- August 4, 2010
Jennifer Wolff (Biology) was awarded $517,912 for a Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her three-year project “Identifying new regulators of sex-specific neurogenesis.” This project involves undergraduate researchers, high school students participating in Carleton’s Summer Science Institute, and a postdoctoral fellow.
- July 14, 2010
In July 2010, Deborah Gross (Chemistry) received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Opportunity Award (ROA) as a subaward from St. Louis University for her project “Inclusion of the ATOFMS in Measurements and Models in Summer 2010.” The project entails the measurement of air pollution in Milwaukee by Deborah and two Carleton undergraduate research students.
- July 1, 2010
In summer 2010, Dave Musicant (Computer Science) received a National Science Foundation Research Opportunity Award for the proposal "Mentoring in Wikipedia: Improving the Experience for Newcomers." This funding supports the summer portion of a sabbatical with the GroupLens project at the University of Minnesota.
- June 4, 2010
Alex Freeman, Assistant Professor of Music, in conjunction with American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), a New York-based ensemble, received an Encore grant from the American Composers Forum for his composition, Blueshift. Read more on recent grants.
- May 24, 2010
A travel research grant was awarded to George Vrtis, Assistant Professor of History and Environmental Studies, from the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming to support research on his book project, "Gold Rush Colorado: An Environmental History." Read more on recent grants.
- May 12, 2010
The Research Corporation granted $35,000 to Dwight Luhman, Assistant Professor of Physics, for his research “The Effect of Disorder on the Superfluid Transition in Two-Dimensional Liquid Helium Films.” This Cottrell College Science Award supports two undergraduate student researchers along with needed lab supplies and equipment. Read more on recent grants.
Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg, Professor of Anthropology, received a $25,000 Post-Ph.D. Research Grant and Osmundsen Initiative Supplement from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, funding her research project, "Birth and Belonging: Global Webs and Local Exclusion from Cameroon to Berlin." The Osmundsen Initiative supports projects that use anthropology to "make a significant contribution to the modern world," in this case regarding immigration and health care reform. Read more on recent grants.
- April 12, 2010
In spring 2010, Carleton’s Science Education Resource Center (SERC) received
- a subaward of $41,228 through Illinois State Museum Society from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Geoinformatics program for a collaborative research project “Neotoma Paleoecology Database”; and
- a subaward of $5,000 through the University of Washington from NSF’s Division of Ocean Sciences MARGINS program for the hosting of lessons for “Source-to-Sink Concepts and Supporting Research.” Read more on recent grants.
- April 12, 2010
Stephanie Cox, Visiting Assistant Professor of French, received a $1,000 grant from the Government of Québec in support of activities and research related to Québec Studies. Read more on recent grants.
- April 7, 2010
Noboru Tomonari, Associate Professor of Japanese, received a Japanese Studies Short-term Research Fellowship from the Japan Foundation to undertake two months of research for his current project, "Band of Brothers: Masculinity and Identity in Cinema by Koreans in Japan." This book project investigates the issues of ethnicity, masculinity, and identity in the works of Korean filmmakers in Japan - artists who exemplify and examine the experiences of one of Japan's most prominent minority groups. Read more on recent grants.
- April 5, 2010
The Japan Foundation awarded Asuka Sango, Assistant Professor of Religion, a Japanese Studies Fellowship to complete her first book project, including research in key Japanese archives; consultation with Japanese scholars, and revising critical sections of her manuscript on the ties between Buddhist rituals and imperial religious authority in Japan’s Heian period (794–1185), "The Halo of Golden Light: Power and Knowledge in Japanese Buddhist Rituals." Read more on recent grants.
Alex Freeman, Assistant Professor of Music, has been awarded a $7,500 fellowship from the American-Scandinavian Foundation for 2011 in support of two interrelated projects on Finnish music: research on the music of the Finnish composer Armas Launis, including the creation of a performance edition of an unpublished chamber work by Launis; and an endeavor to compose several short choral pieces which will included in a multimedia performance featuring the Tapiola Choir, a musician playing the electric kantele (the Finnish zither), and visual art by a well-known Finnish artist. Read more on recent grants.