Researcher communities at Kent State foster collaboration and build interdisciplinary research partnerships. Among them are the Regional Campuses Research Committee and the postdoctoral community. The University Research Council fosters and stimulates research and creative projects.
Nine postdoctoral proposals were selected for awards in the 2013 Kent State Postdoctoral Seed Grant competition, the second year of the program. Proposals were submitted in October 2013 and the seed grants were awarded in December. The deadline for 2014 proposals will be in summer 2014.
The list of researcher and research groups who received 2013 awards is available here.2013 Postdoctoral Award Recipients
The Division of Research and Sponsored Programs congratulates the recipients of the inaugural internal Postdoctoral Seed Program. Over 60 proposals were received.
In this initial round, 12 proposals were selected, which resulted in awards for the support of 14 postdoctoral associates for one year. In addition, each of these awards was augmented by the investigators' departments and/or colleges to provide a total of two years of support. More »
Noriko Toyokawa, Ph.D., received a $5,000 scholarship from the Ohio Department of Agingâ€™s Area Agency on Agingâ€™s Region 10B (Portage, Wayne, Stark and Summit counties) to attend professional workshops. Her research interests are in improving caregiving outcomes for the elderly by enhancing the relationships of caregivers and care recipients. Currently she is preparing a proposal for a project to collect and analyze data of care recipientsâ€™ experiences. She works in the research groups of Greg Smith, Ph.D., professor, and Kelly Cichy, assistant professor, of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. She was hired under an award to Smith in the 2012 Postdoctoral Seed Program.