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Individual Faculty Grants

This program is intended to support the research and creative activity of individual faculty members in and across the arts and humanities at Penn State. Proposals should have the potential to make a significant contribution to the applicant’s field and to enhance the applicant’s professional career and the visibility of the arts and humanities at Penn State. Awards support but are not limited to: materials, travel for research/creative activity, and wages for research assistantships.

Maximum grant award: $3,500

January–June 2017 Individual Faculty Grants

Julie Gallagher 
History, Affiliated Faculty, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies - Brandywine
“Frontline Battles for Justice in an Age of Universal Human Rights: A Comparative Gender History,”

Boaz Dvir 
College of Communications
“Discovering Gloria”

Lonnie Graham 
School of Visual Arts - College of Arts and Architecture
“Documenting a Resonant Future”

Karen Keifer-Boyd
School of Visual Arts - College of Arts and Architecture
"Cyber-House: Place-Based Art Education" 

Matthew Marr
Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
Cine inmobilario: Homeplaces in Spanish Film of the Crisis Years”

Steven Rubin 
School of Visual Arts - College of Arts and Architecture
“Shale Play”


July–December 2016 Individual Faculty Grants


Rudy Shepherd
School of Visual Arts - College of Arts and Architecture
"The Black Rock Negative Energy Absorber: Public Sculpture for Display on the University Part Campus of Penn State University"

Patricia Wesley
English - Altoona
“Final Research Investigation/Presentation in Preparation for the Publication of “Living Miracles: Memoirs of Life in the Liberian Civil War”

Kimberly Blockett
English - Brandywine
"Race, Religion, and Rebellion: Recovering the Antebellum Writing and Itinerant Ministry of Zilpha Elaw"

Kenneth Sherrill
English and Integrative Arts - Brandywine
"Autobiography of the Minotaura narrative told through words, images, and son"

Robert Caserio
English, Comparative Literature, and Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies - College of Liberal Arts
"Research support for edition of Wyndham Lewis's The Lion and the Fox, volume 21 of the forthcoming Oxford University Press Complete Works of Wyndham Lewis"

Troy Thomas
Humanities and Art History - Harrisburg
"Funding for acquisition of digital images and reproduction rights to illustrate book, Caravaggio and the Creation of Modernity"

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