The purpose of the Faculty Research Grant Program is to offer resources that allow faculty to seek advancement in their respective fields through significant scholarly achievements such as publications, creation of artistic works, research projects, manuscripts, etc. with the ultimate goal of capitalizing on project potential to gain future external funding.

Curriculum development and instructional improvement projects are not eligible.

Successful proposed projects should either result in a tangible deliverable such as a publication, manuscript, model, artistic creation etc. OR result in substantial gains toward external funding opportunities for research or scholarly projects.

Proposals will be judged on overall completeness of the proposal; merit and creativity of the project; soundness of the research design and methodology; value and relationship of the project to department and University goals; and soundness of the budget justification. 

Eligibility

All full-time AAUP and NMUFA faculty members are eligible for Faculty Research Grants. A faculty member may be funded for only one proposal per year, and not more than three within any five-year period. The applicant must agree to return to the University for one full academic year immediately following the award of the grant or repay in full all compensation paid by the University. Persons failing to file annual or final reports are ineligible for grants in subsequent granting cycles.

Award Information

The maximum award for Faculty Research Grants is $7,000. The project can begin upon notification of the award. Projects must be completed and funds encumbered within a 24 month funding period.  Extensions for projects may be granted at the discretion of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. 

Submission

Email a single PDF document including all proposal elements (discussed below) to grants@nmu.edu. Note faculty applicants are responsible for obtaining the appropriate department head signature on the cover sheet. Hard copies of the cover sheet are acceptable if submitted by the October due date if you do not have the means to scan/email electronic copies. Electronic signatures from Adobe documents are acceptable and binding signatures. See instructions here if you are not familiar with creating and saving PDF documents.

It is helpful to look over the evaluation criteria on the evaluation form. Proposals will be evaluated based up scholarly significance, guided by these proposal requirements. Proposals that do not follow the guidelines will lose points.

Applicants must submit a cover sheet (available here) signed by the appropriate Department Head.

**NOTE: If your project involves human subjects or animals in any way you do need IRB or IACUC approval. See the Compliance page for information. If your project involves human subjects but you believe it to be exempt per policy 45 CFR 46.101 you still need an exemption form.

Applications must include the following:

I. Project abstract: 250 words or less, including a clear, concise description of proposed project need/purpose, objectives/methods and deliverable(s).


II. Project narrative: 10 numbered pages with last name in footer of each page, double spaced, 1’ margins, no smaller than 12 pt font in Times New Roman; use clear language applicable to non-specialty reviewers in the following sections:

  1. Significance: Explain specific objective of the proposal, and what need it will meet. (If it is a continuation of a previously funded project discuss the project, results and relation to new proposal).
    1. Statement of need: What issue does your project address/why is it a valued pursuit. Explain what, if any, benefit it will bring to your department and/or college, or NMU as an institution.
    2. Literature review: Provide sufficient literature review to demonstrate how the proposed project fits into scholarship of your academic specialty.
    3. Deliverable: What is your proposed outcome, and how will it benefit your discipline and/or professional portfolio? How will it benefit NMU?
  2. Methods: Provide sufficient detail as to how the project will be conducted.
    1. What facilities, if any, are required? Where appropriate, describe arrangements made/expected to be made for use of facilities/equipment at NMU or elsewhere.
    2. Provide an appropriate timeline.
    3. If animal or human subjects will be involved in the proposed project, applications must be submitted to the appropriate IACUC or IRB committee prior to submission of the Faculty Grant Proposal, and a copy of the IACUC or IRB application must be included in this proposal.
    4. If the work is to be conducted on public lands or involves wild animals and endangered plants, appropriate permits must be obtained. Contact the Assistant Provost of Graduate Education and Research for assistance in complying with State and Federal regulations.
  3. Personnel Qualifications: Describe your qualifications to lead this project/investigation, and qualifications of other personnel if applicable.

