Recent Grant and Award Recipients

Year Name Project Title
University Research Professorship
2023-2024 Shahin Nudehi,
Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering
Power Grids Stability Challenges and Integration of Renewable Energy Resources
2023-2024 Danielle Orozco-Nunnelly,
Exploring Medicinal Plants for Novel Antimicrobial and Anticancer Compounds: Bringing Primary Research Directly into the Undergraduate Classroom
2022-2023 Matthew Becker,
Edmund Schlink’s Doctrine of Baptism
Matthew Puffer,
Christ College
The Future of Human Dignity: Reimagining a Moral Anthropology for an Integral Ecology
2021-2022 Julie Brandy,
Development of an Instrument to Identify Depression in Freshman College Students
George Potter,
Liberal Islamophobia: Theater, the War on Terror, and the Limits of Resistance
Philip and Miriam Kapfer Faculty Research Award
2022-2023 Sara Danger,
In Their Own Words: Child Writers and the Nineteenth-Century Press
2020-2021 Michael Longan,
I’m Country: A Geography of Country Music Book
We Raise Foundation – O.P. Kretzmann Memorial Fund Grants
2022-2023 Masaru Nakamoto,
Supporting Long-term Neuronal Survival for Lifelong Wellbeing
2020-2021 Christina Cavinder,
Effects of Low-Stress Care on Premature Infants in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit on DNA Methylation at the SLC1A2 Gene
John Fantuzzo,
Educational Opportunity and Respect Advancing Equity and Wellbeing through Prison Education
Danielle Orozco-Nunnelly,
Jeffrey Pruet,
Identifying and Developing Novel Compounds to Combat Infection and Cancer
2019-2020 Sara Gundersen,
The Pentecostal Gender Paradox: A Study Exploring the Relationship between Membership in Ghana’s Pentecostal Churches and Attitudes toward Domestic Violence
Theresa Kessler,
A Grounded Theory Investigation into Depression in Freshman College Students
Julie Peller,
Filling in Knowledge Gaps on Air Contaminants in North Lake County, Indiana
Summer Research Fellowships
2022-2023 Caroline Ban,
Social Work
Advancing the Field of Police Social Work
2022-2023 Jeffrey Pruet,
Design and Synthesis of Novel Compounds to Combat Infection and Cancer
2021-2022 Melissa Desjarlais,
Mathematics and Statistics
History of Women in Mathematics Textbook
2021-2022 Paul Smith,
Energy Storage from Chemicals Dissolved in Water
2019-2020 Benjamin Boche,
Selina Bartels,
From University to Classroom and Back: Re-envisioning Elementary Education Teacher Preparation through a Collaborative Interdisciplinary Approach
Masaru Nakamoto,
Cell-Cell Competition in Cancer Suppression
Shahin Nudehi,
Peter Krenzke,
Mechanical Engineering
Paul Smith, Chemistry
Experimental and Mathematical Modeling of Cobalt Oxide Oxidation in a Rotating Electrode Cell
Jennifer Prough,
Christ College
Olympic Heritage: Soft Power and the Olympics through the Lens of Kyoto Tourism
Matthew Puffer,
Christ College
On the Image of God in the City of God: An Ethical Analysis
Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Work
2022-2023 Lara Pudwell College of Arts and Sciences
2021-2022 Gretchen Buggeln Christ College
2021-2022 Nola Schmidt College of Nursing and Health Professions
2020-2021 Luke Venstrom Dept. of Mechanical Engineering & Bioengineering,
College of Engineering
2019-2020 Carmine Polito Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
College of Engineering
2018-2019 Shahin Nudehi Dept. of Mechanical Engineering & Bioengineering,
College of Engineering