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May 2, 2019

Spring 2019 Faculty Development Awards and University Small Research Grants awards announced

Submitted by Beth Montelone

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 Development.

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. All proposals are peer-reviewed and discussed in a panel. Unsuccessful applicants are given feedback on how to improve their proposals.

In the spring 2019 round, 24 Faculty Development Award proposals were submitted for a total amount requested of $61,559. The 16 University Small Research Grant proposal requests amounted to $64,712.

Spring 2019 Faculty Development Awards and University Small Research Grants awarded totaled $75,765.

Congratulations to all awardees.

Faculty Development Awards

  • Christine Aikens, chemistry, International Symposium on Monolayer Protected Clusters, Xiamen, China, Sept. 23-26, $2,210.
  • Edward Nowlin, marketing, AMS World Marketing Congress 2019, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 9-12, $2,325.
  • Shirley Tung, English, 16th Biennial International Conference for the British Association for Romantic Studies, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, July 25-29, $2,386.
  • Anna Marie Wytko, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, The Latin American Saxophone Alliance World Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay, Sept. 1-8, $3,400.
  • Mark Crosby, English, British Association of Romantic Scholars Annual Conference, Nottingham University, United Kingdom, July 25-29, $2,071.
  • Matthew Berg, physics, "On-Site Research at ONERA and Invited Seminars in Europe," $3,000.
  • Landon Marston, civil engineering, American Geophysical Union Chapman Conference-Quest for Stability of Heavily Stressed Aquifers at Regional to Global Scales, Valencia, Spain, Oct. 21-24, $3,500.
  • Bryan Pinkall, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, "Songs from the Western Front: Solo Recital at Sydney Opera House," $4,000.
  • Angela Hubler, gender, women, and sexuality studies, 24th Biennial Congress of the International Research Society For Research in Children's Literature, Stockholm, Sweden, Aug. 14-18, $1,975.
  • Sara Rosenkranz, food, nutrition, dietetics, and health, Invited International Colloquium/Workshop and Collaboration Visit, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, June 29-July 15, $2,850.
  • Anna Zemlyanova, mathematics, Isaac Newton Institute, Scientific Program: "Complex analysis: techniques, applications and computations," Cambridge University, United Kingdom, Oct. 21-Nov. 1, $2,704.
  • Chad Miller, horticulture and natural resources, IX International Symposium of New Ornamental Crops, Guadalajara, Mexico, Sept. 30-Oct. 3, $1,440.
  • Kimberly With, biology, 10th World Congress of the International Association for Landscape Ecology: Nature and society facing the Anthropocene, Milan, Italy, July 1-5, $2,238.
  • Rollie Clem, biology, annual meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology, Valencia, Spain, July 28-Aug. 1, $1,200.
  • Melody LeHew, apparel, textiles, and interior design, Sustainability in Fashion: Regent's and International Textile and Apparel Association Joint Conference, London, United Kingdom, July 30-Aug. 1, $2,840.
  • David Thompson, electrical and computer engineering, Society for Neuroscience 2019 Conference, Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 19-23, $2,540.

University Small Research Grants

  • Kristen Kremer, sociology, anthropology, and social work, "Is school stress bad for your heart?" $2,800.
  • Jung Sim Jun, sociology, anthropology, and social work, "Acculturative Stress, Protective/Risk Factors, and Gastric Cancer Health Literacy among Korean Immigrant Elders," $4,500.
  • Matthew Wisniewski, psychological sciences, "Training auditory skills to reduce mental effort during listening," $4,485.
  • Katherine Nelson, geography, "Understanding the Influence of Scale on Characterization of the Social Vulnerability of High Risk Flood Populations," $4,240.
  • Santosh Aryal, chemistry, "Evaluation of natural killer cell mimicking nanopartide homing in humanized breast cancer model," $4,500.
  • Nadia Oweidat, history, "The Perils of Reforming Islam: The Case of Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd," $4,500.
  • Chad Schwartz, architecture, "An Anthology of the Influences on Architectural Design and Production," $2,182.
  • Carla Martinez, political science, "US Military Training and Respect for Human Rights," $4,500.
  • Li Yang, modern languages, "Promoting Speaking Awareness and Performance of Chinese L2 Learners through Self-Assessment and ACTFL Speaking Proficiency Guideline," $3,379.

Faculty Development Award reviewers were Paige Adams, K-State Olathe; Joel Anderson, Office of Research Development; Christy Craft, special education, counseling, and student affairs; Anthony Ferraro, family studies and human services; Ruth Gurgel, School of Music Theatre, and Dance; Cameron Leader-Picone, English; Sherri Martinie, curriculum and instruction; Briana Nelson Goff, family studies and human services; and Raelene Wouda, clinical sciences.

University Small Research Grant reviewers were Emily Mailey, kinesiology; Mary Lou Marino, Office of Research Development; Wendy Matlock, English; Gregory Paul, communication studies; Sara Rosenkranz, food, nutrition, dietetics, and health; and Erin Wiersma, art.

The contributions of our peer reviewers are greatly appreciated.