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Collaboration is the key to much of the research and scholarly activity at Earlham. Each year members of the Earlham teaching faculty apply for Ford/Knight (F/K) grants to support student/faculty collaborative research teams.
For 2010-12, the F/K Committee approved twenty-seven projects involving twenty-eight faculty from Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science and Fine Arts divisions plus five librarians. These projects are:
Examples of other recent F/K projects span the disciplines: Classical Music and Ethnic Identity in Detroit; Foundation and Narration: A Comparative Study of Texts Representing Cities and Early Urban Experiences in the Americas; Negotiating Identities: Latino and Latin American Performance; Extraction, Separation and Characterization of Bioactive Compounds in Natural Products; Othello: From Page to Stage; Young Adults in Richmond: Perspectives and Experiences; Evaluating 'No Child Left Behind': Measuring Achievement and Measures of Assessment; A Comparative Study of Creole Linguistics; Divided Memory and the Shoah; Writing Physlets for the Web; Fen-phen-omenal: Heart Disease Research; "Greening" Earlham; The Loss of Hegemony: The NAACP in the 1950s and 1960s; Determination of Pesticide Contamination in Local Ground and Surface Water; Architecture and Literature; Community Economic Development Studies; Islam in Germany; Sophocles' Philoctetes and Its Reception (Unpacking the Baggage); Japanese Food and Its Dietary Education, shokuiku; Post-1989 German Literature and Film; Chemistry of Food Preparation and Preservation: Use of Powder XRD, ATR-FTIR, NMR, CD, and Calorimetry in Food Science; Quakers and the Anti-Slavery Movement.
If you are interested in applying for a F/K project, there are two deadlines to observe (both are on the first Wednesday of the month).
The final statement for a Ford/Knight project should include the following components, in this order:
You are encouraged to discuss your plans with a member of the F/K Committee before you apply. Committee members are Chris Smith, ext. 1377; Lyn Miller, ext. 1214; Neal Baker, ext. 1355; Patty Lamson, ext. 1424; Alice Shrock, 966-5855 (convener). The Administrative Associate for the Ford/Knight Program is Cheri Gaddis ext. 1525, 1526.
Note: Final reports on F/K projects are due by June 30 of the academic year in which the project occurred. You must submit a final report in order to be considered for future grants.
A complete account of expenses, with receipts, should accompany your final report. It is expected that any unused portion of an expense award will be returned to the College when you submit your final report.