Faculty Fellowships, Grants & Awards

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Columbian College's distinguished faculty advance their research and scholarship with the aid of prestigious fellowships, grants and awards from world-renowned institutions like the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Institutes of Health. These honors free our faculty to pursue groundbreaking research in an array of disciplines and remain on the cutting-edge of innovation and discovery.

Topping the list of recent grants is a $2.6 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to a team led by Cynthia S. Dowd. The team will study a promising candidate in the treatment of malaria and tuberculosis. They also received $121,000 from NIH to investigate a targeted method of treating malaria. Other important grants include Department Chair of Anthropology Chet Sherwood's $999,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to examine differences in vocal learning and sound-symbol associations among chimpanzees; and Psychology Professor Stephen Mitroffs $714,000 grant from the U.S. Army Research Development & Engineering Command to examine learning and influences on performance in visual searches.