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Faculty Grants 2006-2007

During the 2006-2007 fiscal year, Middlebury College and individual faculty members were awarded over $2.5 million from government agencies and private sponsors to support faculty research and other projects; 38 faculty members received a total of 42 grants and fellowships. The grants will support travel to research sites and conferences, research supplies, publication costs and other project expenses. Seventeen faculty members who were on leave last year were supported in part by 26 grants received in the past or earlier years and grants received this past year will support 15 faculty members on leave in 2007-2008 or future years. Two faculty grants included funding for scientific equipment. Approximately 21% of the faculty submitted at least one grant proposal last year; over 40% of those submitting proposals through the Sponsored Research Office 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 Combelles, Catherine VGN

Profiling of pro-/anti-oxidants during ovarian folliculogenesis

Lloyd, Andrea NSF

Collaborative Research: Past, Present and Future Productivity of Arctic Woody Vegetation in a Warming Climate

Spritzer, Mark VGN

Testosterone, hippocampal neurogenesis, and spatial memory in adult male rats

Ward, Jeremy

NIH

The identification and characaterization of the mammalian mutation mei4

Watters, Christopher

NSF

Seeing the Data ...and Beyond: Gordon Research Conference, Workshops, and Mini-Grants

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Choi, Sunhee

NSF-ROA

Supplement: Mechanism and Kinetics of Oxidation of Guanosine Derivatives by Pt(IV) Complexes

Larrabee, James NSF

Determination of Magnetic Exchange Coupling in Carboxylate-Bridged Binuclear CO(II) by Magnetic Circular Dichroism

Sandwick, Roger VGN

The Maillard Reaction between Ribose 5-Phosphate and Proteins

Economics

Carpenter, Jeffrey; Matthews, Peter;
Holmes, Jessica

NSF

Raising Money for Charity: An experimental approach

May, Ann Mari

AAUW

Working for Working Women

English

Kramer, Kathryn

Vermont Council On The Arts

Non-fiction book project

Millier, Brett

Canadian Embassy

Canadian Studies Course Development

Environmental Studies Costanza-Robinson, Molly NSF

Measurement and Microtomographic Imaging of the Air-Water Interface in Unsaturated Porous Media

Geography Knowles, Anne

Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

Geographies of the Holocaust

Mayer, Tamar

Department Of Education—Fulbright-Hays

Reading Cultural Landscapes in Xinjiang, China: The Silk Roads Revisited

Nelson, Peter

USDA Cooperative Agreement

Effects of Baby Boom Migration on the Size and Characteristics of Rural Populations

Geology Manley, Thomas; Manley, Patricia

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

Analysis of Historical Data Sets and Further Investigations Within the Restricted Arm of Lake Champlain

History McCardell, John

Robertson Foundation

Supplement: Effects of 21 year-old drinking age

Monod, Paul

NEH

King Solomon's Arts: The Occult in the British Enlightenment, 1650-1815

Monod, Paul

The Huntington Library

King Solomon's Arts: The Occult in the British Enlightenment 1650-1815

Morse, Kathryn

American Antiquarian Society

The View from Here: American Environmental History through Images

History of Art & Architecture

Broucke, Pieter

Parnassus Foundation

The Four Pantheons

Hoving, Kirsten

Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation

The Art of Place: In the Footsteps of Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams

Hoving, Kirsten

Society for Preservation of American Modernists

Joseph Cornell and Astronomy: A Case for the Stars

Italian

Van Order, Thomas

NEH

Music and Meaning in the Cinema of Federico Fellini

Japanese

Cavanaugh, Carole

American Council of Learned Societies

Develop course: "Mindfulness, Decision-Making and the Problem of Mass Destruction"

Mathematics Bremser, Priscilla

Penn/NY Campus Compact

Mathematics of Social Justice: Course Development Workshop

Philosophy Nuovo, Victor

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Fellowship for research expenses, multiple projects

Psychology Arndt, Jason NIH

Associations between perceptual features and information that was never perceived

Gurland, Suzanne

Spencer Foundation

Child Expectancy Effects in the Child-Teacher Relationship

Hofer, Barbara NSF

Knowing Who and What to Believe: Epistemic Development during Adolescence

Hofer, Barbara

Associated Kyoto Program

Teaching and research in Japan: Culture, Cognition and Beliefs

Hofer, Barbara

Fidler Research Grant

The Electronic Tether: Parental Regulation, Self-Regulation, and the Role of Technology in College Transitions

Kimble, Matthew VGN

Changing perceptions of threat in military cadets and war veterans

Religion Waldron, William

Fulbright Scholar Program

Buddhist Thought and Cognitive Science: the Relation between Language and Consciousness

Russian Katz, Michael NEH

The Continuing Significance of Tocqueville's Democracy in America

Moss, Kevin

IREX

Three Gay Films from Former Yugoslavia

Spanish Swarthout, Kelley NEH

Brazilian Art and Literature from Baroque to Modernism

Studio Art

Huddleston, John

Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation

Healing Ground

Teacher Education Miller-Lane, Jonathan

Transylvania University

Twenty-first century liberal education: A contested concept