III. Budget: A detailed budget and corresponding budget narrative/justification is required. An itemized budget of all anticipated expenditures must be included with the following categories:

  • Faculty salary and fringe benefits
  • Student assistant salary and benefits
  • Supplies (items greater than $200 require specific statement of justification in budget narrative)
  • Contractual services
  • Travel
  • Equipment

Contact Erica Lynn Goff (efranich@nmu.edu) in the Grants and Contracts Office for assistance with budget development. A budget justification template is available here.


IV. Appendices
    1.  List of references cited.
    2.  Curriculum Vitae: Include for each major participant (limit to two pages per CV; template available here).
    3.  Results of Prior Funding: Explain what was accomplished as a result of your most recent Faculty Research Grant funding. Include a copy of your last Final Project Report or provide a status report for current funding.
    4.  Additional Documentation (e.g., Dean/Dept.Head letter of support for project and/or reassigned time, IRB Application, IACUC Application, Other Permits that may be required such as those issued by the National Park Service, City of Marquette, etc.)

Contact Kristin Beck (krbeck@nmu.edu) in the Office of Sponsored Programs for assistance with budget development.

  • Salary: Remuneration for faculty time may be requested. Applicants may request up a maximum of four credits of reassigned time per semester, throughout the time period of the grant activities. Reassigned time during the fall or winter semester is calculated as the cost needed to hire an adjunct to replace the faculty member for the appropriate number of credit hours. Proposals planned for fall or winter semesters must contain a detailed description of how any request for reassigned time will be handled within the department. The department head and appropriate dean must approve requests (letter must be attached to proposal) for reassigned time when the proposal is submitted to the Office of Sponsored Programs.
    Remuneration requested during the summer session must not exceed the maximum amount per the AAUP master agreement exclusive of fringe benefits. Remuneration should be justified based on the estimated effort to be spent on the project.  Fringe benefits must be listed at the current blended fringe rate (Contact Kristin Beck or Kathy Frazier for additional budget information).
  • Student Research Assistants Salary: Students not enrolled must be paid fringe benefits at temporary labor rates. Fringe benefits should be included in requests for student assistants where appropriate. Payment to graduate and undergraduate research assistants should be based on the current pay rates as defined in the Student Employment Handbook.
  • Supplies and Services: Reasonable supplies and contractual services may be included. Office & lab supplies, postage, educational supplies, rentals, printing and duplicating, telephone, and professional services should be itemized. These are expenses over and above normal departmental support of the faculty member.
  • Travel and Living Expenses: Travel and living expenses are allowable, but cannot exceed current University established rates. They must be itemized.
  • Equipment: Each grant should justify the need for and cost of equipment relative to the project's objective and methodology.  Any equipment purchased through a Faculty Grant is the property of the University and must be registered with the Inventory Control Department.

The evaluation rubric used by the Faculty Grants Committee can be downloaded here.

  • Evaluation Criteria: Proposals from eligible applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria: a) scholarly/creative significance, b) soundness of the project plan, c) qualifications of the investigator and  staff, d) strength of the budget and budget justification, and e) adherence to format and content requirements. 
  • Procedures: Committee members will read each proposal, but one committee member will act as the lead reviewer for each.  The lead reviewer will give the proposal an especially thorough reading, and will present a short summary of the proposal to the full committee, along with the lead reviewer's analysis of strengths and weaknesses of the proposal.  Discussion of the proposal will follow.  Committee members will come to the grant review session with preliminary ratings of proposals, but may modify these based on committee discussions.

When all proposals have been presented and discussed as detailed above, the committee will begin a two-stage ranking process.  Any proposal that fails to adequately address one or more of the grant requirements (as determined by a majority of the committee) will not be ranked.  Some examples of reasons for not ranking a proposal include lack of an identifiable scholarly product, an ineligible faculty member applying for a grant, failure to include a copy of the most recent final report, failure to obtain letters of support from Dean and Department Head to reassign course time during the Fall or Winter term, lack of a CV, and gross violations of the formatting guidelines. All other proposals will be ranked by each committee member, with the highest being "1" and successive ratings receiving 2” and "3”.  The total of all committee members’ rankings for each proposal will be used to determine a final ranking.

