Grant Recipients FY'17

Faculty awards received between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017

Thomas Baumgarte (Physics) was elected to be an American Physical Society Fellow, was selected to serve as a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Research Ambassador for the 2017-18 academic year, and was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for his project titled RUI: Studies in Numerical Relativity (NSF Award 1707526).

Dana Byrd (Art History) was awarded a Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty from The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Susan Faludi (Research Associate, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies) was named a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow.

Rebecca Gibbons (Government and Legal Studies) has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense/U.S. Air Force to support her project titled The Effect of the Proposed Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty on U.S. Allies.

Gwyneth Jones (Senior Lecturer, Theater and Dance) was awarded a grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts to support bringing the performance Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis to campus in April 2018.

Matthew Klingle (History and Environmental Studies) has been awarded a Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society Fellowship in Munich.

Barry Logan (Biology) and his collaborators from Boston University were awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce NIST program to support the project titled Urban net ecosystem productivity: Solar induce fluorescence as a tool for productivity assessment?

Madeleine Msall (Physics) was awarded a “Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists, 2017” grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for three months in Berlin.

Emily Peterman (Earth and Oceanographic Science) and her collaborators from U-Mass Amherst were awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for their project titled Collaborative Research: RUI: Preserving evidence of extreme metamorphism: Linking accessory phases to metamorphic reactions in the Rhodope Metamorphic Complex (Greece & Bulgaria) (NSF Award 1650054).

Vyjayanthi Selinger (Asian Studies) was awarded a grant from the Japan Foundation and also a Fulbright Scholar award (Japan) for her project titled The Law in Letters: The Legal Imagination of Medieval Japanese Literature.

Birgit Tautz (German) was awarded support for the Humboldt-Kolleg Symposium hosted at Bowdoin College in spring 2017 by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), as well as a grant from the German Embassy through the German Information Center USA’s Campus Weeks program for her project titled Germany Making Choices.

Richmond Thompson (Psychology and Neuroscience) was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for his project titled RUI: Non-genomic androgen receptor mechanisms involved in social regulation (NSF Award 1656596).