Faculty Grants and Awards

 

CCAS Faculty Research Grant

 

Our distinguished faculty advance their research and scholarship with the aid of 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 awards enable our faculty to pursue groundbreaking research in an array of disciplines and remain on the cutting-edge of innovation and discovery.

 


Major Research Grant Highlights

Professor of Chemistry Akos Vertes

Battling Bio-Chemical Threats

A landmark $14.6 million award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency funds Professor of Chemistry Akos Vertes’ team of researchers as they race the clock to head-off biological and chemical attacks.

A Stethoscope

Environmental Risks to Children

Funded by a $3.2 million National Institutes of Health award, Psychology’s Jody Ganiban leads GW’s researchers investigating how environmental factors affect children’s health.

Associate Professor of Chemistry Cynthia Dowd

Targeting TB, Malaria

Associate Professor of Chemistry Cynthia Dowd is spearheading research on techniques for treating malaria and tuberculosis with the aid of a $2.6 million NIH grant.

 

Professor of Anthropology Chet C. Sherwood

'Talking' Chimpanzees

Professor of Anthropology Chet C. Sherwood is examining the differences in vocal learning and sound-symbol associations among chimpanzees through a $999,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

 Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

STEM Scholarships

A $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation and the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program is enabling talented students majoring in STEM disciplines to receive tuition support in exchange for teaching in high-need school districts after graduation.

A team of Columbian College geographers, political scientists and migration experts are examining extreme weather cycles in Arctic cities

Arctic Exploration

A cross-disciplinary team of Columbian College geographers, political scientists and migration experts are examining extreme weather cycles in Arctic cities and measuring the impact on the environment and socio-economic development with the aid of a $3 million award from the National Science Foundation.

 


Archive of Grant Recipients

 

Fellowships, grants and awards given to Columbian College faculty in 2016-2017.


Awards

Department Faculty Sponsor Title
Anthropology Sarah Wagner
National Science Foundation - LOC
Displace or at Home?: Border Crossing and Displacement in the Georgia-Abkhazia Borderland
Anthropology Sarah Wagner National Science Foundation - LOC Fabricating Threat, Materializing Absence: Documents Driving Violence and Reconfiguring Relations in Colombian Society
Anthropology  David Braun National Science Foundation - LOC
Technological Origins: Environmental and Behavioral Context of the Earliest Tool Users
Anthropology  Shannon McFarlin National Science Foundation - LOC Unlocking the hard tissue record of baboon adaptability in response to environmental change in the Amboseli basin, Kenya
Biological Sciences James Clark National Science Foundation - LOC
Collaborative Proposal: Triassic-Jurassic Fossils and the Origins of the Crocodylian Skull
Corcoran Institutional Research Sanjit Sethi Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Reimagining Youth Directed Arts Education: A Fellowship Collaborative
East Asian Languages & Literatures Young-key Kim-Renaud Academy of Korean Studies Research on Overseas Korean Language and Culture Education
Forensic Sciences Ioan Marginean National Institute of Standards and Technology Identification of Synthetic Emerging Drugs by Low-Resolution NMR
Forensic Sciences Ira Lurie Department of Justice The Utility of Multi-Dimensional Liquid Chromatography for the Analysis of Seized Drugs: Application to Emerging Drugs
History David Silverman National Park Services Ethnographic Overview and Assessment Roger Williams National Memorial
Mathematics Valentina Harizanov Simons Foundation
Computability in algebraic structures
Physics Xiangyun Qiu National Science Foundation - LOC
Elucidate Chromatin Folding at the Mesosclae
Physics Oleg Kargaltsev  NASA Shared Services Center
Revealing Pulsars Hidden in the 3rd Fermi Catalogue
Physics Gerald Feldman Department of Energy
Compton Scattering Studies at HIGS
Physics Mark Reeves National Science Foundation - LOC
Community Sourcing Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences
Physics Helmut Haberzettl Department of Energy Analysis of Hadronic and Electromagnetic Interactions
Physics

 

William Briscoe National Science Foundation - LOC Collaborative Research: The PIPELINE Network
Physics Sylvain Guiriec NASA - Goddard - LOC Toward a Unified Model for GRB Broadband Prompt Emission
Political Science Yonatan Lupu National Science Foundation - LOC
Collaborative Proposal:  Violence, Non-Violence and the Effects of Human Rights Law
Public Administration Susan Dudley Charles Koch Foundation
RSC Research Professorship: Marcus Peacock
School of Media & Public Affairs Sean Aday National Science Foundation-LOC Hewlett-Cybersecurity Media Study
Speech & Hearing Cynthia Core Florida Atlantic University Early Dual Language Development in Children from Spanish Speaking Families

 

 

 

 

Fellowships, grants and awards given to Columbian College faculty in 2015-2016.


Awards

Department Faculty Sponsor Title
Anthropology Brenda Bradley
National Science Foundation - LOC
Collaborative Research: The evolution of hair and fur Proximate & Ultimate factos shaping primate pelgage variation
Anthropology Alexander Dent National Science Foundation-LOC
Cellular Connections: Phone Trouble and its Repair among Teens in Washington DC
Anthropology  Laurence Dumouchel Evolving Earth Foundation
The environments of the earliest Australopithecus
Anthropology  Laurence Domouchel Leakey Foundation
The environments of the earliest obligate biped, Australopithecus anamensis
Anthropology  Roy Richard Grinker California Academy of Science / National Science Foundation
Integrating multidisciplinary tools to study Plio-Pleistocene paleoecology of early hominins from the Omo Valley, Ethiopia
Anthropology  Roy Richard Grinker The Wenner-Gren Foundation 
Wadsworth International Fellowship: Enguye Negash
Anthropology  Ashley Hammond The Wenner-Gren Foundation
The hominid pelvis: Testing alternative evolutionary hypotheses for the Pan-hominin LCA pelvis shape
Anthropology  Ashley Hammond Leakey Foundation 
Reconstructing phenotypic change of the pelvis in apes and humans
Anthropology Shannon McFarlin Nation Science Foundation-LOC
Physical ontogeny and life history of wild mountain and western gorillas
Anthropology Shannon McFarlin The Nacey Maggioncalda Foundation Weaning in mountain gorillas: A methodological test of barium distributions in enamel
Anthropology  Kathryn McGrath Leakey Foundation
Understanding stress-related enamel defects in wild mountain gorillas
Anthropology  Kathryn Lee Ranhorn Leakey Foundation
New Approaches to the Archaeology of Modern Human Origins
Anthropology Chester Sherwood  HHS/National Institutes of Health-LOC
A National Chimpanzee Brain Resource
Anthropology  Sarah E. Wagner The Wenner-Gren Foundation
The Gift of Death: Violent Conflict and the Obligations of Care
Anthropology  Kaitlin Rose Wellens  Leakey Foundation
Maternal effects on juvenile chimpanzee social behavior and physiological stress
Biological Sciences Lizbeth Courtney Smith National Science Foundation-LOC
Diversity of animal immunity and somatic DNA modifications in the sea urchin
Chemistry