Rankings and recommendations of the committee will be forwarded to the Academic Senate, with notation made of first-time applicants.  Notes concerning perceived strengths and weaknesses of each proposal will be kept by the lead reviewer during discussion of each grant.  The lead reviewer will forward a summary review to each grant writer after the Academic Senate has acted on the committee's recommendations.

  • Voting Policy:  Each proposal must be read and evaluated by a minimum of five (5) voting members of the Faculty Grants Committee. In the event that less than five committee members are available for grant assessment, alternate committee members will be called upon to fill in. Committee members who have a grant under consideration will be excluded from any deliberations concerning the Faculty Grant Program.  Alternates will take the place of these members.  Ex officio committee members may contribute to discussions, but will not take part in the actual ranking of proposals.

Reporting

  • Final Project Report: The recipient of a grant must file a final project report 24 months after the grant was awarded. If a grant recipient fails to submit a final report, s/he may not apply for a new grant for at least one year from the submission date of the belated final report, and a final report must be submitted to all necessary offices and individuals prior to filing a new grant application. 
  • Extension: If the project lasts more than 2 years, an extension request must be submitted describing the project activities, the reason for the extension, actual budget expenditures to date, and indicating an expected project completion date. 
  • Final Report Due Date: January 31st 2 years after the award was given. The date will be listed in the award letter.
  • Persons failing to file annual reports are ineligible for grants in subsequent granting cycles.
  • All reports are to be sent to the Office of Sponsored Programs (grants@nmu.edu).

Patents and Copyrights

The University recognizes that certain discoveries may result from the primary business of the University.  These inventions and materials may be eligible for copyright or patent protection.  All NMU employees are responsible for following the current Intellectual Property Policy of Northern Michigan University.

Past Awardees

Evan Pratt

Department: Department of Chemistry

Project Title: Illuminating the distribution and dynamics of metals in living cells using fluorescent sensors


James McCommons

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Narrative Non-Fiction Book "The Great Crusade to Save Birds"


Christine Lenzen

Department: School of Art and Design

Project Title: On Death: Memento Mori in Platinum Palladium


Alexander Wilson

Department: Department of Chemistry

Project Title: Drug Lead Compounds from Radical Radula and Other Leafy Liverworts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula


Lin Fang

Department: Department of Psychological Sciences

Project Title: The Relationship Between Cognitive Flexibility and Emotion Regulation: From Laboratory to Daily Life


Jon Billman

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Michigan's Roswell: The 1953 Knross Incident and the Cold War over Lake Superior


Kate Teeter

Department: Department of Biological Sciences

Project Title: Molecular Evolution at Elevation: Adaptation in the American Pika (Ochotona Princeps)


Philip Yangyuoru

Department: Department of Chemistry

Project Title: Turning G-quadruplex Nucleic Acid Structures into Biosensors for Biomarkers


Caroline Krzakowski

Department: Department of English

Project Title: The Modern English Garden: Literature, Horticulture, and Empire

Erich Ottem

Department: Biological Sciences

Project Title: Assessing Differential Gene Expression as a Potential Compensatory Response in a Mouse Model of Neuromuscular Disease


Matthew Frank

Department: English

Project Title: Painting an Expressionless Boy: A Hybrid Book of Poetry and Micro Lyric Essays


Antony Aumann

Department: Department of Philosophy

Project Title: The Art Museum Audio Guide: Essential Tool or Needless Distraction?


