External Funding Awarded: January 2017 to the present

Writing effective external funding proposals is a time-consuming and difficult but ultimately rewarding task. The odds against success are sometimes long because many projects compete for limited funding. It’s not uncommon for initial proposals to be rejected, and many individuals finally earning a grant award have had to apply multiple times before achieving success.

Congratulations to all faculty members and staff who have received external funding awards!

Winners of external funding awarded from January 2012 through December 2016.

Winners of external funding awarded from January 2007 through December 2011.

List of winners from 1999 to December 2006.

Scroll down to see the Awards Made to UMW from January 2017 to the present.

Awarded to Project Title Award Amount Funding Source
Steven Harris, Department of History and American Studies Flying Aeroflot: A History of the Soviet Union in the Jet Age. $6,000

National Endowment for the Humanities

April 2020

Andrew Marshall, Department of Computer Science Building Capacity for Cyber-Capable Workforce $5,000

Northern Virginia CCI-Node (sub-award through George Mason University)

January 2020

Veena Ravishankar, Department of Computer Science Secure 5G Wireless Communications $30,000

Northern Virginia CCI-Node (sub-award through George Mason University)

January 2020

Marco Millones Mayer, Department of Geography Scoping trip to assess to potential pilot projects for ERIE-MERLIN in San Martin, Peru $15,070

USAID (sub-award through University of California, Santa Barbara)

January 2020

Melissa Wells, College of Education

Foundations of Education, Foundations of OER

$5,000

Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA)

December 2019

Caitie Finlayson, Department of Geography

Creating an Open Lab Manual for Quantitative Methods in Geography

$5,000

Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA)

December 2019

Jennifer Walker, College of Education Supporting Provisionally Licensed Special Educators with Structured Advising and Online Professional Learning Communities $18,896

Virginia Department of Education

October 2019

Melissa Wells, College of Education Reading the River $5,000

Chesapeake Bay Trust

August 2019

Courtney Clayton (College of Education), Debra Hydorn (Department of Mathematics, and Kristina Peck (College of Education) 2019-2020 Pathways to Excellence, Clinical Faculty Program at the University of Mary Washington $35,219

Virginia Department of Education

July 2019

Marcel Rotter, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Campus Weeks 2019 – Wunderbar Together $5,175

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

July 2019

Elizabeth Lewis, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Fiscal Year Assistance for Japanese Language Courses $26,825

Japan Foundation

June 2019

Michael Spencer, Department of Historic Preservation Prince William Forest Park Cultural Landscape Field School $53,287.13

National Parks Service

June 2019

Kimberly Young, Executive Director of Continuing and Professional Studies Cyber Security Certification Program at UMW (Non-credit based) $110,000

GoVirginia

March 2019

Cristina Turdean, Department of Historic Preservation Develop a new museum exhibition for the John J. Wright Educational and Cultural Center Museum (in Spotsylvania County) $3,000

Virginia Humanities

March 2019

Lauren McMillan, Department of Historic Preservation Continuation funding, analyzing archaeological materials from the Nomini (Nominy) Plantation $1,672

Virginia Department of Historic Resources

February 2019

Elizabeth Larus, Department of Political Science and International Affairs 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to Poland monthly stipend, travel expenses, and a small operating budget to cover conference and research materials expenses

Institute of International Education (IIE)

January 2019

Tim O’Donnell, Associate Provost for Academic Engagement and Student Success Development of Transfer Pathways and Academic Program Maps between Germanna Community College and the University of Mary Washington $12,000

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

January 2019

Ben Kisila, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Urban Runoff Water Quality Monitoring for Fredericksburg $9,013

sub-award from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

January 2019

Courtney Clayton (College of Education), Debra Hydorn (Department of Mathematics, and Kristina Peck (College of Education) Pathways to Excellence, Clinical Faculty Program at the University of Mary Washington $32,594

Virginia Department of Education

December 2018

Andrew Marshall, Department of Computer Science Symbolic Methods for the Verification of Automatically Synthesized Cryptosystems $116,231

Office of Naval Research(collaborative project with Clarkson University, the University of Maryland, the University of Albany-SUNY, and the Naval Research Lab)

October 2018

Debra Hydorn, Department of Mathematics Data-Driven: A flexible, accessible, multidisciplinary superhighway breaking disparities and opening the data analytics economy to everyone $10,410

Wesleyan University(sub-award from an NSF grant)

October 2018

Nora Kim, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Local Agency and National Responses to Globalisation: The South Korean Case in Comparative, Transnational and Diasporic Perspective. $163,855

Monash University (sub-award; funding source is the  Academy of Korean Studies

September 2018

April Wynn, Department of Biological Sciences Collaborative Research: Digitization PEN: Filling in knowledge gaps with key herbaria for understanding vascular plant diversity in the Atlantic coastal plain $19,811

National Science Foundation (sub-award from Old Dominion University)

July 2018

Hai Nguyen, Department of Physics American Association for the Advancement of Science fellowship in residence as a science advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense $?? (awaiting details)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

