January 15, 2015 at 9:01 am

Morris, Stigall, Williams Awarded University Research Funding

The John C. Baker Fund and the Ohio University Research Committee awarded $95,175 total to 10 faculty proposals for research, scholarship and creative work during fall semester. Three College of Arts & Sciences faculty are among the recipients.

Both internal awards programs now are accepting proposals for the spring cycle of funding in January and February.

Baker Fund

Dr. Molly Morris

Dr. Molly Morris

During the fall cycle of the Baker Fund awards, the university received 15 proposals requesting $160,662. Endowed in 1961 by a gift of more than $612,000 from 1926 College of Arts & 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. The Baker Fund committee selected five proposals and awarded $58,567 total, including:

  • Dr. Molly Morris, Biological Sciences, “Intralocus Tactical Conflict: Constraint on the Evolution of Alternative Reproductive Tactics?” Funding: $12,000

Ohio University Research Committee

Dr. Alycia StigallThe Ohio University Research Committee received 14 proposals requesting $106,384. This fund supports early-stage research, scholarship and creative projects by staff, new faculty or established faculty seeking new directions in their work. Up to $8,000 is available for each award. The committee selected five proposals and awarded $36,608 total, including:

  • Dr. Alycia Stigall, Geological Sciences, “Constraining the timing of the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event (GOBE) in North American brachiopods” Funding: $7,980
  • Dr. Kelly Williams

    Dr. Kelly Williams

    Dr. Kelly Williams, Biological Sciences, “Maternal Resource Acquisition and Allocation: How is Offspring Growth and Survival Related to Individual Behavioral and Environmental Variation?” Funding: $7,999

Spring Proposals Being Accepted Now

The Ohio University Research Committee is accepting proposals for its spring cycle through 4 p.m., Jan. 29, and the Baker Fund is accepting proposals through 4 p.m., Feb. 12.

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.

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