Three Grants Announced at Fairleigh Dickinson University

MADISON, NJ (October 6, 2006) – Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects has announced that the University has been awarded three grants.

National Science Foundation Grant

Dr. Roger Koppl, Professor of Economics, was awarded a one- year grant of $124,717 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study alternative network structures for lab-based social processes. Dr. Koppl, the principal investigator, will collaborate with Dr. Lawrence Kobilinsky, Professor of Biology and Immunology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Dr. Robert Kurzban, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.

The project, entitled “Democratic Epistemics in Lab-Based Processes,” will explore ways to modify network structure between laboratories for the purpose of reducing error rates in forensic science. The experiments conducted on this project will allow the team to compare the performance of different lab systems and improve the management of forensic science using the techniques of economic systems design. Dr. Koppl will begin the project this fall.

Advanced Education Nursing Grant

For the eighth consecutive year, Fairleigh Dickinson’s Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health has been awarded a grant for Advanced Education Nursing Traineeships from the Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health.

Dr. Elizabeth Parietti, Associate Professor, applied for and received $32,332 to support students in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. The grant provides scholarships to financially needy students who complete the program within 12 months of the beginning of the grant. MSN students receive instruction in didactic classes, seminars and supervised clinical practice.

National Endowment for the Arts - Challenge America: Reaching Every Community Invitational Initiative (CAREC)

The Literary Review (TLR), published quarterly by Fairleigh Dickinson University, received a special grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for $10,000. This grant was awarded non-competitively to selected literary organizations that were invited to apply.

TLR, now in its 50th year, has introduced new fiction, poetry and essays from many nations, regions and languages to English- speaking readers. With funds from this grant, TLR will publish three issues of Featured Writers in 2006-2007, including the work of several international authors.

TLR publishes 2,000 copies quarterly with approximately 1,000 copies distributed to subscribers and bookstores; a substantial number are donated to libraries, prisons, and hospitals. This is the third NEA grant received by Editor-in-Chief Rene Steinke on behalf of TLR.

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