Grants Office Update: December 2018

Congratulations to the all the School of Education faculty members who have recently been awarded grants. With $2.96 million in new projects, 27 principal investigators have now been awarded 41 new grants totaling $23,814,044 for fiscal year 2019, surpassing last year's total. 

Principal Investigator: Shannon Wanless
Department: Office of Child Development
Project Title: PA LAUNCH
Agency Name: Allegheny County Department of Human Services (ACDHS)
Award Dates: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2019
Amount: $281,680

The PA LAUNCH project is an alliance among partners that have a shared vision for the wellness of young children and a history of working together on their behalf. Pennsylvania’s Department of Public  Welfare Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DPA/OMHSAS) is the applicant State agency and selected Allegheny county as the local community for the project. ACDHS leads a partnership that includes the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development and has a commitment to promoting the social, emotional, behavioral and physical health, as well as the cognitive development of, young children from birth to eight years of age.

Principal Investigator: Lindsay Page
Department: LRDC
Project Title: Matching in Multilevel Contexts
Agency Name: Spencer Foundation
Award Dates: 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2020
Amount: $385,734

We aim to advance new, optimal methods to conduct matching for clustered observational studies.


Project Title: Scaling Student Support with Controversial Artificial Intelligence
Agency Name: The Kresge Foundation
Award Dates: 1/1/2019 - 6/30/2023
Amount: $374,787

We aim to design, implement and test an innovative solution to the issue of college dropout and to ensure that the findings benefit students and universities beyond our site of implementation.


Project Title: Evaluation of Achieve Atlanta
Agency Name: Georgia State University/Achieve Atlanta
Award Dates: 3/1/2017 - 6/30/2019
Amount: $19,258

The purpose of the proposed work is to investigate the impact of the Achieve Atlanta programs on college access and success among students in the Atlanta Public Schools.

Principal Investigator: Jennifer Russell
Department: LRDC
Project Title: Networked Improvement Communities for Student Centered Learning: Developmental Evaluation Plan for the Better Math Teaching Network and Formative Assessment Network
Agency Name: Nellie Mae Education Foundation
Award Dates: 10/1/2018 - 9/30/2019
Amount: $449,992

We will provide an overview of the conceptual frameworks that will guide the developmental evaluation effort.


Project Title: Conceptualizing and Measuring Network Health in the NSI Initiative
Agency Name: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Award Dates: 11/12/2018 - 10/31/2020
Amount: $1,449,207

The overarching objective of this proposed work is to provide a conceptual and analytics infrastructure for understanding the health and development of the networks funded by the NSI Initiative.