Grants and Awards

Finding a Better Way to Teach Grade School Students About Math

Posted: January 27, 2015 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: January 26, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Mason is leading $1.3 million National Science Foundation grant to train math teachers to use innovative techniques to help build a lifelong love of math starting in grade school.

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.