Research and Development Grants/Contracts

September 25th, 2017

Gandhi, R. (Principal), Ricks, B. (Co-Principal), Khazanchi, D. (Co-Principal) and Sim, C. (Co-Principal), and Linzell, D.  (Co-Principal). (9/2016 – 8/2017).”PLANNING: MIDWEST: Big Data Innovations for Bridge Health,” Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Awarded $99,959.

Khazanchi, D. (1/2016-12/2018). “CodeCrush – An immersion experience for 8th/9th grade girls (challenge grant),” Sponsored by The Peter Kiewit Foundation. Awarded $200,000.

Khazanchi, D. (Principal) and Dorn, B. (Co-Principal). (7/2016 – 8/2019). “Enhancing Computer Science Education Graduate Program Pathways for K-12 Teachers,” Sponsored by the Sherwood Foundation. Awarded $94,769.00.

Khazanchi, D. (5/2017-12/1/2017). “infoGroup Business Database Audit”, infoGroup Inc., Omaha, NE. Awarded $6,000.

Khazanchi, D., Najjar, L. and Wolcott, P. (10/2015-1/2016). “infoGroup Business Database Audit”, infoGroup Inc., Omaha, NE. Awarded $30,000.

Khazanchi, D. (2015-18). “Out of School Time grant for iSTEM at Lewis and Clark and King Science Center (After School Program for Innovative, Interdisciplinary, Information Technology-enhanced STEM or iSTEM), Sherwood Foundation, Omaha, Nebraska. Awarded $55,315 (2015-16), $17,083 (2016-17), $50,340 (2017-18).

Germonprez, M., Gandhi, R. and Khazanchi, D. (8/2015-6/2016). “Open Source Monitoring”, Union Pacific Railroad, Omaha, NE. Awarded at $132,453.

Khazanchi, D. (2014-15). “Out of School Time grant for iSTEM at Lewis and Clark program (After School Program for Innovative, Interdisciplinary, Information Technology-enhanced STEM or iSTEM), Sherwood Foundation, Omaha, Nebraska. Awarded $46,574.

Khazanchi, D. (Co-PI with Tom Gouttierre, 2014). “Libyan Fulbright Scholars to Omaha”. Institute of International Education, Inc. (“IIE”), New York. Awarded $76,607.

Khazanchi, D. (5/28/2014-6/13/2014). “Fulbright Specialist Grant to the University of Agder, Norway.”

Khazanchi, D.  (July 2013). “Women in IT immersion experience for high school girls”. Awarded $34,500 in July 2013 and  $18,495 in November 2014 from Google Council Bluffs Data Center.

Khazanchi, D. (Co-PI) with Grandgenett, N et al. (December 2012). “Project MATTERS: Mobile Applications Transforming Teaching, Engagement and Research for Students”. Awarded $100,000 from the Nebraska Research Initiative, State of Nebraska.

Khazanchi, D., Dick, K., and  Youn, J, UP Project (5/3/2012-12/30/2012). “Business and Technical Model for Rural Wireless.” Awarded $70,375 by Union Pacific (http://www.UP.com).

Khazanchi, D., Shi, Y and Chen, Z (2/1/2012-12/30/312012). “Data Mining and Business Intelligence Project.” Awarded $112,000 by Sojern (http://www.sojern.com/).

Khazanchi, D. (PI). (12/01/2010-06/30/2015). “Web-based Weight Loss & Weight Maintenance Intervention for Older Rural Women,” subaward of $109,821 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Nursing, National Institute of Nursing Research Grant (PI: Carol Pullen).

Khazanchi, D. (PI). (12/18/2009-6/30/2013). “Web-based Research Pilot Management System and other Applications,” subcontract for $65,000 from the “Center Grant (P20): Interdisciplinary Healthy Heart Center: Linking Rural Populations by Technology” (PI: Carol Pullen), National Institute of Nursing Research Grant. The goal of the project is to develop a web-based pilot database application, project management web site, cell phone based application health interventions, and a second life training room for actigraph use. This award is from a National Institute of Nursing Research grant awarded to the UNMC College of Nursing to create a Healthy Heart Center and related research pilots. (URL: http://www.healthyheartcenternebraska.org).

