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December 2, 2016



Fall 2016 Faculty Development Awards and University Small Research Grants announced

By Sarah Hancock

Faculty Development Awards and University Small Research Grants are awarded each fall and spring by the Office of the Vice President for Research through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

Faculty Development Awards support travel expenses to present research, scholarly or creative work or a performance at an international meeting or to visit an external funder or sponsor. University Small Research Grants are seed grants to support small research projects, scholarly activity, and other creative efforts. Both programs are meant to catalyze a faculty member's RSCAD career success. As such, new faculty and faculty from disciplines with minimal outside support are given priority for both awards, as are trips or projects that enhance awardees' abilities to compete for extramural funding.

In the fall 2016 round, 23 Faculty Development Award proposals were submitted for a total amount requested of $55,978.71. University Small Research Grants proposals numbered 25, for a total amount requested of $86,290.16.

Fall 2016 Faculty Development Awards and University Small Research Grants awards totaled $67,609.64. Congratulations to all awardees.

Faculty Development Awards 

  • Lisa Tatonetti, English, "Gender Identity in Navajo Literature and Language," Indigenous Literary Studies Association conference, Vancouver, Canada, $3,835.
  • Ruth Gurgel, music, theatre, and dance, "They Are Not Heroes, They Are Humans: Teachers' Implementation of Culturally Sensitive and Relevant Pedagogy in Music Classrooms," XIII Cultural Diversity in Music Education International Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal, $2,819.
  • Katherine Digby, music, theatre, and dance, "Simurgh Study 1;" The Brink, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, $1001.
  • Jason Scuilla, art, solo international exhibition and lecture, 2017 Venice Biennale Galleria Latteria Moderna, $3,954.
  • Soumia Bardhan, communication studies, "Mutuality and/or Hierarchy in The Sublime Qur'an: A Feminist Re-interpretation of the Qur'an," Feminist Studies Division, 67th annual International Communication Association Conference, San Diego, California, $2,121.
  • Alissandra Stoyan, political science, "Women Presidential Candidates in Latin America," Latin American Studies Association International Congress, Lima, Peru, $2,629.
  • Maria Teresa DePaoli, modern languages, "Can the Undocumented Immigrant Speak? Exploring Decolonial Thinking in Mexican and Latino/a Literature and Cinema," Latin American Studies Association International Congress, Lima, Peru, $2,496.03.
  • Nicholas Wallace, biology, "β-HPV E6 Inhibits The Hippo Pathway in a P300-Dependent Manner," 31st International Papillomavirus Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, $1,007.
  • Eleanor Sayre, physics, Education Video Research Camp workshop leader, University of Cologne, Germany, $1,200.
  • Huston Gibson, landscape architecture and regional & community planning, "Transforming Global Climate Change Action Through Sustainable Community Development," International Association for Community Development Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, $3,602.
  • Hitesh Bindra, mechanical and nuclear engineering, "Modeling and Scaling Analysis of Thermal Stratification in Outlet Plenum of SFRs with Gallium as a simulant fluid," International Conference on Fast Reactors and Related Fuel Cycles: Next Generation Nuclear Systems for Sustainable Development, Yekaterinburg, Russia $797.
  • Natalierose Pennington, communication studies, "Muting to Maintain: An Exploration of Relational Maintenance through Social Media" and "We Don't Communicate Much Anymore: Relational Turning Points and Maintenance through Social Media," International Communication Association, San Diego, California, $1,300. 

University Small Research Grants

  • Karen Large, music, theatre, and dance, "Romantic Transcriptions for Flute," CD recording of music for flute and piano, $5,580.
  • Sara Rosenkranz, food, nutrition, dietetics and health, "Is There an Angiogenic Response Following Consumption of A Single High-Fat Meal?" $1,823.36.
  • Shreepad Joglekar, art, exhibition of creative research at four nationally recognized galleries, November 2016 through March 2017, $3,975.68.
  • Jessica Meekins, clinical sciences, "The Effect Of Calcium Spirulan On In Vitro Replication Of Feline Herpesvirus-1," $4,355.50.
  • Geraldine Craig, art, "Moroccan Book of Hours," $2,427.
  • Amanda Gaulke, economics, "The Effect of Post-Baccalaureate Certificates on Job Search: Results from a Correspondence Study," $4,498.55.
  • Doug Goodin, geography, "Hyperspectral Remote Sensing for Identification of Infestation by the Emerald Ash Borer," $798.52.
  • Lee Skabelund, landscape architecture, "KSU Architecture, Planning and Design Research Green Roof (APD-RGR) Monitoring Equipment Deployment and Soil and Water Quality Analyses," $4,900.
  • Valerie Padilla Carroll, gender, women, and sexuality studies, student research assistant for book project, "Who Gets to go Back-to-the-Land?" $1,315.
  • Jessica Falcone, sociology, anthropology and social work, "Replicated Pilgrimage, Sacred Space-Making, and Community in Contemporary American Japanese Zen Buddhism in Hawaii," $2,160.
  • Lisa Wilken, biological and agricultural engineering, "Autolysin assay development and characterization for advancement of microalgae bioseparations research," $3,200.
  • Jin Lee, psychological sciences, "Pilot Study for the Assessment of Temporary Workers' Risk Perception Styles," $5,815.

Many thanks to Allison Stratton and Mary Lou Marino in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for their work administering these vital funding programs and to members of the review panels.

Faculty Development Awards reviewers were Briana Nelson-Goff, School of Family Studies and Human Services; Katsura Asano, biology; Dana Reinert, K-State Olathe; Marne Arthaud-Day, management; Emizet Kisangani, political science; Lucia Garavito, modern languages; Rebecca Bahlmann, art; Sarah Hancock, Office of the Vice President for Research; and Joel Anderson, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

University Small Research Grants reviewers were Jennifer Davis, sociology, anthropology and social work; Edward Nowlin, marketing; Katie Heinrich, kinesiology; Melinda Cro, modern languages; Necia Chronister, modern languages; Julia Day, apparel, textiles and interior design; Michael Krysko, history; Xiaochen Angela Zhang, A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications; Raju Dandu, K-State Polytechnic; Wendy Matlock, English; Phillip Payne, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance; and Mary Lou Marino, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

The next deadline for applications is March 6, 2017. Find out more about the program and submission procedures.