Dr. Jia Lu accepted a $106,000 research grant from the American Society of Learned Council.
The money will fund Lu's project "History of Road Construction in Chinese East Himalayas".
It will provide two-year funding for research materials, data and will allow Lu to travel to China for field work.
"I think its also a good thing, tells us that this is a national prestigious grant. So, it also tells us we're putting VSU on the national map," said Lu.
Lu also adds this will also help her to expand the minds of her students allowing them to see the world from a different perspective.