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Faculty Grants 2000-2001

During the 2000-2001 fiscal year faculty members were once again awarded over $1 million from government agencies and private sponsors to support their research and other projects; 27 faculty members received a total of 39 grants and fellowships. In addition, faculty efforts (involving an additional 3 faculty members) resulted in two institutional grants to support the academic program. These faculty represent 14 of the College's academic departments, including all the departments in the Natural Sciences Division. The grants will support 38 student/faculty collaborations over the next few years as well as travel to research sites and conferences, research supplies, publication costs and other project expenses. Eleven of the grants provide some support for faculty leaves and six faculty grants include funding for scientific equipment. More than 30% of the faculty submitted at least one grant proposal; nearly 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

Biology

Root, Thomas

Environmental Protection Agency

Amphibian Monitoring at Ward Marsh in West Haven

Root, Thomas

Lintilhac Foundation, Inc.

Supplement: Reptile and Amphibian Inventory and Monitoring

Sheldon, Sallie

Marine Biological Laboratory

What are grazers on freshwater macrophytes really eating—the plants or the epiphytes?

Young, Helen

NSF-POWRE Bumble bees and Impatiens: a mutualism gone awry?

Helmreich, Dana

NSF-POWRE Controllable Stress and the Thyroid Axis

Watters, Christopher

NSF-CCLI An Imaging Facility to Enhance Study of Cell and Molecular Biology

Root, Thomas

Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation

Amphibian Surveys at High and Low Elevations on Mount Mansfield—The Vermont Herp Atlas

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Byers, Jeffrey

American Chemical Society

Travel to National Organic Symposium

Bunt, Richard

Research Corporation

Probing the Electronic Origins of Chiral Ligand Asymmetry in Palladium-Catalyzed Allylic-Alkylation Reactions

Bunt, Richard

The Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society

Probing the Electronic Origins of Chiral Ligand Asymmetry in Palladium-Catalyzed Allylic-Alkylation Reactions

Larrabee, James

The Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society Magnetic Circular Dichroism of Binuclear Cobalt Complexes
Economics

Kelly, Thomas

Fulbright Scholar Program

Research and Teaching in Kenya: The Role of Information and Communication Technologies in Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development

Carpenter, Jeffrey

MacArthur Foundation

Field Ultimatum and Dictator Games with High Stakes

Carpenter, Jeffrey

NSF-CAREER The Evolution of Social Capital in Field Settings: Experimental Measurements and Agent-Based Models of Convention Evolution

Kelly, Thomas

U.S. Dept. of Education—Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Program

Research and Teaching in Kenya: The Role of Information and Communication Technologies in Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development


Carpenter, Jeffrey

Workshop in Political Theory & Policy Analysis at Indiana University

North-South Visions of Local and Global Commons: Cross-country Experiments on Preserving Biodiversity
Geography

Churchill, Robert

NEH Summer Institute

Popular Cartography and Society

Geology

Manley, Thomas

Lintilhac Foundation, Inc., and the U.S. Geological Survey

Lagrangian Drifters Within Lake Champlain—Second Year Feasibility Study

Ryan, Peter

Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Short Course and Web-Based Education: Mining-Related Water Quality Issues

Manley, Thomas
Manley, Patricia

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Continuation of Shelburne Bay Water Quality Program
Manley, Patricia NSF High Resolution Quaternary Glacial History & Paleoenvironments of the East Antarctic Margin
German

Schaumann, Caroline

American Association of Teachers of German, Inc.

Leadership Program for Teachers of German
History

Hart, William

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Archival Research: "Who Shall Sing Best": Race, Slavery, and Religion in 18th Century New York

Ralph, James

Harry S. Truman Library Institute

Archival Research: Return of the Veterans

History of Art & Architecture

Broucke, Pieter

NEH Pantheon of Agrippa: Architecture, Sculpture, and Meaning

Croft, Parker

Vermont Arts Endowment

Public Art Display: Time for One World

Japanese

Gardner, William

NEH Summer Seminar Literature in Transition: The Impact of Information Technologies
Mathematics & Computer Science

Abbott, Stephen

Council on Undergraduate Research

Measure Properties of Weierstrass Nowhere-Differential Functions

Dickerson, Matthew

NSF-ROA

Collaborative Research with Johns Hopkins University: Geometric Algorithms and Data Structures


Abbott, Stephen

VT-EPSCoR Measure Properties of Weierstrass Nowhere-Differential Functions
Physics

Winkler, Frank

NASA Probing Stellar Ejecta in SN 1006 through UV Absorption Spectroscopy

Wolfson, Richard

NASA Energetics and Initiation of Coronal Mass Ejections

Winkler, Frank

Sigma Xi

Student Project: Identifying UV "Light Bulbs" for Probing Cold Material in Supernova Remnants

Psychology

Hofer, Barbara

American Psychological Association

Fostering Collaboration between Psychology and Teacher Education

Campbell, Susan McCauley, Michelle

NSF-REU

Summer Program for Students: Research in Psychology: Discovering the Process

Religion

Waldron, William

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Buddhist Steps to an Ecology of Mind

Gould, Rebecca Kneale

NEH Summer Institute Environmental Ethics and Issues: Alaska as a Case Study

Sociology-Anthropology

Nelson, Margaret

American Sociological Association

Community Action Research: Vermont Coalition of Clinics for the Uninsured