 

Cynthia Dowd Washington University
Targeting IspC to treat malaria
Chemistry
Peter Nemes
Arnold And Mabel Beckman Foundation
Development of a Single-neuron Protein Mass Analyzer: New Frontiers for Neuroscience
Chemistry Akos Vertes  The Curators of the University of Missouri
Development and refinement of a 'molecular microscope' capability based on ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry
Chemistry Adelina M. Voutchkova National Science Foundation-LOC
CAREER SuSCHeM: Tuning non-innocent catalytic supports of single-site heterogeneous catalysts for transfer hydrogenation from glycerol
Forensic Sciences
Daniele Podini
Bode Cellmark Forensics
Predictive Associations From Genomic Data: Facial Morphology and Age of the Donor
Forensic Sciences Victor Weedn  Department of Justice
IPA - Mobility Assignment
Geography  Nuala Margaret Cowan Texas Tech University 
Mappers Without Borders
Geography Michael L. Mann International Food Policy Research Institute 
CSI India: Enhancing farmers adaptive capacity by developing Climate-Smart Insurance for weather risk & Innovative Insurance Products for the Rural Sector
Geography Nikolay Shiklomanov University of Northern Iowa 
ASUS: Arctic Sustainability: A Synthesis of Knowledge
Geography Dmitry Streletskiy  National Science Foundation-LOC
ARCTIC climate change and its impact on Environment, infrastructures, and Resource Availability (Arctic-era) Change
History Charlene Bickford National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy 
Documentary History of the First Federal Congress
History Charlene Bickford William Nelson Cromwell Foundation
First Federal Congress Project
History Charlene Bickford National Archive and Records Administration
First Federal Congress Project
History Christopher Edward Brick National Archives and Records Administration
Eleanor Roosevelt Paper 1516
History Christopher Edward Brick National Endowment for the Humanities
Eleanor Roosevelt Papers 2015-2018
History Dane Keith Kennedy Queen Mary University of London
Savage Warfare: A Cultural History of British and American Colonial Campaigns 1885-1914
Mathematics  Maria Pia Gualdani National Science Foundation-LOC
CAREER: Nonlocal Partial Differential Equations  in Collisional Kinetic Theory
Mathematics
Jozef Przytycki
National Science Foundation-LOC Knots in Washington : A Conference Series on Knot Theory and its Ramifications
Mathematics  Yongwu Rong National Institute of Standards and Technology 
SURF Gaithersburg
Mathematics
Zhao Yanxiang
Simons Foundation
A phase model on cell migration
Midge Smith Center For Evaluation Effectiveness in SPP & PA Ann Doucette Department of Transportation
Countermeasures to Reduce Suicides on Railway Rights-of-Way
Museum Studies Kym Rice National Park Services 
Preservation and Analysis of National Park Service Museum Collections-National Capital Region Museum
Physics  William Briscoe Department of Energy
A Data Analysis Center for Hadronic and Electromagnetic Interactions
Physics Evangeline Downie National Science Foundation-LOC
Collaborative Research: Equipment for and Running of the PSI MUSE Experiment
Physics Harald Griesshammer Department of Energy
Effective Field Theories of Nuclear Physics
Physics Alexander van der Horst NASA Shared Services Center Nustar Observations of the Magnetar SGR 1806-20
Physics Oleg Kargaltsev Space Telescope Science Institute
The intermediate-age cluster GLIMPSE-C01
Physics  Oleg Kargaltsev NASA - Goddard - LOC
Detailed Study of PSR B0656+14
Physics Chryssa Kouveliotou Space Telescope Science Institute 
HST NIR observations of the currently active magnetar SGR 1935+2154
Physics  George Younes NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
FERMI GBM VIEW OF THE MAGNETARS PERSISTENT HARD X-RAY EMISSION
Psychology Kathleen Carrick Gilead Sciences Incorporated
Gilead Patient Community Support Awards
Psychology Stephen Mitroff US Army Research Development & Engineering Command
Examining learning and influences on performance in visual search
 
Psychology Sarah Shomstein  National Science Foundation-LOC
Semantic guidance of attentional selection: determining how attentional allocation is structured in the face of uncertainty
Public Administration  Susan Dudley Department of Agriculture
Comparative Evaluation of US and EU Regulatory Effects on Agriculture
Public Administration Susan Dudley Charles Koch Foundation 
Support for Regulatory Studies Center
School of Media & Public Affairs Jason Osder Cinereach LTD.
Cinereach Odeh Documentary 2016
Statistics
Efstathia Bura
Simons Foundation
Sufficient Dimension Reduction Methodology
Statistics Feifang Hu National Science Foundation-LOC
New Covariate-Adjusted Response-Adaptive Designs and Associated Methods for Statistical Inference
Statistics  Huixia Wang King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Statistical Process Monitoring and Risk Assessment for Engineering and Spatial Environmental Applications

 

 

 

Fellowships, grants and awards given to Columbian College faculty in 2014-2015.


