' thinking

Barbara Romanowicz, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, UC Berkeley
Hélène Barucq, Magique 3D - INRIA, Université de Pau
Development and Application of Advanced Seismic Imaging Techniques for Key Target Structures in the Deep Earth

Richmond Sarpong, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley
Virginie Vidal, CNRS / Chimie ParisTech
Enhancing the Medicinal Activity of Piperidine Derivatives by Late-Stage Derivatization

Uros Seljak, Department of Physics, UC Berkeley
Benjamin Wandelt, Institut Lagrange de Paris
Optimally mapping the dark matter in the universe with the CMB

Anna Serra-Llobet, Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley
Johnny Douvinet​​​​​​​, Sciences Humaines et Sociales, Département Géographie, Université d'Avignon et des Pays du Vaucluse
From epic wildfires to epic flash-floods: Rethinking flood risk management in an era of extremes

David Shuster, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, UC Berkeley
Kerry Gallagher, Géosciences-Rennes, Université de Rennes 1
Improving interpretations of thermochronometric data through updates to modeling programs and user education

Nicholas Sitar, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley
Cino Viggiani, Laboratoire 3SR, Université Grenoble Alpes
Characterization of Depositional Fabric of Sands Using 3-D X-Ray Computed Tomography (3-D XRCT)

Jeremy Thorner, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
Aurélie Bertin, Institut Curie, PSL Research University, Paris
Dissecting the function of budding yeast septin Shs1 throughout cell division

K. Birgitta Whaley, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley
Pierre Rouchon, Mathématiques et Systèmes, MINES ParisTech
Quantum feedback control for information processing

Da Yang, Department of Land, Air & Water Resources, UC Davis
Caroline Muller, Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris
Understanding Convective Organization in the Tropical Atmosphere

Truman Young, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
Elise Buisson, IMBE – Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d’Ecologie, Avignon Université
Taking priority effects into account in restoration and invasive species control field experiments