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Baker Fund awards more than $34K to three faculty proposals

Published: January 22, 2021 Author: Staff reports

The John C. Baker Fund awarded $34,426 total to three faculty proposals for research, scholarship and creative work during fall semester 2020.

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 received seven proposals requesting $78,668 total.


1. Nicholas Allan, Psychology

Pilot Testing a Virtual Group Intervention for COVID-19 Distress

Amount Funded: $11,889


2. Katherine Fornash, Geological Sciences

Resolving the Lawsonite Paradox: A Compositional Perspective

Amount Funded: $10,914


3. Nancy Stevens, Biomedical Sciences

Faunal Dynamics on Continental Africa at the Close of the Paleogene

Amount Funded: $11,623


The Baker Fund is accepting proposals for its spring cycle through Feb. 4. For more information about guidelines, forms and requirements for the program, as well as sample funded proposals, please visit: https://www.ohio.edu/research/Funding.

For questions, please contact Carma West, grant development coordinator in the Research Division, at westc@ohio.edu; 740.593.0929.