Grants

The Kent Blossom Music Festival has been awarded a $15,000 Kulas Foundation Grant to support the Kulas Visiting Artist residency during the Summer 2019 season. This marks the seventh season of receiving a grant from the foundation, which has supported visits from such distinguished artists as the Emerson String Quartet, violinist Jennifer Koh, Time for Three, horn player Jeff Nelson, violist and violinist Ida Kavafian, and clarinetist David Shifrin.

A grant from the Army Research Laboratory has a Kent State University researcher flying high.

New funding will support student research and curriculum expansion efforts in Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising.

Kent State Music Department faculty member and saxophonist Christopher Coles is creating an interdisciplinary musical composition that honors those killed in a church shooting

On Tues., Nov. 14, 2017 the Knight Foundation announced the 17 winning projects chosen from the 300 submitted ideas for the 2017 Knight Arts Challenge Akron. Among the recipients is Kent State University faculty member Christopher Coles, whose grant totals $45,000 out of the $743,000 awarded this year. His winning idea, entitled “Nine Live,” involves the creation of an interdisciplinary piece that will immerse the audience into the lives and stories of nine African Americans killed during an evening prayer service in Charleston, South Carolina in 2015.

Several Kent State University professors in the College of Arts and Sciences have been selected to receive Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF). REU grants are designed to provide faculty with funding to create research positions and experiences specifically for undergraduate students. These students typically come from two- or four-year institutions that may not provide access to many research opportunities.

A Kent State University summer program that teaches foreign languages to high school students has received federal funding for the 10th consecutive year.

Professors Brian Baer, Ph.D., and Theresa Minick of Kent State’s Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences received two grants totaling $180,000 to host the 2017 Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy at Kent State.

The Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University will expand its successful Traveling Stanzas project with $125,000 in new funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge.

The Knight Arts Challenge funds ideas that engage and enrich Akron through the arts. 
 
Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders is a partnership between the Wick Poetry Center and the Visual Communication Design program at Kent State to facilitate a global conversation through the intimate and inclusive voice of poetry. 

Kent State University professors Brian James Baer, Ph.D., and Theresa Minick, both from the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, have been awarded two federal government STARTALK grants, totaling $225,000, to support the Regents Foreign Language Academy, a summer language-immersion program for Ohio high school students. 

Photo of Susanna FeinKent State University English Professor Susanna Fein, Ph.D., in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a $114,616 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

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