Grants

The Wick Poetry Center, in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, recently received two grants from the Ohio Arts Council. The grants, totaling $28,368, will help support the Wick reading series, student scholarships, poetry publications, outreach workshops and the Traveling Stanzas project. The $14,410 Ohio Arts Council...

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Kent State University’s Min-Ho Kim, Ph.D., assistant professor of biological sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, a $1,842,350 five-year grant. The grant from the NIH’s National Institute of Nursing Research is to develop “nanobombs,” a nanotechnology-based therapeutic platform...

Kent State University professors Brian James Baer, Ph.D., and Theresa Minick of the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies 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 and K-12 teachers.  ...

The college takes enormous pride in the pioneering work of our faculty and students who are constantly creating, discovering and leading the discourse in their disciplines.  Recent work has involved Staphylococcus aureus transmission between animals and humans, Twitter use during the recent U.S. Ebola scare and college student attitudes toward...

College of Architecture & Environmental Design

A team of Kent State University students and faculty has been awarded a $15,000 grant as part of a sustainability design competition funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Last year, a group of faculty representing three disciplines — biology, geology and architecture/environmental design — submitted an application for the...

Kent State University faculty members have been awarded nearly $2.5 million in funding from the National Science Foundation for research over the next three years in biology, physics and the science of liquid crystals. The awards will fund basic research on: How plants respond to environmental stress such as drought  The microstructures of...

Kent State University was selected to receive $500,000 in state grant funds for expanded co-op and internship programs. The funds are part of a state investment of close to $11 million over the next two years with matching dollars from key industries across the state. The university will use the funds to expand relationships with companies and...

Kent State University professors Brian James Baer, Ph.D., and Theresa Minick, from the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies, have been awarded $225,000 in grants from the federal government STARTALK program to fund the 2014 Foreign Language Academy. The STARTALK program is a presidential initiative that seeks to expand and improve...

A Kent State University neurobiologist is one of four researchers in the U.S. awarded grants by the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation for projects to improve cognition in individuals with Down syndrome. Kristy Welshhans, assistant professor of biological sciences at Kent State, will examine how an extra copy of a particular gene associated with Down...

Clinical Coordinator Janet Peterson shows off Kent State East Liverpools maternal and neonatal birthing simulator. The equipment, which was purchased for the school East Liverpool – Through a matching grant provided by the Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association (OMEGA), Kent State University at East Liverpool was able to make more than $70,000 in equipment upgrades to its nursing laboratory. Half of the funding was provided by the state through the Appalachian Regional Commission. The remaining funds were...