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Awarded Projects for November 2022

Congratulations to Christy Gabbard for her award from the Florida Department of Education; Elyse Hambacher for her award from the Spencer Foundation; Brian Marchman for his award from the Florida Department of Education; Philip Poekert and Zandra de Araujo for their U.S. Department of Education flow through award from the Kentucky Department of Education; and Sondra Smith and Caronne Rush for their award from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration.

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Submitted Projects for November 2022

Best wishes to Christopher Anthony for his proposal to the National Institutes of Health; Tiffany Aaron for her Spencer Foundation flow through proposal to the National Academy of Education; Carla-Ann Brown for her Spencer Foundation flow through proposal to the National Academy of Education; Bruce Carroll and Kent Crippen for their proposal to the National Science Foundation; Nigel Newbutt for his Patti Shively Foundation flow through proposal to the UF Foundation; Philip Poekert and Zandra de Arajuo for their proposal to the State of Arizona; Philip Poekert for his proposals to the Children First Professional Development Center and Lafayette Parish School System; Paige Pullen for her proposal to Lutheran Services Florida; Anne Seraphine and David Miller for their proposal to the Florida Department of Education; and Joni Splett, Lee Purvis, Erica McCray, Sondra Smith, Hannah Bayne, Sara Jean-Philippe, and Mercedes Machado for their proposal to the U.S. Department of Education/OESE.
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Announcement from National Science Foundation’s New Assistant Director

James L. Moore III was selected to lead the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), which funds research enhancing learning and teaching, including broad efforts to achieve excellence in STEM education. Internationally recognized for his work on African American males, Moore pursues research focusing on topics such as STEM education, gifted education, multicultural and urban education, and higher education. Moore is interested in investing in improving STEM preparation and pathways in urban and rural, underserved, and under-resourced communities across the U.S. and advancing knowledge of enhancing STEM educational and workforce outcomes in his new role as Assistant Directorate. Read more about Moore’s vision here.

New NSF Proposal Award Policies, and Procedures Guide 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently revised the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 23-1), which will be effective for all proposals submitted or due on or after Monday, January 30, 2023. A complete summary of the overall and by-chapter revisions can be reviewed here.

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of IES

November marked the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) 20th Anniversary, with IES sharing stories of past work and impacts from the past two decades in honor of the celebration. If you are interested in sharing your own story or vision for the future, please visit IES’ anniversary page to learn more.

Funding Mechanisms and Support from Cyber Florida

The Florida Center for Cybersecurity is looking to support impactful cybersecurity research at state universities with the launching of their new program for academic research support. Services are available to faculty members submitting large-scale research projects (typically over $2 million) and junior faculty submitting NSF CAREER and YIP proposals. Support is available in the form of funding opportunities, travel support, and mentorship. If interested, please contact Dr. Sriram Chellappan, the Academic Director of Cybersecurity Research at Cyber Florida, at sriramc@cyberflorida.org. More information on Cyber Florida can be found here.


Research Spotlight: Taryrn T.C. Brown

Q & A with Taryrn T.C. Brown, Ph. D., Assistant Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning

What research are you currently working on?

My research interests sit at the nexus of Black feminist thought and Black girlhood studies in education. My research agenda thus contributes to the growing scholarship in experiences of Black women and girls through an overarching attention to mapping spatial geographies across time and space, centering relationships in knowledge production and epistemology, and acknowledging the ways Black women and girls document themselves against the archival grain. This collective interdisciplinary work embodies a theoretical extension of intersectionality as a tangible way to support research projects that center equity, advocacy, and culturally sustaining pedagogies both inside and outside of various educational contexts.

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Research Spotlight: Ana Puig

Q & A with Ana Puig, Ph. D., Research Director in the Office of Educational Research and Clinical Professor in the School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education

What research are you currently working on?

I am actively involved in a national study with three institutions of higher education in the southeastern United States (led by Oklahoma State University) that explores adverse childhood experiences and academic performance of undergraduate college students. Our aim is to determine factors that hinder or support ACE survivors in their educational journeys.

Additionally, I am engaged in a study that builds on research I have conducted with the Streetlight palliative care program (https://streetlight.ufhealth.org/) that provides psychosocial support to chronically or terminally ill adolescents and young adults. Our research team has explored the experiences of Streetlight volunteer members, treatment providers, and, more recently, its patients. We are in the process of completing a research proposal for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support conducting a feasibility study of the program with the goal of manualizing its services and comparing outcomes with other palliative care programs across the United States.

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