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Grant Writing: Recent Big Winners

Universities benefit substantially when faculty members are awarded external grant monies for research or service projects. Applying for grant opportunities is a very time consuming and tedious process which oftentimes goes unrewarded since most opportunities are highly competitive with only a small percentage being funded. Grant monies are often used to support student research assistants. And, can thus have a very positive impact on a student’s academic experience. We would like to congratulate all USC Upstate faculty members who have recently been funded.

All Grant Winners (2015-2016)

Rise Awards 2015
Conolly, Amy  A Project to Develop a More Meaningful Framework for Using Online Social Media in Volunteer Organizations$6,000
Godfrey, Esther Until Death Do Us Part: The Marriage Debate in Victorian Literature$6,000
Hauptman, Samantha The Criminalization of Law Enforcement: America's War on Police$6,000
Johnson, Lisa Queer Minds$6,000
Stolz, Nolan  Completion and Presentation of "Neither Here Nor There: Electroacoustic Composition, Shakespeare's Macbeth, and Eleventh-Century Scottish Music" at the 2015 College Music Society International Conference (Sweden and Finland)$6,000
Williams, George Building an Accessible Future for the Humanities, Phase II$6,000
Zack, Lizbeth  Resurrecting the Dead: Activists, States and Corporations in the Campaign to Save the Dead Sea $6,000
Aspire Awards 2015
Jones, Cassandra  Searching for the Lost Novel: The Parable of the Trickster$15,000
Rise Awards 2016
Hameed, MuhammadBreakup of an Extending Liquid Thread in Presence of Solid Particles $6,000
Hankins, William The Effect of Political Uncertainty on the Cash Holdings of Firms   $6,000
McConnell, Thomas Crab's Diary: A Pathography $6,000
Omoike, Anselm Influence of Natural Water Matrix on the Degradation of Bisphenol A (BPA)  $5,992
Shorter, Kimberly  Effects of Methyl Donors on Expression of Epigenetics-Related Genes in Human Cortical Neurons  $5,999
Timonov, Alex  Mathematical Modeling and Computer Simulation of Coupled Physics Electrical Conductivity Imaging: Complete Electrode Model  $5,999
Aspire Awards 2016   
Snow, Rachel  Kodak Culture: Education, Marketing, and Brand Building for Photography's Global Market (Writing Chapter Two and Researching Chapter Five) $15,000
Stolz, Nolan  ASPIRE - Recording of an Original Composition for Orchestra  $15,000
Total: $122,990


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