January 15, 2018 at 1:43 pm

Abu-Rish Receives Baker Fund Support during Fall 2017 Cycle

Dr. Ziad Abu-Rish, portrait

Dr. Ziad Abu-Rish


Dr. Ziad Abu-Rish, Assistant Professor of History, received Baker Fund support of $11,115 for his research on “Social Conflict and Institution Building in the Making of Post-Colonial Lebanon, 1943-1955.”

The John C. Baker Fund awarded a total of $43,022 to four faculty proposals for research, scholarship and creative work during fall semester 2017. See Four projects receive Baker Fund support during fall 2017 cycle.

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 Patton 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.

Proposals Now Accepted for Spring Awards Cycle

The Baker Fund is accepting proposals for its spring cycle through Feb. 15.

See more information about guidelines, forms and requirements for the program, as well as sample funded proposals.

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

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