Programs: Faculty/Student Domestic and International Projects
The KINSC has funds to support projects proposed by faculty members that enhance the student/faculty collaborative research experience within the natural sciences.
Examples include support for faculty and student travel to another institution to enhance research opportunities, as well as support for research projects in new directions that are not yet mature enough to attract outside funding. A listing of proposals funded in recent years is given below. The KINSC steering committee is open to similar proposals, but also to different ways that we can be supporting student/faculty research, particularly in ways that would be difficult to be fund through outside agencies. The proposed project can provide enhanced opportunities for students to be involved with ongoing research projects that are primarily funded through other sources, create a new partnership with scientists from an outside institution, or initiate a completely new research area.
Projects are funded for between 2 and 5 years and typically total $15,000 overall or $5,000-$6,000 per year. The proposed project should include significant involvement by students. Proposals should be discussed with Marielle Eaton beforehand, and should be submitted on or before March 15, 2015 for consideration by the KINSC Steering Committee.
Additional projects may be considered through May on an individual basis
- Prof. Casey Londergan and students: Collaborative research at Le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Marseilles, France performing mutagenesis and expression experiments on proteins from mature and emerging myxoviruses (2012 - 2014).
- Prof. Beth Willman and students: Observations of Dwarf Galaxies and Stellar Streams with the 0.9 meter Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory (2012 - 2015).
- Prof. Lynne Butler: Tuition and fee reimbursement for three graduate courses in statistics at the University of Chicago to enable the development of a course in categorical data analysis that will serve all students majoring in the natural science departments (2012 - 2014).
- Prof. Iruka Okeke and students: Collaborative research in microbiology with the University of Ghana and with Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria (2009-2012).
- Prof. Karin Åkerfeldt and students: Collborative research in protein chemistry with Prof. Sara Linse and Lund University, Sweden (2009-2011).
- Prof. Suzanne Amador Kane and students: New directions in biophysical research on bird flocking and predator-prey behavior. (2011-2013).