July 2018

Nabil Al-Tikriti, Department of History and American Studies Fulbright Fellowship award to Azerbaijan (academic year 2018-19) $56,590

J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board

June 2018

Daniel Preston, James Monroe Papers The Papers of James Monroe (volumes 7 and 8) $44,625.00

National Historical Publications and Records Commission

June 2018

Clint Often Division III Ethnic Minorities and Women’s Internship Grant $26,660

National Collegiate Athletics Association

April 2018

Michael Spencer, Department of Historic Preservation Prince William Forest Park Cultural Landscape Field School $44,999.55

National Parks Service

April 2018

Lauren McMillan, Department of Historic Preservation Rappahannock River Valley Survey $2,630.90 National Endowment for the Humanities
(sub-award through St. Mary’s College of Maryland)April 2018
George Meadows, College of Education

Pre-K-12 Environmental Education Mini Grant

$4,917

Chesapeake Bay Trust

March 2018

Eric Gable, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Occupant Protection in Virginia: Working to Expand Effective Programs $5,234

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (sub-award through Old Dominion University)

March 2018

Allyson Poska, Department of History and American Studies First Global Health Initiative: The Royal Philanthropic Expedition to bring Smallpox Vaccination to the Spanish Empire (1803-1810) $16,800

Council of American Overseas Research Centers’ NEH Senior Research Fellowship

April 2018

Allyson Poska, Department of History and American Studies First Global Health Initiative: The Royal Philanthropic Expedition to bring Smallpox Vaccination to the Spanish Empire (1803-1810) $5,000

American Council of Learned Societies

March 2018

 Allyson Poska, Department of History and American Studies First Global Health Initiative: The Royal Philanthropic Expedition to bring Smallpox Vaccination to the Spanish Empire (1803-1810)  $6,000

American Philosophical Society

March 2018

Emile Lester, Department of Political Science and International Affairs Demonstration Models of Religious Literacy and Religious Liberty in Three Georgia Public School Districts $40,000

Religious Freedom Center

December 2017

Steve Hanna, Department of Geography Cartography Editor for three of the American Association of Geography journals $40,000 (four years)

American Association of Geography

November 2017

Parrish Waters, Department of Biology (supporting undergraduate research by student Alexandra Piercy) The effect of cognitive stimulation on secescent cognitive decline $750

Virginia Academy of Sciences

November 2017

Lauren McMillan, Department of Historic Preservation Analysis of Archaeological and Archival Information Relating to the Nomini (Nominy) Plantation $4,999.23

Virginia Department of Historic Resources

October 2017

Brian Rizzo, Department of Geography Exploring and Developing WebGIS Content for the Classroom Using ArcGIS Online $5,465

Fauquier County Public Schools

October 2017

Patricia Reynolds, College of Education Offer an online section of TESL 532 to educators of English Learners $20,196

Virginia Department of Education

September 2017

Venitta McCall, Courtney Clayton (College of Education), and Debra Hydorn (Department of Mathematics)  “Pathways to Excellence, Serving Regions 3 and 4”  $42,874

Virginia Department of Education

August 2017

Jennifer Walker, College of Education “Supporting Provisionally Licensed Special Educators with Evidence-Based Classroom Management Practices” $34,670

Virginia Department of Education

August 2017

Dan Preston James Monroe Papers $300,000 (three years) National Endowment for the Humanities, August 2017
Rita Thompson, Rappahannock Scholars Rappahannock Scholars Program Support (renewal) $5,000 Wells Fargo, July 2017
Parrish Waters, Department of Biological Sciences Visualizing big data to determine the effects of physical exercise on social ethology, social rank and neurophysiology in laboratory mice $100,000

Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research

June 2017

Erin Devlin, Department of History and American Studies Historic Resource Study: Segregation in the Virginia Parks $60,000

National Park Service

April 2017

Dianne M. Baker (Department of Biological Sciences), Katherine N. Crowder (Department of Chemistry), Charles E. Whipkey (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences), and Mary Kayler, (Director, Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation) STEM Talent Expansion through Research, Engagement,
Preparation, and Scholarship (STEREPS)II: the Jepson Scholars Program
$996,215

National Science Foundation

April 2017

Suzanne Sumner and Debra Hydorn (Department of Mathematics) and Marie Sheckels (College of Education) Spotsylvania Math and Science Partnership $6,600

Virginia Department of Education

April 2017

Marie Sheckels and Jane Huffman (College of Education), and Brian Rizzo (Department of Geography and Director of CeSAR) How to bring GIS to the classroom (professional development course). $5,000

Fauquier County Public School

April 2017

Patricia Reynolds (College of Education) Offer an online section of TESL 532 to educators of English Learners  $20,196

Virginia Department of Education

January 2017

 

*All grants, fellowships, and contracts involving government agencies, foundations, business, and so forth MUST receive prior approval from officials at the University of Mary Washington BEFORE the proposal or application is submitted to the external funding entity.