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The Internal Funding Initiatives (IFI) supported by the Office of the Vice President for Research are composed of the Arts & Humanities Initiative (AHI), the Biological Sciences Funding Program (BSFP), the Mathematical & Physical Sciences Program (MPSFP) and the Social Sciences Funding Program (SSFP).  Over the past 12 years, more than 400 faculty and staff members were awarded in excess of $6 million dollars to support research and scholarly activity. 

Listed below are the Social Sciences Funding Program award recipients and project titles from the past three years.


2012 Awardees


James Enloe, Professor, Anthropology
Behavioral modernity in the Middle Stone Age: Excavation at Erb Tanks, Namibia

Amber Goedken, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science
Pilot Study to Test the Relationship Between Local Area Practice Style and Treatment

Marc Linderman, Associate Professor, Geography
Land Management and Hydrology Influences on Floodplain Vegetation:  Monitoring and Modeling for Decision Support

Ginny Ryan, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Geospatial distribution and determinants of in vitro fertilization (IVF) care in Iowa

Jatin Vaidya, Associate, Psychiatry
Reward modulated attentional capture: Implications for behavioral regulation deficits in adolescence


2011 Awardees

Mark Andrejevic, Associate Professor, Communication Studies
Consumer Privacy Policy for the Digital Era

Anne Ersig, Assistant Professor, Nursing
Longitudinal Communication Networks in Families at Risk of Colorectal Cancer - Pilot Testing

Freda Lynn, Assistant Professor, Sociology
Spreading Ideas: The Role of Experts and Influentials in the Diffusion of Knowledge

Tracy Osborn, Assistant Professor, Political Science
Women's Issues and Political Party Change in the State Legislatures

Melody Pope, PhD., State Archeologists Office
Human Landscapes in Iowa's Past: Establishing Mapping Protocols for Ancient Earthen Mounds

Keli Steuber, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
Sustainability and Surveillance of Online Communities: Examining Structural Components that Contribute to Private, Health-Related Disclosures


2010 Awardees

Natalie Denburg, Assistant Professor, Neurology
Exploring Brain Mechanisms for Consumer Decision-Making in Older Adults

Martha Driessnack, Assistant Professor, Nursing
Transitioning the Draw and Tell Conversation to a Computer Based Platform

Jennifer Glanville, Associate Professor, Sociology
Choosing Generosity: Person, Situation, and Context

Julie Gros-Louis, Assistant Professor, Psychology
Social Mechanisms for Communicative Development

Lisa Segre, Assistant Professor, Nursing
Effectiveness of Listening Visits with Depressed Mothers of NICU Infants

Suzanne Woods-Groves, Assistant Professor, Teaching and Learning
An Investigation of the Human Behavior Rating Scale