January 7, 2014 at 9:29 am

Castellano, Curp, Schoen Awarded Research Funding

Three faculty from the College of Arts & Sciences were funded for research, scholarship and creative work this fall. The John C. Baker Fund and the Ohio University Research Committee awarded a total of $91,853 to 11 Ohio University faculty.

  • Dr. Brian Schoen, Associate Professor of History, received a Baker Fund award of $11,917 for “American Interregnum: Statecraft, Slavery and Secession in the Civil War Era.
  • Dr. Ursula Castellano, Associate Professor of Sociology, received a Baker Fund award of   $11,126 for “Veterans Court Photography Project.”
  • Dr. T. David Curp, Associate Professor of History, received an Ohio University Research Committee award of $8,000 for “Renew the Face of the Earth: Catholic and Evangelical Collaboration in Poland’s Sacral and Secular Revolutions, 1975-1995.”

Both of these Ohio University awards programs now are accepting proposals for the spring cycle of funding in January and February. Endowed in 1961 by a gift of more than $612,000 from 1926 College of Arts and Sciences graduate Edwin L. Kennedy and his wife, Ruth, a 1930 graduate of the College of Education, The John C. Baker Fund was established to support faculty improvement and research efforts. Up to $12,000 is available for each award.

Spring Proposals Now Accepted

The Ohio University Research Committee is accepting proposals for its spring cycle through 4 p.m.,  Jan. 30, and the Baker Fund is accepting proposals through 4 p.m., Feb. 13.

For more information about guidelines, forms and requirements for these programs, as well as sample funded proposals, please visit:

For questions, please contact Carma West, grants development coordinator in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity, at; 740-593-0929.

Read the full article in Compass.

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