Recent and Ongoing Faculty Awards

Associate Professor of Classics Rebecca Benefiel:  National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to support digitization of Pompeian epigraphy as part of the Ancient Graffiti Project (with collaborator from Millsaps Collage and an independent scholar)

Associate Professor of Mathematics Aaron Abram: Simons Foundation grant for the project "Geometric and combinatorial configurations"

Associate Professor of Geology Jeffery Rahl: National Museum of Natural History grant for the project " Early Mississippian Age climate changes and biological consequences"

Assistant Professor of Chemistry/Biochemistry Kyle Friend: Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research grant for the project "Translational control at the boundary between the pluripotent and differentiated state"

Professor of Biology William Hamilton: National Park Services award for the project "The Influence of Grazing in Soil System Dynamics Throughout Bison-Use Areas in Yellowstone National Park"

Associate Professor of English Holly Pickett: Huntington Library and Folger Shakespeare Library grants to complete work on the book Sensational Idolatry

Robert O. and Elizabeth M. Bentley Professor of Chemistry Erich Uffelman:  Samuel H. Kress Foundation award for the project "Technical Art History at the 2016 and 2018 Gordon Research Seminars: Assembling an International Team of Experts to Build a Curriculum of the Latest Technical Art History" (with collaborators at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library and Cornell University)

Assistant Professor of History Barton Myers: Filson Foundation fellowship to conduct research on guerrilla warfare during the Civil War.

Professor of Geology David Harbor: NASA subgrant for the research project "Distributed Strain in Southern Pakistan: How and Why Do Single Faults Slip in Multiple Directions?"

Associate Professor of Classics Rebecca Benefiel and Associate Professor of Computer Science Sara Sprenkle: National Endowment for the Humanities grant to create digital tools for studying ancient graffiti in the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum

Professor of Biology Paul Cabe: Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries grant for the project "Taxonomy, Ecological Modeling, and Conservation Status Determination of Orconectes (cf.) punctimanus [Spothanded Crayfish] in Virginia"

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law David Baluarte, director of the Immigration Rights Clinic: Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to research Argentina's stateless population and teach at the University of Buenos Aires School of Law