Margaret (Marty) Baker Graham Research Grant

Endowed by the Family and Friends of Margaret Baker Graham

Background

During her career in higher education, Dr. Marty Graham (Iowa State University) worked diligently to support the advancement of graduate students, particularly female, non-­traditional students. Because of her dedication to these students and her understanding of the economic difficulties all graduate students face, her family and friends have endowed the Margaret (Marty) Baker Graham Research Grant. This award will assist doctoral students engaged in research within the discipline of business communication. Distributed through the C. R. Anderson Foundation, the $500 award will be presented at the Annual International Conference of the Association for Business Communication.

Eligibility

Any student engaged in collecting data and writing a dissertation in the business communication discipline will be eligible for this award. Preference will be given to those individuals who demonstrate a need for financial support during the late stages of their doctoral programs.

Criteria

Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program pursuing a degree within a business communication related discipline.

Applications due by 11:59 pm EDT, June 15.

The committee encourages self nominations, nominations by supervising professors, and/or members of the Association for Business Communication. Students who wish to apply should submit an application to the Graduate Studies Committee chair of the Graduate Studies Committee chair and the ABC Executive Director by visiting here where you will upload the following documents:

  • Letter of application indicating need for research funds
  • Current vita
  • Description of research project indicating progress achieved toward completion (limit to two pages, single-­-spaced)


Selection

The Graduate Studies Committee of the Association for Business Communication will review and rank applications. Their recommendation will then be submitted to the Board of the C. R. Anderson Foundation for approval and authorization of funds disbursement.

Marty Baker Graham Award Recipients:

  • 2018: Erin Brock Carlson, Purdue University, "Mapping Metis: Tracing the Work of Regional Transformation in Appalachia"
  • 2017
    • Sara Doan, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, “Theories and Best Practices in Instructor Feedback”
    • Ruby Nancy, East Carolina University, “Genre-fluidity and Writing Identity: Community Rhetorics, Re-thinking ‘The Workplace,’ and Social and Economic Justice”
  • 2016: Dina Piepoli Udomsak, Wilkes University, "Reframing for Flow: Salutogenesis, Psychofortology, and Eudaimonic Functioning in the Academy – The Impact of Positive Psychological Constructs on Quality of Life and Workplace Well-Being" 
  • 2015: Ashley Hall, University of Texas at Tyler, "The Moderating Effect of Individual Employee Attributes on the Relationship Between Managerial Communication and Employee Job Satisfaction in Times of Change”
  • 2014: Danica Schieber, Iowa State University, "Learning Transfer from the Business Communication Classroom to the Workplace"
  • 2013: Tammy Rice-Bailey, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, "Identity, Value, and Power: A Qualitative Study of the Complexity of the Working Relationship Between Technical Communicators and Subject Matter Experts" 
  • 2012: Karin Goettsch, University of Minnesota,  “Understanding Intercultural Communication on Global Virtual Teams: Exploring Challenges of Language, Culture, Technology, and Collaboration"
  • 2011: Xiaoli Li, Clemson University, "期待 ing: From Globalization to Glocalization--What the Impacts of Globalization on Chinese Document Design Tell Us About International Professional Communication"