Grants awarded to 18 researchers

Eighteen Brock University researchers across a variety of disciplines recently received nearly $45,000 in funding through two internal programs created to assist Brock faculty advance their research agendas.

The Brock University Advancement Fund (BUAF) provides Brock researchers in all faculties with funding to complete preliminary research in preparation for a submission to an external granting agency.

BUAF Research Seed Grants assist faculty members develop a program of research that is innovative and worthy of funding by external research sponsors and to promote the research agenda of individual researchers and research teams. This internal award also provides modest financial support for special pursuits related to research interests, called special purpose grants.

The other program is the Brock SSHRC Institutional Grant (BSIG), a research seed grant designed to assist faculty members develop a program of research that is innovative and worthy of funding by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

The Office of Research Services holds two competitions each year for these internal awards.

The next deadline will be Monday, Nov. 21.

Researchers who earned grants, and their project titles:

BUAF Research Seed Grant

Kathryn Belicki, Psychology: “Investigating the Relation of Forgiveness to Well-being, both Emotional and Physical”

Joe Engemann, Education: “Investigating Multiple-Choice Assessment: Can it be Improved?”

Jarold Cosby, Physical Education and Kinesiology: “A Qualitative Evaluation of the Global Health Data Charter”

Diane Mack and Philip Wilson, Physical Education and Kinesiology: “Need Supportive Environments: An Examination of Self-Determination Theory in Individuals with Osteoporosis Enrolled in a Structured Exercise Program”

Wendy Ward, Physical Education and Kinesiology: “Effect of Parental Obesity on Musculoskeletal Development in Rat Offspring”

BUAF Special Purpose Grants — Manuscript Preparation

Dan Malleck, Community Health Sciences: “Try to Control Yourself: The Regulation of Public Drinking in Post-prohibition Ontario 1927-1944”

R. Angus Smith, Classics: “Our Cups are Full: Poetry and Society in the Aegean Bronze Age. Studies in Honour of Jeremy B. Rutter on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday”

Rebecca Raby, Child and Youth Studies: “School Rules: Obedience, Discipline and Elusive Democracy”

BUAF Special Purpose Grants — Travel to International Conferences

Wing-Cheuk Chan, Philosophy: “Mou Zongsan’s Typology of Neo-Confucianism”

Barbara Seeber, English: “Jane Austin and Genre: The Early Writings, Short Fiction and Poetry”

Georgii Nikonov, Chemistry: “XIX EuCHEMS Conference in Organometallic Chemistry”

BSIG Seed Grants

Katerina Koka, Economics: “Voting for Health: The Effect of Changing Demographics on the Choice of Capital and Labour Taxes”

Kai-Yu Wang, Marketing, International Business and Strategy: “The Counter Factual Thinking and Consumer Information Processing”

Felipe Ruan, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures: “The Book Merchant and the Inquisitorial Censor: Two Literary Intermediaries in the Book Market of Early Modern Madrid (1570-1640)”

BSIG Conference Grants

Barbara Burrell and Katharine T. von Stackelberg, Classics: “Feminism and Classics VI: Crossing Borders, Crossing Lines”

Lissa Paul, Education: “From the Garden to the Trenches: Children’s Literature and Culture 1880-1918”

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