• “Assessing the Impact of the Film Industry on the Economy of Southeastern North Carolina.” Funding from Political Science (Public Administration) department, supported by the Provost’s Office. The grant is part of the effort to establish a UNCW Regional Center for Public Engagement, (Awarded 2006).
  • Charles A. Cahill Award for Faculty Research and Development to do research on a possible documentary project entitled Christina’s World, (Summer 2004).
  • Co-recipient, with Frank Trimble, of a College of Arts & Sciences, Curriculum   Development Award to co-design FST 201 Perspectives in Film Studies, (Spring 2000).
  • Center for Teaching Excellence, Grant, (2000-2001).
  • Summer Initiative in support of the development of a new core requirement for the Film Studies program, (1999).
  • Summer Research Initiative, UNCW, (1998).
  • Summer Research Initiative, UNCW, (1997).
  • New York Council for the Arts/Monroe County, LIFT Grant for the documentary, “One Time a Year,” (1991).
  • The Kaltenborn Foundation for Media Studies. Research on the media’s role in analyzing and/or dramatizing the issue of nuclear war and the impact of those pre­sentations on indi­vidual Ameri­cans, (1987-1988); a second award for (1989-1990).
  • Production Grant, The Catholic Communicators of America, with Lou Giansante, for a half-hour radio documentary, Project director, (1987).
  • Summer Research Fellowship, to conduct interviews/res­earch among Americans in the northeastern part of the United States regard­ing their views on nuclear war, (1987).
  • Summer Research Fellowship, to conduct interviews/research among Americans in New England concerning their views on nuclear war, (1986).
  • Development in Teaching Grant, for the development of new courses, (1981).
  • National Science Foundation, Chautauqua Seminar, “Community Power Studies.” Seminar Director: Profes­sor Nelson W. Polsby, Department of Political Science, Uni­versity of Cal­i­for­nia at Ber­k­eley. University of Hartford, Hartford, Con­nect­i­cut, (November 4-6, 1979).
  • Urbanarium, Inc., research grant, to examine the quality of pub­lic and pri­vate lead­er­ship, the basic structure of local government, and the role of community and voluntary organizations in the Roches­ter area’s development, Rochester, NY, (1979-1980).
  • Frank E. Gannett Foundation, research grant, to undertake an oral history of Rochester, focusing on political trends from l960-l980. Grant received for (1979-1980).
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, Summer Seminar, “Ideals and the Quest for Utopia,” University of Minnesota. Seminar Director: Professor Mulford Q. Sibley, Department of American Studies, (1977).
  • Development in Teaching Grant, for research conducted at the Dag Hammarskjöld Memorial Library, United Nations Headquar­ters, NY, (Summer, 1976).
  • American Political Science Association, Seminar Grant, John F. Ken­nedy School of Govern­ment, Har­vard Uni­versi­ty. Semi­nar Di­rec­tor: Professor William P. Thompson, Department of Politi­cal Science, Princeton Univer­sity, (April & August 1975).
  • Graduate Fellowship, Colgate Rochester Divinity School/Be­xley Hall/Cro­zier Theological Seminary, (1970-1972).
  • Research Assistant, National Aeronautics and Space Adminis­tra­tion Project on government transfer of technology. Project Director: Professor Eric Lawson, Chair, Department of Finance, Syracuse University, (Sum­mer, 1969).
  • Teaching Fellowship, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, Department of Government and Public Affairs, (1966-1968).
  • University Scholarship, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, (1962-1966).