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Four projects receive Baker Fund support during fall 2017 cycle

Jan 12, 2018

Proposals now accepted for spring awards cycle

The John C. Baker Fund awarded $43,022 total to four faculty proposals for research, scholarship and creative work during fall semester 2017.

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 Patton 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 10 proposals requesting $108,222 total.


  1. Ilana Chertok and Zelalem Haile, Nursing and Social Medicine (Dublin)
    Timing of Lactogenesis II among Women with and without Gestational Diabetes
    Amount Funded: $12,000     

  2. Daniel Skinner and Berkeley Franz, Social Medicine (Athens and Dublin)
    Medical Urbanism
    Amount Funded: $9,002       

  3. Ziad Abu-Rish, History
    Social Conflict and Institution Building in the Making of Post-Colonial Lebanon, 1943
    Amount Funded: $11,115     

  4. Laura Brown and Joann Benigno, Music Therapy and Communication Sciences & Disorders
    Camp R.O.C.K.: Reaching Out and Connecting Kids
    Amount Funded: $10,905     

The Baker Fund is accepting proposals for its spring cycle through Feb. 15.

For more information about guidelines, forms and requirements for the program, as well as sample funded proposals, please visit: http://www.ohio.edu/research/Funding.cfm.

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