Khazanchi, D. (2011-till date). “UNO: Strengthening and Elevating International Partnerships across Disciplines: India, China, Germany and Norway.” $293,500 grant awarded by the University of Nebraska Foundation.

Khazanchi, D. (12/1/2010-05/01/2011). “elearning modules for P20 Rural Technologies Core-Subcontract” $24,000 subaward from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) — College of Nursing University of Nebraska Foundation Award (PI: Lani Zimmerman).

Khazanchi, D. (08/17/2010-05/01/2012). “Technology Empowered Language Learning Institute (TEMPL)”. $65,000 seed funding grant awarded by the University of Nebraska Foundation.

Khazanchi, D. (PI). (Fall 2010). “Global IT Leadership & Management Curriculum Development – Book resources” $200 award from the University of Nebraska at Omaha Committee on Advancement of Teaching (UCAT).

Khazanchi, D. (PI). (09/1/2009-08/31/2013; In progress). “Global IT Project Management.” $194,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education (Fund for the Improvement of Post-secondary Education). The project is a collaboration between UNO, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, MCI (Management Center Innsbruck, Austria), and Technical University of Braunschweig (TUB, Germany). The EU partners receive an equivalent sum from the EU counterpart of FIPSE. The funds are primarily for student and faculty mobility for education and research activities within the overall theme.

Gouttierre, T. (PI) and Khazanchi, D. (IT-coordinator) (1/1/2009-12/31/2010; In progress). “US-Russia Partnership for Technology, Language, and Cultural Exchange.” $398,103 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. This grant is a partnership between UNO and Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (PFUR) to jointly develop educational opportunities between the two nations, particularly in the areas of mutual foreign language learning through access to and the use of Information Technology (IT) capabilities. In this project, we are developing an innovative user-friendly Russian-English multimedia web-based portal to teach Russian and English as a Second Language.

Khazanchi, D. and Zigurs, I. (2008). “Metaverse Research Lab”, funded by the University of Nebraska Foundation for $20,000.

Khazanchi, D., Najjar, L. and Wolcott, P. (1/1/2008-3/2009; Completed). “Business Database Competitive Audit Project”. Awarded a grant of $17,603 for conducting a comparative business database audit for InfoUSA.

Munkvold, B.E., Moe, C.E, Khazanchi, D. and Zigurs, I. (2008-2011; In progress). ” Partnerships in Higher Education Norway – North America 2008-2011″. University of Agder (UiA), Kristiansand, Norway and UNO’s IS&T collaborated to obtain a grant of nearly $260,000 for 3.5 years from the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (an agency under the Ministry of Education and Research) to continue and extend the partnership between UiA and UNO. Khazanchi will serve as the Project Director for administering the grant on the UNO campus. The grant will fund large student exchanges between the two universities (35 students each way) and allow faculty and researchers to visit each campus for workshops and to establish and expand research collaborations. [Announcement] [UNO-UiA Collaboration Portal].

Davis, A., Zigurs, I., Khazanchi, D. and Munkvold, B. (June – August 2007; Completed). “Teaching and learning virtual collaboration across cultures and technologies,” funded by University of Nebraska at Omaha Institute for Collaboration Science (ICS) Summer Seed Grant, $1000.

Khazanchi, D. (3/2007; Completed). “infoUSA: Spring Break in India ” Awarded $45,000 by infoUSA for UNO/UNL students visit to India to learn about Indian businesses, culture and educational workshops at UNO’s sibling university, IIT Kharagpur.

Buchanan, L. (PI; 2007) and Khazanchi, D. (Consultant). “Follow-up Relationships Intended to END Smoking (Portable Electronic Device Study)”. $40,000 award from Nebraska Dept of Health and Human Services Cancer and Smoking Grants (LB 506).

Khazanchi, D. (2006). UNMC (University Medical Center – College of Nursing) sub-grant for $3000 to develop a “Portable Electronic Device Application” for Buchanan, L. (2006) for her “Follow-up Relationships Intended to END Smoking (Portable Electronic Device Study)” research initiative.

