UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts’ Research Office hosted its annual Researchers Appreciation Reception on Wednesday, April 12 in the Alumni Lounge of The Nittany Lion Inn.
The event honored faculty who have received grant funding from external sources to conduct their research. Researchers from all of the college’s disciplines, from anthropology, to women’s, gender and sexuality studies, were in attendance.
The 59 honorees were recognized according to the duration of their external funding history. Of those, seven were first-time principal investigators; 34 had received funding for five to nine consecutive years; 13 had received funding for ten to 14 consecutive years and five had received funding for 15 or more consecutive years.
An additional eight researchers were recognized for receiving prestigious fellowships, including a Guggenheim fellowship, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and one Scholar Award from the National Science Foundation.
The total value of the recipients’ currently active grants is approximately $20 million. The hard work of these individuals has helped to make the Penn State College of the Liberal Arts the seventh leading institution in the country in federal funding for social and behavioral science research.