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Faculty Grants 1998-1999

During the 1998-1999 fiscal year, 27 faculty members were once again awarded over $1 million for a total of 33 grants and fellowships to support their research and other projects. Faculty receiving grants represent 13 of the College's academic departments, including all the departments in the Natural Sciences Division. The grants will support 35 students over the next few years as well as travel to research sites and conferences, research supplies, publication costs, and other project expenses. Twelve of the grants provide some support for faculty leaves and six include funding for scientific equipment. About one-fifth of the faculty submitted at least one grant proposal – and half of those submitting proposals received at least one grant.

Copies of the full report are available to Middlebury faculty and staff from the Sponsored Research Office by email.  Contact Franci Farnsworth (x5889) for more information.

Department/Program

Faculty Member

Sponsor

Project Description or Title

American Literature & Civilization

Nash, William

NEH-Fellowship Chicago's Legacy: An African American Literacy History

Biology

Trombulak, Stephen

Central Vermont Public Service

Reptile and Amphibian Coverage Mapping

Trombulak, Stephen USDA Forest Service-GMNF-renewal

Amphibian Monitoring at Lye Brook

Young, Helen

NSF-ROA (UVM); VT-EPSCoR Nectar-robbing in Impatiens capensis and I. Pallida

Dick, Matthew

NSF-RUI

Molecular Phylogeny of Gymnolaemate Bryozoans

Dick, Matthew Smithsonian Institution Molecular Phylogeny of Tropical American Cupuladriid Bryozoans

Lloyd, Andrea

NSF-Supplement

Developing a community outreach program on the Seward Peninsula, Alaska

Lloyd, Andrea NSF (University of Alaska) Interaction with multiple disturbances with climate in Alaskan Boreal Forests

Root, Thomas

USDA Forest Service-GMNF-renewal

Amphibian Monitoring at Lye Brook Wilderness and Comparison Sites

Sheldon, Sallie

USGS (Vermont Water Resources Center)

Viability of the Seedbank Under Milfoil

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Bunt, Richard

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

The Mechanism of Base Flipping in DNA Repair Enzymes

Landino, Lisa

NIH-AREA

Peroxynitrite Damage to Microtubule Proteins

Landino, Lisa Research Corporation

Detection and Consequences of Peroxynitrite Damage to Microtubule Proteins

Chinese

Moran, Thomas

Center for Chinese Studies

The Literature of Return

Classics

Adler, Eve

Department of Education: Fulbright-Hayes

Russia, Classical Philosophy, and Western Civilization

English

Kramer, Katie

Vermont Arts Council

Novel in Progress

Geology

Ryan, Peter

EPA (Monranr Tech)

Water Issues and Mining - Native American Lands

Manley, Patricia

NOAA (CILER)

South Main Lake Hydrodynamics

Italian

Zupan, Patricia

NEH-Summer Seminar

The Marvels of Rome

Math & Computer Science

Huang, Timothy

NSF-CAREER

Object Identification in Intelligent Systems

Briggs, Amy

NSF-POWR

Geometric Algorithms for Landmark-Based Mobile Robot Navigation

Physics Winkler, Frank NASA

Probing the Synchrotron Origin of X-Rays & Measuring Proper Motions

Wolfson, Richard

NASA Coronal Mass Ejections and Large Scale Evolution of the Solar Corona (3rd Year)

Watson, Susan

NSF -ROA (UCSD)

Ultra-Sensitive Mechanical Oscillator Study of Thin Film Dilute Magnetic Semiconductors Near the Metal-Insulator Transition

Prigo, R.,
Ratciff, S.

Vermont Department of Education An Introduction to the Universive and the Physics of Motion

Wolfson, Richard

Yohkoh Collaboration

Sun, Earth, and a Touch of Einstein

Political Science

Cason, Jeffrey

Fulbright-Research/Lecturing

Visions of Integration: The Political Economy of South American Economic Unions

Smith, Mitchell

Jean Monnet Fellowship

Fellowship at the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute, Florence, Italy

Psychology

McCauley, Michelle

VT-EPSCoR

Development of Video Stimulus Materials For Assessing Decision Making

Spanish

Andreu, Alicia

NEH-Fellowship

Spanish Facist Women Writers and the Novela Rosa, 1936-1950