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  • Office of Research Development

  • The Office of Research Development assists Maxwell faculty members and other researchers in locating funding opportunities and planning proposals; finding collaborators and building research teams; managing large, complex proposals; and coordinating with institutional research administration and leadership. To that end, we support Maxwell staff having research-administration responsibilities for proposal development and grants management in their respective units.

    Jill Ferguson

    Director, Research Development 

    504  Maxwell Hall


    • News, Events, and Announcements

      Ebner awarded NEH funding to research Mussolini's rule in Africa

      Michael Ebner, associate professor and chair of history, was awarded a $6,000 Summer Stipend Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to conduct archival research in Rome on Mussolini’s rule in Africa.


      Senior Kara Foley wins top undergraduate research prize

      Kara Foley, a senior majoring in international relations and policy studies, won the Maxwell School’s annual Ben and Marcia Baldanza Prize for top undergraduate research paper, as part of the School’s annual efforts to recognize exemplary undergraduate research. Xinzhi Lin, a senior history and international relations major, was awarded an honorable mention for his research paper. Francine D’Amico received the Ben and Marcia Baldanza Faculty Advisor of the Year Award.


      Gadarian discusses partisan divide around COVID-19 with CSM

      Shana Gadarian, associate professor of political science, discusses her March 2020 study illustrating that partisan affiliation—more than age, income, or education level—was a “huge divider” in people’s reported health behaviors. “People are taking their cues from political leadership and from doctors, and to the extent that those are different, people will turn to their more trusted sources,” she says. Gadarian's study was cited in the Christian Science Monitor article "COVID-19 isn't partisan. But it's intensifying America's red-blue divide."

    • For more information or to request and in-person meeting or a group training session, please contact:

      Jill Ferguson 
      Director, Research Development