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.


Faculty Member


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


The identification and characaterization of the mammalian mutation mei4


Watters, Christopher


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

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Choi, Sunhee


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


Carpenter, Jeffrey; Matthews, Peter;
Holmes, Jessica


Raising Money for Charity: An experimental approach


May, Ann Mari


Working for Working Women


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


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


Van Order, Thomas


Music and Meaning in the Cinema of Federico Fellini


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


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