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'grants' Archive

Cecilia Diniz Behn ’99, Melanie Cree Green ’99 Awarded Research Grant

Posted September 4, 2014

Cecilia Diniz Behn ’99 and Melanie Cree Green ’99 were awarded funding for their co-written grant, titled “Hepatic and Adipose Insulin Resistance in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.” This research is a new mathematical model to better understand pre-diabetes in teenage girls. The funding for this research grant comes from a collaboration between Children’s Hospital Colorado-University of […]

Isabel Montañez ’81 Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship to Study Carbon’s Effect on Ancient Climate Change

Posted October 11, 2011

Isabel Montañez ’81, a professor of geology at the University of California-Davis, was awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship last spring to support her research into ancient climate change. According to the U.C. Davis website, Montañez “uses fossils of animals, plants and soils to study how the climate changed thousands to millions of years ago. Understanding what […]

Golden Baobab Prize Founder Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 Wins Echoing Green Fellowship

Posted June 10, 2011
photo of Deborah Ahenkorah

The Echoing Green Foundation, which supports emerging visionaries of social change from around the world, has awarded a 2011 Echoing Green Fellowship to Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 of Accra, Ghana. Ahenkorah’s Golden Baobab Prize, an award for children’s literature by and about Africans, is one of fifteen projects Echoing Green has selected for the fellowship in […]

Elizabeth Bolman, Ph.D. ’97, Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship For Work on Egyptian Monastic Church

Posted April 21, 2011
Red Monastery interior. Photo by Elizabeth Bolman

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has recently recognized the significance of Bolman’s work by awarding her the Guggenheim Fellowship to support the completion of a book on the 6th-century Egyptian Red Monastery, which her work has revealed as a major monument.

Sharon Gerstel ’84 Wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Posted May 24, 2010

Sharon Gerstel ’84, a professor of Byzantine art and archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles, has won a Guggenheim Fellowship, a grant made annually by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to “men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.” The prestigious […]

Carrie Scanga ’99 receives Pollock-Krasner Grant

Posted December 12, 2008

Visual artist Carrie Scanga ’99 has been awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, which will support her studio practice for a year. Scanga’s work, which often uses paper as both a support and a sculptural medium, explores “the relationship between our internal physical sense of occupying bodies and our perceptions of occupying architectural space.” Read more »

Shayna Israel ’08 wins Leeway Grant

Posted December 5, 2008

Poet, rapper, and teacher Shayna Israel ’08 has won a $2,500 grant from the Leeway Foundation to support “Saturday Cipher,” a seven-month series of classes in poetry, rap, and performance for Philadelphia-area youth of color. The series will culminate in a music video as well as anthologies in book and audio form.