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July 27, 2016

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the recipients of the Scholarship Facilitation Fund (SFF) Awards for Fall 2016. Award support totaling $51,626 will be provided to 27 faculty.

The SFF is designed to assist faculty in the initiation, completion, or advancement of research projects, scholarly activities, creative works, or interdisciplinary initiatives that are critical to advancing the faculty member’s scholarship and/or creative projects. Additional information about the program, including the guidelines and application form, for Spring 2017 is available on the OVPR website. The deadline for the Spring 2017 awards is January 1, 2017.

The Fall 2016 SFF awardees are:

Zehra Arat, Political Science, Human Rights Discourse and Policies in Turkey, 1923-2017

Michele Back, Curriculum and Instruction, Translation and Editing of a Multi-authored Volume on Race and Racialized Discourse in Peru

Alexis Boylan, Art and Art History, “The Business of Bodies: Ellen Emmet Rand (1875-1941) and the Persuasion of Portraiture” Writers’ Retreat

Alaina Brenick, Human Development and Family Studies, An Examination of the Unique Experiences of, Consequences of, and Effective Responses to Discriminatory Bullying of Latino Immigrant Youth

Kevin Brown, Biomedical Engineering, Publication of an Algorithm for Separation of Mixed Sparse and Gaussian Sources

Anne Dailey, School of Law, Analyzing Law: Law and Psychoanalysis in the Twenty-first Century

Linda Halgunseth, Human Development and Family Studies, Examining the Effectiveness of Immigrant Parents’ Responses to their Children’s Bullying Experiences in Middle School

Jason Hancock, Physics, Exploring Light/Sound Energy Conversion Using Negative Thermal Expansion Materials

Patrick Hogan, English, The Literary Universals Project

Kazunori Hoshino, Biomedical Engineering, Cloud Microscopy: Internet-based 3D Live Cell Observation and Manipulation for STEM Education

Prakash Kashwan, Political Science, Democracy in the Woods: Social Justice and Environmental Conservation in India, Tanzania, and Mexico

Stephanie Kennedy, School of Social Work, The Relationship between Childhood Polyvictimization and Subsequent Interpersonal and Behavioral Health Outcomes for Incarcerated Women

Anna Lindemann, Digital Media and Design, Theory of Flight: An Art-science Performance

Earl MacDonald, Music, Bringing An Audio Recording of Original Jazz Works to Publication

Jiff Martin, Extension, Local Foods Target Audience Research

Micki McElya, History, Liberating Beauty: Feminism, the Civil Rights Movement, and Miss America (book)

Kelley Newlin Lew, Nursing, Jordan-United States Partnership to Combat Diabetes

Nishith Prakash, Economics & Human Rights Institute,  Crime and Punishment: The Role of Women Police Stations in India

Eric Rice, Music, A Commercial Recording Entitled “Il Nozze in Baviera: Orlando di Lasso’s Music for the 1568 Wedding of Wilhelm V of Bavaria and Renate of Lorraine” Exploring Race and Sexuality in 16th-Century Europe

David Richards, Political Science, Torture, Incorporated: Inside the Business of Torture

Blanca Rincon, Educational Leadership, The STEM Race Transfer Gap? Examining STEM Transfer Rates for Connecticut Community College Students

Sabato Santaniello, Biomedical Engineering, 2016 Neuroscience at Storrs Symposium

Valerie Saugera, Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, Louchébem: The Parisian Butchers’ Jargon is Still Alive

Angela Starkweather, Nursing, Optimizing Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain

Charles R. Venator-Santiago, Political Science & El Instituto, Collection of US Territorial Citizenship and Status Legislative Summaries

Lisa Werkmeister Roza, Social Work, The Manualization of an Innovative Church-based Diabetes Prevention and Self-Care Management Program

Cristina  Wilson, Social Work, Understanding the Role of Teachers in Buffering the Relationship between Stress and Self-regulation in Hispanic and African American Preschoolers

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