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May 4, 2016



Spring 2016 Faculty Development Awards and University Small Research Grants announced

By Sarah Hancock

The Office of the Vice President for Research awards Faculty Development Awards and University Small Research Grants through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs each fall and spring. 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 and can cover student hourly assistance, small equipment, materials, services, computing, or travel to a research site. 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 spring round, 38 Faculty Development Awards proposals were submitted for a total amount requested of more than $86,000.University Small Research Grants proposals numbered 37, for a total amount requested of more than $160,000.

Twelve Faculty Development Awards were funded for a total of $30,714.75, and nine University Small Research Grants were funded for a total of $39,276.02. Congratulations to all awardees.

Faculty Development Awards

 

  • Kara Northway, English, "Making Visible Women's Literate Work in the Early Modern Theater," World Shakespeare Congress, Stratford, England, $3,794.35.
  • Bin Liu, chemical engineering, "Mechanistic Study of Methane Oxidation by Hematite Iron Oxide as an Oxygen Carrier Catalyst," International Congress of Catalysis, Beijing, China, $3,678.00.
  • Andrew Orr, history, "France and the 'Victorious Turks': French Responses to Mustafa Kemal and the Turkish War of Independence, 1919-1924," International Commission of Military History's 42nd International Congress of Military History, Istanbul, Turkey, $3,318.90.
  • Ruth Gurgel, music, "Taking the Plunge: Practicum Experiences in Music Education," International Society for Music Education World Conference on Music Education, Glasgow, United Kingdom, $3,294.00.
  • Philip Payne, music, "Taking the Plunge: Practicum Experiences in Music Integration," International Society for Music Education World Conference on Music Education, Glasgow, United Kingdom, $3,294.00.
  • Carla Martinez Machain, political science, "Autocratic State Capacity and Dual Conflict Effectiveness," Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference, Milan, Italy, $2,900.64.
  • Gabriela Diaz De Sabates, gender, women, and sexuality studies, "It is Exactly as I'm Telling You: Intersecting Gender, Race, Class, and Migratory Status When Reflecting Upon the Oral Testimonies of Migrant Latina Undergraduate Women in the U.S.A.," International Conference on Oral History, Tucuman, Argentina, $2,833.86.
  • Jonathan Herington, philosophy, "Against the Right to Know," Australasian Association of Philosophy Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia, $2,019.00.
  • Jessica Holloway-Libell, educational leadership, "Global Perspectives on Market-Based Teacher Accountability," European Conference on Educational Research, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland, $1,523.50.
  • Rosa Terlazzo, philosophy, "Must Adaptive Preferences Compromise Well-Being?" and "Transformative Experiences and Well-Being," Australasian Association of Philosophy Annual Conference and International Association of Women Philosophers Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia, $1,462.00.
  • Jesse Nippert, biology, "Physiological Traits of Grasses and Woody Plants Drives Site Ecohydrology," International Long Term Ecological Research Open Science Meeting, Skukuza, South Africa, $1,318.00.
  • Andrew Hope, biology, "Host-Switching, Codifferentiation, and Intercontinental Exchange," Advances in the Biology of Shrews IV, Poznan, Poland, $1,278.50.

 

University Small Research Grants

 

  • Nancy Morrow, art, "Two Painting Faculty Expand Artistic Practice in Brooklyn, NY," with co-principal investigator Erin Wiersma, art, $9,274.20.
  • Laura Valentin-Rivera, modern languages, "Writing Processes Across Two Languages and Working Modes: Understanding Individual and Collaborative Writing Strategies in Spanish and Chinese FL Contexts," with co-principal investigator Li Yang, modern languages, $7,824.99.
  • Zhoumeng Lin, anatomy and physiology, "Developing a Computer Model to Improve Pain Treatment in Dogs Using Existing Data," $4,343.00.
  • Soumia Bardhan, communication studies, "Negotiating Religious, Linguistic, and Ethnic Identities: A Minority Shia Muslim Community in Post-Partition Bengal," $4,200.00.
  • Xiaochen Zhang, journalism and mass communications, "Post-Crisis Self Affirmation, Public Emotions and Responses," $3,920.00.
  • Julia Day, apparel, textiles and interior design, "Light & Learning: Effects of Classroom Lighting Conditions on Children with ASD," $3,646.00.
  • Maggie Syme, Center on Aging, "Determining Informal Sexual Consent Policy Among Stakeholders: Older Adults, Family Members, and Directors of Nursing," $3,564.00.
  • Ashley Rhodes, biology, "Development of Novel Pedagogical Tools for Increasing Cognitive Flexibility in Undergraduate Biology and Physiology Students," with co-principal investigator Tim Rozel, animal science, $1,868.83.
  • Punit Prakash, electrical and computer engineering, "Collaborative Research on Therapeutic Microwave Technologies," $635.00.

 

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 Melinda Cro, modern languages; Adriana Gonzalez, K-State Libraries; Dan Devlin, Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment; Joel Anderson, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs; Mary Lou Marino, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs; Katie Heinrich, kinesiology; Sarah Hancock, Office of the Vice President for Research; Mervi Pakaste, art; Christy Craft, special education, counseling and student affairs; Karen Large, music; Sam Bell, political science; and Michael Krysko, history.

University Small Research Grants reviewers were Marne Arthaud-Day, management; Timothy Keane, landscape architecture and community planning; Dana Reinert, K-State Olathe; Barry Bradford, animal sciences and industry; Greg Ragland, entomology; Jeff Zacharakis, educational leadership; Sherri Martinie, curriculum and instruction; Joe Sutliff Sanders, English; Sara Rosenkranz, human nutrition; Briana Nelson-Goff, family studies and human services; and Joel Anderson, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

The next round of applications will be due in early October. Find out more about the program and submission procedures.

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