Faculty Win External Grants

Congratulations to Jessie Fillerup, Department of Music, and to Allyson Poska and Nabil Al-Tikriti, Department of History and American Studies!  Dr. Fillerup, in her first year at UMW, has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for Humanities as part of their “enduring questions” program.  The grant will support her development of a new course on the question of time.

Dr. Poska just learned that she is receiving a fellowship from the John Carter Brown Library to pursue her project on gendered crossings and transatlantic migration in the Spanish Empire.  Dr. Al-Tikriti was awarded a grant from the American Research Institute in Turkey to pursue

his project on Ottoman religious identity.

They are three of a number of faculty and staff members who have won external grants and contracts recently. The full list of projects being supported by external funding sources is available at the external grants web page.

This list represents all the awards that have been made known to my office through the UMW internal process for approving external grant and contract applications before they are submitted.  If there’s an awarded project missing from this list, please call it to my attention.  We’d like to recognize your accomplishments, and also understand what UMW needs to do to administratively support the project.

Since January 2009, UMW faculty and staff have submitted 58 separate projects for external funding. Individuals who received awards (and in some cases multiple awards) are: Anne Timpano (Ridderhof-Martin Gallery); Alan Griffith, Deborah Zies, Kathy Loesser-Casey, Deborah O’Dell (Biology Department); Janet Asper, Kelli Slunt, Charlie Sharpless (Chemistry Department); Carolyn Parsons (Library); Brian Baker (Small Business Development Center); Stephen Hanna, Brian Rizzo (Geography Department); Norah Hooper, Patricia Reynolds (Education, CGPS); Sally Scott (Disability Services); Keith Mellinger (Mathematics Department).  And several others have grant applications pending.

Congratulations to everyone! This is an impressive showing, especially considering the modest amount of support we are able to provide to persons developing external grant proposals.

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