Current Awards

Research Grants

Amy Bix (History) Recruiting Engineer Jane and Astrophysicist Amy: American STEM Advocacy for Girls, 1965-2015

Brianna Burke (English), Indian Summer: Growing Up in the American Indian Hobbyist Culture

Mira Engler (Landscape Architecture), Facing Colors: Predicaments in Landscape Architecture

Firat Erdim (Architecture), Peregrine Projections: Camino de Santiago

Cindy Gould (Art and Visual Culture), Elsa Sreenivasam: Pioneering American Textile Researcher

Ted Grevstad-Nordbrock (Community and Regional Planning) The Heritage of Diplomacy

Bonar Hernandez(History) Saving People, Not Souls: Religion, Community, and Politics during Guatemala’s Cold War

Michael Christopher Low (History), Drinking the Sea: The United States, the Middle East, and the Globalization of Desalination Technology

Tracy Lucht (Greenlee School of Journalism) Doing It Themselves: Theorizing Agency in the Careers of Midwestern Women Broadcasters, 1922–1972

Lawrence McDonnell (History) Chasing Dave: The Unbelievable Life of an American Scoundrel

Justin Remes (English), Absence in Cinema

Amy Rutenberg (History) Making Citizen-Civilians: Cold War Military Manpower Policy and the Origins of Vietnam Era Draft Resistance

Linda Shenk (English) The Role of the Humanities in the New Community-Engaged, Data-Driven Science

Matthew Sivils (English) The Seductive Land: Sexuality and the American Environmental Fantasy, 1787–1881

Austin Stewart (Art and Visual Culture), Critical Contemplations: The Fountain

Elanor Taylor (Philosophy) Free Thinking

Olivia Valentine (Art and Design) Between Systems and Grounds: A Generative, Sonic Textile Construction and Installation System

Stacey Weber-Feve (World Languages & Cultures ) Restaging Comedy: Comic Play and Performance in Women’s Contemporary Cinema in France

Andrea Wheeler (Architecture) A New Ecological Aesthetics of Nature in Architecture

Jeremy Withers (English) The Wheels of Chance: A New Edition

Symposium Grants

Caroline Westort (Landscape Architecture) and Alex Braidwood (Graphic Design), “Coding Design/Designing Code: A Meeting of Creative Technologists,” symposium planned for fall 2017 Westort and Braidwood are organizing a symposium that explores how software coding is transforming creative output within and across disciplines and how the creative process is captured or cultivated with computer programming.

Revolutions in the History of Early Modern Philosophy and Science (Summer 2018). David Marshall Miller (Philosophy and Religious Studies) This grant supports a conference of international scholars authoring a collection of original essays, The Cambridge History of Philosophy of the Scientific Revolution.