Debra Swanson receives Great Lakes Colleges Association/Library of Congress Award

Debra Swanson, Professor of Sociology, received a Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA)/Library of Congress Faculty-Student Research Program Award for the project titled Cloth and Clay: Understanding and Exhibiting African Art through an Anthropological Lens. Joining Dr. Swanson in this project are students Maddalena Frissora, Trinity Frye, and Elizabeth Gomez. This project will use faculty-student collaboration […]

Claudia Andre receives new Great Lakes Colleges Association award

Claudia Andre, Professor of Spanish, received an $8,885 award from the Great Lakes Colleges Association Global Crossroads Initiative for the project titled Rethinking borders through a gender lens in Latin America. Cheryl Martens of the University San Francisco de Quito will serve as co-principal investigator on this project. Drs. Andre and Martens will develop a […]

Lisa McGunigal receives a Fred W. Smith National Library Fellowship

Lisa McGunigal, Viisting Assistant Professor of English, received a one month $3,000 residential fellowship at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon for the project titled Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association: Restoring and Changing the 19th Century Patriotic Landscape. This project will compare the formation of the Mount […]

Christian Gibson receives new Michigan State Police award

Christian Gibson, Victim Advocate / Prevention Educator, recently received a $17,028 award from the Michigan State Police Fiscal Year 2020 Campus Sexual Assault Program for the project titled Hope Campus Leadership Team to End Sexual Violence. Additional project personnel include Sarah Kornfield, Associate Professor Communications and Women and Gender Studies and Trainer on Rape Culture; […]

Training Opportunities for Spring 2020 Remain Available

Due to the campus closure, the regularly scheduled Office of Sponsored Research and Programs sessions scheduled for March and April will be moved to Zoom.  Because these sessions are moved to Zoom, the previously imposed registration limits are no longer relevant.  If you considered participating in one of the sessions below, but could not as […]

Impact of COVID-19 on Proposal Submissions and Awards

With COVID-19 impacting nearly every facet of life, proposal submissions and awards are no different.  Below are some items to consider as many of our sponsors shift to remote operations. Please note the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs has shifted to remote operations.  Please feel free to contact the Director via email ( or […]

Susan Ipri Brown receives new NOAA award

Susan Ipri Brown, Director of ExploreHope, recently received a $79,971 award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Great Lakes Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program for the project titled Prep for Day 1: K-12 Students Jump into West Michigan Watershed. The project period is 1 March 2020 through 31 August 2021. Michelle Gibbs […]

NSF Offers Information to Proposers and Awardees on the Impact of Coronavirus

With the cancelation of a major academic conference this week (APS in Denver), NSF recognizes the impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on proposal and award activity. To assist proposers and awardees in assessing impact, please see NSF 20-053: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposers […]

Anna-Lisa Cox Continues Her Press Tour for Acclaimed Book

Anna-Lisa Cox, Visiting Scholar in the History Department, continues her press tour to support her book The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America’s Forgotten Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality. This book explores the history of black pioneers in the Northwest Territory–which became Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin–and how these families were making […]

Anita Esquerra-Zwiers receives new award from Sigma Theta Tau Kappa Epsilon at-Large Chapter

Anita Esquerra-Zwiers, Assistant Professor of Nursing, received a $1,500 award from the Sigma Theta Tau Kappa Epsilon at-Large Chapter for the project titled Accuracy and Precision of Infant Test Weights for Breast Milk Bottle Feeding. Students Anastasia Perecki and Kesline Senesca will be joining Anita as co-investigators on this project. This project will assess the […]