Significant Awards

The Department of Research Communications, Development & Learning congratulates the faculty below on their significant external funding, fellowships, awards, honors, and other recognition.

Claire Cage Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

Claire Cage wears a light grey blazer and blue shirt, and stands with her hands on a staircase railing outside the Humanities Building.

Associate Professor of History Claire Cage received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship in 2021 to complete her book The Science of Proof: Forensic Medicine in Modern France. The $60,000 fellowship will support Cage while she completes her research in France and finishes writing the book in Mobile. She has received several internal grants supporting her work, including the Faculty Productivity Grant and the Seed Grant to Support the Arts & Humanities.

David Meola Awarded Fulbright Flex

David Meola wears a blue shirt and multicolored tie, and stands in front of a backdrop of palm leaves.

Assistant Professor of History David Meola received a Fulbright Flex Award to conduct research in Germany over two summers. He will study the involvement of Jewish Germans in the German liberal and democratic movement in the 1830s and 1840s. Meola will be based at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg at the University of Göttingen (Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study) as a fellow in Modern Jewish Studies. He received an internal Arts & Humanities seed grant in 2018. Because of restricted travel during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Meola's Fulbright is taking place during the summer of 2022.

Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars

Veterans Recovery Resources Clinical Scholars from the University of South Alabama, founder and graduate students at South are providing veterans and their families with a whole health approach to wellness. This is the first team from Alabama to be selected for a grant award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. VRR Founder and Executive Director John Kilpatrick is flanked by South Alabama Clinical Scholars Dr. Erin McAdams, Dr. Joe Currier, Dr. Jeremy Fletcher, Josh Moore, graduate student and Clinical Scholar Dr. Marjorie Scaffa. Not pictured is Timothy Carroll, a fourth-year doctoral student.

A team of four faculty were named Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars in the Fall of 2018 through their work with Veterans Recovery Resources. Recipients include Joe Currier (associate professor, psychology department), Jeremy Fletcher (assistant professor of physical therapy), Erin McAdams (assistant professor, physician assistant studies), and Marjorie Scaffa (professor emerita and founding chair, occupational therapy). The three year grant will support the clinicians' partnership with VRR as they implement a unique, veteran-centered approach to healing and well-being. Currier received an internal Research & Scholarly Development Grant in 2015.