Grants and Awards: Celebrating Scholarly Achievements
Grants and awards
Warren G. Abrahamson
Professor of Biology
Warren Abrahamson has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition of "distinguished contributions to the field of biology, particularly for discoveries about evolutionary ecology and plant-insect interactions." He is the first professor at the University to be named an AAAS fellow.
Warren Abrahamson received an award "in recognition of his valuable contributions to the field of trophic interactions" during the Workshop on the Geography of Gall-Inducing Insects in South and Meso-America held in Recife, Brazil September 30, 2007.
3-year National Science Foundation grant (August 2005-March 2009) of $370,572.00 entitled "Testing the Limiting Resource Model of Plant Tolerance of Herbivory: A New Model for Predicting Herbivore Impacts in Variable Environments" Warren Abrahamson, Project Director and Principal Investigator, and Michael Wise, co-Principal Investigator.
National Science Foundation, DEB-0343633: Warren Abrahamson P.I./P.D.; with Jason Irwin, Co-P.I.; "Conserving Energy to Optimize Fecundity in a Derived Host Race of the Goldenrod Gall Fly: Do Warm Winters Limit Distribution?" February 2004-October 2007. $312,000.
Associate Professor of Art & Art History
Virginia Center for Creative Arts William Sackett Artist-in-Residency Fellowship, 2011.
Camac Centre D’art Artist-in-Residency Grant funded by Fondation Frank Tènot, France. The funding provided an opportunity for an artist studio and a living space in France for two months as well as a financial, and technical support for Bayar’s performance-based installation entitled “Addicted”. This work was exhibited at Camac at the end of her residency in May 2006.
Christopher J. Boyatzis
Professor of Psychology
In March, 2006, Chris Boyatzis received a Certificate of Recognition for "professional dedication to scholarly endeavors that have enhanced the field of the psychology of religion and spirituality," at the Annual Research Conference on Religion and Spirituality, co-sponsored by Division 36 of the American Psychological Association.
March 2006, Certificate of Recognition for scholarly contribution to the psychology of religion, awarded at the annual Mid-Year Conference on Religion and Spirituality, sponsored by Division 36 of American Psychological Association andLoyola College (Maryland) Graduate School.
Jack Shand Research Award ($1425), from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (2005-2007), support for research on parent-child communication about religion and spirituality.
Coralynn V. Davis
Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies
Research Associate and Visiting Faculty member, Harvard Divinity School, Women's Studies in Religion Program, 2008-2009.
Five College Women's Studies Research Center, Research Associate, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, 2005-2006.
Professor of Spanish
Appointed Chair of the Executive Committee of Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spanish Drama Division, Modern Language Association.
Edwin F. Ladd
Associate Professor of Physics
National Science Foundation, "Evaluating the Interaction Between Outflow and Dense Core Toward Forming Sun-Like Stars." August 2003, 3 years, $135,000.
Associate Professor of Classics
Recipient of sabbatical replacement funding from Harvard University's Loeb Library Foundation, 2005-2006
Recipient of NEH sabbatical replacement funding, 2005-2006 (declined)
Associate Professor of Chemistry
NSF (Major Research Instrumentation): “Acquisition of an atomic force microscope to enhance interdisciplinary materials research at Bucknell University” (9/1/07-8/31/10), $180,673. co-PIs Erin L. Jablonski and Timothy M. Raymond, Department of Chemical Engineering.
Professor of Geography
U.S. Fulbright Senior Specialist Award to Albania, University of Tirana, 2006
Two National Science Foundation Awards to support “Travel and Exploration at the American Geographical Society: A Postcolonial Interpretation,” 2003-2006 (BCS-0445775 & BCS-0321938)
Senior Scholar Fellowship, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, New York City, 2005
"Simulation Analysis of the Security Exposures of Wireless Networks" (2003-2006). Funding Agency: Dartmouth College, U.S. Department of Justice.
Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies & Anthropology
American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2012 and 2013
Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship, Sri Lanka, 2011-12
Book Awards for Dance and Nation:
Winner, Outstanding Publication Award, 2011, Congress on Research in Dance
Special Citation Award of the de Bueno Prize, Society of Dance History Scholars
Thomas H. Solomon
Professor of Physics
National Science Foundation, "Reaction-Advection-Diffusion Systems with Lagrangian Chaos." Awarded June 2004 (three years).$150,000.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Analysis of light-regulated expression of light-dependent and light indpendent protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase in the cyanobacterium Fremyella diplosiphon. National Science Foundation Starter-Grant for NSF Post-doctoral fellows, funded (12,500) April 2006 to April 2007.
Timothy G. Strein
Professor of Chemistry
National Institutes of Health, "Rapid Polarity Switching and Stacking in Bioanalytical CE" Award # 1 R15 EB003854-01, $139,000 July 2004-July 2007.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Research Corporation Cottrell College Science Award "Anthracene Photodimers in Atom Transfer Radical Polymerizations" $41,566 for the period 2005-2007.
American Chemical Society - Petroleum Research Fund Type G grant "Synthesis and Characterization of Vinyl-Aromatic Polymers Containing Photochemically Active Groups" $35,000 for the period 2003 - 2005.
Bristol Myers Squibb Summer Research Grant "Photocyclization of Aryl Halides to Generate Alkyl Halides for Use as Radical Initiators" $5000 for the Summer 2005.
Merck Laboratories Summer Research Grant "Synthesis of Block Copolymers with Fluorene at the Junction or Chain End" $5000 for the Summer 2005.
Professor of History
To support archival research in Germany for the project, "Household, Community, and the Right to Bear Arms in Early Modern Germany": American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 2008-09, $36,240 Fulbright Senior Researcher and Lecturer Award, Sep-Nov 2008, 6,450 Euros Herzog August Bibliothek Research Fellowship, June-August 2009, 4,800 Euros
Joseph V. Tranquillo
Assistant Professor of Biomedical & Electrical Engineering
"Large Scale Simulations of Cardiac Electrophysiology" Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Grant. 2006
Jeffrey M. Trop
Associate Professor of Geology
Stratigraphic, Geochronologic, and Geochemical Analysis of the Central Wrangell Volcanic Field, Alaska: Bearings on the Tertiary Accretionary Development of the Northern Pacific Margin; funded by the American Chemical Society for 2004-2006; $50,000.