Matthew Kilgas

Department: School of Health and Human Performance

Project Title: Upper-body Physical Conditioning Following Arm-Cycling with Blood Flow Restriction


Diana Lafferty

Department: Department of Biological Sciences

Project Title: Managing Mammals and their Microbes: The New Imperative of 21st Century Conservation


Jill Leonard

Department: Department of Biological Sciences

Project Title: Developmental biology and behavioral ecology of larval and early-juvinle burbot (Lota lota)


Yu Liu

Department of Chemistry

Project Title: Magic Box: Development of New Nanocages for C60 Separation and Catalytic Reaction


Marguerite Moore

Department: School of Health and Human Performance

Project Title: Reliability and Validity of a Novel Sideline Concussion Test in Neurocognitive Normal 13-40 Year Olds


David Wood

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Debility, Disability, and Ethnicity in Fletcher and Massinger's A Very Woman

Hugo Eyzagyuirre

Department: Economics

Project Title: Human Choice: Rationality and Emotions


Maria Guadalupe Arenillas

Department: Department of Modern Languages and Literature

Project Title: Indigenous People of Austral Patagonia: Images, Memory, Activism


Gabriel Brahm

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Anti-Anti-Zionism: In Defense of Jewish Nationalism


Yan Ciupak

Department: Department of Sociology 

Project Title: A Longitudinal Study of Chinese Social Stratification and Class Identity Formation


Terry Delpier

Department: School of Nursing

Project Title: Poverty Simulation: An Inter-professional Experience Qualitative Analysis


Christi Edge

Department: School of Education, Leadership, and Public Service

Project Title: Making Meaning with Teachers and from Teacher Education Practices


Jill Leonard

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Effects of winter variability on native age-0 brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) growth and survival


Russell Prather

Department: Department of English

Project Title: And the Heart is Pleased by One Thing After Another / Against Nature: Visual Art and Exhibitions


Marcus Robyns

Department: Library Services

Project Title: Regional Digitization and Digital Curation Service: Data Gathering and Needs Assessment Project


William Tireman

Department: Department of Physics

Project Title: Measuring the Neuron Electric Form Factor with a Novel Charge-Exchange Polarimeter

Brandon Gerig

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Use of Novel and Non-Traditional Tissue Types to Determine the Food Web Position and Energy Source of Brook Trout and Walleye in Michigan Waters using Stable Isotope Analysis


Kurt Galbreath

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Expedition to the Intermountain West: Field Collections Supporting Research on Mammal/Parasite Biodiversity and Life History


Jon Billman

Department: Department of English

Project Title: The Cold Vanish: Missing Persons on America’s Wildlands and a Father’s Quest to Find His Son


Michael Broadway

Department: Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences

Project Title: Café Culture and Social Engagement in the Borderlands: A Comparison of Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC


Scott Demel

Department: Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Project Title: Archaeological Analyses of Cultural Food Procurement Strategies at a Late Woodland Coastal Encampment on Beaver Island, Lake Michigan – The MPS-Isla de Castor Site: 20CX59


Marek Haltof

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Screen as Battlefield: Contested Memories in Central European Cinema after 1989


Steven Hughes

Department: School of Art and Design

Project Title: Landscape Painting and the Upper Peninsula


Matthew Jennings

Department: School of Clinical Sciences

Project Title: Development of a Rapid, Colorimetric Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Assay for Determination of Mutational Status in Glioblastoma


Lesley Larkin

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Fiction 1980-2020


Alec Lindsay

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: The JP Chickadee Project

 

Yu Liu

Department: Department of Chemistry

Project Title: Turning waste into wealth: Development of new catalysts for the production of plastics from carbon dioxide


Gabriel Brahm

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Intellectual terrorism and counterterrorism: Fighting antisemitism on the battlefield of ideas


Guomundur Oddsson

Department: Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Project Title: Grasping our unequal world: The power of sociology


Kia Richmond

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Mental Illness in young adult fiction in the 21st century


Jaspal Singh

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Narrating the new nation and Violence and resistance in Sikh gendered identity


Josh Thompson

Department: Department of Math and Computer Science

Project Title: Marquette Trial Study

Erich Ottem

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Assessing Retrograde Transport Mechanisms in a Transgenic Mouse Model that Mimics the Pathology Associated with Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis


