Projects by SOE faculty members receive IUB multidisciplinary project funding

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Two initiatives involving Indiana University School of Education faculty are among 7 developed by faculty members at Indiana University Bloomington awarded funding from the Multidisciplinary Ventures and Seminars Fund, administered by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs.

The fund supports new projects developed by faculty members from two or more academic disciplines, furnishing seed money to get interdisciplinary research under way and to encourage faculty members to establish fruitful collaborations with colleagues from different parts of campus. Awards were made for the fall 2011 and spring 2012 application cycles.

Projects awarded funding this spring include these two involving IU School of Education faculty members:

  • Economics of Education Seminar Series -- To help bring four to six specialists to campus to conduct colloquia on the economics of education. Awardees are Ashlyn Aiko Nelson of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Cassandra Guarino of the School of Education and Michael Kaganovich of the Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Critical Image Studies, Cultural Understanding and Globalization: Developing a Multidisciplinary Agenda for Research and Praxis -- Forums and presentations at IU Bloomington related to the conference "Education Through Art: Teaching for Global Understanding and Engagement," to be presented in June 2012 in Indianapolis by the International and U.S. Societies for Education Through Art. Awardees are Marjorie Manifold, Barbara Dennis, Martha Nyikos and Hallie Catherine Jones of the School of Education, Hilary Kahn of the Center for the Study of Global Change, Jeanne Nemeth of the Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI, Jon Simons of the Department of Communication and Culture in the College of Arts and Sciences and Steve Willis of Missouri State University.

Read about all of the funded projects for fall and spring here.

The Multidisciplinary Ventures and Seminars Fund is designed to encourage interdisciplinary exchange and intellectual growth into new and multidisciplinary areas of inquiry. Proposals are encouraged that draw together two or more disciplines in an innovative way, including those fostering the university goals of globalization and internationalization of research and creative activities.