Becker receives Stanford fellowship

Trinity University psychology professor Carolyn Black Becker has been named a Residential Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University for the 2011-12 academic year.

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Texas EcoLabs awards grants to three Trinity professors

Troy Murphy has received a grant of $20,234 to support his investigation of crest-displays and plumage in female black-crested titmice.

Michelle Johnson has received a grant of $20,850 to support her investigation of the effect of habitat and parasite diversity on the physiology of Texas lizards.

Kimberley Phillips has received $21,292 from to support her investigation of skilled foraging actions of squirrels.

Phillips awarded NIH grant

The National Institutes of Health awarded a grant of $485,406 to Kimberley Phillips for her investigation of “Macrostructural and Microstructural Analysis of the Primate Corpus Callosum”.  With collaborators at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and the Southwest National Primate Research Center, Dr. Phillips will conduct research on capuchin monkeys and chimpanzees.

Student opportunity: Psi Chi/CUR Summer Research Grants (3/1/2010)

Psi Chi, the National Honors Society in Psychology will provide opportunities for Psi Chi student members to conduct research with faculty who are members of CUR.  Two $5,000 grants to be awarded annually in the program (student stipends of $3,500 and faculty stipends of $1,500).

Funding Opportunity: APS Sabbatical Fellowships (Deadline 10/15)

The American Philosophical Society offers stipends of stipend of $30,000 to $40,000 to mid-career faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences who have been granted a sabbatical/research leave, but for whom financial support from the home institution is available for only part of the year.  This year marks the last time this fellowship will be offered by APS.

Phillips awarded NSF grant

Dr. Kimberley Phillips of the Psychology department, and a collaborator at George Washington University, received a grant from the National Science Foundation to support a project titled “Gaze-click: A new means of assessing cognition in pre-verbal and non-verbal populations.”  Eye-tracking tools will be used to study cognition in capuchin monkeys and human children.  $52,360