Josh Carlson

Department: Department of Psychological Sciences

Project Title: “An Assessment of Prefrontal Cortex (De)Activity Following Concussion in Collegiate Athletes: A Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Study (2 of 2)”


Matthew Frank

Department: Department of English

Project Title: “Plutarch’s Influence on the Contemporary American Essay”


Marek Haltof

Department: Department of English

Project Title: “Polish National Cinema. Second Edition”


Valerie Hedges

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: “Determination of Sex Differences in Tuf1 Protein Expression and Function in Syrian Hamsters”


Caroline Krzakowski

Department: Department of English

Project Title: “The Work of Diplomacy in British Fiction and Film 1935-1970”


Marguerite Moore

Department: School of Health and Human Performance

Project Title: “An Assessment of Prefrontal Cortex (De)Activity Following Concussion in Collegiate Athletes: A Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Study (1 of 2)”


Russell Prather

Department: Department of English

Project Title: “The Cut Worm Forgives the Plow: New Visual Art Work Exhibitions”


Eugene Wichenheis

Department: Department of Chemistry

Project Title: “Synthesis and Assessment of New MRI Cancer Contrast Agents”

Alec Lindsay

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Common Loon Transcriptomics


Robert Belton Jr.

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: “Characterization of Basigin as a Potential Cancer Stem Cell Marker in Glioblastoma Mutiforme Tumors”


Josh Carlson

Department: Department of Psychological Science

Project Title: “Fearless Minds! Measuring the Efficacy of Cellphone Based Anxiety Reduction Training with Magnetic Resonance Imaging”


Charles Ganzert

Department: Department of Communications and Performance Studies

Project Title: “Nautanki and the Carnatic Music of Sothern India”


Thomas Getman

Department: Department of Chemistry

Project Title: “Separation of the Isomers of B12H10(SMe2)2 by Selective Complexation with ß-Cyclodextrin”


Valerie Hedges

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: “Investigation of the Novel Neuropeptide, TUF1, Following Ovarian Hormone Administration and Sexual Experience”


Jill Leonard

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: “Development and Application of Larval Fish Culture Practices for Two Species of Native Fish at Northern Michigan University”


Madison Ngafeeson

Department: College of Business

Project Title: “Testing User Resistance to Electronic Health Records: Taking Healthcare Information Technology Adoption One Step Further”


Rachel Nye

Department: School of Nursing

Project Title: “Oral Health Literacy”


Katherine Teeter

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: “Molecular Evolution in the American Pika (Ochotona princeps): Adaptations to Hypoxia and Cold”


Renxin Yang

Department: Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Project Title: “Poetry Collection: Light & Shadows”

Nathaniel Greenberg

Department: Department of English

Project Title: New Narrative Dimensions of the Arab Uprisings


Dwight Brady

Department: Department of Communication and Performance Studies

Project Title: Recording Upper Michigan’s Music


Brandon Canfield

Department: Department of Chemistry

Project Title: Secondary Metabolic Characterization in Thimbleberry


Josh Carlson

Department: Department of Psychology

Project Title: Neuroplasticity mediates the efficacy of Attention Bias Modification training


Neil Cumberlidge

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: New Species from forests in East Africa enable a comprehensive study of Uganda’s freshwater crab fauna


Yu Liu

Department: Department of Chemistry

Project Title: Development of a Recyclable Catalyst for the Preparation of Chiral Epoxides


Jaspal Singh

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Narrating the New Nation: South African Indian Writing


Katherine Teeter

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: An investigation of epigenetic disruptions in Mus Hybrids


Robert Whalen

Department: Department of English

Project Title: The Complete Works of George Herbert: A digital Scholarly Edition

Michael Loukinen

Department: Sociology and Social Work

Project Title: Winona, a Ghost Town Documentary


John Anderton

Department: Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geological Sciences

Project Title: 20MQ140, The goose Lake Outlet #3 Site: Archeological Analysis of Cultural Remains


Scott Demel

Department: Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Project Title: Beaver Island Ethno- Historical Archival Research


