January 13, 2017 at 8:47 am

Five Faculty Receive Fall Baker Fund Support | Spring Deadline is Feb. 9

Proposals now accepted for spring awards cycle. The deadline is Thursday, Feb. 9, at 4 p.m.

The John C. Baker Fund awarded $53,704 total to five faculty proposals for research, scholarship and creative work during fall semester 2016.

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 received 12 proposals requesting $136,886 total.

Fall 2016 Awardees

Dr. Scott Hooper, Biological Sciences

  • Using perturbation to describe neuron properties
  • Amount Funded: $7,830
Dr. Zhihua Hua

Dr. Zhihua Hua

Dr. Zhihua Hua, Environmental & Plant Biology

  • F-box Proteins: Who Are Your Partners in Plant Cells?
  • Amount Funded: $11,993
Dr. Sarah Kinkel

Dr. Sarah Kinkel

Dr. Sarah Kinkel, History

  • Disciplining the Empire: Politics, Governance, and the Navy in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic (book manuscript)
  • Amount Funded: $11,438
Dr. Ingo Trauschweizer

Dr. Ingo Trauschweizer

Dr. Ingo Trauschweizer, History

  • Cold Warrior: Maxwell Taylor and the Sinews of Power      
  • Amount Funded: $10,463
Ahmed Faik

Dr. Ahmed Faik

Dr. Ahmed Faik, Environmental and Plant Biology

  • Elucidating the signal-based trafficking of wheat xylan synthase complex 
  • Amount Funded: $11,980

The Baker Fund is accepting proposals for its spring cycle through Feb. 9.

For more information, contact Carma West, grant development coordinator in the Research Division, at or 740-593-0929.

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