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January 25, 2021 at 8:51 am

2 A&S Faculty Get Baker Fund Awards for Research

From Ohio University News

The John C. Baker Fund awarded $34,426 to three faculty proposals for research, scholarship and creative work during fall semester 2020, with two of the faculty from the College of Arts & Sciences.

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 seven proposals requesting $78,668 total, with awards going to the following faculty.

Nicholas Allan, portrait

Dr. Nicholas Allan

Nicholas Allan, Psychology

  • Pilot Testing a Virtual Group Intervention for COVID-19 Distress
  • Amount Funded: $11,889
Katherine Fornash, portrait

Dr. Katherine Fornash

Katherine Fornash, Geological Sciences

  • Resolving the Lawsonite Paradox: A Compositional Perspective
  • Amount Funded: $10,914

Nancy Stevens, Biomedical Sciences

  • Faunal Dynamics on Continental Africa at the Close of the Paleogene
  • Amount Funded: $11,623

The Baker Fund is accepting proposals for its spring cycle through Feb. 4.

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