Faculty Summer Research Grant

As part of Strategic Initiative 1.7, the annual Summer Research Grant underwent review and reformulation with the goal of creating a more streamlined and articulated process. During the 2017-18 academic year, the Faculty Development and Research Committee made significant revisions to the application procedure, program description, and administration of the program.

Each year, Campbell University awards multiple Summer Research Grants to assist and encourage the research, writing, and publication efforts of faculty. The program is conducted in a collegial spirit appropriate to higher education and the Christian context of Campbell University. The program operates according to the following guidelines:

  • Grants are made in the form of a $2,500 salary stipend.
  • Projects are preferred but not required to reach completion during the summer term of a grant. If a project is part of a longer-term endeavor, this should be clearly indicated during application.
  • It is acknowledged that the summer project will likely not be the only professional activity a faculty member is engaged with at the time. However, acceptance of the grant is taken to mean that significant effort and scholarly attention will be devoted to the project.
  • Other research grants may be held during the term of the Summer Research Grant but may not interfere with the purposes of the Summer Research Grant.
  • Any significant deviation from the terms on which the grant is awarded must be approved in advance or return of any previously disbursed funds to the University will be required.
  • Post-grant reports are required. Failure to provide a post-grant report may result in the loss of the grant and the return of any previously disbursed funds to the University as well as jeopardize future funding.

Eligibility

  • All full-time, 9-month, 10-month and 11-month faculty of Campbell University are eligible for the Summer Research Grant salary stipend.  12-month faculty are not eligible.
  • Faculty must be full-time at the University both during the academic year preceding and the academic year following the summer research activity.
  • Requests from faculty with primary teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate level will be given priority, though applications from graduate and professional faculty are also welcome.
  • Applications requesting funds for course creation, program revision, pedagogical training, or other such activities will not be considered.
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Process

Faculty members requesting a Summer Research Grant must formally apply for consideration using the Summer Research Grant Application form. Key information about the process is given below.

  • March 28 –Completed applications should be submitted via email to facultydevelopment@campbell.edu by midnight, March 28. 
  • Members of the Faculty Development & Research Committee will review applications.
  • April 10 – Award notifications made.
  • December 1 – Recipients will file a post-grant report of approximately 250 words to the Faculty Development & Research Committee (facultydevelopment@campbell.edu) no later than December 1 detailing the results and/or status of the project.
Download the application template

 

Faculty Summer Research Grant Recipients

Dr. Elizabeth Blue
Chemistry and Physics
“Writing Organic Chemistry Textbook”

Dr. Sarah Christie
Exercise Science
“Interprofessional Objective Structured Teaching Exercise”

Dr. Thomas Dixon
Christian Studies
“God’s Wrath in Romans 9-11”

Dr. Eric Dunnum
English
“Local Concerns: Locating London Politics in the Plays of Shakespeare”
“Conflicted Audiences: Shrove Tuesday Riots and Apprentices’ Relationship to the Early Modern Stage”

Dr. Maggie Horvath
Fine Art
“Investigations in Contemporary Geometric Beadwork”

Dr. Barry Jones
Divinity School
“Rediscovering the Post-Exilic Prophets in a Post-Christian Age”

Dr. L. Michael Larsen
Biology
“Striving Towards a Sustainable World – An Anthology of Environmental Thought and Action”

Dr. Stephanie Mathews
Biology
“Microbiome of Self-Sustaining Aquaculture System”

Dr. Shahria Mostashari
Business School
“Live Case Seminar Class among Business School Students”

Dr. Justin J. Nelson
Psychology
“Understanding iAddiction: A Sociological Analysis of Technological Device Addiction and Attachment in the Digital Age”

Dr. Lucas Osborn
School of Law
“Patentability and Tangibility”

Dr. Ki Ho Park
Art
“Sustainability in Packaging Design”

Dr. Paula Parker
Exercise Science
“Assessing the Effectiveness of Stress Relief Tool Kit for College Students”

Dr. Nicole Rushing
Psychology
“Assessing the Effectiveness of Stress Relief Tool Kits for College Students”

Dr. Sherry R. Truffin
English
“Women in Rock/Women in Romanticism”

Dr. Elizabeth Vincent
School of Education
“Promoting College and Career Readiness in Rural High Schools”

Dr. Ran Whitley
Music
“Twelve Instrumental Preludes and Offertories for Christian Worship”

Dr. Dwayne Wilson
Music
“Therapeutic Hand Drumming”

Dr. Jordan Womick
Chemistry and Physics
“Synthesis of a Novel Molecule for Supramolecular Polymerization”

Dr. Taek H. You
Biology
“Screening, Cloning and Expression of a Plastic Degrading Enzyme from Bacteria”

Dr. Jennifer Bashaw
Christian Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
“Preaching Mark’s Jesus”

