University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Resources for Faculty

Funding Opportunities & Awards

Previous FRSA Winners

2015-16 Winning Proposals

Faculty Research Support Awards

William McDowell (Art and Art History)
The Memory of Grapes

Julia Perdrial (Geology)
Do soil organo-mineral aggregates drive stream water carbon fluxes?

Frank Zelko (History)
Precious Bodily Fluids: What the History of Fluoride Tells Us About Science, Public Health and the Politics of Knowledge

Joan Smith Faculty Research Support Awards

Jeanne Shea (Anthropology)
Urban to Rural Extension of the Senior Companions Programs in the US and China: Societal Use of Older Adult Volunteers to Support Community-Based Aging in Place

2014-15 Winning Proposals

Faculty Research Support Awards

Bryan Ballif (Biology) ~
Identification of Chagas Disease Vector Blood Meal Sources Using Protein Mass Spectrometry

Alice Fothergill (Sociology) ~
Children of Katrina Index Creation  

Hilary Neroni (English) ~
Feminist Film Theory and Cléo from 5 to 7  

Nicole Phelps (History) ~
The United States in the World: US Consuls Abroad, 1789-1924 

Joan Smith Faculty Research Support Awards

Ellen Anderson (Political Science) ~
With This Ring, I Thee Wed: The Legal and Political Fight for the Right to Marry

2013-14 Winning Proposals

Faculty Research Support Awards

Maeve Eberhardt (Romance Languages and Linguistics) ~
“Becoming Black” in the Whitest State: Language, Identity, and Education Among Second-Generation African Immigrants in Vermont.

Emily Manetta (Anthropology) ~
Vanishing Syntax: Question formation in Romani and the role of endangered languages in linguistic theory.

Julia Perdrial (Geology) ~
Carbon, nutrient and contaminant metal release from old vs. young near-stream sediments during flooding.

Rashad Shabazz (Geography) ~
Mapping Black Cultural Production: A Spatial History of the Mardi Gras Indians in New Orleans.

Joan Smith Faculty Research Support Award:

Teresa Mares (Anthropology) ~
La Otra Frontera (The Other Border): Exploring Latino/a Migrant Foodways in Vermont

2012-13 Winning Proposals

Faculty Research Support Awards:

Thomas Borchert (Religion) ~
Monastic Citizens: Exploring the Relationship of Religious and Political Identity in Thailand

Eric Lindstrom (English) ~
Here Now and Then: James Schuyler and the New York School Poets in Vermont

Dianna Murray-Close (Psychology) ~
Peer Victimization and Physiological Stress Reactivity: Implications for Physical Health in Males and Females

Stephen Waters (Chemistry) ~
Natural Products as Therapeutic Agents for Neurological Disorders

Joan Smith Faculty Research Support Award:

Gregory Ramos (Theatre) ~
Josefina's Stories (Cuentos de Josefina)

2011-12 Winning Proposals

Faculty Research Support Awards:

Alec Ewald (Political Science) ~
Civil Punishment: Collateral Consequences in the United States

Matthew Carlson (Political Science) ~
Political Corruption in Postwar Japan

Sayamong "Jom" Hammack (Psychology) ~
Blood levels of the peptide, PACAP, correlate with individual differences in anxiety in rats

Felicia Kornbluh (History) ~
Disability, Civil Rights, and Law: Jacobus TenBrock, Howard Jay Graham, and the New Politics of Equality in the Middle Twentieth Century

Joan Smith Faculty Research Support Award:

Jonah Steinberg (Anthropology) ~
The Disappearing Gypsy: Spatialized Modernities, Pollutive Bodies, and Urban Cleansing in the European Union

2010-11 Winning Proposals

Faculty Research Support Awards:

Reecia Orzeck (Geography) ~
International Law in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Eric Esselstrom (History) ~
Kaji Wataru and China-Japan Relations in the Crucible of Cold War

Madalina Furis (Physics) ~
Imaging Electrons, Spin Coupling and Magnetism in Discotic Crystalline Organic Semiconductors

Sarah Nilsen (English) ~
The Mickey Mouse Club: A Cultural History

Joan Smith Faculty Research Support Award:

Katrinell Davis (Sociology) ~
Overworked and Stressed Out: African American Women Operators in the Urban Transit Industry

2009-2010 Winning Proposals

Faculty Research Support Awards:

Pablo Bose (Geography) ~
Refugees and Immigrants in a Changing Vermont

Katherine Marmor (Art and Art History) ~
Creation and production of The Messengers: an interactive wireless art installation

Abigail McGowan (History) ~
Domesticating places: Transforming house to home in twentieth century India

Rory Waterman (Chemistry) ~
Collaborative Investigation of Main-Group Versus Transition-Metal Bond-forming Reactions

Joan Smith Faculty Research Support Award:

Vicki L. Brennan (Religion) ~
"Singing the Same Song": Music, Religion and Civil Society in Nigeria

2008-2009 Winning Proposals

Faculty Research Support Awards:

Meghan Cope (Geography) ~
Young People in Place: Mobility, Public Space, and Community Participation

Sean Field (History) ~
The Beguine, The Angel, and the Inquisitor: Trial of Marguerite Porete and Guiard of Cressonessart

Jane Kent (Art and Art History) ~
Skating, An Artist's Book; Text, Richard Ford, Images, Jane Kent

Giuseppe Petrucci (Chemistry) ~
Fundamental mechanistic studies of the effects of low energy radiation on the ionization and destruction of peptides and DNA

Joan Smith Faculty Research Support Award:

Alex Stewart (Music) ~
Performing Race: Afro-Mexicans, Multiculturalism, and the "Black Pacific"

Last modified February 28 2017 11:26 AM