Grants and Awards

Islamic Studies Center Founder Ali Vural Ak to Receive Honorary Degree

Posted: December 16, 2014 at 5:03 am, Last Updated: December 16, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Ak created the Center for Global Islamic Studies on Mason’s Fairfax Campus in 2009, and it has rapidly established itself as one of the most notable institutions in the field.

Volgenau Sweeps Emerging Scholar, Researcher, Creator Awards

Posted: December 15, 2014 at 5:01 am, Last Updated: December 15, 2014 at 9:09 am

To qualify for this award and its $3,000 stipend, the faculty members must be within 10 years of receiving their terminal degrees and have growing national and international recognition of their work.

Mason Researcher Wants Probation Practices to Move Past Their Arrested Development

Posted: December 8, 2014 at 5:01 am, Last Updated: December 5, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Criminology PhD candidate Jill Viglione wins two prestigious grants to continue her work with corrections agencies.

Mason Fellow Funded to Fight Rhino Horn Poaching as Organized Crime

Posted: December 4, 2014 at 5:01 am, Last Updated: December 3, 2014 at 11:31 am

Former investigative reporter Gretchen Peters goes after big game—the importers, not the rhino poachers or retailers.

Decorative Arts Grad Student Receives Grant to Study Little-Known Potter, Filmmaker

Posted: December 3, 2014 at 5:01 am, Last Updated: December 5, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Braden Malnic, a graduate student in the History of Decorative Arts program, has received a $6,500 grant for his thesis research focusing on the pottery of James Whitney, a mid-20th century craft maker.

Mason’s Global Problem Solving Consortium in National Spotlight

Posted: November 21, 2014 at 5:01 am, Last Updated: November 21, 2014 at 11:23 am

The Global Problem Solving Fellows Program lets undergraduates to take a common set of courses, participate in special activities related to global problem solving and apply for grants to be used for study abroad.