Funding for Excellence 2019-20 Winners

The fifth year of Funding For Excellence Faculty awards program attracted 40 applications, representing a diverse segment of research and scholarly activity from across the University. The applications were reviewed by members of the UMKC Research Advisory Council and 9 applications were awarded totaling $99,460.

The funded applications for the 2019-20 are:

Cranial Diversity and Evolution in Malagasy Lemurs”, Theodore Cole, Teaching Professor, Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine

A Man’s Job: A Short Film“, Lyn Elliot, Professor, Department of Communication Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

“A Knowledge Graph for Managing and Analyzing Spanish American Notary Records”, Viviana Grieco, Associate Professor of History and Latin American and Latinx Studies, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences

“New Ghetto Music: for Mezzo-Soprano, Chamber Orchestra, and Electronics Based on the Leo Levi Archival Field Recordings of Roman Cantors 1940-1960”, Yotam Haber, Associate Professor, Division of Music Studies, Conservatory of Music and Dance

Understanding Hydrological Dynamics of the Gobi Desert in East Asia: A Preliminary Study”, Jejung Lee, Professor, Department of Geosciences, College of Arts and Sciences

The Resilience of Mexico’s PRI: How Parties Compete in Nondemocratic and Democratic
, Mona Lyne, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Increasing Research and Funding Capacity with Two Successful Student Engagement Pilots”, Daniel McIntosh, Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences

The Films of Konrad Wolf”, Larson Powell, Professor, Department of Communication Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Development of Computational Tools for Pre-op Planning of Periacetabular Osteotomies”, Antonis Sylianou, Assistant Professor, Division of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, School of Computing and Engineering