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 recipients of the BUAF manuscript preparation grants include Dan Malleck, Community Health Sciences; Angus Smith, Classics; and Rebecca Raby, Child and Youth Studies. The recipients of the BUAF grant for travel to an international conference are Wing-Cheuk Chan, Philosophy; Barbara Seeber, English; and Georgii Nikonov, Chemistry.
Research seed grants under BUAF were awarded to: Kathryn Belicki, Psychology; Joe Engemann, Education; Jarold Cosby, Physical Education and Kinesiology; Diane Mack, principal investigator, Physical Education and Kinesiology, and Philip Wilson, co-investigator, Physical Education and Kinesiology; and Wendy Ward, Physical Education and Kinesiology.
The BSIG recipients for seed grants include: Katerina Koka, Economics; Kai-Yu Wang, Marketing, International Business and Strategy; and Felipe Ruan, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Researchers who received a conference grant included Barbara Burrell and Katharine von Stackelberg, Classics; and Lissa Paul, Education.
The Office of Research Services holds two competitions each year for these internal awards. The next deadline will be Monday, Nov. 21. For more information on internal awards, visit ORS on the web at brocku.ca/research
Researchers who earned grants, and their project titles:
BSIG Seed Grants
, Economics: “Voting for Health: The Effect of Changing Demographics on the Choice of Capital and Labour Taxes”
, Marketing, International Business and Strategy: “The Counter Factual Thinking and Consumer Information Processing”
, 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
, Education: “From the Garden to the Trenches: Children’s Literature and Culture 1880-1918”
BUAF Research Seed Grant
, Psychology: “Investigating the Relation of Forgiveness to Well-being, both Emotional and Physical”
, Education: “Investigating Multiple-Choice Assessment: Can it be Improved?”
, Physical Education and Kinesiology: “A Qualitative Evaluation of the Global Health Data Charter”
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”
, Physical Education and Kinesiology: “Effect of Parental Obesity on Musculoskeletal Development in Rat Offspring”
BUAF Special Purpose Grants — Manuscript Preparation
, 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
, Child and Youth Studies: “School Rules: Obedience, Discipline and Elusive Democracy”
BUAF Special Purpose Grants — Travel to International Conferences
, English: “Jane Austin and Genre: The Early Writings, Short Fiction and Poetry”
Georgii Nikonov, Chemistry: “XIX EuCHEMS Conference in Organometallic Chemistry”