Grant Recipients FY'16

Faculty awards received between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016

Dave Carlon (Biology) and Michele LaVigne (EOS) were awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to support their project, RUI: Experimental Seawater Laboratory at the Coastal Studies Center, Bowdoin College. In collaboration with Alana Luzzio ’17, Carlon was also awarded  a grant from the Maine Heritage Outdoor Fund to support an undergraduate summer research fellowship.

Nadia Celis (Romance Languages and Literatures) was awarded a grant from the 2016-2017 Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship in the Humanities to support her project titled On Intimate Realism: Gender, Love, and Power in Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Christopher Chong (Mathematics) was awarded a grant from the NSF for his project titled RUI: Strongly Nonlinear Dynamics of Lattice Networks: from Analysis to Application.

Clare Bates Congdon (Computer Science) and her collaborators from Dartmouth College were awarded a grant from the NIH-COBRE program to support their project titled Machine Learning for the inference of Cis-regulatory modules for environmental response genes.

Vlad Douhovnikoff (Biology) and his colleagues from UC- Berkeley and the University of Liverpool were awarded a grant from the Save the Redwoods League entitled Epigenetics: a potential mechanism for redwood success under environmental change.

Michael Franz (Government) and his collaborators from Wesleyan University were awarded a renewal grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for their project titled Wesleyan Media Project.

Natasha Goldman (Art History) was awarded a fellowship from the Curt C. and Else Silberman Faculty Seminar Follow-Up Grant Program, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, for her project titled From Forgotten Monuments to National Debates: Holocaust Memorials in Israel, Germany, and the United States.

Susan Kaplan (Anthropology/Arctic Museum) was awarded a grant from the NSF RAPID program to support her project titled Assessment of a Frozen Archaeology Site.

Matt Klingle (History/ES) was awarded a grant from the Rockefeller Archive Center for his project titled Sweet Blood: Diabetes and the Nature of Health in America. He was also awarded a grant from the American Philosophical Society Franklin Research program to support archival research for the same project.

Bruce Kohorn (Biology/Biochemistry) was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to support the project titled Research at an Undergraduate Institution (RUI): Cell Wall Associated Kinases As Pectin Receptors.

Genevieve Lemoine (Arctic Museum) and her collaborator from UC-Davis were awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for her project titled RAPID: Archaeological Investigation at Iita.

Marcos Lopez (Sociology) was awarded the Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty to support his book project Toward a Cultural Politics of Labor Resistance: Indigenous Farmworkers and the Cultural Practices that Evoke Protest.

Stephen Meardon (Economics) was selected to be a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico. Professor Meardon will continue research on his project titled The Role of U.S.  Funding Agencies in the Development of Academic Economics in Latin America.

Emily Peterman and Rachel Beane (EOS) were awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to support their project, MRI: Acquisition of a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) with EDS, EBSD and CL detectors to advance research and undergraduate research training.

Brian Piper (Psychology/Neuroscience) was awarded a grant from the Center for Wellness Leadership for his project titled Survey of Medical Cannabis Patients.

Andrew Rudalevige (Government and Legal Studies) was awarded a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to support his project titled Rent-Seeking and the Office of the OMB.

Jill Smith (German) was awarded a grant from the German Embassy to support Campus Weeks 2015-16, with the theme 25 Years German Unity.

Dharni Vasudevan (Chemistry) and her collaborators at the University of Ohio were awarded a grant from the NSF for their project RUI: Novel Computational Tools to Predict Anionic Pesticide and Pharmaceutical Sorption to Soil Oxides.

Peggy Wang (Art History/Asian Studies) was selected to be a Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar in China. Professor Wang will continue research on her project titled Enduring Idealism: Contemporary Chinese Art, 1990s-2000s.

Mary Lou Zeeman (Mathematics) and her collaborators from Cornell University were awarded a grant from the NSF Computational Sustainability Network program. Funds will support up to five undergraduate research fellowships at Bowdoin over the next three years.