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English, history, and political science faculty receive Dean’s Research Development Awards

Four College of Social Sciences and Humanities faculty members have received CSSH Dean’s Research Development Awards for the Spring 2014 cycle, representing the fourth cohort of recipients since the program began in fall 2012. The grants are designed to support CSSH faculty members’ research and lead to proposals for more significant support from external sources. A committee of CSSH faculty and Dean’s Office staff reviewed all proposals, and then make recommendations to the Dean.

Each year, CSSH offers two funding cycles for this initiative. For more information on the application process, please review the call for proposals.

Spring 2014 Cycle CSSH Dean’s Research Development Award Recipients

  • Nicole Aljoe, Assistant Professor of English, “Racing the Rise of the Novel: Black Lives and the Development of the European Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century (1688-1832)”;
  • Ryan Cordell, Assistant Professor of English, “Infectious Texts Project”;
  • Gretchen Heefner, Assistant Professor of History, “Earth Movers: Engineering the American Century”; and
  • Michael Tolley, Associate Professor of Political Science, “Human Rights Seminar at the European University Institute: Rights Protection in Europe.”


Past CSSH Research Development Award announcements can be found here:

Fall 2014 CSSH Dean’s Research Development Grants Awarded – January 31, 2014

Research Development Program awards 15 recipients – July 1, 2013

CSSH Dean’s Office presents 5 inaugural research development grants – January 10, 2013

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