Faculty and staff grants: April 2020

In an effort to promote research and scholarship conducted by Marquette faculty and staff, the Office of Marketing and Communication and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs have partnered to present a monthly recap of recent grants awarded to faculty and staff.

This report will be featured in Marquette Today each month.

The following grants were awarded to university faculty and staff in April 2020.

The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service (NNS) in the Diederich College of Communication received two different honors in April:

  • NNS to host reporter from Report for America
    Originally announced on Dec. 5, 2019; grant processed in April.
  • Coverage of Coronavirus
    $5,000 – Facebook

    Abstract: Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service covers the issues most important to the people who live, work and serve in central-city Milwaukee. The readership lives in the city’s poorest ZIP codes and is typically not the focus of the local mainstream media. This grant will allow NNS to fill this void with an additional short-term reporter to cover the COVID-19 crisis.

Design of Bistable Latching Mechanisms
$29,000 – Eaton Corporation 

Dr. Philip Voglewede, associate professor of mechanical engineering in the Opus College of Engineering.




Robust methods for estimating conspecific negative density dependence: small workshop proposal
$99,471 – National Science Foundation

Dr. Joseph LaManna, assistant professor of community and population ecology in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.

Abstract: When plants of the same type grow too close together, many of them die from shared disease or intense competition. Those deaths create opportunities for plants of different types to move in, enhancing diversity by preventing one species from growing everywhere and taking over everything. This award will support a series of workshops with the goal of helping scientists understand this important process that maintains plant diversity by bringing scientists together to figure out a path forward.

State Attorney General Document Collection and Coding
$2,200 – The Volcker Alliance

Dr. Paul Nolette, chair and associate professor of political science in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.

Abstract: This project will produce a review of the total amount of settlement money awarded in all multistate settlements in all states for the research period of Jan. 1, 2010, through Dec. 31, 2019, excluding Medicaid fraud settlements.