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Five projects receive Baker Fund support during spring 2018 cycle

From Staff Reports | May 2, 2018

The John C. Baker Fund awarded $59,415 total to five faculty proposals for research, scholarship and creative work during spring semester 2018.

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 14 proposals requesting $162,065 total.


  1. John Sabraw, Art + Design
    Sustainable Art Practice
    Amount Funded: $11,949    

  2. Amy Chadwick, Communication Studies
    Enabling the Effective Use of Hope Appeals in Health and Environmental Contexts: Comparison of Hope, Fear and Guilt Appeals
    Amount Funded: $11,991      

  3. Lisa Stein Haven, English, Ohio University-Zanesville
    Max Linder: His Life and Art
    Amount Funded: $11,475   

  4. Assan Sarr, History
    Liberated Africans (Creoles) of West Africa: The Forster Family of Bathurst (Gambia) and its Diaspora c. 1818-1940
    Amount Funded: $12,000                

  5. Edward List, Edison Biotechnology Institute
    The Effects of Early and Late Life Weight Cycling on Health and Lifespan
    Amount Funded: $12,000                

The Baker Fund will accept its next round of proposals in fall 2018.

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.