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Ohio University Research Committee announces fall 2020 funding recipients

The Ohio University Research Committee has selected five proposals for funding during its fall 2020 cycle. In total, the committee awarded $39,438.

The program, which is funded by the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity, provides seed money for new faculty and administrative staff members or established applicants seeking to start a new direction in their research. Applicants may request up to $8,000 per proposal.

The committee received a total of seven proposals requesting $55,416 in funding.

The following proposals were selected:

1. Ronan Carroll, Biological Sciences

The Enemy of my Enemy is my Friend? Investigating the Inhibition of Staphylococcus Aureus Toxin Activity by Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

Amount Funded:  $7,500

2. Donald Miles, Biological Sciences

“Metabolic Meltdown” in Ectotherms as a Consequence of Climate Change: Using Molecular Markers to Predict Population Collapse 

Amount Funded:  $8,000

3. Harvey Ballard, Environmental and Plant Biology

Integrating Flow Cytometry and Genotyping-by-Sequencing with Traditional Methods for Species Discovery and Species/Hybrid Delimitation in Great Lakes Bog Clubmosses

Amount Funded:  $8,000

4. John Schenk, Environmental and Plant Biology

Assessing Species Diversity and Conservation of One of the Most Endangered Families of Plants

Amount Funded:  $7,959

5. John Staser, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Novel Materials for Zn-Air Batteries

Amount Funded:  $7,979

Proposals for the spring cycle will be accepted for review until Jan. 28, 2021. For more information about guidelines, forms and requirements for the program, as well as sample funded proposals, please visit:

For questions, please contact Carma West, grant development coordinator in the Research Division, at

January 22, 2021
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