Current Year Faculty Grants

The Sponsored Research Office posts current year grant awards to the MiddPoints blog. Below is a collection of links to current year faculty grant blog posts. To view faculty grants from prior academic years, please visit the Grants and Sponsored Programs office's faculty grant page here.

Recent Faculty Grants

Faculty Grants – MiddPoints Weekly (10)

Frank Winkler receives grant from NASA’s Space Telescope Science Institute for Collaborative Research

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 3:31pm
Frank Winkler (Emeritus Professor, Physics) has been awarded funding from the NASA-funded Space Telescope Science Institute for his role in a collaborative research project involving researchers at Curtin University in Australia and Johns Hopkins University. This project entails observations from the Hubble Space Telescope and is titled Diagnosing the super-Eddington accretion/outflow regime using the microquasar […]

Michael Linderman receives NIH grant for genomic literacy assessment tool

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 2:40pm
Michael Linderman (Computer Science) has received funding from the National Institutes of Health for a research project entitled Developing a Genomics Literacy Measure. This NIH Small Grant, awarded to Michael earlier this year while he was at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has been transferred to Middlebury. The grant will fund the […]

Ioana Uricaru receives major prize from Romanian National Center for Cinema

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:37pm
Ioana Uricaru (Film and Media Culture) has received a major prize from the Romanian National Center for Cinema’s annual production support competition. This grant provides production support for a film titled Honeymoon/Lemonade which  tells the story of a Romanian single mother who is a recent immigrant to the US. Lemonade was previously developed through the […]

AJ Vasiliou receives ACS PRF New Investigator Award

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 8:06am
AnGayle (AJ) Vasiliou (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received an Undergraduate New Investigator grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund for a project titled Sulfur Chemistry: Molecular Mechanisms. The proposed work seeks to answer questions regarding the reaction mechanisms for the thermal decomposition of sulfur compounds. Because raw energy sources such as coal, petroleum, […]

Will Amidon receives ACS PRF research grant

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 8:05am
Will Amidon (Geology) has received an Undergraduate Research grant from American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund for a project titled Post-Rift Tectonism on Circum-Atlantic Margins. The goal of this research is to study the history of geologically recent mountain uplift and erosion in the northeastern U.S., where offshore sediment records suggest subtle tectonism occurred in […]

Nick Muller receives grant funding from the Environmental Protection Agency

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 8:06am
Nick Muller (Economics) has received funding from the Environmental Protection Agency for two different collaborative research projects. With colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University, he is working on a project titled Air, Climate and Energy (ACE) Center: Science Supporting Solutions. The goal of this research is to explore the interface between air pollution, climate change and energy […]

Ioana Uricaru receives Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 8:06am
Ioana Uricaru (Film and Media Culture) has been awarded one of this year’s Berlin Prizes by the American Academy in Berlin in support of Paperclip, a screenplay  and film project that she will be working on during her academic leave in 2016-2017. This residential fellowship provides a stipend and housing during Fall 2016 when she […]

Lorraine Besser awarded grant from a Templeton Foundation-funded initiative

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 8:05am
Lorraine Besser (Philosophy) has received support from a Templeton Foundation-funded initiative called the Happiness and Well-Being Project, based at St. Louis University. She and a collaborator at the University of Virginia received a two year grant to work on an interdisciplinary project titled What is the Good Life? The Happy Life, the Perfectionist Life, or […]

Council on Undergraduate Research Proposal Writing Institute applications are due June 17, 2016

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 8:09am
Are you working on writing a grant proposal for research or academic programming? Here is a resource that may be helpful. The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is offering a Proposal Writing Institute (PWI) on August 4-8, 2016 at the Kellogg West Conference Center & Hotel, Pomona CA. Deadline: June 17, 2016. Applications reviewed on a rolling […]

Pat Manley receives award from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 10:02am
Pat Manley (Geology) has been awarded a fellowship from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation for a project titled Reading the Rocks: A History of Modern Geology. The grant will fund travel in England and Scotland this summer to geologic locations that are key to understanding the history of modern geology and to museums and historic […]

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