|Research division awards grants to arts, humanities, and social science faculty|
The Division of Research has awarded grants to 11 faculty members in the arts, humanities and social sciences -- units on campus that traditionally have less opportunity to vie for funding from federal and other sources.
In order to support new initiatives in these traditionally underfunded disciplines, the Division of Research made available $50,000 to be awarded on a competitive basis to faculty in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The awards are to be used to fund research and creative activity which will benefit the University and community. Grant recipients are required to submit a request for funding to an external agency before they will be eligible for another award from the program.
The Division of Research received four proposals in January and seven proposals in April requesting a total of $54,154, and made 11 awards for a total of $48,134. Proposals were judged by committees of faculty members from departments in the arts, humanities, and social sciences chaired by Barry Milavetz, associate vice president for research, on the basis of the significance of the project, the quality of the work, the likelihood of the project being completed, and the likely benefit to the University. The January committee consisted of Arthur Jones (art), Gaye Burgess (theatre arts), Frank P. Cuozzo (anthropology), John La Duke (arts and sciences), Barry Milavetz (research development and compliance), Charles Miller (philosophy and religion), James Mochoruk (history), and Richard Shafer (communication). The April committee consisted of Arthur Jones (art), Mary Cutler (theatre arts), John La Duke (arts and sciences), Barry Milavetz (research development and compliance), James Mochoruk (history), Sheryl O'Donnell (English), Victoria Smith (communication) and Phoebe Stubblefield (anthropology).
Following is a list of the recipients, their departments, and the amounts awarded:
Frank Cuozzo, anthropology, $3,360, "Assessing the Developing Threat of Introduced Mammal Predation to Endangered Wild Lemurs and a Traditional Pastoral Society in Southern Madagascar"
Kimberly Donehower, English, $5,281, "Measuring Literacy as a Resource for Rural Community Development"
Kim Fink, art, $5,000, "Print Project and Artist Residencies with the Vermont Studio Center and Scoula Internazionale Di Grafica, Venice, Italy"
Gregory Gagnon, Indian studies; Lana Rakow and Richard Fiordo, communication, $4,800, "Developing Innovative Avenues for Community Based Research: Focus Group Research and Report"
Melinda Leach, anthropology, $3,100, "Analysis of Archaeological Textiles from Desert Caves in the American West"
Kathleen McLennan and Mary Cutler, theatre arts, $5,000, "Research for Proposed Ibsen Center of Excellence in Theatre Arts"
Marcia Mikulak, anthropology, $5,000, "Handiera Linens and Lace: Indigenous Human Rights and Micro-Business in Pernambuco, Brazil"
Donald Miller, art, $5,000, "Salt and Soda Kiln Burners and High Temperature Shelving"
Kimberly Porter, history, $2,970, "The Friendly Farmer Station"
Elizabeth Scharf, anthropology, $4,723, "Using New Evidence from the Panhandle of Florida to Test Our Ideas About the Origins of Agriculture and Social Complexity"
Richard Shafer, communication, $3,900, "Identifying Obstacles to the Adoption of the UNESCO International Journalism Model Curricula: A Case Study of the Philippines."
-- Gary E. Johnson, Interim Vice President for Research, Office of the Vice President for Research, email@example.com, 701/777-6736