Scholarship Facilitation Fund Awards Fall 2017
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Fall 2017 Scholarship Facilitation Fund (SFF) Awards. Funding support totaling $57,245.16 will be granted to 33 exciting faculty projects.
The SFF program offers crucial support to faculty research, scholarly activities, creative works, and interdisciplinary initiatives. These competitive awards provide up to $2,000 to assist faculty in the initiation, completion, or advancement of these projects.
Additional information about the program, including the guidelines and application form, are available on the OVPR website. The deadline for the Spring 2018 awards is December 1, 2017. Note that this is a change from previous competitions to allow adequate time for application processing before awards are effective on January 1.
The Fall 2017 SFF awardees are:
Nathan Alder, Molecular and Cell Biology, Submission of Four-Year Study Accepted in High-Visibility Open Access Journal
Robert Astur, Psychological Sciences, Reducing Problematic Gambling in Undergraduates
Anna Bourgault, School of Nursing, Integration of Innovations and Health Solutions: Does it Matter?
Xiaomei Cong, School of Nursing, The Association of Genetic Polymorphisms (SNPs) and Symptoms in Young Adults with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Dennis D’Amico, Animal Science, Characterizing the Microbial Ecosystems of Traditional Farmstead Cheese Production and Their Roles in Microbial Transfer and Population Succession
Amanda Denes, Communication, Expanding Research on Post Sex Communication to Understudied Populations: Investigating Pillow Talk in Same-Sex Relationships and Heterosexual Married Couples
Rebecca Eckert, Curriculum and Instruction, Co-Teaching and Mathematical Discourse: Exploring Innovative Intersections to Support Students and Teachers in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms
Michael Ego, Human Development and Family Studies, A Pilot Study: Measurement of Effectiveness of Baseball Reminiscence Program for Persons with Dementia in Cos Cob, CT
Christopher Elphick, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, How Will Social Factors Influence the Effectiveness of Common Conservation Strategies for Facilitating Ecosystems Migration?
Megan Feely, School of Social Work, Understanding the Relationship between the Activities of Court Appointed Special Advocates and the Well-Being of Children in Foster Care: A Preliminary Analysis
Michael Fendrich, School of Social Work, Analysis of a Faculty Survey Assessing the Impact of Trump’s Executive Orders
Robert Fisher, School of Social Work, Developing a Community and University Partnership for Sustainable Community Organizing in Connecticut
Jon Gajewski, Linguistics, Bantu Language Informant for Field Methods Seminar
Norman Garrick, Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Car-less City in the Age of the Driverless Car
Jane Gordon and Cyrus Zirakzadeh, Political Science, A Political Companion to Richard Wright
Robin Greeley, Art & Art History, Modern and Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art
Mark Healey, History, The Shelter of Expertise: Planning, Politics, and Praxis at Colombia’s International Housing Lab, 1951-1966
Virginia Hettinger, Political Science, The Personal is Political: Gender and Political Ambition in College Students
Jonathon Klassen, Molecular and Cell Biology, Preliminary Characterization of the Firefly Microbiome and Its Role in the Transformation of Host Anti-predation Compounds
Ruth Lucas, School of Nursing, Testing the Prototypes of the Breastfeeding Diagnostic Device to Measure Sucking Microstructure during Breast and Bottle Feeding
Yangchao Luo, Nutritional Sciences, Development of an Organic Solvent-free Preparation of Solid Lipid Nanoparticles
Annette T. Maruca, School of Nursing, A Feasibility Study to Evaluate a Brief Intervention for Post-incarcerated Persons with Mental Illness in Community Halfway Houses
Steven Mellor, Psychological Sciences, Multiple Jobholders and Psychological Stress: An Empirical Test of a Moderated Mediation Model
Karen Menuz, Physiology & Neurobiology, RNASeq Identification of Cyp Enzymes Mediating Odor Degradation
John O’Donnell, Art & Art History, Neo-American Post-Teen Day-Dream
Mark Overmyer-Velázquez, El Instituto, Workshop and Robert G. Mead Jr. Annual Lecture
Victoria Robinson, Molecular and Cell Biology, North Eastern Structure Symposium (NESS). Through The Looking Glass: Inspecting Biological Processes by CryoEM
Lyle Scruggs, Political Science, Partisan Identity, (Mis)perceived Polarization, and Support for Climate Change Science and Policy
Jeff Seemann, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Development of a Dynamic, Innovative, and Effective Faculty Research, Teaching, and Outreach Website
Luyi Sun, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Publication in Science Advances, a Premium Open Access Journal for Maximum Impact
Andrea Voyer, Department of Sociology, Building the Emily Post Digital Corpus
Stephen Walsh, School of Nursing, Associations between IL-10 Gene Polymorphisms and Use of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Yuping Zhang, Statistics, Joint Principal Trend Analysis for Longitudinal High-Dimensional Data