Kurt Galbreath

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Diversity and Biogeography of Northern Michigan’s Mammals and their Parasites


Lesley Larkin

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Reading Race and Modern African American Literature


Jill Leonard

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Linking Metabolic Physiology to Movement Behavior in Brook Trout


Rebecca Mead

Department: Department of History

Project Title: “Hiding in Plain Sight”


Erich Ottem

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Investigating the Influence of Exercise on the Neuroendrocrine Regulation of Feeding Behavior in Mice on a High Fat Diet


Josh Sharp

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Polynuceotide Phosphorolase in the opportunistic pathogen Psudomonas aeuriginosa: essential gene or virulence regulator?


Renxin Yang

Department: Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Project Title: Poetry Collection : The Native Spirit

Lesley Putman

Department: Department of Chemistry

Project Title: Mechanism of Bisphenol A Degradation by Little Bluestem Seeds During Germination


Eugene Wickenheiser

Department: Department of Chemistry

Project Title: Study of the absorption of components of smokeless powder by materials in disposable gloves.


Jonathan M. Hanes

Department: Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences

Title: Investigating the Patterns and Dynamics of Leaf and Needle Growth During the Spring in the Longyear Forest


Mounia Ziat

Department: Department of Psychology

Title: Behavioral and electrophysiological responses associated with the processing of touch in a driving simulator environment


Maria Arenillas

Department: Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Title: Revolutionary Movements in Argentina Reconsidered: The Legacy of the 70s for a New Generation.


Shravan Rajagopal

Department: School of Art and Design

Title: Sounds of Eternal Truth: The Vedic Way of Life and Mnemonic Rules of Pattern, Repetition and Tonal Accent in the Oral Tradition of The Vedas.


Ronald Johnson

Department: Department of English

Title: “Three Stories for “Newlyweds” Section of A Second Marriage: The Ben and Geri Stories.”


Bitsy Wedin

Department: School of Nursing

Title: Men in Nursing: The Experience of Being a Male Nursing Student


Yan Liu

Department: Department of Chemistry

Title: Characterization of Electroosmotic Flow at High Temperature


Martin Reinhardt

Department: Center for Native American Studies

Title: Decolonizing Diet Project

Erich Ottem

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Investigating the Role of Muscular BDNF in the Onset of Sporadic Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis


K. C. Holder

Department: School of Education, Leadership and Public Service

Title: Discovering the landscape: On-site charter school monitoring


Dennis Staffne

Department: School of Art & Design

Title: Invitational Exhibit – Portfolio Development


Thomas D. Getman

Department: Department of Chemistry

Title: Preparation of Unreactive, Weakly Coordinating Anions


Marek Haltof

Department: Department of English

Title: “Representing Auschwitz in The Last Stage (1948)” (book project)


Jaspal Singh

Department: Department of English

Title: Imagining Nations: Gender and Sikh Identity in Indian and Diasporic Literature


Shelley Russell

Department: Department of Communications and Performance Studies

Title: Water, Woman: A play Exploring the Evolving Relationship Between Women and Their Natual Environment as Translated by the Art They Produce


Tara Foster

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Title: Editing Three Anonymous Anglo-Norman Lives of Saint Margaret: Paris BnF ms. Fr. 19525


William H. Bergmann

Department: Department of History

Title: Western Banking: The Bank of Kentucky and Economic Development in the Trans-Appalachian West


Carol Strauss Sotiropoulos

Department: Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Title: Gender Binds: Margaret Fuller and the German Romanticists


Melissa Romero

Department: School of Nursing

Title: Validation of the National Institutes of Health Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (NIH PROMIS) Survey as a Quality of Life Instrument for Patients with Primary Malignant Brain Tumors and their Caregivers


Robert Whalen

Department: Department of English

Title: “Computing George Herbert’s Poetics”

Bao Truong

Department: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Project Title: Preference Optimality Conditions in Multi-objective Optimization with Applications


