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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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New Collaborative Research and Creative Activity Funding awards announced

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April 13, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Ten Indiana University Bloomington faculty members have received 2010 Collaborative Research and Creative Activity Funding. The renamed award, formerly known as Summer Faculty Fellowships, is granted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research to foster collaborations and jump-start projects during the summer that involve IU Bloomington faculty and IU centers, institutes, and museums.

"These awards provide crucial support for our faculty and research scientists to develop new collaborations," says Sarita Soni, vice provost for research at IU Bloomington, whose office oversees a variety of research funding programs for faculty. "The goal for this funding is to encourage faculty on the Bloomington campus to identify collaborations with any center, institute, or museum at IU that will help to expand their work or stimulate new ideas. Center directors also are encouraged to identify IU Bloomington faculty outside of their centers who can collaborate to advance or generate new research or creative activity."

Each award provides up to $10,000 over a one-year period for work done in collaboration with a center, institute, or museum. Among the units involved in this year's awards are the Center for Archaeology in the Public Interest, the Chemical Informatics Center, and the Research Center for Chinese Politics and Business, which is one of the first American university-based research centers operating in China.

Faculty who have received funding will pursue a wide variety of projects, including an investigation into the culture of the Yankeetown people who existed in southern Indiana from AD 700 to AD 1200; working with elementary-age African American girls from the Gary, Ind., to develop their mathematical thinking and reasoning; and an ethnographic study exploring how MBA students learn the ins and outs of "the executive way."

A complete list of faculty and the centers, institutes, and museums follows. To learn more about the CRCAF, visit the OVPR site here.

2010 Collaborative Research and Creative Activity Funding

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