Awards

Department Faculty Sponsor Title
Anthropology David Braun National Science Foundation U.S.-Kenya IRES: Origins of Human Adaptability
Anthropology Joel Kuipers National Science Foundation - LOC Doctoral Dissertation Research: Waste-to-Energy: On Toxicity and Historicity in South Baltimore City
Anthropology Stephen Lubkemann International Development Research Centre American Anthropological Association Advisory Task Force on the Ebola Outbreak Emergency
Anthropology Bernard Wood National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research: Modern Human Substitutions on NR2C1: A Possible Proximate Mechanism For Neural Proliferation in the Hominin Clade?
Biological Sciences James Clark National Science Foundation DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Extinction and Diversification Dynamics of Archosauria Through Early Mesozoic Climate Crises
Biological Sciences Gustavo Hormiga National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: Phylogeny and Diversification of the Orb Weaving Spiders (Araneae)
Biological Sciences Guillermo Orti National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: The role of habitat transitions in parallel marine fish radiations
Biological Sciences Scott Powell National Science Foundation Dimensions: Identifying how the ecological and evolutionary interactions between host and symbiont shape holobiont biodiversity
Biological Sciences Robert Pyron National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: Providing a global, complete model system:  The phylogenetic, trait, spatial and environmental characteristics of terrestrial vertebrates
Chemistry Stuart Licht Office of Naval Research STEP Generation of Sustainable Fuels and Feedstocks with carbon (C02 to CO) conversion using the full spectrum of sunlight
Chemistry Stuart Licht Office of Naval Research Transforming the Navy's energy & fuel chain: Generation of H2 from water at high rate & low energy
Chemistry Peter Nemes National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences In Situ Optoguided Microsampling Single-cell Mass Spectrometry for Elucidating Cell Heterogeneity
Chemistry Peter Nemes National Science Foundation IDBR: TYPE A - In Situ Optoguided Microsampling Single-cell Mass Spectrometry for Elucidating Cell Heterogeneity in the Developing Embryo
Corcoran Muriel Hasbun W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, Inc. laberinto project, a collaborative arts and lens-based media, education and cultural legacy preservation project
Forensic Sciences Ira Lurie Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice The Utility of Ultra High Performance Supercritical Fluid Chromatography for the Analysis of Seized Drugs: Application to Synthetic Cannabinoids and Bath Salts
Forensic Sciences Mehdi Moini National Science Foundation - LOC Supplement: Biological Clocks: High Throughput Identification of Deterioration Markers and Dating of Museums' Proteinaceous Specimens
Forensic Sciences Moses Schanfield National Science Foundation Planning Grant: I/UCRC for Center for Forensic Science
Geography Timothy Heleniak National Science Foundation Polar Peoples:  Past, Present, and Future
GW Institute for Public Policy Stephanie Cellini Smith Richardson Foundation Gainfully Employed? Assessing the Earnings and Debt of For-Profit College Students
GW Institute for Public Policy Harold Wolman Alliance for Innovation Improving Local Government in the United States by Learning from Abroad
History Charlene Bickford National Archives and Records Administration First Federal Congress Project
History Charlene Bickford The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation First Federal Congress Project
History Christopher Brick The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation An Initiative to Digitize and Disseminate Significant Portions of Eleanor Roosevelt's Audio-Visual Legacy
Mathematics Yongwu Rong National Science Foundation EXTREEMS-QED: Mathematics and Statistics Training, Education & Research (MASTER)
Organizational Science & Communication David Costanza Army Research Institute Survival Analysis as a Technique for Improving Understanding of Leader Development and Officer and Enlisted Success
Philosophy Jeffrey Charles Xavier University of Louisiana  BUILD Project "PATHWAYS
Physics Andrei Afanasev Center for Innovative Technology Technical Feasibility and Potential Commercial Impact of High-Efficiency Solar Cells Enhanced with Quantum Dots
Physics Andrei Afanasev US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Laser-Driven Radiation Sources for Nuclear Applications
Physics Evangeline Downie National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: Equipment for and Running of the PSI MUSE Experiment
Physics Oleg Kargaltsev Smithsonian Institution Snap-shot Survey of Unidentified Fermi Sources
Physics Oleg Kargaltsev Smithsonian Institution X-ray Counterparts of Puzzling Gev-Tev Sources
Physics Oleg Kargaltsev Space Telescope Science Institute Thermal Evolution of Old Neutron Stars
Physics Weiqun Peng National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Characterization of Regulated Intron Retention in T Cell Activation
Physics Blagoy Rangelov NASA - Goddard Revealing Pulsars Hidden in the 2nd Fermi Catalogue
Physics Ronald Workman Trustees of Indiana University Extensible Computational Services for Discovery of New Particles
Political Science Alexander Downes National Science Foundation Do Costly Signals Matter?  How Costly Should They Be?:  A Survey Experiment on the Public's Attitude
Psychology George Howe University of Arizona Examining Sleep and Social Rhythms as Mechanisms for Weight Gain After Job Loss
Psychology Guangying Wu Brain and Behavior Research Foundation Synaptic Mechanisms Underlying Auditory Hallucination in 22q11.2DS Mouse Model with Schizophrenia Phenotypes
Public Administration Susan Dudley Charles Koch Foundation Book Marketing Project: The Big Squeeze: How Frugal Innovation Will Transform Washington
School of Media & Public Affairs Nina Seavey National Endowment for the Arts Healing Wars:  A documentary film exploring art, the artist, and the binding of the wounds of war
SMPA Emily Thorson American Press Institute, Newspaper Association of America Using Contextual Fact-Checking to Inform Citizens and Minimize Perceptions
Speech & Hearing Lynne Bernstein National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: Good vibrations: Using Vibrotactile Speech and non-Speech Categories to Test the Brain's General Principles of Perceptual Learning
Speech & Hearing Gregory Wallace HHS/NIH/NIDA Cognitive Neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Statistics Hua Liang National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: Semi parametric ODE Models for Complex Gene Regulatory Networks
Statistics Huixia Wang National Science Foundation Career:A new and pragmatic framework for modeling and predicting conditional quantiles in data-sparse regions
University Writing Program Nicole Lee DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities FY15 Grant Awardees - Artist Fellowship Program

 

 

 

Fellowships, grants and awards given to Columbian College faculty in 2013-2014.


