OURC, Baker awards offer more than $90,000 in funding to 11 faculty members
Proposals now accepted for spring awards cycle
Jan. 6, 2014
The John C. Baker Fund and the Ohio University Research Committee awarded $91,853 total to 11 faculty proposals for research, scholarship and creative work this fall.
Both internal awards programs now are accepting proposals for the spring cycle of funding in January and February.
During the fall cycle of the Baker Fund awards, the university received 14 proposals requesting $155,885.
Endowed in 1961 by a gift of more than $612,000 from 1926 College of Arts and Sciences graduate Edwin L. Kennedy and his wife, Ruth, a 1930 graduate of the College of Education, The John C. Baker Fund was established to support faculty improvement and research efforts. Up to $12,000 is available for each award.
The Baker Fund committee selected five proposals and awarded $50,447 total.
The fall recipients are:
1. Brian Schoen, History
American Interregnum: Statecraft, Slavery and Secession in the Civil War Era
2. Monica Burdick, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Identification of Cell Surface Regulators of Head and Neck Cancer E-selectin Ligands
3. Ursula Castellano, Sociology and Anthropology
Veterans Court Photography Project
4. Garrett Field, Interdisciplinary Arts and Music
Music for the Buddhist Majority: Sinhala Light Song in Postcolonial Sri Lanka
5. John Sabraw, Art + Design
Ohio University Research Committee
The Ohio University Research Committee received 10 proposals requesting $73,303. This fund supports early-stage research, scholarship and creative projects by staff, new faculty or established faculty seeking new directions in their work. Up to $8,000 is available for each award.
The committee selected six proposals and awarded $41,406 total.
The fall recipients are:
1. Yea-Wen Chen, Communication Studies
Using Storytelling to Build Community Engagement: Partnering with a Pan-Asian Nonprofit to Explore Issues of Cultural Identities
2. Lisa Haven, English (Zanesville campus)
The Vita Nuova of Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp, 1952-1977
3. Dawn Graham, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Behavioral Health in Primary Care: How Rural Practitioners View Quality of Treatment
4. T. David Curp, History
Renew the Face of the Earth: Catholic and Evangelical Collaboration in Poland's Sacral and Secular Revolutions, 1975-1995
5. Melissa Haviland, Art + Design
After Tea: An Investigation of Indian Tea Culture and Chai Cups
6. Katheryn Raney, Media Arts and Studies
Spring proposals now accepted
The Ohio University Research Committee is accepting proposals for its spring cycle through 4 p.m., Jan. 30, and the Baker Fund is accepting proposals through 4 p.m., Feb. 13.
For more information about guidelines, forms and requirements for these programs, as well as sample funded proposals, please visit: http://www.ohio.edu/research/Funding.cfm.
For questions, please contact Carma West, grants development coordinator in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity, at firstname.lastname@example.org; 740.593.0929.