Institutional Awards

Fulbright logo 225x65 IIE Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program. $14,826. (Sonja Paulson, Center for Global Studies and Engagement, with Carolina Castellanos, Spanish Areas Studies). Dickinson requests one Portuguese language Teaching Assistant for 2019-2020 academic year. The FLTA will work in the Spanish and Portuguese department for 18 hours per week under the supervision of Carolina Castellanos. The FLTA will enroll in at least two (2) courses per semester, audit or credit, using tuition waivers issued annually to Center for Global Study & Engagement.

Fulbright logo 225x65IIE Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program. $14,826. (Sonja Paulson, Center for Global Studies and Engagement, with Magda Siekert, Middle East Studies). Dickinson requests one Arabic Teaching Assistant for 2019-2020 academic year. The FLTA will work in the Middle East Studies department for 18 hours per week under the supervision of Magda Siekert, Lecturer. The FLTA will enroll in at least two (2) courses per semester, audit or credit, using tuition waivers issued annually to Center for Global Study & Engagement.

Pennsylvania Department of Education – 2018-2019 Governor’s It’s On Us PA grant program. $30,000. (Kat Matic/Title IX Coordinator) This grant will enhance evidence-based awareness and education programs on campus that address bystander education, heathy masculinities, healthy sexuality, and comprehensive training for investigators, advisors, review panel adjudicators and appeal members—all of which will help to reduce social norms/attitudes that facilitate sexual violence. Specifically, we intend to: 1) improve institutional campaigns to raise awareness and understanding of college policies and procedures, resources/support/accommodations available to parties, and the rights of individuals—in collaboration with the YWCA and DVS; 2) improve and expand programming of three curricula we utilized for 2017-2018 year, including Real Talk, Step Up!, and Healthy Masculinities programs; and 3) provide comprehensive training to faculty and staff who serve as Title IX investigators, advisors, review panel adjudicators and appeal members.

Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation. $720,000. This grant will supplement our existing Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Scholarship Fund to provide additional tuition assistance to worthy students to support their pursuit of a Dickinson College undergraduate education.

Max Kade Foundation – German Writer-in-Residence Program. $14,000. This grant will support a Max Kade German Writer-in-Residence at Dickinson College during the spring semester of 2019. German writer-performer Ahne is available and interested in coming to Dickinson for this opportunity. The spring semester of 2019 will be a particularly appropriate time for him to be in residence. Professor Antje Pfannkuchen will be teaching a senior seminar for German majors on the topic of “German Media.” She will have her students study Ahne’s newspaper and radio works and will invite him to advise students on their own small productions. We are hopeful that he will be able to make visits to several other courses, including German Intellectual History and our 200-level intermediate German courses. We also look forward to having him deliver at least one public reading-performance, for which we will advertise widely on campus and among area colleges. The German department also will help him organize a reading tour at various colleges and universities on the East coast if he is interested.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation – Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities. $900,000.  (Neil Weissman/Provost and Dean of the College) This is a four-year grant to undertake, along with our community partners, a transformative initiative in civic learning and action. Specifically, Mellon Foundation funds will support the creation of a new Center for Civic Learning and Action that will combine our existing institutional strengths, coordinate a variety of related activities, and offer resources to extend successful projects and launch new ones. The grant will provide support for 1) an Executive Director for the Center and 2) a program fund for civic engagement projects connected to the humanities.

The Campbell Foundation. $24,980. (Julie Vastine/ALLARM) This grant will support the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) for a project to develop and implement two new monitoring programs: 1) Susquehanna Stream Team and 2) Creek Watch.  The Bay Watershed Implementation Plans provide conduits for diverse stakeholder involvement, but what is the best way to engage local communities in assessing and contributing to water quality solutions?  Community-based stream monitoring is a strategy to reconnect Susquehanna communities to their streams, generating necessary data to determine whether the Bay blueprint is working. To achieve this goal, ALLARM has been collaborating with the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association and the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association to assess stream monitoring needs and used in the Susquehanna River. In response to these conversations, ALLARM developed a Susquehanna River Stream Team protocol to engage volunteer teams throughout the Susquehanna tributaries to collect scientific data of known quality that can inform local approaches to achieving improved watershed health. To complement the Stream Team protocol, through this grant ALLARM will develop Creek Watch as an entry-level monitoring program to introduce visual stream monitoring to aquatic recreational users to help document potential sources of pollution in Susquehanna tributaries. This work will be done in collaboration with the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association and the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association.

