Scholarship Catalyst Program (SCP)

 

FY2015 SCP Award Recipients Announced

More than 30 winning proposals have been selected in the newly created Texas Tech Scholarship Catalyst Program (SCP). The program is designed to support research and scholarship in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

The Offices of the President, Provost and Vice President for Research provided more than $100,000 for two levels of awards. Level 1 awards, of up to $3,000, support the scholarship and creative activity of faculty in disciplines with little external funding as compared to the sciences and engineering. Level 2 awards, of up to $5,000, are designed to increase external funding resubmission success for faculty.

All applications were examined by a peer review committee. The committee evaluated every submission using specific criteria for each of the award levels.

The SCP replaces the Internal Competitive Funding Opportunity to Advance Scholarship in the Creative Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS), and the Proposal Stimulus Program (PSP).

Click here for a list of 2015 SCP Reviewers

The FY2015 SCP Award recipients are:

Level 1

Kanika Batra, College of Arts and Sciences (English) - Sourcing Archives and Conducting Interviews at Women's Media Watch, Kingston, Jamaica

Paul Bjerk, College of Arts and Sciences (History) – Decolonization, Language, and Nation-Building in Tanzania: An Educational Resource Website

Laura Calkins, College of Arts and Sciences (History) - United Nations Humanitarian Aid to China, 1946-49

Carla Cash, College of Visual and Performing Arts (Music) - Behind the Scenes: A Qualitative Investigation of the Practice Behaviors of Concert Pianists

Carole Edwards, College of Arts and Sciences (Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures) - Heterotopia in Caribbean Literature

Stacy Elko, College of Visual and Performing Arts (Art) - Transmedia Interactive Environments

Jacki Fitzpatrick, College of Human Sciences (Human Development and Family Studies) - Content Analysis of Identity/Relational Themes in Children's Books about Adoption

Kristi Gaines, College of Human Sciences (Design) - Interactions between the Build Environment and Individuals with Autism using Augmented Reality Visualization

Lisa Garner, College of Visual and Performing Arts (Music) - CD Recording Project: Shades of Light-Chamber works for Flute and Piano

Jiawei Gong, College of Visual and Performing Arts (Art) - Edge Blending and Image Warping Video

Charles Grair, College of Arts and Sciences (Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures) - Summer Workshop at Árni Magnússon Institute of Icelandic Studies

Sybil Hart, College of Human Sciences (Human Development and Family Studies) - Improving Weight Gain in Premature Infants - CoPIs: Shera Jackson, Mallory Boylan

Eileen Johnson, Museum of Texas Tech University (Museum) - Geoarchaeology Investigation of Clovis

Amy Koerber, College of Arts and Sciences (English) - The Hormonal Woman: A Critical Exploration of Expert and Public Rhetorics

Sung Kwon, College of Arts and Sciences (Political Science) - Regional Network Centrality and Local Government Sustainability Policy

Don Lavigne, College of Arts and Sciences (Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures) - Toward a Deep Map of Archaic and Classical Cemeteries and Sanctuaries

Randy McBee, College of Arts and Sciences (History) - A Labor History of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company after World War Two

Jacalyn McComb, College of Arts and Sciences (Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences) - Circulatory irisin levels in response to acute and chronic resistance training in healthy adults - CoPI: Maria Ferndez del Valle

Sylvia Niehuis, College of Human Sciences (Human Development and Family Studies) - Newlywed Couples' Shared Reality-Language Style Matching in Spouses' Courtship Interviews

Calvin Nite, College of Arts and Sciences (Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences) - Champions for Social Change: Examining - CoPIs: Nicole Melton, Adam Cohen

Diego Pascual, College of Arts and Sciences (Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures) - Bilingualism in the US: Examining Spanish Case Marking

Alan Reifman, College of Human Sciences (Human Development and Family Studies) - Developing MRI Studies of Romantic Relationships - CoPI: Sylvia Niehuis

Victoria Surliuga, College of Arts and Sciences (Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures) - Peggy Guggenheim in Venice and the Redefinition of Artistic Patronage

Abigail Swingen, College of Arts and Sciences (History) - The Politics of Investment and Britain's Financial Revolution

Kevin Wass, College of Visual and Performing Arts (Music) - Bach Recording and Performing Edition Project

Aliza Wong, Honors College - The Making of the Italian West: The Imaging of the American Frontier in Italy

Level 2

Charlotte Dunham, College of Arts and Sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work) - The Educational Effects of Race on Recent Immigrant Secondary Students – CoPI: Patricia Maloney

Brett A. Houk, College of Arts and Sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work) - Northwestern Belize Colonial Encounters Chan Chich Dynastic Architecture Project

Dimitria Jackson, College of Education (Educational Psychology and Leadership) - Exploring Academic Pathways and Investigating Careers – CoPIs: Raegan Higgines, Kamau Siwafu, Jongpil Cheon

Ali Nejat, Whitacre College of Engineering (Construction Engineering) – Data Collection on Neighborhood Recovery after Disasters

Elizabeth Sharp, College of Human Sciences (Human Development and Family Studies) – A Recipe for Education Inequality? Disordered Eating and Romance Among College Women

Christopher Witmore, College of Arts and Sciences (Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures) – Sværholt: Memories of a Northern Outpost on the Atlantic Wall - CoPI: Bjorr Olsen