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Members of the Ramapo community have successfully competed for over $17 million in funding for grants from Federal, State and Foundation sources to support activities that benefit the College.  Projects include: funding to develop environmental education programming for students and adults with disabilities at the Meadowlands Environment Center; research to uncover the reason for mood disorders such as major depressive disorder and posttraumatic stress; program support from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for artists and arts organizations; and travel for faculty and students for presentations at conferences and artistic performances.

Meet the successful applicants.

Recent Awards

Government and External Foundation Grants

Joe Connell

joe connell

The College received $225,000 over three years from EDUCAUSE to expand the Connect program among transfer students.  Connect provides an early warning system to identify students in danger of failing and has other functions to promote student success.  The project is a joint effort between the Center for Student Success, the Office of the Provost, Institutional Research, and Information Technology.

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Angela CristiniCristini, Angela '07 14

Angela Cristini, director of Grants & Sponsored Programs and a professor of Biology, received a second year of funding for the “Middle School University (MSU)” project in the amount of $247,000 from the Paterson Board of Education.  The project provides science, technology, engineering, arts, and math education in two of Paterson’s worst-performing middle schools.  A similar initiative will be started in Little Ferry, NJ this year.  This new project will also provide STEM education in the Little Ferry middle schools, through a $153,400 grant over two years.

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Cathy Hajo
kathy hajo

The National Historical Publications & Records Commission (a division of the National Archives) made a grant of $80,382 to the College for the Jane Addams Papers Project.  The Jane Addams Papers Project documents the life and work of Jane Addams, the founder of Hull House in Chicago and well known peace activist and suffragette of the turn of the last century.  The Project is based in SSHGS and is under the direction of alumna Dr. Cathy Hajo ’85.

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David Nast / The Office of Specialized Servicesdavid nast

Under the leadership of David Nast, director of The Office of Specialized Services, received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education TRIO Program to provide an array of services for students with disabilities. The grant provides funding for three counselors in the Office of Specialized Services over five years starting in FY 2017. The counselors provide academic advising as well as career counseling and independent living counseling for students with physical and behavioral disabilities. The grant also funds a computer technology specialist and extensive tutoring. A summer bridge program for entering students is also part of the project.

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Rosa Mulryan
rosa mulryan

The N.J. Department of Labor granted Ramapo College a $180,000 Skills4Jersey award, to provide skills training for corporate employees in our area.  The grant is administered by the College’s Center for Innovative and Professional Learning, and includes leadership and advanced training for employees of Dress Barn and Prestige Family of Dealerships.  The project is under the direction of Rosa Mulryan, director of The Center for Innovative and Professional Learning (CIPL).

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Christian G. ReichReich, C '08

Christian G. Reich, assistant professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, was awarded $187,500 research grant by the National Institutes of Health.  Reich’s research seeks to uncover the reason for mood disorders such as major depressive disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder that affect 20 million Americans. The three-year grant will continue the research Reich began while associated with the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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RCNJ Foundation Grant Allocations 2017
  • Michael Alcee, The Power of Introverts – $250
  • Patricia Ard, Melissa Anelli, Harry’ Potter’s Continuing Story – $1,500
  • Gladys Torres-Baumgarten, Business Experience in Peru – $5,000
  • Amanda Beecher, Math Contest in Modeling – $1,000
  • Hayley Bruning, Sigma Tau Delta Convention – $2,000
  • Juan Cabrera, Behavior of Traders Under Stressful Conditions – $1,000
  • Peter Campbell, “Can’t Get there From Here” – $1,500
  • Alex Cardazzi, Predictive Model Basketball Hall of Fame – $500
  • Gilad Cohen, Lysander Trio & Aeolus Quartet Residency – $2,100
  • David Colman, Liberian Studies Association Conference – $2,500
  • Christina Connor, Mapping the American History Textbook Project – $750
  • Paula Straile-Costa, FRN Conference in Greece – $750
  • Rosetta D’Angelo, FRN Conference in Greece – $750
  • Michael Edelstein, Climate Reality Training Program – $250
  • Benjamin Fine, Programming Competition & Conference – $665
  • Itay Goren, Open Door Concert Series – $2,500
  • Cathy Hajo, Jane Addams Papers Promotional Post Card – $600
  • Elvira Katić, Spring 2017 Conferences – $500
  • Kristin Kenneavey, Bystander Intervention Research – $800
  • Seon-mi Kim, How does worker cooperative model shape job crafting – $1,450
  • Karin LaGreca, Field Studies on the ecological and social impact – $1,500
  • Ben Levy, International Academic Opportunity in Cuba – $2,500
  • Lisa Lutter, Ramapo Chorale to Ghana – $6,000
  • Iraida López, Congress of the Latin American Studies Assn. – $750
  • Iraida Lopez, Cubanist Conference – $750
  • Joost Monen, Development of Monoclonal Antibodies – $1,800
  • Ann Marie Moreno, MSW Exchange Student – $2,000
  • James Morley, Mindfulness & Phenomenology Conference – $2,500
  • Eva Ogens, Expedition Iceland – $250
  • Thomas Owen, Development of Reagents & Methods for CRISPR – $1,000
  • Tom Owen, Development of Reagents and Methods for Using – $2,000
  • Christian Reich, Cannabinoid Modulation of Stress-Enhanced Fear Learning in Females – $2,000
  • Nicole Rodstrom, 2-D PAGE Enabling Technology – $1,529
  • Christopher Romano, Diplomas to Degrees Partnership – $700
  • Stephanie Sarabia, Study Abroad in Ghana – $5,000
  • Edward Shannon, FRN Conference in Greece – $750
  • Malavika Sundararajan, Impact of peer teaching on student learning – $1,750
  • Alexander Urbiel, American History Textbook Project – $1,500
  • Ashwani Vasishth, South India Culture & Sustainability – $3,000
  • Hilary Westgate, RCNJ Faculty Publications Brochure – $1,000
  • Lisa Williams, FRN Conference in Greece – $750
RCNJ Foundation Grant Allocations 2016
  • Amanda Beecher, Math Contest in Modeling- $1,000
  • Hayley Bruning, Sigma Tau Delta Convention – $2,000
  • Peter Campbell, “Can’t Get there From Here” – $1,500
  • C. Connor, Mapping the American History Textbook Project – $750
  • Kristin Kenneavey, Bystander Intervention Research – $800
  • Iraida Lopez, Cubanist Conference – $750
  • Joost Monen, Development of Monoclonal Antibodies … – $1,800
  • Tom Owen, Development of Reagents and Methods for Using the CRISPR Gene Editing System – $2,000
  • Christian Reich, Cannabinoid Modulation of Stress-Enhanced Fear Learning in Females – $2,000
  • Nicole Rodstrom, 2-D PAGE Enabling Technology – $1,529
  • Stephanie Sarabia, Study Abroad in Ghana – $5,000
  • Paula Straile-Costa, FRN Conference in Greece – $750
  • Gladys Torres-Baumgarten, Business Experience in Peru – $5,000
  • Alexander Urbiel, American History Textbook Project – $1,500
  • Melissa Van Der Wall, Helping Food Insecure Students – $1,861
  • Hilary Westgate, RCNJ Faculty Publications Brochure – $1,000
  • Lisa Williams, FRN Conference in Greece – $750
  • Alex Cardazzi, Predictive Model Basketball Hall of Fame – $500
  • Lisa Lutter, Ramapo Chorale to Ghana – $6,000
  • Patricia Ard, Melissa Anelli, Harry Potter’s Continuing Story – $1,500
  • Edward Shannon, FR Conference in Greece – $750