The 2016 honorees and their projects that have been selected for funding are as follows:
- Cara Blue Adams, Department of English
"You Never Get It Back: Stories"
- Tin-Chun Chu, Department of Biological Studies
"Development of a Sensitive and Rapid Method to Detect and Quantify Harmful Cyanotoxins in New Jersey's Freshwater Bodies"
- Jessica Cottrell, Department of Biological Studies
"Determination of the Role of COX-2 in BMP-2 Directed Chondrocyte Maturation"
- Anca Grecu, Department of Economics and Legal Studies
"The Effect of Mandatory Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs on the Use of Medical Care for Prescription Drug Abuse and on Health Outcomes"
- Jeff La Marca, Department of Educational Studies
"Evaluation of Artifact-Controlled Electroencephalographic (EEG) Training: A Pilot Study"
- Maxim Matusevich, Department of History
"Journeys of Hope: African American Travelers in Quest for the Soviet Dream"
- Robert Mayhew, Department of Philosophy
"Allegorical Interpretation in Aristotle's lost Homeric Puzzles"
- Sara Moller, School of Diplomacy
"Coalition Warfare in the 21st Century"
- Rhonda Quinn, Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
"Reconstructing Past Human Diets and Environments in East Africa with Stable Isotopic Analyses of Enamel"
- Gabriella Romani, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
"Italian Jews and the Formation of a National Culture in Post-Unification Italy"
- David Sabatino, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
"A Combination Approach to Cancer Therapy"
- Ellen Scully, School of Theology
"Physicalist Soteriology of Marius Victorinus"
- Kwok Chuen (Terence) Teo, Department of Political Science and Public Affairs
"Trusting a Dictator: The Mystery of Investment in Dictatorships"
In the past two years, the Office of the Provost, which supports the Council, has increased the number of awards by 30% and the total funding for awards by 75%. The current awardees receive a summer stipend or research grant of up to $10,000.
To be considered for awards, faculty submit research proposals that are judged by a panel of faculty experts, including senior faculty and previous award winners. These thirteen awardees were selected from 32 submissions. Since its inception in the late 1970s, the University Research Council has made over 300 awards and has been a primary venue for university-sponsored faculty research support. The awardees will be honored at a luncheon hosted by the Office of Grants and Research Services and the Office of the Provost. We congratulate these awardees for winning this year's research grant competition and wish them much success in their research projects.