Kennesaw State UniversityKennesaw State University

Office of Research

Research News


Confucius Institute Airs Grant-Funded Documentary on Chinese Tea

Thursday, April 28, 2016 (from KSU News)

With $100,000 in grant funding from the Freeman Foundation, KSU's Confucius Institute and Georgia Public Broadcasting have produced a documentary on tea: “Chinese Tea: Elixir of the Orient” takes viewers to China to explore how tea became an integral part in forming the country’s culture as well as being thought of as its signature drink. Read the full story.


Center for Sustainable Journalism Wins Top Rated Paper for Research on Journalism through Virtual Reality

Monday, April 25, 2016

KSU's Center for Sustainable Journalism (CSJ) was recently honored at the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) with the award for Top Rated Research Paper. CSJ Director Leonard Witt presented his paper Journalism: How One University Used Virtual Worlds to Tell True Stories at the symposium, aiming "to inform journalism, communication and media studies programs in deciding if they should be offering immersive journalism courses or developing immersive journalism curriculum and virtual reality labs or centers." Co-authors include Farooq A. Kperogi, Gwenette Writer Sinclair, Claire Bohrer, and Solomon Negash. Read the full paper here.


Jennifer Priestley Named Datanami 2016 Person to Watch

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Congratulations to KSU's own Jennifer Priestley, Professor of Statistics and Data Science and Director of the Ph.D. in Data Sciences, for being honored as one of Datanami's 2016 People to Watch! Datanami, a news portal "providing insight, analysis, and up-to-the-minute information about emerging trends and solutions in big data," heralded Priestley's accomplishments in pioneering the first Ph.D. in Data Science program in the country and the importance of data science's presence in academia. Read the interview at


KSU Names New Associate Vice President for Research

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Jonathan McMurry, Professor of Chemistry and former Associate Dean for Research in the College of Science and Math, has been named KSU's new Associate Vice President for Research. McMurry is an accomplished and federally funded researcher, with grants from NSF and NIH, who also mentors colleagues in the often difficult task of applying for grants. As the new AVP for Research, McMurry will use his experience to grow KSU's research community, as well as its Intellectual Property portfolio.



Last Update: April 11, 2016

Click the link below to see what deadlines are on the horizon! Check for new opportunities monthly. For even more funding opportunities, visit the AASCU Grants Resource Center.

pdfUpcoming Proposal Deadlines

Office of Research Newsletter

News Briefs: Stories, advice, and news from the Office of Research.

September 2015 Issue


Upcoming Training Opportunities

Learn more about this year's upcoming workshops

The Office of Research offers a variety of training -- i.e., presentations, workshops, and Web-based resources -- to guide KSU faculty in their efforts to identify, secure, and manage external funds....Read More.


Carolyn's Corner

Words of Wisdom from the linchpin on the Office of Research

Welcome back to all who were off over the summer, and a warm welcome to new faculty and staff. We’ve been busy since we last sent out a newsletter, including hiring two new grants managers....Read More.

Want to contribute? We'd love to hear from you! Contact Kelly Millsaps with your stories and news.

Newsletter Archives