The Office for Sponsored Faculty Projects (OSFP) aspires to create and sustain a dynamic culture of securing external support for faculty research, scholarship, creative endeavors, and pedagogies. We seek to simplify and clarify the grant seeking and administration processes. Our intent is to ease the burden of crafting competitive applications and managing awards. 

Recent Faculty Accomplishments

Professor Awarded USDA Grant

Siobhan Fennessy, professor of biology and environmental studies, has received a subaward as part of a $3.2 million grant via Ducks Unlimited.

Professor Awarded Arts Residency

Orchid Tierney, assistant professor of English, has been awarded a KHN Residency from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.

'They/Them/Us' Film Debut & Awards

Jonathan Sherman, associate professor of film, debuted his directed/co-written film "They/Them/Us" on Oct. 29. It also won Best Comedy Feature at the San Diego Film Festival and Best Low-budget Feature Film at the Paris Independent Film Festival this week.

Collaborative Film Screening

Julie Brodie, professor of dance, and Claudia Essilinger, professor of art, have collaborated in creating a short dance film, "Solus," which is being shown as part of this year’s Cleveland Dance Festival.

Faculty Publication: 'No Arabian Nights'

Keija Parssinen, assistant professor of English, published an essay titled "'It was No Arabian Nights at All:' Coming of Age in America’s Kingdom" in the October 2021 edition of The Common, an award-winning print and digital literary journal based at Amherst College.

CAREER Grant Winners

Samantha Neilson ’23 has written another amazing article celebrating the incredible number of NSF CAREER grant recipients at Kenyon. If you want to learn more about the CAREER grant or the projects these faculty are working on, you will want to read this!

Faculty Publication: 'It Cuts Both Ways'

Kathy Gillen, assistant professor of biology, has published an article, "It Cuts Both Ways: An Annelid Model System for the Study of Regeneration in the Laboratory and in the Classroom," with co-authors Veronica G. Martinez Acosta, Fausto Arellano-Carbajal, Kay A. Tweeten, and Eduardo E. Zattara. The article was published November 2021 in Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology.

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