Awards

Department Faculty Sponsor Title of Project
Anthropology Joel Kuipers National Science Foundation Patterns of Piety: A comparative study of Arabic language use in three communities in Java
Anthropology Shannon McFarlin The Leakey Foundation

Growth and life history of wild mountain and western gorillas: Rwanda and Congo

Anthropology Shannon McFarlin The Wenner-Gren Foundation Postnatal ontogeny of wild gorillas: Towards a more comprehensive framework for interpreting fossil human life histories
Anthropology Brian Richmond National Science Foundation Functional Anatomy of the Knee and Development-Implications for Interpreting Early Hominin Locomotion
Anthropology Chester Sherwood National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research:  The striatum in the evolution of flexible, learned vocal communication towards an understanding of the neurobiological precursors of speech
Anthropology Bernard Wood The Wenner-Gren Foundation NR2C1: a possible proximate mechanism for brain enlargement in the hominine clade
Biological Sciences Catherine Forster National Science Foundation Dissertation Research: Phylogenetic Systematics and Biogeography of Iguanodontian Dinosaurs
Biological Sciences Aleksandar Jeremic National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Molecular Mechanisms of Amylin Trafficking and Toxicity in Human Pancreatic Islet Cells
Biological Sciences Guillermo Orti National Science Foundation Dissertation Research: The Evolution of Diapause in Aplocheiloid Killifishes (Cyprinodontiformes)
Chemistry Stuart Licht Lynntech, Inc. High Energy Density VB2/Air Batteries for Long Endurance UAVs
Chemistry Stuart Licht Office of Naval Research STEP Generation of Sustainable Fuels and Feedstocks with carbon (C02 to CO) conversion using the full spectrum of sunlight
Chemistry Adelina Voutchkova-Kostal Yale University Improving Material Safety through the Minimization of Oxidative Stress Potential:  A mechanistic understanding of ROS generation in in vitro and in vivo systems
Economics Stephen Smith University of California, Davis Scaling-up in Senegal & Uganda
Forensic Sciences Mehdi Moini National Science Foundation Biological Clocks:  High Throughput Identification of Deterioration Markers and Dating of Museums' Proteinaceous Specimens
Forensic Sciences Victor Weedn PerkinElmer Health Sciences, Inc. GW-PE Collaboration: Characterization of forensic specimens of interest by mass spectrometry
Geography Elizabeth Chacko National Science Foundation Collaborative Research:  Effects of Check Dams on Landscape and Society - A Catalyzing Visit to the Eco-Sensitive Shiwalik Foot Hills of India
History Charlene Bickford National Endowment for the Humanities First Federal Congress Project
History Christopher Brick National Historical Publications & Records Commission The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project
History Dina Khoury National Endowment for the Humanities Imaginings of Citizenship, Belonging and Differences in the Late Ottoman and Russian Empires
Mathematics Xiaofeng Ren National Science Foundation Multi-constituent inhibitory systems with self-organizing properties
Mathematics Yongwu Rong National Science Foundation EXTREEMS-QED: Mathematics and Statistics Training, Education & Research (MASTER)
Mathematics Yongwu Rong National Science Foundation
Joint Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics Scholarships (JUMP)
Mathematics Alexander Shumakovitch The Simons Foundation Khovanov Homology Theories and their Applications
Midge Smith Center for Evaluation Effectiveness Ann Doucette  U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration Countermeasures to Reduce Suicides on Railway Rights-of-Way
Physics Michael Doering Jefferson Science Associates LLC Personal Services Agreement
Physics Evangeline Downie National Science Foundation Exploring the Nucleon with Electromagnetic Probes
Physics Evangeline Downie National Science Foundation IRES - Experimental Nuclear Physics at the Mainz Microtron
Physics Gerald Feldman National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: Investigating Success at Overcoming Challenges in Algebra-based Studio Physics
Physics Oleg Kargaltsev Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Cheshire Cat's Grin
Physics Ganhui Lan Johns Hopkins University Understanding the collective cell behaviors in crowded 2-dimensional space
Political Science Paul Wahlbeck National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research:  Beyond Remedy:  Does Civil Legal Aid Matter for Democratic Governance?
Psychology Tonya Dodge World Anti-Doping Agency The Effect of Negative Health Consequences Information on the Likelihood to use Anabolic Steroids:  An International Investigation
Psychology Sharon Lambert DePaul University Social Ecology and the Prevention of Suicide and Aggression in African American Youth
Psychology Sharon Lambert American University Project:  Exploratory Investigation of the Social and Geographic Context of Sexual Risk Behavior, Identity Development and Service Use among Adolescent Black MSM in DC
Psychology Leigh Phillips Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation Developing a tool to improve providers' detection and 'diagnosis' of patients' non-adherence to Type II diabetes medications via a web-portal 'triage system'
Psychology Lawrence Rothblatt NeuroDetective International Inc. Pharmacological Enhancement of Cognition in Mouse Models of Autism/Intellectual Disability
Public Administration Susan Dudley European Commission Enhancing Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation
School of Media & Public Affairs Jason Osder The Sundance Institute Who Killed Alex Odeh?
School of Media & Public Affairs Frank Sesno United States Department of Agriculture Climate Change, Global Food Security, and the U.S. Food System
Speech and Hearing  Francys Subiaul Leakey Foundation Individual, Observational and Imitation Learning in Humans and Great Apes
Statistics Feifang Hu National Science Foundation Adaptive Design Based Upon Covariate Information:  New Designs and their Properties
Statistics Michael Larsen Bureau of the Census Research in the Current Population Survey: Testing for Rotation Differences and Evaluating Panel Designs
Statistics Hua Liang National Science Foundation Generalized Partially Additive Models for High-Dimensional Data
University Writing Program Carol Hayes Conference on College Composition and Communication The Writing Transfer Project:  A RAD Approach to Enhancing College Writers Long-Term Learning

 

 

 

Fellowships, grants and awards given to Columbian College faculty in 2012-2013.


