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Vandermaas-Peeler and Buckmaster receive Colonial Academic Alliance grant through James Madison University

The grant will fund a study looking at the interaction between a student's characteristics and the experiences they have while studying abroad.

Qian Xu awarded grant from Penn State University to support study of fake news

The grant from Penn State's Arthur W. Page Center will assist her study of how fake health news flows and competes with real news on social media.

Lee and Overman awarded Colonial Academic Alliance grant to support ‘Learning to Learn’ initiative

The $34,000 grant is from the Colonial Academic Alliance, which seeks to link the colleges and universities that make up the Colonial Athletic Association. 

Awtrey selected to head summer undergraduate research program for National Security Agency

The NSA grant will bring nine students selected from a national pool to Elon to work with Awtrey and participate in the Elon’s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience. 


Ellis wins grant from the Native American Rights Fund on Boarding Schools

Clyde Ellis awarded a grant from the Native American Rights Fund to conduct a literature review on the long term consequences of federal Indian boarding schools.

Chad Awtrey awarded grant from Mathematical Association of America

The grant will support a mathematics enrichment program for students at Walter M. Williams High School in Burlington, N.C.

Overman and mentored students present research at Neuroscience 2017

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Aging Laboratory represented Elon at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, D.C.

Students co-author presentations, publication with Amy Overman

The findings are for projects related to ongoing research on associative memory by Overman, an associate professor of psychology and associate director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning.

India Johnson selected for research grant, co-authors paper examining how to effectively support black women in STEM

India Johnson, an assistant professor of psychology, has been awarded a small research grant through the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and has co-authored a recent paper in the Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology.

Seigler awarded Interfaith Youth Core Grant

The grant awarded to Carrie Seigler with the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life will support this year's Ripple Conference.

Institute on sexual violence helps create ‘intellectual community’ focused on the social problem

“Diverse Philosophical Approaches to Sexual Violence” was a two-week institute led by Philosophy Professor Ann Cahill and funded by a $112,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant. 

Elon researchers, student-athletes to participate in NFL-funded study on concussion management

The three-year study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Medical College of Wisconsin will look at active rehabilitation strategies for athletes who suffer a concussion. 

Belk librarian co-authors successful LSTA grant for NCICU libraries

The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant will fund a collaborative libraries project among the North Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities (NCICU) institutions.


Awtrey receives grant from Mathematical Association of America

The funding will assist A.L. Hook Associate Professor Chad Awtrey and Williams High School math teachers Robin French '15 and Dee Sizemore in providing enrichment activities for talented high school students.

National Science Foundation features research by Evans on using magnetics to control 'soft robots'

A manuscript coauthored by Ben Evans, associate professor of physics, was featured as a Top Story on the NSF's Science360 News. 

Overman finds ‘crosspollination’ opportunities in summit that draws top experts on aging, memory

The recent Cognitive Aging Summit assembled nearly 300 researchers supported by National Institutes of Health grants who like Amy Overman, associate professor of psychology, are focused on age-related brain and cognitive changes. 

Evans awarded $108,000 National Science Foundation grant for research in soft robotics

The research focuses on the use of magnetic forces to move polymer composites embedded with magnetic particles and could have practical application in medical diagnostic devices.  

Scott Wolter awarded U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant

This funding supports efforts on the development of next generation X-ray diffraction imaging systems relying on X-ray scattering rather than X-ray attenuation for baggage item identification.

Lynch and Duffy receive NCCPA grant to support local health fair program

The grant from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants will help support a health fair for local elementary students.

Felicia Cenca receives CoBank/Campus Kitchens Project grant

Johnson awarded Spencer Foundation grant

The grant will fund a project focusing on the challenges of women of color in science and math educational settings. 

Elon psychology professor receives SPSSI Grant

India Johnson, assistant professor of psychology, received the grant for her project, “I Got Stigma on My Mind: The Impact of Stigma Consciousness, Role Models and Educational Setting on Women of Color in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.”

Elon professor awarded Burroughs Wellcome Grant for wildlife studies project

The award will support "Wildlife Studies: Critical Carnivores," a year-round learning experience that exposes secondary school students to the world of wildlife science through a focus on carnivorous mammals.

Elon Law awarded grant to study impact of new curriculum

The Access Group Center for Research & Policy Analysis awarded Elon Law a grant of more than a quarter million dollars to assess enhancements to a program that graduates students in less time, and with greater cost savings, than traditional three-year law schools.

Religious studies professor awarded American Academy of Religion Grant

The grant will help fund his project, "On the Edge: Launching a Regional Interdisciplinary Symposium in the Southeast.”