Faculty Grants 2001-2002

During the 2001-2002 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 42 grants and fellowships. In addition, faculty efforts resulted in three institutional grants to support the academic program. These faculty represent 15 of the College's academic departments, including all the departments in the Natural Sciences Division. The grants will support 49 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. Fifteen of the grants provide some support for faculty leaves and five faculty grants include funding for scientific equipment. More than 20% of the faculty submitted at least one grant proposal; over 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.


Faculty Member


Project Description or Title

American Literature & Civilization

Millier, Brett

NEH Jean Garrigue: A Critical Biography

Parfitt, David

John D & Catharine T MacArthur Foundation & James S McDonnell Foundation Research Network on Early Experience & Brain Development

Interaction of Early Rearing Environment and Genetic Background on the Development of Social Behaviors in C57BL/6 Mice

Spatafora, Grace


Supplement for Student Research: Characterization of S. mutans glg gene expression


Lloyd, Andrea
Fastie, Christopher


Collaborative Research: The effect of cultural nutrient enrichment on food web support of nekton in salt marshes [Marine Biological Laboratory]


Parfitt, David


Collaborative Research: Effects of Controllable Versus Noncontrollable Stress on the Expression of Steroid Receptor Cofactors in the Male Syrian Hamster Brain [Skidmore College]


Root, Thomas

U.S. Forest Service-Green Mountain National Forest

Supplement:Amphibian Monitoring at Lye Brook

Root, Thomas

Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, & Recreation

Supplement:Monitoring of Amphibians on Mt. Mansfield

Parfitt, David

VGN Effect of Stress and Coping on Reproduction

Sheldon, Sallie

VGN Differential uptake of nitrogen from the water column and prey for four carnivorous bladderworts

Sheldon, Sallie


Equipment Supporting Lake Study


Spatafora, Grace

VGN Investigating TarC as a Putative Regulator of Streptococcus mutans Virulence
Chemistry & Biochemistry Cluss, Robert

Merck/AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)

Summer Research Program for Students: New Frontiers in the Molecular Sciences


Byers, Jeffrey

Pfizer Inc.

Summer Undergraduate Fellowship

  Cluss, Robert Pfizer Inc. Summer Undergraduate Fellowship

Choi, Sunhee

Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society

Mechanism of Oxidation of DNA by Pt(IV) Complexes

Bunt, Richard

VGN Altering the Rate of Base Flipping in DNA

Choi, Sunhee

VGN Mechanism of Oxidation of DNA by Pt(IV) Complexes
  Cluss, Robert VGN Characterization of the Putative HMG-COA reductase of Borrelia burgdorferi

Carpenter, Jeffrey

MacArthur Foundation

High Stakes Bargaining with Non-Students

Billings, Timothy

Camargo Foundation (Cassis, France)

A Bilingual Critical Edition of Victor Segalen's Steles (1914)

Billings, Timothy

Liguria Study Center (Bogliasco, Italy)

A Bilingual Critical Edition of Victor Segalen's Steles (1914)

Ryan, Peter

Ecosystems Research Group, Ltd.

Quantitative Mineralogical Analysis of Green Mountain Soils to Assess Acid Rain Buffering Potential

Manley, Patricia
Manley, Thomas

Lintilhac Foundation, Inc.

Bottom Characterizations of the Main Lake—Side-scan Mosaic, Bottom Bathymetry

Manley, Thomas

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RAFOS and Shelburne Bay Program

Manley, Patricia


Collaborative Research: The Architecture and Paleoceanography of N Atlantic Sediment Drifts—Seismic profiling, swath mapping and coring


Manley, Patricia


Supplement for Student Research: Quaternary Glacial History and Paleoenvironments of the East Antarctic Margin


Munroe, Jeffrey

NSF Collaborative Study of the Extent of Late Pleistocene Glaciation on the Eastern Qinghai-Xizang Plateau (planning phase)

Ryan, Peter

NSF Quantitative XRD-Sequential Extraction Analysis of Trace Metal Speciation in Ultramafic-Derived Soils and Waters

West, David


Collaborative Research: The Tectonothermal Evolution of a Convergent Orogen


West, David

Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society

A Field Based Investigation of a Major Terrane Boundary: The Sennebec Pond Fault in Mid-Coastal Maine

Munroe, Jeffrey

U.S. Geological Survey

Geologic mapping of the southern Lake Fork Mtn. Quadrangle, Uinta Mountains, northeastern Utah

Barrow, Ian

American Institute of Sri Lankan Studies

British Colonial Surveying in Sri Lanka, 1796-1850

Davis, Darien

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

Music to His Ears: Brazilian Popular Music in the Time of Getulio Vargas, 1930-1954
History of Art & Architecture

Broucke, Pieter

Parnassus Foundation

Visiting Scholar for History of Art & Architecture Department and College Museum of Art
Mathematics & Computer Science

Briggs, Amy

NSF Landmark-Based Mobile Robot Navigation Using Expected Shortest Paths

Watson, Susan


Collaborative Research: Dynamical Effects in Mesoscale Electronic Systems [Harvard University]

Political Science

Layzer, Judith

Smith Richardson Foundation

Science, Citizen Involvement, and Collaborative Environmental Policymaking

Hofer, Barbara

Associated Kyoto Program

Culture and Cognition: A Psychological Exploration of Mind and Culture

Campbell, Susan

Psi Chi—National Honor Society in Psychology

Supplement to Summer Research Program for Students

Gould, Rebecca Kneale

Louisville Institute

Religion on the Ground: The New Environmentalism of Religious Institutions

Saleh, Walid

NEH The Apocalyptic Roots of Islamic Fundamentalism


Smorodinska, Tatiana

Fulbright Scholar Program

Untimely Poet (Life and Oeuvre of K.K. Sluchevsky)

Theatre, Dance, & Film/Video

Olsen, Andrea

Fulbright Scholar Program

Art and the Environment: Body and Earth International Performance Project