Awards

Department Faculty Sponsor Title of Project
Anthropology Robin Bernstein The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Identification of Nutritionally Modifiable Hormonal and Epigenetic Drivers of Positive and Negative Growth Deviance in Rural African Fetus and Infants
Anthropology David Braun National Science Foundation Acheulean Hominin Behavior at Elandsfontein, South Africa
Anthropology Alison Brooks National Science Foundation Material Symbolism and Ochre Use in Middle Stone Age East-Central Africa
Anthropology Joel Kuipers The Wenner-Gren Foundation Linguistic and Material Intimacies of Mobile Communications Technology
Anthropology Stephen Lubkemann The National Park Service Archeological and Maritime Archeological Signatures of Slavery
Anthropology Stephen Lubkemann The Smithsonian Institution African Slave Wrecks Project
Anthropology Brian Richmond National Science Foundation Fossil Footprints and the Dynamics of Footprint Formation: Implications for the Evolution of Human Gait
Anthropology Brian Richmond The American Association for the Advancement of Science L'Oreal U.S.A. Fellowship for Women in Science
Anthropology Sarah Wagner Carnegie Mellon University The Ethics of Post-Conflict and Post-Disaster DNA Identification
Chemistry Stuart Licht National Science Foundation SEP: Sustainable Co-Synthesis of Cement and Fuels
Chemistry J. Houston Miller National Science Foundation Chemical Morphology of Carbonaceous Particles and Their Precursors in Diffusion Flames
Forensic Science Danielle Podini The Department of Justice Proximity Litigation Real Time PCR for the Detection of Spermatozoa
Geography Dmitry Streletskiy National Science Foundation Interaction Between Air Temperature, Permafrost, and Hydrology in the High Latitudes in Eurasia
Mathematics Valentina Harizanov National Science Foundation Topics in computable structure theory
Philosophy Jeffrey Brand-Ballard National Institutes of Health Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement
Physics Oleg Kargaltsev The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Whether HESS J1741-302 is Truly Dark
Political Science Brandon Bartels National Science Foundation A Workshop on the Normative Implications of Empirical Research in Law and Courts
Psychology Cheri Marmarosh The American Psychological Association Impact of Therapists' Attachment Styles on the Identification on Ruptures and Facilitation of Repairs in Psychotherapy
SMPA Sean Aday The United States Institute of Peace Blogs and Bullets III
SMPA Robert Entman The Open Society Institute Race and the Race for Presidency
SMPA Dorothy Gilliam The American Society of News Editors Foundation Eastern High School, Fiscal Year 2012-2013
SMPA Dorothy Gilliam The American Society of News Editors Foundation Richard Wright Public Charter School, Fiscal Year 2012-2013
Speech & Hearing Lynne Bernstein National Institutes of Health Visual Form-Based Spoken Word Processing
Speech & Hearing Adrienne Hancock National Institutes of Health Glottal Physiology and Gender Perception of Transgender Speakers
Speech & Hearing James Mahshie The US Department of Education Prosody and Voice Characteristics of Children with Cochlear Implants
TSPPPA Burt Barnow The Urban Institute Accelerating Opportunity Evaluation

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Fellowships, grants and awards given to Columbian College faculty in 2011-2012.


