• Alex Freeman, Assistant Professor of Music, has been awarded a $7,500 fellowship from the American-Scandinavian Foundation for 2011 in support of two interrelated projects on Finnish music: research on the music of the Finnish composer Armas Launis, including the creation of a performance edition of an unpublished chamber work by Launis; and an endeavor to compose several short choral pieces which will included in a multimedia performance featuring the Tapiola Choir, a musician playing the electric kantele (the Finnish zither), and visual art by a well-known Finnish artist. Read more on recent grants.

  • Bill North, Associate Professor of History, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Teaching Development Fellowship to revise an intermediate-level history course, “Cultures of Empire: Byzantium, 711-1453.” The $21,000 Fellowship will allow him to read recent scholarship, conduct archival research, translate primary sources, and travel to key sites in support of adding new course content in artistic and architectural dimensions of Byzantine culture, and in encounters between Byzantium and its Latin and Muslim neighbors. Read more on recent grants.

  • The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) selected Tun Myint, Assistant Professor of Political Science, as a Research Fellow with the National Asia Research Program (NARP). A $4,000 stipend will support his research examining how local political and economic institutions respond to global environmental changes and how their responses influence the success or failure of international environmental governance in the Lao PDR and in Thailand.  Read more on recent grants.

  • Helen Wong, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, was selected by AWM (Association for Women in Mathematics) to receive a Mentoring Travel Grant of $3,634 (supported in part by National Science Foundation) for two trips to collaborate with Professor Francis Bonahon and his research group at the University of Southern California in June and December 2010. Read more on recent grants.

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded Serena Zabin, Associate Professor of History, a $6,000 Summer Stipend to undertake research on her current project, “Occupying Boston: An Intimate History of the Boston Massacre,” an exploration of the tangled relationships between the British army and its civilian hosts in the two years before the 1770 riot. Her stipend has been designated a “We the People” project, an NEH initiative to encourage and strengthen the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture. Read more on recent grants.

  • Stephanie Cox, Visiting Assistant Professor of French, received a $6,305 grant from the Canadian Embassy to design a course on Transnational Writers in Quebec (of the immigrant, Anglophone, and First Nations communities) and to support activities showcasing Canadian/Quebec Studies (such as guest speakers). Read more on recent grants.

  • Gao Hong Dice, Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, received:

     – a Subito grant from the American Composers Forum. Funds of $1,000 support her attendance at a world premiere of her choir music at the 6th World Choir Games in China. 

      –Gao's intrntl grp Speaking in Tongues a USArtists International grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Support of $3,000 funded her group Speaking In Tongues to perform at The 9th CCOM Festival in Beijing in December 2009.

    Read more on recent grants.

  • Artist Initiative Grants through the Minnesota State Arts Board were awarded to:

    Linda Rossi, Associate Professor of Art and Art History, to fund a collaborative installation with Fred Hagstrom, Rae Schupack Nathan Professor of Art. The installation at Augsburg College reflects on the historical use of visual aids in the science classroom.

    Gao Hong Dice, Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, to research Chinese Hong Yao music and compose choir music for the World Expo 2010 in China.

    Read more on recent grants.

  • Carleton’s Science Education Resource Center (SERC) has received numerous grants in the first half of the 2009-2010 academic year: various subawards to provide web site support and evaluation or assessment, and a primary award in August 2009 for $254,886 to run a collaborative research project on climate and energy literacy. Read more on recent grants.

  • Susannah Ottaway, Associate Professor of History, has been awarded a $40,000 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship for 2010-2011 to complete her book manuscript The British Workhouse in the Long Eighteenth Century. Read more on recent grants.