Recent Grants

  • A ENTS facultytravel 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.

  • 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.

  • pfeldmanPamela 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.

  • SERC receives subawards

    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.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bill North, Associate Professor of History, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Teaching Development Fellowship to revise an intermediate-level history course, “Cultures of Empire: Byzantium, 711-1453.” The $21,000 Fellowship will allow him to read recent scholarship, conduct archival research, translate primary sources, and travel to key sites in support of adding new course content in artistic and architectural dimensions of Byzantine culture, and in encounters between Byzantium and its Latin and Muslim neighbors. Read more on recent grants.

  • The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) selected Tun Myint, Assistant Professor of Political Science, as a Research Fellow with the National Asia Research Program (NARP). A $4,000 stipend will support his research examining how local political and economic institutions respond to global environmental changes and how their responses influence the success or failure of international environmental governance in the Lao PDR and in Thailand.  Read more on recent grants.

  • Helen Wong, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, was selected by AWM (Association for Women in Mathematics) to receive a Mentoring Travel Grant of $3,634 (supported in part by National Science Foundation) for two trips to collaborate with Professor Francis Bonahon and his research group at the University of Southern California in June and December 2010. Read more on recent grants.

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded Serena Zabin, Associate Professor of History, a $6,000 Summer Stipend to undertake research on her current project, “Occupying Boston: An Intimate History of the Boston Massacre,” an exploration of the tangled relationships between the British army and its civilian hosts in the two years before the 1770 riot. Her stipend has been designated a “We the People” project, an NEH initiative to encourage and strengthen the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture. Read more on recent grants.