Dr. Jessica Adler and Dr. April Merleaux receive FIU Faculty Grants for Research in the Humanities

Earlier this spring, the History Department celebrated as three of our faculty were selected as FIU Top Scholars. Now, we have even more good news to share.

Two members of the History Department were recipients of the inaugural round of grants for Faculty Research in the Humanities sponsored by the Office of the Provost. This new faculty grants initiative is meant to that the scholarship and research activities of faculty in the humanities are vital to the life of the university, its research profile and student success at all levels. These small grants for highly meritorious faculty research projects and interdisciplinary endeavors that have the potential to garner national and international attention, heightening FIU’s profile and prestige and perhaps leading to external funding support.

In its inaugural round of funding, eight outstanding proposals were selected from a highly competitive field of more than 40 applications. Two of those hail from our department. Jessica Adler will pursue her research for her project “War and Health: Veterans’ Policies and Perspectives” and April Merleaux plans to perform vital research for her new project entitled “An Environmental and Agrarian History of the War on Drugs”. Congratulations to them both!