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May 3, 2017

Spring 2017 Faculty Development Awards and University Small Research Grants announced

Submitted 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. Unsuccessful applicants are given feedback on how to improve their proposals.

In the spring 2017 round, 29 Faculty Development Award proposals were submitted for a total amount requested of $66,700. University Small Research Grants proposals numbered 28, for a total amount requested of $91,800.

Spring 2017 Faculty Development Awards and University Small Research Grants awards totaled $72,878. Congratulations to all awardees.

Faculty Development Awards

• Hugh Cassidy, economics, "Cohort Effects and the Intergenerational Correlation in Earnings of Childhood Immigrants," 29th annual meeting of the European Association of Labour Economists, St. Gallen, Switzerland, $1,472.

• Necia Chronister, modern languages, "Larval Subjectivity and Multiperspectival Narration in Terezia Mora's Alle Tage," Coalition of Women in German annual conference, Alberta, Canada, $1,522.

• Katherine Digby, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, "The Emotional Brain and Somatic Education: How Kinesthetic Transference in Performance approaches the intersection of Performance and Emotion," Movement 2017: Brain, Body Cognition, $3,138.

• Ryszard Jankowiak, chemistry, "Discussion of future collaboration efforts," 10th annual Chemistry Congress, Osaka Japan Tochoku University, Sendai, Japan, $1,625.

• Michael Krysko, history, "'Lines on a Map': Border Blaster Broadcasting in the 1930s and the Geography of American National Identity," 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology, $2,373.

• Sara Luly, modern languages, "When Objects Tell Secrets: Object Agency and Patriarchal Power in Gothic Literature," Women in German annual meeting, Alberta, Canada, $1,452.

• Heather McCrea, history, "Reconfiguring Latin America's 'Tropics'," 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology, $2,373.

• Michael McGlynn, architecture, "Reconciling Technology in Design: A Review of the Theory and its Educational Implications," Passive Low Energy Architecture Conference 2017: Design to Thrive, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K., $2,812.

• Shireen Roshanravan, American ethnic studies, American Comparative Literature Association, Utrecht, the Netherlands, $2,962.

• Joel Spencer, geology, fifth International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating and Expert Workshop on Data Analysis Techniques, Capetown, South Africa, $2,409.

• Shirley Tung, English, "Embosomed Arboreal Landscapes and the Maternal Breast in Wollstonecraft's Scandinavian Travelogue," American Comparative Literature Association, Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands, $3,180.

• Anna Wytko, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, Fourth International Saxophone Festival of Montevideo, Uruguay, $2,253.

University Small Research Grants

• J. Spencer Clark, curriculum and instruction, "Civic Education in the United States, 1883-1928: Purpose and Values of Initial Frame," $3,676.

• Sara Gragg, animal sciences and industry, "Exploring Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus predatory activity against Salmonella on tomatoes and cantaloupes," $4,552.

• Steven Maxwell, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, "Digital Audio Recording Project: New Music for Solo Tuba," $4,800.

• Pablo Martinez Diente, modern languages, "Digitizing a Nobel Awardee: Achieving Visibility for Alexandre's Unpublished Works," $2,411.

• Nadia Oweidat, history, "A Million Clicks to Freedom," 4,500.

• Kristin Pelczarsk, family studies and human services, "Lexical and Phonological Strategies Used by Adults Who Stutter: An Eye Tracking Study," $3,384.

• David Pickering, School Music, Theatre, and Dance, "Organ Pipes for Note: 'The Yellow Rose,' an Expression of American Organ Music from 1916-2016," $3,739.

• Lauren Ritterbush, sociology, anthropology and social work, "Peabody Archaeological Collections Research: Kanza, Wildcat Creek, and Oneota Archaeology," $2,789.

• Joe Sanders, English, "Indexing for a Monograph: A Literature of Questions: Nonfiction for the Critical Child," $1,200.

• Thomas Sarmiento, English, "Re-Centering the Midwest as a Critical Archival Site in the Study of US Empire in the Philippines," $2,544.

• Arnaud Temme, geography, "Dirty Snow: How Avalanches Shape Soils and Landscapes," $3,154.

• Philip Tiemeyer, history, "Aerial Ambassadors: National Airlines and US Power in the Jet Age," $4,148.

• Raelene Wouda, clinical sciences, and Sabina Sheppard, Veterinary Health Center, "Generation and characterization of a panel of canine mast cell tumor cell lines," $4,410.

Faculty Development Awards reviewers were Mary Kohn, English; Wendy Matlock, English; Julie Pentz, School of Music, Theater, and Dance; Ruth Gurgel, School of Music, Theater, and Dance; Emizet Kisangani, political science; Joe Sanders, English; Dana Reinert, K-State Olathe; Carol Sevin, K-State Libraries; Briana Goff, School of Family Studies and Human Services; and Joel Anderson, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

University Small Research Grants reviewers were Sara Rosenkranz, food, nutrition, dietetics and health; Sam Bell, political science; Katsura Asano, biology; Katie Heinrich, kinesiology; Punit Prakash, electrical and computer engineering; Saeed Khan, Kansas State Polytechnic; Melinda Cro, modern languages; Necia Chronister, modern languages; Mary Lou Marino, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs; and Sherri Martinie, curriculum and instruction.

The next deadline for applications is Oct. 2. Find out more about the program and submission procedures.