The Dille Fund for Excellence Grant Awards annually seeks proposals from the campus community for innovative projects that raise the quality of education at Minnesota State University Moorhead. All faculty and staff may apply. Students may be co-applicants on grant applications with faculty and/or staff. Proposed projects should demonstrate innovation, uniqueness, and a commitment to improved educational experiences for MSU Moorhead students. Awards are typically made in the range of $200-$2,000. The following types of projects are appropriate for Dille Fund grants: faculty research projects that involve students; equipment grants for innovative instructional systems; guest lectures and artists who would share insights and expertise with the campus and community; cooperative community projects that encourage university/community interactions; and special projects involving a particularly innovative idea. No sabbaticals, faculty/staff compensation, leaves with pay, or foreign travel will be supported by the Dille Fund for Excellence. Fall 2016 Dille Fund for Excellence Grant Recipients: Rachel Stotts (Speech, Language and
Hearing Sciences): 2nd Annual
Community Autism Forum.
Kenyon Williams (School of Performing
Arts): Percussion Mallet Library.
Donna Bruns Stockrahm (Biosciences):
Digitizing the Richard H. Pemble Herbarium as a Resource for the Region and
Donna Bruns Stockrahm (Biosciences): Utilizing Game Cameras in Wildlife Studies.
Pam Were (Library): Themed Resource Kits. Co-applicant:
Marilyn Labrensz (School of Teaching and Learning).
Karl Leonard (Anthropology and Earth Sciences): DJI Phantom 4 Professional
Drone for Unmanned Ariel Systems Studies at MSUM. Co-applicant: David Kramer (Anthropology and
Patricia Wisenden (Biosciences): Aquatic
Vertebrates Reproductive and Behavioral Responses to Known Chemically Polluted
Waters. Co-applicants: Ellen Brisch
(Biosciences); and Erica Everson, Nicolle O’Neill, Evan Ekhator, and Akira
Shastri (Biosciences students).
Brian Wisenden (Biosciences):
Cortisol-Dependent Learning in Zebra Fish. Co-applicant: Shawn Garrett (Chemistry and Biochemistry).
Brian Wisenden (Biosciences): Variation
in Morphological and Behavioral Phenotypes in Annual Killfish.
Sara Anderson (Biosciences):
Phylogenetic Analysis using Mitochondrial DNA for Turtles in Clay County
MN. Co-applicant: Jordan H. White
Brian Wisenden (Biosciences): Shark Lagoon.
Sumali Pandey (Biosciences): Cytospin for Cell Biology related Research,
Teaching and Outreach.
Adam Stocker (Biosciences): Developmental Timing of Emx2 Gene Expression
in Sensory Area Specification.
Dille Fund for Excellence Grant Recipients 2016-2000