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Creative grants funding projects

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 30 - April 27, 1995

Nine research projects have received funding from the Creative Match Grants Program for 1995.

Recipients, their departments, and their research project are: Prema Arasu, biomedical science and pathobiology, "Immunological Analyses of the Reactivation of Arrested Hookworm Parasites during Pregnancy and Lactation"; Valerie L. Giddings, clothing and textiles, "Investigation of Apparel Fit for Athletes"; Lillian O. Holloman, clothing and textiles, "Role School Uniforms Play in the Academic Environment of Public Schools"; Doris H. Kincade, clothing and textiles, "Development of a Procedure for Evaluation of Merchandising Methods for Impact on the Consumer Search Process"; Pu Mou, forestry, "Influence of Soil Nutrient Availability and Spatial Distribution on Root Development of Pinus Teada and Liquidambar styraciflua"; Amy Nelson, history, "Music for the Revolution: the Politics of Culture in Soviet Russia, 1917-32"; Lennie Scott-Webber, housing interior design and resource management, "Exploratory Investigative Tour Reviewing Housing Research for the Elderly and Disabled"; Lorin D. Warnick, large-animal clinical sciences, "Case-Control Study of Salmonellosis in Cattle Herds near Harrisonburg, Virginia"; and Eric Watkins, philosophy, "Kant's Justification of Newtonian Science: the Reception of Newton in Germany and Kant's Philosophical Foundation."

Started in 1987 with funding from Research and Graduate Studies and the Virginia Tech Foundation, the purpose of the program is to assist minority members, women, and new faculty members as they pursue their research.

Awards for Creative Match Grants are made annually. Support of a modest nature is provided to supplement seed money from a faculty member's academic unit. Any full-time, tenure-track faculty member is eligible to apply. Priority will be given to support minorities and women who are initiating their research careers. Others who are beginning their research careers will be considered subject to the availability of funds.

Guidelines for proposal preparation are available from department secretaries. Any questions may be directed to Wendy Farkas of Research Support Services at 1-9353.