Awards

Department  Faculty Sponsor Title of Project
American Studies Richard Longstreth National Park Service Institute for the Study of Preservation and Sustainability Policy
Anthropology Jeffrey Blomster National Science Foundation (NSF) Socio-political Complexity, Interaction, and Community Ritual at Formative Etlatongo, Oaxaca, Mexico
Anthropology Stephen Lubkemann The Carter Center   
Anthropology Stephen Lubkemann International Development Research Center Diaspora Impact on the Capacity for Recovery from Conflict and Crisis - A Liberian Case Study
Anthropology Brian Richmond National Science Foundation Hominin Footprints, Fossils, and Their Context in the Early Pleistocene of Koobi Fora, Kenya
Anthropology Brian Richmond Leakey Foundation Fossil Footprint and the Dynamics of Footprint Formation
Anthropology Brian Richmond Evolving Earth Foundation A Snapshot of the Anatomy, Locomotion and Social Behavior of Early Modern Humans as Evidenced by Fossil Footprints
Anthropology Shannon McFarlin National Science Foundation Mineralized tissue research on the life history of Virunga mountain gorillas
Anthropology Carson Murray National Institutes of Health (NIH) How Maternal Stress Influences Offspring Health & Development in Wild Chimpanzees
Anthropology Chet Sherwood NIH and Agnes Scott College Hemispheric Specialization & Communication
Anthropology Chet Sherwood James S. McDonnell Foundation Discovering the Evolved Human Brain Phenotype
Art Therapy Elizabeth Warson Studio Kinection Graphic Novel Authoring Tool Phase 1: A Soldier's Story
Biological Sciences Gustavo Hormiga National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: ARTS: Taxonomy and systematics of selected Neotropical clades of arachnids
Biological Sciences John Lill NSF Priority Effects in the Establishment of the Oak Leaf Tie Community
Biological Sciences Scott Powell University of Missouri - St. Louis Ecological and Evolutionary Impacts of Ecosystem Engineering: Wood-boring Beetles, Arboreal Ants, and Trophic Interaction in Brazilian Cerrado
Chemistry Chris Cahill U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission The Science of Nuclear Materials: Development of a Modular, Laboratory-based Curriculum to Explore the Properties of Nuclear Materials
Chemistry Houston Miller NSF EAGER: Raman Analysis of Thermophoretically Sampled Soot Particulate
Chemistry Stuart Licht Siemens Corporation STEP: The Solar Thermal Electrochemical Production of energetic molecules
Chemistry Stuart Licht Pohang Iron & Steel Co STEP Iron: A Breakthrough in the Electrolysis of Iron Ore
Chemistry Akos Vertes OPOTEK INC A Low Divergence: Compact Mid-IR OPO for Precise Imaging of Water-Rich Tissue Samples
Chemistry Michael Wagner Central Intelligence Agency Hollow Carbon Nano-sphere Research and Development and IC Postdoc Program Support
Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Eric Cline National Geographic Society Determining the Political Economy of the Canaanite Palace at Kabri and the Related Geo-Politics
Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Pardis Minuchehr National Security Agency Persian Curriculum
First Federal Congress Project Charlene Bickford National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) The Documentary History of the First Federal Congress, 1789-1791
Forensic Sciences Daniele Podini Department of Justice Ancestry/Phenotype SNP Analysis & Integration with Established Forensic Markers
Geology Richard Tollo U.S. Geological Survey Geology of Mesoproterozoic Basement Rocks
GWIPP Andrew Reamer Kauffman Foundation Improve Federal Economic Statistics: Phase IV
GWIPP Andrew Reamer U.S. Dept. of Commerce / UNC Chapel Hill EDA in the 21st Century: New Performance and Impact Metrics
History Tyler Anbinder NEH Rags to Riches: New York's Irish Immigrants & Their Surprising Savings Accounts
History Edward Berkowitz U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development Creative Federalism, Empowered Citizens: Shaping the Great Society
History Christopher Brick NEH Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project
Math Frank Baginski  NASA ExaVolt Antenna: Supporting Technology for Suborbital Ultra-Hight Energy particle Observatories
Math Svetlana Roudenko NSF CAREER: Nonlinear phenomena in evolution PDE
Organizational Sciences Tara Behrend NSF Multiple Instrumental Case Studies of Inclusive STEM-focused High Schools: Opportunity Structures for Preparation and Inspiration (OSPrI)
Physics Andrei Afanasev Jefferson Science Associates Research in Physics of Particle Accelerator Sources
Physics Andrei Alexandru NSF CAREER: Nuclear Physics from lattice QCD in the chiral regime
Physics Bill Briscoe Department of Energy Data Analysis Center for Electromagnetic and Hadronic Scattering Processes
Physics Helmut Haberzetti Kyungpook National University Study of Strong Interaction in Strange Systems
Physics Mark Reeves Korea Institute of Science and Technology Magnetoelectronic devices for high performance computing and reconfigurable logic
Physics Chen Zeng NIH HIV-1 inhibition using TAT peptide derivatives
Political Science Brandon Bartels National Science Foundation The Constraining Capacity of Law on the U.S. Supreme Court
Political Science John Sides National Science Foundation Group Centrism in American Public Opinion
Political Science Hal Wolman John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Subaward UC-Berkeley
Psychology Felisa Gonzales NIH  Adolescent Latino Sexual Behavior: More Reactive or Reasoned
Psychology Sarah Shomstein NIH Cortical Responses and Their Modification, with Limited Attentional Contribution.
Professional Psychology Jody Ganiban NIH Gene-Environment Interplay and Childhood Obesity: An Adoption Study
SMPA Michael Freeman Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation Kalb Report
SMPA Dorothy Gilliam Gannett Foundation Prime Movers Media
SMPA Jason Osder Sundance Institute Let the Fire Burn
Sociology Antwan Jones Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Childhood Residential Instability and Adolescent Obesity: The Role of Neighborhood Context
Speech and Hearing Sciences Lynne Bernstein NSF Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignment
Speech and Hearing Sciences Silvio Eberhardt Mass Institute of Technology Automatic Detection of Cortical Networks
Statistics Qing Pan Children's Research Institute Genetic Disparities
TSPPPA Anne Doucette Railroad Research Foundation Suicide Prevention

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Fellowships & Scholarships

Department Faculty Name of Fellowship/Scholarship Date of Fellowship
American Studies Suleiman Osman ACLS/ Ryskamp Fellowship 2012-2013
American Studies Suleiman Osman DAAD August 2012 - October 2012
American Studies Suleiman Osman ACLS/Oscar Handlin Fellowship 2012-2013
Economics Joseph Pelzman Fulbright 2012-2013
Economics Stephen Smith Fulbright 2012-2013
English Gayle Wald NEH 2012-2013
English Gayle Wald Guggenheim 2012-2013
History Erin D. Chapman Schomburg Center Scholars in Residence Program 12 months
Political Science Elizabeth Saunders Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellowship 2012-2013
Political Science Susan Sell Wilson Center / Open Society Institute 2011-2012
Psychology Phil Moore Fulbright 2012-2013

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Fellowships, grants and awards given to Columbian College faculty in 2010-2011.