Qinghong Zhang

Department: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Project Title: Determining weights for multi-objective optimization in posture prediction: an inverse optimization approach


Rebecca J. Mead

Department: Department of History

Project Title: Native American Adaptation to American Settlement in Michigan


Alec R. Lindsay

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Applying Molecular Genetic Data to Conservation Problems


Tara Foster

Department: Modern Languages and Literatures

Project Title: Editing Three Anonymous Anglo-Norman Lives of Saint Margaret


Joel E. Thompson

Department: College of Business

Project Title: Investing in America in the Early 1880s


Peter J. Pless

Department: School of Art and Design

Project Title: Salone Satellite Exhibition: Spaces


Yan Liu

Department: Department of Chemistry

Project Title: Analysis of Tetracycline Antibiotic Residues in Food Sample using Microchip Capillary Electrophoresis with Pulsed Amperometric Detection.


Donald J. Marquardt

Department: Department of Chemistry           

Project Title: Diels-Alder Cycloadditions of Fulvenes as a Route to Fullerene Substructures

Renxin Yang
Department: Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Project Title: Globalization Impact on Marriage & Family Institution in China: Comparative Study on beliefs, values, and behaviors of Middle-aged Women vs. their younger counterparts.


James McCommons
Department: Department of English
Project Title: Narrative, non-fiction book entitled “Waiting on a Train”


Phillip B. Watts
Department: School of Health and Human Performance
Project Title: Changes in metabolic cost and economy with long-term repeated performance in rock climbing


Greg Warchol and Dale Kapla
Department: Department of Criminal Justice
Project Title: Conservation Crimes and Routine Activities


Neil Russell
Department: Department of Physics
Project Title: A compilation and Analysis of Lorentz Tests


Katherine C. Teeter
Department: Department of Biology
Project Title: An investigation of selfish genetic elements in wild house mice populations


Ronald Johnson
Department: Department of English
Project Title: Part Three of The Last Rodeo: Completion of a Novel


Mark Shevy
Department: Department of Communication and Performance Studies
Project Title: Perception of Non-Diatonic Music Pitch-Class Set Changes


William Tireman
Department: Department of Physics
Project Title: Precision Measurement of the Neutron Internal Charge Distribution


Robert Whalen

Department: Department of English

Project Title: The Digital Temple


Jaspal K. Singh

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Trauma, Resistance, Reconciliation in Post-1994 South African Writing


Kevin Foley

Department: School of Clinical Sciences

Project Title: Comparison of Oxidized Lipid Assays for Predicting Cardiovascular Risk

Christine Flavin
Department: School of Art and Design
Project Title: Vanishing Points


Carol Strauss Sotiropoulos
Department: Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Project Title: Debating Women: Early American Educational Reformists


Se Lei
Department: Department of Chemistry
Project Title: Application of Quantum Chemistry: Novel Trinuclear Metal Carbonyl Cr3(CO)12


William Tireman
Department: Department of Physics
Project Title: Determination of Radionuclide Concentrations in Dead River Sediments


Peter H. Goodrich
Department: Department of English
Project Title: Towards a Global Middle Ages: Thai Language Study and Contrasts between Classical Age Thai and Medieval European Literature


Russell Prather
Department: Department of English
Project Title: Multidisciplinary Study of the Poetry and Designs of William Blake


Alec R. Lindsay
Department: Department of Biology
Project Title: Developing Tools to Genetically Assess the Conservation Status of Common Loons (Gavia immer)


Katherine C. Teeter
Department: Department of Biology
Project Title: An analysis of the movement of mitochondrial DNA across a species boundary in house mice


Akhtar A. Khan
Department: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Project Title: Theoretical and Numerical Stability of Inverse Problems


Marek Haltof
Department: Department of English
Project Title: The history of Polish Cinema: A Documentary Script

Alan Willis
Department: Department of History
Project Title: Raise up a Child: Southern Evangelical youth Programs and American Culture