Professor Tuneen Chisolm
School of Law
“When Righteousness Fails: The New Moral Economy Incentive”

Dr. Cathy Cowling
Criminal Justice, College of Arts & Sciences
“Closing the Revolving Door to Prison”

Dr. Thomas Dixon
Christian Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
“God’s Wrath in Romans 9-11”

Dr. Eric Dunnum
English, College of Arts & Sciences
“Performing the Audience: Controlling the Unruly Playgoer”

Dr. Adam C. English
Christian Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
“St. Nicholas Church in Demre, Turkey”

Dr. Sarah Goforth
Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences
“Ruthenium-Catalyzed Oxidation of Silyl Ethers to Silyl Esters”

Dr. Barry Jones
Old Testament, Divinity School
“Greek Translation of Psalm 90”

Dr. Kathryn Lopez
Christian Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
“Divine Diversity: The Divine Council, Angels and Satan”

Dr. Richard McKee
Music, College of Arts & Sciences
“No Notes? No Fear!”

Dr. Anthony Mendez II
Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences
“Radioactive Ion Beam Transport System Design and Implementation”

Dr. Kristen Moran
School of Education
“School Counselor and Community Mental Health Provider Collaboration”

Dr. Alicia Myers
New Testament, Divinity School
“Smyth & Helwys Commentary: Reading John and 1, 2, 3 John”

Dr. Ryan Newson
Christian Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
“Theology and Confederate Monuments”

Professor Lucas Osborn
School of Law
“3D Printing and Intellectual Property”

Dr. Ki Ho Park
Art, College of Arts & Sciences
“Identifying Ways of Effective Visual Communication in Cause-Related Marketing”

Dr. LeJon Poole
Healthcare Management, School of Business
“The Diabetes Health Navigator Impact on Behavior Modification”

Dr. Andrew Smith
Music, College of Arts & Sciences
“The Music of Buies Creek Academy and Campbell University”

Dr. Sherry Truffin
English, College of Arts & Sciences
“Gale Cengage Short Story Criticism Series: Joyce Carol Oates”

Professor Bert Wallace
Theatre, College of Arts & Sciences
“Art Appreciation Textbook”

Dr. Ran Whitley
Music, College of Arts & Sciences
“Bordogni Quartets”

Dr. Taek H. You
Biology, College of Arts & Sciences
“Cloning and Expression of Human Melanogenesis Associated Transcription Factor Gene”

College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Internal Research Grants, 2018

Dr. Stephen P. Holly
“Impact of Synthetic Cannabinoids on Human Platelet Function”

Dr. Steven W. Johnson
“Effectiveness of Oral Vancomycin for Primary Prevention of Healthcare Facility-Onset Clostridium Difficile Infection in High-Risk Patients”

Dr. Andrew Muzyk
“A Transformative Learning Experience in Addiction for Health Professions’ Students: A Parallel Convergent Multi-Phase Mixed Methods Approach”

Dr. Miranda A. L. van Tilburg
“Parental Factors in Vaccination Refusal”

School of Osteopathic Medicine Intramural Faculty Projects, 2018

Dr. Terence R. Mitchell
Department of Anatomy, School of Osteopathic Medicine
“The Role of Enterovirus Species in the Pathogenesis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis”

Dr. Hong Zhu
Department of Pathophysiology, School of Osteopathic Medicine
“Potentiation of Doxorubicin Tumor-Killing Effects by Vitamin C and the Underlying Mechanisms”

School of Osteopathic Medicine Summer Scholars Program Projects, Summer 2018

Dr. Oleg Alekseev
Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, School of Osteopathic Medicine
“Analysis of the presence of anti tNASP antibody in the serum of patients with documented different types of gynecological cancers (endometrium, ovary, uterus)”

Dr. Bonnie Brenseke
Department of Pathology, School of Osteopathic Medicine
“Use of 3D Printers in Medical Education with a focus on Pathology”

Dr. Adam Foster
Department of Anatomy, School of Osteopathic Medicine
“Does the triceps surae tendon act like a spring during walking and running?”

Dr. Amy Hinkelman
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Osteopathic Medicine
“Investigation of gene expression in macrophages using a viral-bacterial coinfection model”

Dr. Warren Lushia
Department of Biochemistry and Genetics, School of Osteopathic Medicine
“Development of a novel transformation procedure to modify the mitochondrial genome”

Dr. Bruce Newton
Department of Anatomy, School of Osteopathic Medicine
“Stability of affective and cognitive empathy scores as students select specialty choices”

Dr. Howard Reisner
Department of Pathology, School of Osteopathic Medicine
“Detection of NAFLD and NASH in Cadaveric Specimens”

Dr. Kassim Traore
Department of Biochemistry and Genetics, School of Osteopathic Medicine
“Long term exposures sensitize Leydig cells to subsequent MEHP-induced effects”