Faculty-Student Summer Research

This grant is intended to support joint faculty-student scholarship and must involve the student in collaborative research with faculty for a period of 10 weeks during the summer.  Although the grant application will be submitted by the faculty member it must include identified student(s) who will be an active participant in the research team.  Preference will be given to faculty not teaching in the summer.

Scope of acceptable projects:  any creative/scholarly activity by Manchester University undergraduate students and faculty is appropriate for funding.  This opportunity is viewed as a professional development experience for both faculty and student and should not be considered as only an educational training opportunity for the students.  Please note that an off-campus presentation and/or publication of the results is expected.



Faculty – summer stipend of $1,500 to $3,000, depending on the time commitment for the research.  This payment can be received as salary (taxable) or as reimbursement for project related expenses (nontaxable). 

Student – summer stipend up to $4,000, depending on number of hours required for the research, plus on campus housing. 

A maximum of $1,000 is available for expendable supplies and travel associated with presenting the results of the research.

Grant Recipients 
Summer 201

Faculty Researcher: Tim Brauch, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Student Researcher: Ryan Morley

Research in Discrete Mathematics.

Faculty Researcher: Sun Kang, Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Student Researcher: Megan Rhodes
Research in Discrete Mathematics.

Faculty Researcher: Debra Lynn, Professor of Music
Student Researcher: Haley Neilson
Music with Theory-Composition Emphasis

Faculty Researcher: Mike Martynowicz, Assistant Professor of Education
Student Researcher: Maureen Rammel
Examining the Relationships Between Student Attributes and Reasons for Leaving: Factors Affecting Undergraduate Retention

Faculty Researcher: Tim McKenna-Buchana, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Student Researcher: Carly Kwiecien
Socializing Pharmacy Professionals: Organizational Socialization and Memorable Messages Among Pharmacy Students About Professionalism and Communication.

Faculty Researcher: Heather Schilling, Associate Professor of Education
Student Researcher: Tristan Wilson
Inquiry-based Learning in a Standardized World

Grant Recipients 
Summer 2018

Faculty Researcher: Jack Wiley, Professor of Psychology
Student Researchers: Connor Eichenauer
Developing a Method for Measuring Managerial Performance Based on What Employees Most Value

Faculty Researcher: David Johnson, Professor of Psychology
Student Researcher: Naomi Deneka
The Impact of Differences in Sociopolitical Beliefs on Observational Fear Learning

Faculty Researcher: Justin Lasser, Assistant Professor of Religion
Student Researchers: Brooke Hollenbaugh
Cross-Generation Religious Education and Alternative Ministry Careers in Psychoanalytic Counseling

Faculty Researcher: Sree Majumder, Howard and Myra Brembeck Associate Professor of Economics
Student Researcher: Naomi Wilma
Automation and the Great Divergence

Faculty Researcher: Ty Robbins, Assistant Professor of Economics
Student Researcher: Amy Weeks
Assessing the Impact of a Recycling Program on Manchester University

Faculty Researcher: Edita Sicken, Librarian
Student Researcher: Abby McVay
Efficacy of Information Literacy and First-Year Experiences


Grant Recipients 
Summer 2019

Faculty Researcher: Cassie Gohn, Assistant Professor of Biology
Student Researchers: Holly Granfield and Leslie Wells
The effects of glyburide on murine prenatal development

Faculty Researcher: Jena Oke, Associate Professor of Art
Student Researcher: Marcus Zwiebel
Flesh and Fiber: Advancing Storytelling and Finding Textual Identity through Fibers

Faculty Researcher: Kathy Davis, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Student Researchers: Dakota Brown and Jamie Soposky
Exploring Efficient Surface Immobilization for Fluorescent Carbon Nanodots

Faculty Researcher: Sree Majumder, Howard and Myra Brembeck Associate Professor of Economics
Student Researcher: Naomi Wilma
he Great Divergence—Flattening Demand

Faculty Researcher: Ty Robbins, Assistant Professor of Economics
Student Researcher: Epherata Molla
Corruption Across Developing Nations: Tax Evasion and Economic Impacts

Faculty Researcher: Susan Klein, Professor of Chemistry
Student Researcher: Jacob Dittmer
Synthesis, Purification and Investigation of Conjugated Azo Dyes