St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the state’s public honors college, was one of only six institutions awarded a grant in the 2014-15 award cycle from Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The $435,620 award will be distributed over a five-year period and will support faculty and staff professional development at St. Mary’s College, as well as infrastructure upgrades for the college’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Sabine L. Dillingham, director of research and sponsored programs, will serve as principal investigator with Laraine Glidden, acting provost and dean of faculty, as senior administrator and co-principal investigator.
“The overarching goal is to increase opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to engage in research by expanding current research opportunities, capacity, and services of the college as a whole,” said Glidden. “I anticipate that this award will have a significant positive impact on the research culture of the college and the faculty support for sponsored projects.”