The Furman University Research and Professional Growth committee has selected recipients of the Furman Standard Faculty Research Grants. Furman professors Brannon Andersen, Bryan Bibb and Carolyn Day are the newest honorees.
The grants are valued at $3,000 annually over three years and are designed to support faculty in their ongoing quest to remain leaders in their fields.
The Furman Standard is a program whereby donors may honor one or more faculty members by pledging $25,000 (payable over five years) or by establishing a $100,000 planned gift. Contributions to The Furman Standard are pooled to assist professors in procuring the materials, training, development and other needs associated with their research endeavors.
Since its inception in 2010, The Furman Standard program has garnered nearly $2.4 million toward the goal of $3 million. To date, 40 current and former faculty members have been honored by 29 donors.
Earth and Environmental Sciences professor Dr. Brannon Andersen is receiving a Furman Standard Research Grant for his project titled “Soil Biogeochemistry of Agricultural Land in the Ravni Kotari Region near Zadar, Croatia.” The goal of his project is to assess how cultivation techniques in vineyards affect soil fertility, and how various soil cultivation techniques and crops impact soil fertility in the Nadin Valley.
Religion professor Dr. Bryan Bibb was selected for a research grant based on his project titled “Numbers: Word Biblical Commentary.” With the grant, Bibb intends to write a major academic commentary on the biblical book of Numbers, to be published in the Word Biblical Commentary series, which is widely regarded as one of the best academic commentaries on the Bible.
History professor Dr. Carolyn Day was awarded a research grant for her project titled “Evaluating the Experience of Illness: The Responses to the Illness of Princess Amelia (1783-1810).” Day’s purpose is to write a monograph that explores the cultural expectations surrounding the illness experience in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the ways in which the sick participated in these tropes, and the approach to, and treatment of invalids during the period.
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