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Internal Grant Competitions

Council on Faculty Reasearch Fall Competition funds projects for research and creative activity.  Funds are available for commodities, contractual services, equipment, travel, and student help related to the project.  No personal services dollars are available.  The proposal deadline is September 7, 2022 by noon. If you have any questions please call the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at 581-2125 or email Mary Mattingly at See link below to accees the application.

Summer Research and Creative Activity Awards provide personal services dollars for research and creative activity projects.  The proposal deadline for the summer 2022 competition is February 9, 2022 at noon.  Application materials are available at the links below.


CFR Application and Report Forms

 Online CFR Application Site


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2021-2022 Council on Faculty Research Members
and the Colleges Represented

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Ronan Bernas       Psychology
 Jad Smith       English
Lumpkin College of Business & Technology
Simon Lee                                                                                 School of Business
Toqeer Israr     School of Technology
College of Education
Jennifer Stringfellow                                                                                         Special Education
College of Health & Human Services  
Hasan Mavi Kinesiology, Sport, & Recreation
Laurel Teller                                                               Communication Disorders & Sciences
Library Services
Kirstin Duffin                                                 Booth Library
Ryan Hendrickson                       Ex-Officio
Robert Chesnut Ex-Officio

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FY2022 Fall CFR Award Winners

Last Name First Name Department Title
Beck Michael  Chemsitry & Biochemistry Development and optimization of chemical tools for measuring the effect of genetic differences in drug metabolism.
Bickford John Teaching Learning & Foundations Examining Students’ Close Reading, Disciplinary Thinking, and Text-Based Writing
Larson Danelle Music A History of Music in American Normal Schools (edited book)
Liu Zhiwei Biological Sciences Haplotype Diversity of Asian Honeybee Populations in Nepal and Neighboring Chinese Regions over the Himalayas
Semeniuc Radu Chemsitry & Biochemistry Smaller is better: synthesis and characterization of molecules with logic gate behavior
Zieman Elliott Biological Sciences Assessing the threat of a tick-borne protozoan parasite in domestic dogs, wildlife reservoirs, and tick vectors in Illinois


2022 Summer Research and Creative Activity Awards and Projects

Last Name First Name Department Title
Abel Colleen English Bird and Stone: An Exorcism in 21 Dreams
Ames Melissa English Covid-19 Communication Practices from Pedagogical Interventions to Digital (Anti-) Activism
Beck Michael Chemistry and Biochemistry Fluorescent chemical tools to identify potential factors that influence successful treatment of viral infections
Bickford John Teaching, Learning, and Foundations Examining the Ku Klux Klan's Historical Impact, Both Local and National
Coddington Ann Art and Design Solo Exhibition at Praxis Fiber Workshop in Cleveland, Ohio 
Davis Amy Teaching, Learning, and Foundations The Multicultural Practitioner’s Guide to Interactive Read-Alouds
Ha Dongheon Physics Engineering design and calculations of dielectric-metal hybrid nanomaterials for high-efficiency solar cells
He  Hongshan Chemistry and Biochemistry A Novel Photoactive Palladium Compound for C-N Coupling 
Kerins Andrew Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation Voting for Local Parks, Recreation and Conservation: An  Investigation of the Elements of the 2022 Champaign County Forest  Preserve Tax Referendum
Laughlin-Schultz Bonnie History The Earliest ‘History Wars’: Contesting History before the Civil War
Nathan Britto Biological Sciences Cellular Bones May Provide Clues to Neuronal Destruction in  Alzheimer’s Disease
Periyannan Gopal Chemistry and Biochemistry Ferulic and Glucuronic Acids: Novel Antibiotics Against Bacterial Infections
Pocaro Alan Art and Design Impediments and Obstructions
Reza Md Farhadur Math and Computer Science Resource Management in Multiprocessor and Multicore Computing Systems
Ryerson Rachael English Infected, Diseased, and Horny: Corporeal Rhetorics in HIV/AIDS Zines
Semeniuc Radu Chemistry and Biochemistry Bigger is better: synthesis and characterization of metallic species based on ligands with extended aromatic moieties
Switzer  Paul Biological Sciences Flower Preference and Flower Constancy in Urban Butterflies
Tacke Elizabeth English Rhetorics of Masking: Women Negotiating Disclosures of Disability and Trauma
Thibault Geen Anne Theatre New Play Development Workshop - Family Readiness Group
Yordanov Yordan Biological Sciences Genes for sunflower genetic studies and crop improvement

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