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Richter Awards


Lisa Harris

Director of the Gerald and Carol Vovis Center for Research and Advanced Study and Health Professions Advising

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


Fax: 309-341-7166


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Conduct interviews about drug cartel-related violence in Mexico. Present research at the American Chemical Society's annual conference. Participate in an intensive dance program in Los Angeles.

What do you want to do to take your education beyond the classroom? Are you ready to write a grant application and get your idea funded?

Students can apply for funding to support an Honors project, senior research, independent research, experiential learning projects, and travel to present at a professional conference.

Since 1995, the Paul K. and Evalyn Elizabeth Cook Richter Memorial Fund has provided more than $1.25 million to help you pursue projects that promote independent thinking and expression beyond the classic classroom setting. Funds have underwritten the cost of:

  • laboratory supplies for research conducted with a faculty mentor
  • travel associated with presenting research at a professional conference
  • fieldwork in the U.S. and abroad
  • housing for summer research and internships

And, any student in any discipline is eligible to apply for funds from the Richter program.

Recent Richter Scholarships

Anthropology and Sociology

  • Gendered Interaction in Multiplayer Online Games
  • Socially Responsible Agricultural Commodity Development: A Case of the Small Island Economy of Grenada, West Indies


  • Detroit Arts Immersion
  • Robert Irwin's Conditional Art
  • The Want to Make Art Terms

Asian Studies

  • Representation of Gender in Japanese Sign Language (JSL)


  • Antibiotic Resistant Aeromonas in the Rock River and Alternative Treatments
  • Effects of Ethanol Exposure on Signal Transduction of Macrophage Response


  • Survey of Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus plannipennis) Infestation Levels in Green Oaks Biological Field Station


  • Investigation of Novel Liquids Based on Heteroleptic Copper Carboxylate and Mixed-Metal Dinners
  • Optimization of Protein Labeling in BSA and DNS-CI Complex
  • Preparation of a 2nd Generation Catalyst: Hydrosilation Studies with a More Open Catalyst Architecture
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Ligand Supporting R Metacenters


  • The Greek Hoplite Experience

Computer Science

  • Evaluation of Parallel Programming Languages
  • Infrastructure and Support for Peer Instruction


  • Comparative Study of Chinese Enterprises


  • America's Public Schools: In Search of Vision


  • Making Poems in Malaysia: Teaching Kids to Paint with Words
  • The Harlem Renaissance: Exploring the Simultaneous Reinforcement and Deconstruction of Binaries Concerning Race, Gender and Sexuality

Environmental Studies

  • Black Crappie Population Dynamics at Green Oaks
  • Food Insecurity in Galesburg
  • The Value Birds Bring to Tourism in South Texas


  • Faith and Objects of Faith as Seen in Galesburg Churches and Other Local Places of Community
  • Farming for a Future: Small-Scale Sustainable Agriculture and Its Impact
  • Microfinance in Nigeria: Methodology and Regulations

International Relations

  • The Political Economy of the Mexican Drug War
  • The TAZARA Railway Nationalist Narratives of Cooperation


  • Magnetic Characterization of Novel Dimeric Compounds
  • Production and Investigation of Multiply Negatively Charged Clusters in a Linear Paul Trap


  • Estrogen's Affect on the Stress Response and Working Memory in Juvenile Male Rats
  • Investigation of NMDar Partial-Agonist GLYX-13 as a Novel Treatment for ADHD Symptoms on Model Mice


  • Investigation of a Virtual Chiral Nematic Phase in Liquid Crystals
  • Temperature Controller for Investigation of Liquid Crystals


  • Effects of Seasonal Change on Risk Taking Behavior
  • Online Activities, Social Anxiety, and Social Self-Efficacy
  • The Effect of Perceived Attachment Styles on Therapeutic Relationships

Theatre and Dance

  • 44 Plays for 44 Presidents
  • The Blank Theatre Company's Living Room Series - McComb 1964

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