Awards

Department Faculty Sponsor Title of Project
Anthropology Robin M. Bernstein National Science Foundation Collaborative Research:  A Multidisciplinary, Field Based Study of the Little-Known Kinda Baboon (Papio Cynocephalus Kindae)
Anthropology Joel Kuipers National Science Foundation Argumentation in Middle School Classrooms: A Video Ethnographic and Corpus Analysis of Discourse
Anthropology Stephen C. Lubkemann The Carter Center Mapping Justice in Urban Liberia
Anthropology Erin Vogel US Fish & Wildlife Service The Integration of Environmental Education and Long-Term Research to Increase Conservation Awareness in Communities Surrounding the Tuanan Orangutan Research Station
Anthropology (GW Institute For Public Policy) Ilana Feldman National Science Foundation Life Lived in Relief: Experiences with Hum
Biology Luz Patricia Hernandez National Science Foundation Cypriniform Morphological Novelties: Origin, Performance, and Evolutionary Implications
Biology Richard P. Tollo Department of the the Interior Geology of Mezoproterozoic Basement Rocks
Biology Richard P. Tollo US Geological Survey Geology of  Mezoproterozoic Basement Rocks
Chemistry Christopher L. Cahill Department of Energy Control of Hydrothermal UO2n+ Systems: A Solution Phase Approach to New Solid State Materials
Chemistry Stuart L. Licht National Science Foundation GOALI: Multi-Electron Electrochemical Energy Storage
Chemistry Michael A. Massiah National Science Foundation Mechanism of Action of MID1, a Novel E3 Ligase and Regulator of PP2A
Chemistry Michael A. Massiah National Science Foundation NMR Studies of Midline-1, a Microtubule associated Ub E3 ligase targeting PP2A
Chemistry David E. Ramaker General Motors XAFS Studies of High-Activity De-Alloyed Catalysts
Chemistry Vladislav Sadtchenko National Science Foundation Experimental Studies of Molecular Kinetics, Structure and Thermodynamic Properties of Pure and Doped Amorphous Solid Water at Temperatures above 160k
Chemistry Henry Teng Department of Energy Interface Induced Carbonate Mineralization: A Fundamental Geochemical Process Relevant to Carbon Sequestration
Chemistry Akos Vertes Department of Energy Nanophotonic and Atmospheric Pressure Ion Production
Chemistry Michael James Wagner Central Intelligence Agency Hollow Carbon Nanosphere Encapsulated Alloy Anodes
Economics Michael D. Bradley United States Postal Service (USPS) USPS-Product Costing
Economics Donald O. Parsons HHS/Program Support Center Earnings Loss Study: Musculoskeletal Parts of a VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (ELS-M)
Economics Anthony M. Yezer Housing & Urban Development Evaluating Alternative Methods of Forecasting House Prices: A Post-Crisis Reassessment
Economics Anthony M. Yezer United States Postal Service United States Postal Service
Geography Ryan M. Engstrom San Diego State University Health, Poverty and Place: Modeling Inequalities in Accra using RS and GIS
GW Institute For Public Policy Andrew David Reamer Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Improving Federal Economics Statistics (Phase III)
GW Institute For Public Policy Andrew David Reamer Jobs for the Future Inc. Assessment of the Current State of Real Time LMI Systems
History Charlene N. Bickford National Archives and Records Administration The Documentary History of the First Federal Congress, 1789-1791
History Charlene N. Bickford Third Party Match The Documentary History of the First Federal Congress, 1789-1791
History Charlene N. Bickford William Nelson Cromwell Foundation First Federal Congress Project (2011)
History Christopher Edward Brick National Archives and Records Administration The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers
History Christopher Edward Brick Third Party Match The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers
Mathematics Jozef Pryztycki National Science Foundation Knots in Poland III; The Conference on Knot Theory and its Ramifications
Mathematics Jozef Pryztycki National Security Agency Investigating Algebraic Structures Motivated by Knot Theory
Mathematics Svetlana Roudenko National Science Foundation Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation
Mathematics Svetlana Roudenko Simons Foundation Studies in Global Behavior of Solutions in Nonlinear Dispersive PDE
Mathematics Daniel H. Ullman DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education DC FAME II 2011
Mathematics Hao Wu Simons Foundation Link Homologies and their Applications
Media & Public Affairs Sean M. Aday USIP USIP 2011-Public Events and Research Online Discourse Analysis
Media & Public Affairs Michael G. Freedman Ethics and Excel Journalism Foundation The Kalb Report 2010-11
Media & Public Affairs Michael G. Freedman Ethics and Excel Journalism Foundation This Just In! 2011
Media & Public Affairs Dorothy B. Gilliam American Society of Newspaper Editors ASNE 2010-2011
Media & Public Affairs Dorothy B. Gilliam Gannett Foundation Prime Mover Media Program: A Journalism Education/Mentoring Program in Inner City High Schools
Museum Studies Kym S. Rice International Relief and Development Inc. Iraq Museum Residencies Program
Physics Wiliam J. Briscoe Department of Energy A Data Analysis Center for Electromagnetic and Hardronic Scattering Processes
Physics Wiliam J. Briscoe Department of Energy A Data Analysis Center for Electromagnetic and Hardronic Scattering Processes
Physics Kalvir S. Dhuga NASA Binary Systems, Globular Clusters and GRBs
Physics Kalvir S. Dhuga NASA NRA/Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences-2008 (Roses 2008)
Physics Kalvir S. Dhuga NASA Phase-Resolved Spectroscopy of 2S0921-630
Physics Kalvir S. Dhuga NASA Spectral and Temporal Studies of Compact Astrophysical Sources
Physics Kalvir S. Dhuga Universities Space Research Association Binary Systems, Globular Clusters and GRBs
Physics Kalvir S. Dhuga Universities Space Research Association Spectral and Temporal Studies of Compact Astrophysical Sources
Physics Gerald Feldman Department of Energy Low-Energy Photonuclear Studies at HIGS and LUND
Physics Gerald Feldman Department of Energy Medium Energy Nuclear Physics
Physics Frank X. Lee Department of Energy Nuclear Physics Calculations from QCD and EFT
Physics Igor I. Strakovsky National Science Foundation Sixth International Workshop on Pion-Nucleon Partial-Wave Analysis and Interpretation of Baryon Resonances
Political Science (GW Institute For Public Policy) Harold L. Wolman Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Overall Fiscal Health of the Local Sector
Political Science (GW Institute For Public Policy) Harold L. Wolman Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Property Tax Expenditures and the Health of Local Government: A Concept Paper
Political Science (GW Institute For Public Policy) Harold L. Wolman Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Significant Features of Fiscal Federalism
Psychology George W. Howe National Institutes of Health The Role of Social Stressors in High-Risk Sexual Behaviors
Psychology George W. Howe Umiami NIH Sub Data Synthesis for Adolescent Depression Trials
Psychology Huynh-Nhu Le NYU-NIH Sub Parenting and adolescence: A Pooled Data Analysis of Ethnically Diverse Families
Psychology Lawrence Rothblat USC-NIH Sub Behavioral and Physiological Consequences for Disrupted Met Signaling
Psychology Sarah Shomstein National Science Foundation Uncertainty Reduction: The Guiding Principle of Attentional Allocation
Psychology Maria Cecilia Zea National Institutes of Health Cultural Scripts Influencing HIV Prevention Among African American Women
Public Policy & Public Administration Gerald W. Brock Pew Charitable Trusts Foundation Project on Regulatory Subsidies
Public Policy & Public Administration Ann Doucette DEPT VA Statement of work for the Live Program, Washington, D.C., Medical Center
Public Policy & Public Administration Ann Doucette John Templeton Foundation Gwish-Templeton Reflective Rounds: Sustaining Spirituality-Based Competencies in Medical Education
Public Policy & Public Administration Ann Doucette Railroad Research Foundation Railroad Research Foundation Suicide Prevention
Public Policy & Public Administration (GW Institute For Public Policy) Burt S. Barnow Center for Employment Security and Education and Research ARRA Fund Implementation Study
Public Policy & Public Administration (GW Institute For Public Policy) Michael Bell Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Property Tax Expenditures and the Health of Local Government
Public Policy & Public Administration (GW Institute For Public Policy) Michael L. Wiseman Economic Research Service IPA agreement for M. Wiseman
Public Policy & Public Administration (GW Institute For Public Policy) Garry D. Young Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Using Market Analysis of Home Values to Measure the Economic and Fiscal Effects of multi-use trails
Solar Institute Kenneth Zweibel Department of Energy (DOE) US DOE Co-Sponsorship of the George Washington University Solar Institute Symposium
Speech & Hearing Sciences Lynne E. Bernstein National Institutes of Health Visual Speech Perception and Neural Processing
Speech & Hearing Sciences Lynne E. Bernstein National Science Foundation Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignment, Bernstein, Lynne
Speech & Hearing Sciences Cynthia Core FAU-NIH Sub Early Dual Language Development in Children from Spanish Speaking Families
Statistics Yinglei Lai National Institutes of Health Concordant integrative analysis of Multiple Gene Expression Data Sets
Statistics Zhaohai Li Dept Army Statistical Modeling
Statistics Zhaohai Li Upenn-NIH Sub Statistical Methods in Genetic Epidemiology
Statistics Reza Modarres DC OSSE Support for Qianlan Zeng
Statistics Rida E. A. Moustafa Dept  of Agriculture Outliner Detection in Very Large Data Sets

