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Last modified: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

2011 New Frontiers grants awarded to IU faculty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University Vice President for Research Jorge José announced today that 17 faculty members from four IU campuses have been awarded project grants through the 2011 New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities program.

Now in its seventh year, the New Frontiers program was initially funded by the Lilly Endowment Inc. and continued by IU President Michael A. McRobbie. Almost $600,000 will support the newly funded projects in fields ranging from music and studio art to Spanish, folklore and history.

"Indiana University is nearly unique in making significant funds available to faculty members in the arts and humanities," said José. "This program is powerful evidence of IU's commitment to supporting excellent scholarship and creative work in these areas."

New Frontiers

"Nachi," 4-channel installation, 1080p HD videos, interactive sound, 2010 by Jawshing Arthur Liou

In a new element to the program this year, some funds have been set aside to enable selected faculty members to resubmit proposals after receiving feedback from the review committee. The eight proposals recommended for resubmission will be reviewed later this semester, Jorgé noted. "The resubmission and review will enable faculty members to combine their original momentum with helpful feedback for a stronger proposal and project," he said.

The New Frontiers in Arts and Humanities program originated as part of the Lilly Endowment's "Excellence In Indiana Initiative," with the first round of grants offered in 2004-2005. In 2009-10, President McRobbie confirmed the significance of the New Frontiers program, committing funds to extend it for an additional five years.

In addition to major grants of up to $50,000, the program offers Exploration Travel Fellowships of up to $2,500 to support national and international travel for faculty members. Twenty-eight IU faculty members have been awarded almost $65,000 in Exploration Travel Fellowships since August 2010. Two additional travel fellowship funding opportunities occur in April and June.

For more on the New Frontiers program, see http://research.indiana.edu/funding_newfrontiers.shtml. The recipients of 2011 New Frontiers grants are:

  • Diana Chen Lin, East Asian Studies/History, IU Northwest: "Feng Youlan and 20th Century China"
  • Linda Goodine, Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI: "The Bayou Still-Lifes"
  • Jeffrey Gould, History, IU Bloomington: "Buried Dreams: Subaltern Social Experiments and Revolution in El Salvador, 1970-1980"
  • Jean-Louis Haguenauer, Jacobs School of Music, IU Bloomington: "First Complete Recoding of the Songs of Claude Debussy"
  • Karen Kovacik, English, IUPUI: "Calling Out to Yeti: An Anthology of Polish Women Poets"
  • Jawshing Arthur Liou, Fine Arts, IU Bloomington: "Mount Kailas: Pilgrimage to Tibet's Grand Mandala"
  • Ann Livschiz, History, IPFW: "The Holocaust in Belorussia: Exploring a 'Site of Forgetting'"
  • Manling Luo, East Asian Languages & Cultures, IU Bloomington: "Literati Storytelling in Late Medieval China"
  • David McDonald, Folklore & Ethnomusicology, IU Bloomington: "Deep in the Heart of Texas: The Holy Land Foundation, Palestinian-Americans, and the War on Terror"
  • Alyce Miller, English, IU Bloomington: "My Animal Life"
  • Michelle Moyd, History, IU Bloomington: "Fighting for New Nationalisms? A Social and Cultural History of the 1979 Tanzania/Uganda War"
  • Kathleen Myers, Spanish, IU Bloomington: "In the Shadow of Cortes"
  • Phuc Phan, Jacobs School of Music, IU Bloomington: "Creation of the Opera: The Tale of the Lady Thi Kinh"
  • Bret Rothstein, History of Art, IU Bloomington: "The Shape of Difficulty: Remarks on the Nature of Visual Challenges"
  • Christina Snyder, History, IU Bloomington: "The Indian Gentlemen of Choctaw Academy: Status and Sovereignty in Antebellum America"
  • Kirsten Sword, History, IU Bloomington: "Mapping Antislavery: A Prototype for Collaborative Historical GIS"
  • Robert White, Sociology, IUPUI: "Revolution over the Life Course" and "Documenting Irish Republicans"