Faculty Awards

NEA logoNational Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Arts Engagement in American Communities Program, $10,000. (Philip Earenfight, Trout Gallery) "To support a pilot curatorial arts education program for middle- and high-school students." ) For museums to best serve their communities, the curatorial ranks must reflect the diversity of the communities it serves. In an effort to shift the curatorial voice to the community and introduce the museum profession to the next generation of students, The Trout Gallery of Dickinson College will to create a middle-school/high-school program that places students in the role of curator to create an exhibition of art works for display at their school.

Leverhulme Trust - Research Project Grant. £221,194. (Ben Edwards, Earth Sciences) “Using glaciers to identify, monitor, and predict volcanic activity” Collaborating institutions: Manchester Metropolitan University (lead) and University of Aberdeen

Engagement Scholarship Consortium - 2019 Engaged Scholarship Research/Creative Activities Grant. $5,000. (Andy Bale, Art & Art History) “ARRIVALS: What’s Left Behind, What Lies Ahead” A collaborative project with Jonathan A. Cox, M.F.A., University of Delaware.

NSF Logo2National Science Foundation. $135,885. (Maria Bruno, Anthropology & Archaeology) “Collaborative Research: Reconstructing Animal, Plant, and Landscape Management Processes at the Onset of Food Production in the Lake Titicaca Basin” At the time of the European conquest, the Lake Titicaca basin of the south-central Andes sustained some of the highest population densities in the western hemisphere. Nearly four millennia of cumulative resource utilization by urban, farming, herding and fishing communities resulted in a complex socio-environmental system that featured dramatic landscape-scale transformations that are still visible today. To investigate the onset of food production and landscape modification in the basin, we propose to conduct two seasons of archaeological excavations focusing on Early Formative Period (1500-800 BCE) contexts at the sites of Chiripa, Chiaramaya and Chiripata, located in the Taraco Peninsula, Bolivia. We will examine these processes with two specific research questions: what was the role of climate change in the transition from foraging to agriculture and was this an in situ process or instigated by the arrival of domesticated species from another region? To evaluate these questions, we will conduct archaeometric, paleoethnobotanical, zooarchaeological, and bioarchaeological analyses contextualized by recent paleoenvironmental reconstructions and our extensive database of later time periods. (Collaborating institutions: University of California at Berkeley and Pennsylvania State University)

Money for Women - Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. $1,020. (Adrienne Su, Creative Writing)

U.S. Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture - Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational Program. $15,731 (subaward amendment). (Margaret Douglas, Environmental Studies & Environmental Science) “Context is key: tools for adapting beekeeping practices to diverse landscapes” We will (1) Determine which landscape features (forage quality, pesticide use, colony density, climate) and management practices (Varroa treatment, supplementary feeding) predict honey bee colony overwintering survival. (2) Determine which landscape factors, management factors, and colony health parameters predict colony productivity (honey production, colony weight) over time. (3) Develop an online portal that beekeepers can use to evaluate the landscape factors in their apiary locations and evaluate their overall landscape quality.

Rust Family Foundation $6,630. (Alyson Thibodeau, Earth Sciences). "Tracing turquoise from platform mound communities in the Tonto Basin AZ, AD. 1275-1450." Funding is provided for isotopic measurements of turquoise artifacts from the Salado archaeological culture in the Tonto Basin, Arizona, in order to determine the geologic provenance of these artifacts. About 30 turquoise artifacts will be selected from ancient settlements at the Schoolhouse Point Mound and Cline Terrace Mound, excavated in the 1990s by Arizona State University. Lead (Pb) and strontium (St) isotopt:: content of these artifacts will be compared with those of known quarry sources.

Nantes Institute for Advanced Studies - Fellowship. $23,000. (Marcelo Borges, History) “Emotions on the Move: Migration and Transnational Families from Southern Europe through the Lens of Personal Letters and Photographs, 1870s–1970s”

D. Kim Foundation for the History of Science and Technology in East Asia - Postdoctoral Fellowship. $55,000. (Evan Young, History) “Health and Home in Modern Japan: A Cultural History of Domestic Medicine, 1850–1960”

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. Summer Library Support Grant Grants. $3,000. (Amy Farrell, American Studies). “Girl Scouts of the USA: Democracy, Sisterhood, and Empire” This proposal seeks funding to complete research and writing of a book manuscript, Girl Scouts of the USA: Democracy, Sisterhood, and Empire. My project focuses on little studied yet extraordinarily important history of the Girl Scouts of the USA, from its origins in 1912 to the present, exploring its complex struggles over race and civil rights, feminism, sexualities, and the legacies of empire and colonialism. Focusing on particularly evocative moments of its history, this project illuminates both the ways that this major institution of U.S. history worked to shape girls’ and women’s lives in the United States and the world during a century of extreme cultural and political change.