Khazanchi, D., Chen, Z. and Shi, Y. (6/26/2006 to 7/26/2006; Completed). “Mutual of Omaha Special Investigation Department (SID) Data Mining Project – Individual Disability Income Product”. Awarded $23,900 by Mutual of Omaha.

de Vreede, Gert-Jan, Jones, E., Khazanchi, D., Rilett, L. and Zigurs, I. (2005; Completed). “Applying Patterns of Technology-Enabled Distributed Collaboration: Improving Multi-Actor Decision-Making in Traffic Systems.” Awarded $10,000 by the PKI Coordinating Council, University of Nebraska.

Khazanchi, D. and Shi, Y. (7/1/2005 to 8/31/2005; Completed). “SID-Data Classification for Disability Income Product”. Awarded $22,500 by Mutual of Omaha.

Khazanchi, D. (7/1/2005-7/12006). “infoUSA: PKI-IIT-VGSOM Student/Faculty Exchange Grant.” Awarded $35,000 by infoUSA.

Najjar, L., Khazanchi, D., and Wolcott, P. (1/1/2005 to 3/1/2005; Completed). “Business Database Competitive Audit Project”. Awarded a grant of $14,575 for conducting a business database audit for InfoUSA. This project is being conducted under the auspices of the PKI Technology Development Corp (PKITDC).

Harvey, D. and Khazanchi, D. (11/2004 to 7/2005; Completed). “Union Pacific — Engineering Management Group Systems Project.” Awarded a grant of $94,655 for the systems analysis for EMG’s information systems needs. This project was conducted with the assistance of a Scott incubator partner, DOCenter Inc. under the auspices of the PKI Technology Development Corp (PKITDC).

Khazanchi, D. and Zigurs I. (October 1st-April 15th, 2005; Completed). “Mutual of Omaha Simulation Project — Phase II.” Awarded $16,100 by Mutual of Omaha. [Play with our innovative Project Management Simulation for Executive Sponsors].

Khazanchi, D. (9/1/2004-8/2007). “Web-based Reentry Case Management System.” Award for $70,910 as a as a part (sub-grant) of the Nebraska Department of Corrections grant to Sample, L and Spohn, C. (2004), “Nebraska’s Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Program”. [View the web-based reentry case management system].

Khazanchi, D. (7/1/2004; Completed). “infoUSA: PKI-IIT-VGOSM Student/Faculty Exchange Grant.” Awarded $30,000 by infoUSA.

Khazanchi, D. and Zigurs, I. (1/2004-12/2004; Completed). “Patterns of Virtual Projects: Identifying Effective Blueprints for Virtual Project Management”. Report submitted in fulfillment of a grant sponsored by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Research Program. The total grant was for $63,000 ($30,000 from PMI and the remainder in matching funds in the form of computing resources and faculty time from the College of IS&T, University of Nebraska at Omaha).

Harvey, D. and Khazanchi, D. (3/2004 to 7/2004; Completed). “Union Pacific — Medical Systems Project.” Awarded a grant of $75,240 for the systems analysis of medical systems integration with HR at Union Pacific. This project was conducted with the assistance of a Scott incubator partner, DOCenter Inc. under the auspices of the PKI Technology Development Corp (PKITDC).

Khazanchi, D. (1/1/2003; Completed). “infoUSA: PKI-VGOSM Applied Thesis Student Exchange.” Awarded $25,600 by infoUSA.

Sutton, S.G., Arnold, V., Khazanchi, D. and Hampton, C. (10/10/2001; Completed 2003). “Electronic Commerce Systems: Control and Risk Analysis.” Awarded the IIA (Institute of Internal Auditors) Research Foundation grant for $32,820.

Khazanchi, D. and Zigurs I. (May 15th-August 15th, 2003; Completed). “Mutual of Omaha Simulation Project.” Awarded $30,000 by Mutual of Omaha. [Play with our innovative Project Management Simulation for budding Project Managers].

Khazanchi, D. (8/28/2002-2003; Completed). “Claas of Omaha Inc.: Web Development.” Awarded $12,000 by Claas Omaha LLC.

Khazanchi, D. (1998; Completed).Understanding and measuring corporate IS sophistication: An investigation using grounded theory.” $3,000 competitive one year research project grant awarded by Northern Kentucky University.

Khazanchi, D. (1997; Completed). “A multiple-case study of the organizational impact of Electronic Data Interchange on small- and medium-sized enterprises.” $33,469 total project funding consisting of $16,734 grant from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and a matching $16,735 from Northern Kentucky University Research and Grants Foundation.