The Research Development Specialist assists KU humanities and humanistic social science-oriented faculty and graduate students with external grant and fellowship activities specifically related to collaborative and interdisciplinary projects, with emphasis on the digital humanities. The RDS follows through on grant-funded projects from the grant development phase to the final report phase. The RDS assists the Director, Associate Director, and Research Development Officer with the development of major institutional funding applications to forward the mission of the Hall Center. The RDS also works closely with Hall Center Seminar and Colloquium directors to develop external funding for projects developed out of these programs.
Ashley Carlson joined the hall Center staff in February of 2018 after serving for five years at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She holds a BA in theater, a Masters of Liberal Arts in creative arts, and recently completed her MS in experimental psychology.