January 13, 2018 at 8:59 am

Showalter, Popescu, Allan Receive Ohio University Research Committee Funding

The Ohio University Research Committee selected five faculty proposals, including three College of Arts & Sciences faculty, for funding during its fall 2017 cycle. In total, the committee awarded $38,852.

The program, which is funded by the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity, provides seed money for new faculty and administrative staff members or established applicants seeking to start a new direction in their research. Applicants may request up to $8,000 per proposal.

The committee received a total of 18 proposals requesting $135,781 in funding. See “Committee awards $38,852 during fall 2017 funding cycle” for details.

Dr. Allan Showalter’s lab is studying Arabidopsis thaliana, a plant commonly used as a model organism for genetic studies.

Dr. Allan Showalter

Dr. Allan Showalter, Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology

  • Agricultural Nanotechnology: Nanofertilizers to Enhance Growth and Yield in Soybean
  • Amount Funded:  $8,000
Dr. Viorel Popescu

Dr. Viorel Popescu

Dr. Viorel Popescu, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

  • Developing Population Monitoring Tools for a Declining Stream Amphibian, the Eastern Hellbender (Cryptobranchus Alleganiesis)
  • Amount Funded:  $8,000
Dr. Darcey Allan, portrait outdoors

Dr. Darcey Allan

Dr. Darcey Allan, Visiting Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology

  • Factors Contributing to Discrepancies between Teacher and Observer Ratings of Inattentive and Hyperactive-Impulsive Behaviors in Preschoolers
  • Amount Funded:  $6,852

The Ohio University Research Committee is accepting proposals for its spring cycle through Feb. 8.

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

For questions, please contact Carma West, grant development coordinator in the Research Division, at or 740.593.0929.

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