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Fellowships & Scholarships

 

Department Faculty Name of Fellowship/Scholarship Date of Fellowship
American Studies Kip Kosek Young Scholar of American Religion by Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture  
American Studies Melanie McAlister Visiting Faculty Scholar at University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School of Communication Spring 2010
American Studies Terry Murphy Fulbright Senior Scholar Indonesia 2010-2011
American Studies Suleiman Osman Graham Foundation Advanced Study in Fine Arts  
American Studies Elana Pena Young Scholar of American Religion by Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture  
Anthropology Richard Grinker 2010 Anthropology in Media Award by the American Anthropological Association  
Anthropology Joel Kuipers Fulbright Senior Scholar Indonesia 2010-2011
Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Elise Friedland Senior Fellowship Council of American Overseas Research Centers May 2011 - August 2011
Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Yaron Peleg Simon Dubnow Institute August 2010
Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Andrew Smith Loeb Classical Library Foundation Grant  
Economics Graciela Kaminsky Reserve Bank of Australia, Visiting Scholar July 2009
Economics Chao Wei Congressional Budget Office Economic Policy Fellowship August 2010 - May 2011
English Jonathan Hsy National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend June 2010 - July 2010
English Jane Shore 2009 Poets' Prize for her book, "A Yes-or-No Answer" 2009
Fine Arts & Art History Thom Brown Pollock-Krasner Foundation  
Fine Arts & Art History Siobhan Rigg Artist residency through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council of New York, NY  
Geography Marie Price 2010 Recipient of the Preston E. James Eminent Latin Americanist Career Award 2010
History Dane Kennedy National Endowment for the Humanities/NHC North Carolina 2010-2011
History Marcy Norton National Endowment for the Humanities/NHC Huntington Library 2010-2011
History David Silverman National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doc at Library Company Philadelphia Fall 2010
History Andrew Zimmermann Harvard: Charles Warren Center Fellowship January 2011 - June 2011
Interior Architecture & Design Nancy Evans Design Studio Art Gallery MOCA Grant  
Interior Architecture & Design Nadia Volchansky Award for Seeds of Hope  
Museum Studies Kym Rice Visiting Scholar in the Department of Cultural Heritage and Museology, Fudan University, Shanghai, PRC March 2010
Music Karen Ahlquist NEA Grant for a festival and symposium on composer Lou Harrison and East-West relations in the arts  
Music Douglas Boyce Aaron Copland Foundation Recording Fund  
Music Douglas Boyce Alice M. Ditson Fund  
Music Douglas Boyce Meet the Composer/Cary Trust Small Ensemble Fund  
Music Douglas Boyce New York State Council on the Arts  
Organizational Sciences Clay Warren Vermont Studio Center Writer's Fellowship March 2010
Philosophy David DeGrazia National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship 2010-2011
Political Science Alasdair Bowie Fulbright Senior Scholar: Vietnam 2010-2011
Political Science Henry Farrell Wilson Center 2010-2011
Political Science James Goldgeier German Marshall Fund: Transatlantic Academy Fellowship 2010-2011
Sociology Steve Tuch Fulbright Senior Scholar Poland 2010-2011
University Writing Rachel Riedner Grant from the National Women's Studies Association to participate in and assess the NWSA's 2010 Civic Engagement Workshop 2010
University Writing Phillip Troutman Jay and Deborah Last Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society 2010-2011

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