ACLS logo - smallAmerican Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship, $70,000. (Amy Farrell, American Studies) “Girl Scouts of the USA: Democracy, Sisterhood, and Empire” This fellowship award will support the completion of research and writing of a book manuscript, Girl Scouts of the USA: Democracy, Sisterhood, and Empire. The project focuses on little studied yet extraordinarily important history of the Girl Scouts of the USA, from its origins in 1912 to the present, exploring its complex struggles over race and civil rights, feminism, sexualities, and the legacies of empire and colonialism. Focusing on particularly evocative moments of its history, this project illuminates both the ways that this major institution of U.S. history worked to shape girls’ and women’s lives in the United States and the world during a century of extreme cultural and political change.

Legacies in Southeast Asia NEH Summer Institute, $3,300. (Sheela Jane Menon, English). The goal of this program is to enhance undergraduate Asian studies. The institute will select faculty participants from among those who demonstrate a personal commitment to teaching excellence and whose institutions are committed to expanding and enhancing engagement with Asian content throughout the humanities and social sciences. The Institute will be held in Honolulu HI for three weeks during Summer 2019.

Partnership for better healthPartnership for Better Health, $4,000. Asuncion Arnedo (Spanish & Portuguese) “2019 Migrant Farm Labor Health Outreach - Upper Adams County.” Funds will be used to purchase and distribute over-the-counter health items e.g. toothpaste, muscle-soothing ointments and ibuprofen, to migrant farmer workers working in the Upper Adams county area.

Partnership for better healthPartnership for Better Health, $500.  (Lindsey Lyons, CSE) “Bicycle Safety Education Program for Carlisle’s Northside Neighborhood”. The 2019 Northside Ride will bring together community members of all ages to explore our neighborhood on bikes. The ride will:  Provide helmets, lights and locks to neighborhood riders who do not have them, b) promote bicycles as an effective form of transportation within and beyond the Northside of Carlisle, c) practice bicycle safety, d) Connect residents to each other and local community organizations. Representatives from Hope Station, YWCA, Project SHARE, Dickinson, New Life Community Church and Westside Neighbors Association have come together to launch this initiative, and Lifecycle and Dickinson can remain foundations for program success beyond the one-day event. Dickinson’s Handlebar and Lifecycle has an established secure partnership as they serve similar functions to different audiences.

National Gallery of Art, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts - Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowship. $8,000. (Jerry Philogene, American Studies) “Beyond Vodou Iconography: Luce Turnier a Feminist Modernist in Haiti”

200x94 American Philosophical Society - Franklin Research Grant. $3,000. (Marcus Key, Earth Sciences) “Sourcing black ‘marble’ tombstones from 17th century Colonial Chesapeake Bay”

 Harvard Catalyst Health Disparities Research Program, $5,500. (Suman Ambwani, Psychology). “Primary and Secondary Prevention of Eating Disorders.” The program promotes health equity by facilitating new collaborative research, education, and training opportunities in the biomedical, clinical, health policy, and social sciences to address racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, gender, sexual orientation, and other disparities in health and healthcare. With this announcement, Harvard Catalyst invites applications for pilot grants to support novel research partnerships with the potential to: (1) generate new evidence or methodologies that foster deeper understanding of eating disorders and health disparities, or (2) evaluate promising interventions to address these disparities. This grant will support Ambwani’s collaboration with her Harvard colleagues during two years.

Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc. - Teaching Open Source Project. $5,000. (Grant Braught, Mathematics and Computer Science) “Developing and enhancing course materials to teach free, libre, and open source software for Conservancy’s Teaching Open Source Project”

NSF Logo2National Science Foundation. $25,125. (Brett Pearson, Physics and Astronomy) Supplement to NSF Grant (PHY1505679) titled “Strong Field Molecular Ionization with Shaped Ultrafast Laser Pulses”

Student Awards