Thomas D. Getman
Department: Department of Chemistry
Project Title: The Development of Fundamental Reactions of the [B10H2NCCH3]- and [B12H12]-2 Ions with Potential Application to the Oligomerization of Ethylene


Michael M. Loukinen
Department: Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Project Title: Lost Drum of the Lac Vieux Desert Ojibwe


Name: Osvaldo Lopez
Department: Department of Biology
Project Title: Early Protective Immune Response Against Influenza Virus


Michael D. Rudisill
Department: School of Engineering Technology
Project Title: Hybrid BAJA: Second Generation Vehicle


Jill Leonard
Department: Department of Biology
Project Title: A seasonal and strain-specific characterization of brook trout thyroid hormones.


Stephanie McKenzie
Department: Department of English
Project Title: Van Gogh’s Granddaughters


Qinghong Zhang
Department: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Project Title: Duality theory and interior-point methods in semidefinite programming


William H. Bergmann
Department: Department of History
Project Title: “Commerce and Arms: Defining the Western Economy during the Early Republic, 1776-1815”

Robert Whalen
Department: Department of English
Project Title: The Digital Temple


Jill Leonard
Department: Department of Biology
Project Title: Assessment of coaster brook trout movements and spawning activities in the Hurricane River, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore


Ronald Johnson
Department: Department of English
Project Title: The Last Rodeo, Part One


Brian D. Cherry
Department: Department of Political Science
Project Title: Municipal Management Survey


Name: Dwight Brady
Department: Department of Communication & Performance Studies
Project Title: “Michigan’s Renewable Economy”


Stephen J. Burn
Department: Department of English
Project Title: Understanding Jonathan Franzen / Millennial Fictions: The American Novel in the 1990’s.


Alec Lindsay
Department: Department of Biology
Project Title: DNA Variation, Immunogenetics and Mercury: Genetically Assessing the Conservation Status of Common Loons (Gavia immer).


William Tireman
Department: Department of Physics
Project Title: Investigating the Soils in Marquette and Alger Counties for Radioactive Contamination Due to the Burning of Goal.


Sujay Datta
Department: Department of Math and Computer Sciences 
Project Title: Publishing an Edited Volume of Papers on Statistics in Biomedical Science


Marcus Robyns
Department: AIS/Archives
Project Title: Marquette Iron Range Labor History


William Bergmann
Department: Department of History
Project Title:  Commerce and Arms: The Federal Government, Native Americans, and the Old Northwest, 1783-1815.


Beverly Matherne
Department: Department of English
Project Title: Book of Linked Prose Poems on Antoine Laumet de Lamothe Cadillac


Phillip B. Watts
Department: School of Health and Human Performance
Project Title: Physiological Responses and Energy Expenditure in Children During Rock Climbing Activity.


Frankie McCormick
Department: Department of Chemistry
Project Title: Nonlinear Optical Materials Based on Propellanes.

Jaspal K. Singh
Department: Department of English
Project Title: Comparative Postcolonial Poetics: Gender Role Formation In South African Indian Woman’s Fiction and Film


Marek Haltof
Department: Department of English
Project Title: Historical Dictionary of Polish Cinema (book project)


Dwight Brady
Department: Department of Communication & Performance Studies
Project Title: “Mining the Wind”


Ronald Johnson
Department: Department of English
Project Title: Stump Farm: Three Essays


Eugene B. Wickenheiser
Department: Department of Chemistry
Project Title: Polydimethylsiloxanes, metals and cell transport


Suzanne Williams       
Department: Department of Chemistry
Project Title: Using Biocalorimetry to Investigate Proteins Involved in Alzheimer’s Disease.


Donald Marquardt
Department: Department of Chemistry
Project Title: Synthesis of Buckybowls: novel Organic Material


Name: Carol Sotiropoulous
Department: Department of Modern Languages and Literature
Project Title: Woman’s Coming of Age in Eighteenth Century Educational Discourses


Katherine Hanson
Department: Department of English
Project Title: Lakeland