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Ohio University Research Committee awards $59,580 during spring 2016 funding cycle

From staff reports | Apr 20, 2016

The Ohio University Research Committee has selected eight faculty proposals for funding during its spring 2016 cycle. In total, the committee awarded $59,580.

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 22 proposals requesting $166,039 in funding.

The spring recipients are:

  1. Brian Evans, Theater
    The Adaptation of Aphra Behn’s The Rover
    Amount Funded:  $4,909

  2. Sarah Wyatt, Environmental and Plant Biology
    Nanoparticles to Enhance Plant Growth under Dehydration Stress
    Amount Funded:  $7,084

  3. Paul Patton and Sabrina Curran, Sociology and Anthropology
    Paleoanthropological Investigations of the Middle Pleistocene Site of Isimila, Tanzania
    Amount Funded:  $8,000

  4. Elizabeth Lee, Sociology and Anthropology
    Making Space: Low-income, Working-class and First-generation Advocacy Clubs on Four-year College Campuses
    Amount Funded:  $7,690

  5. Zhihua Hua, Environmental and Plant Biology
    Determining the Primary Physiological Function of DAL in Promoting Plant Growth
    Amount Funded:  $7,958

  6. Sumit Sharma, Chemical And Biomolecular Engineering
    Adsorption of Corrosion Inhibitors on Metallic Surfaces Studied using Molecular Simulations
    Amount Funded:  $7,943

  7. Yanrong Qian, Edison Biotechnology Institute
    Effects of GH and a GHA on Melanoma Growth in Vitro and in Vivo
    Amount Funded:  $7,996

  8. David Russell, Biological Sciences
    Transduction Mechanisms in Paddlefish Electroreceptors
    Amount Funded:  $8,000

The Ohio University Research Committee will offer two cycles of funding, in fall and spring, during the 2016-17 school year. For more information, visit www.ohio.edu/reserach/funding.cfm. For questions, please contact Carma West, grants development coordinator in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity, at westc@ohio.edu ; 740.593.0929.