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Research Grants

Media and Cinema Studies
Assistant Professor Blair Davis has received a $3,000 Vincentian Endowment Fund Award for his “Christianity and Comic Books” project. Blair’s work aims to preserve Christian-oriented comic books which portray the religion in a rarely seen medium.
February, 2016


Professional Lecturer Amy Merrick received a fellowship of $1,500 from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, as part of the 2016 Reynolds Business Journalism Week held at ASU in downtown Phoenix.

January, 2016

Health Communication
Assistant Professor Sydney Dillard’s proposal, titled, "Having a Healthy Baby - Reducing Infant Mortality Emphasizing Breastfeeding Education" was awarded $20,000 through the State Master's Research Plan by the Indiana Minority Health Coalition. As the PI, she will be working closely with the community partner, the Lake County Minority Health Coalition, to address myths associated with breastfeeding among pregnant teens and their partners.
October, 2015

Health Communication

Professor Elissa Foster, director of our Health Communication program, along with Douglas Bruce (lead) of the Public Health program and Mona Shattell of Nursing, are the recipients of the 2015 Provost’s Collaborative Research Fellowship. The fellowship includes a $20,000 grant toward their project, "Patient and Primary Care Provider Perspectives on Recreational and Therapeutic Cannabis Use Within a Changing Sociocultural and Political Context", dedicated work space on the Loop campus, a $2,000 stipend for each collaborator, and official recognition as ‘Research Fellow.’
September, 2015