Research Communications

Ohio University Research Committee selects six proposals for spring funding 

March 14, 2014

The Ohio University Research Committee has selected six faculty proposals for funding during its spring 2014 cycle. In total, the committee awarded $46,026.

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 10 proposals requesting $75,066 in funding. The spring 2014 funding recipients are:

Robert Colvin
Professor, Biological Sciences
A Hybrid Culture Model of Human Disease
Amount Funded: $8,000

Pearl Gluck         
Visiting Professor, Film
Amount Funded: $8,000

Sarah Davis         
Assistant Professor, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
Resolving Age-mediated Responses of Forest Carbon Sequestration to Climate Change
Amount Funded: $7,979

Julio Arauz                                         
Assistant Professor, McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems
Machine Learning in the Actuating Internet of Things
Amount Funded: $7,932

Vladimir Marchenkov                                                                                                                     
Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts
Three Borises: Poetic Truth Against the Will to Power
Amount Funded: $6,155

Charlie Morgan           
Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
International Couples Shaping Immigration in Japan                      
Amount Funded: $7,960

The Ohio University Research Committee will offer two cycles of funding, in fall and spring, during the 2014-15 school year. For more information, visit