Seventeen Arts and Letters faculty awarded grants from Notre Dame Research

Author: Brandi Klingerman


Seventeen faculty members in the College of Arts and Letters were recently awarded grants through the Notre Dame Research Faculty Research Support Program. The program provides seed funding for new or ongoing research in all seven colleges and schools at Notre Dame.

“It is a privilege to be able to support these exceptional faculty members and their research programs,” said Hildegund Müller, associate vice president for research. “The recipients represent a variety of disciplines across campus and highlight some of the diverse areas of research, scholarship, and creative endeavor here at Notre Dame.”

For the 2017 Faculty Research Support Regular Grant Program, the recipients are:

For the 2017 Faculty Research Support Initiation Grant Program, the awardees are: 

  • Susan Blum, professor of anthropology, for her research titled, “Assessing Authentic Nonformal Learning in Project-, Problem-, and Placed-Based Internships.”

  • James R. Brockmole, associate professor of psychology and associate dean for the social sciences and research, and Abigail Wozniak, associate professor of economics, for their research called, “The Effect of Handgun Access on Social Decision-making.”

  • Daniel Hobbins, associate professor of history, for his research project, “In the Shadow of Scribes: The Pursuit of Authorship in Medieval Europe, 1100-1500.”

  • Michael Hoffman, assistant professor of political science, for his program titled, “Political Religion and Sectarianism in the Arab World.”

  • Tamara Kay, associate professor of global affairs and sociology, for her research titled, “Innovating and Diffusing a Healthcare Model: The Case of Project ECHO.”

  • Thomas V. Merluzzi, professor of psychology, for his research called, “Lost in Transition: A Pilot Study of Cancer Patients in the Process of Transitioning from Active Treatment to Survivorship.”

  • Rory Rapple, associate professor of history, for his program, “Defining and Illuminating English Political Thought and Thinking, 1547-1603.”

  • Nathan Rose, assistant professor of psychology, and G.A. Radvansky, professor of psychology, for their research project, “Using Interactive Virtual Environments to Explore Memory and Cognition.”

The grant programs are announced during the fall semester each year, with deadlines typically occurring in December. For more information about the Faculty Research Support Program, including how to apply, please visit  

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