University of Pittsburgh School of Education
 

School of Education - Grants

Families on the Edge: Exploring experiences before a housing crisis

Dates: 1/1/2017 - 10/31/2017
Funding Amount: $28,976
Funder: Pittsburgh Child Guidance Foundation
Investigator:

2016-2017 NWP SEED Invitational Leadership Institute to Invest in Developing New Teacher-Leaders

Dates: 5/1/2016 - 8/31/2017
Funding Amount: $15,593
Funder: National Writing Project
Investigator: Gregory Gustin

2017-2018 NWP CRWP-SEED Professional Development in a High Need High School

Dates: 3/1/2017 - 8/31/2018
Funding Amount: $21,148
Funder: National Writing Project
Investigator: Gregory Gustin

4Kids Evaluation

Dates: 5/1/2017 - 6/30/2018
Funding Amount: $35,000
Funder: Heritage Community Initiatives
Investigator:

Alignment of Infant Toddler Coursework with the Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies

Dates: 6/1/2017 - 3/31/2018
Funding Amount: $15,000
Funder: Pennsylvania Key
Investigator: Robert Gallen

Certifying Orientation and Mobility/Behavior Specialists (COMBS)

Dates: 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2018
Funding Amount: $268,499
Funder: Department of Education
Investigator:

Designing for Equity by Thinking in and About Mathematics Year 4

DEb-T-M will be a community of mathematical practice devoted to closing the opportunity gap for marginalized secondary mathematics students in Pittsburgh. The core partners are Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS), the mathematics department at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), and as the prime organization, Education Development Center (EDC). DEbT-M is truly partnership driven; it builds on longstanding work and collaboration in the partner institutions. Working closely with Pitt, PPS has sought to create more mathematical opportunities for disengaged students and underrepresented populations. It has initiated the adoption of a mathematically rigorous curriculum, and it has developed a nationally-recognized program of content-based professional development for teachers.
Dates: 10/1/2016 - 9/30/2017
Funding Amount: $40,899
Funder: Education Development Center, Inc.
Investigator: H. Richard Milner

Development of Human Language Technologies to Improve Disciplinary Writing and Learning through Self-Regulated Revising

Dates: 8/1/2017 - 7/31/2018
Funding Amount: $86,240
Funder: National Science Foundation
Investigator: Amanda Godley

Digital Messaging Campaign to Mitigate Summer Attrition (DIMES)

Lindsay Page will be responsible for various aspects of the project. She will have primary responsibility for managing the research relationships with the College Board and school district partners. She will contribute to the development of the text message content and to the design of the text message platforms that will deliver messages to students. She will assist in managing the relationship with the organization providing call-center support and will contribute to the training of the call-center staff. She will share responsibility for all data management and statistical analyses associated with the project, including initially randomizing students and schools to different experimental groups and conducting impact analyses to assess the impact of the text messaging intervention on students' colletg outcomes. She will advise on the qualitative components of the study. She will co-lead the writing and dissemination of study results.
Dates: 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2018
Funding Amount: $224,531
Funder: Harvard University
Investigator:

Distinctions between Black and White Young Women In the Course of Alcohol Use

Dates: 2/1/2017 - 1/31/2018
Funding Amount: $50,607
Funder: YALE University
Investigator: Feifei Ye

Early Head Start Project 2016-2017

The Office of Child Development will provide Early Head Start services to families with infants and children in 6 communities within Allegheny County. This model is primarily home based.
Dates: 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2017
Funding Amount: $180,000
Funder: Heinz Endowments
Investigator: Laurie Mulvey

Education Law Center Evaluation - 05-711634

Dates: 5/1/2016 - 4/30/2018
Funding Amount: $20,000
Funder: Education Law Center
Investigator:

Effectiveness of a Promotores Network in Improving Access to Care and Health Behaviors in Latino Immigrants in an Emerging Latino Community

Dates: 10/1/2016 - 9/30/2017
Funding Amount: $145,345
Funder: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Investigator: Caryn P. Martin

Ethiopia: Indigenous Wisdom and Culture

Dates: 10/1/2016 - 4/30/2018
Funding Amount: $89,955
Funder: Department of Education
Investigator: Maureen Porter

Evaluation of "Strengthening the Bhutanese Community in Pittsburgh" Year 3

Dates: 10/1/2016 - 9/30/2017
Funding Amount: $2,000
Funder: Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh
Investigator:

Evaluation of Igniting and Sustaining the Dream: Afterschool Initiatives

The evaluation will examine the extent to which the six selected afterschool programs (After-School Tutorial Enrichment, Program at Schenley Heights Community Development Program, Center that C.A.R.E.S., Thelma Lovette YMCA, Higher Achievement, Oakland Planning and Development School to Career and Center that C.A.R.E.S. at Jeron Grayson Community Center) meet the goals defined by McAuley Ministries.
Dates: 8/1/2014 - 7/31/2018
Funding Amount: $73,500
Funder: McAuley Ministries
Investigator:

EXP: Collaborative Research: Cyber-enabled Teacher Discourse Analytics to Empower Teacher Learning

Dates: 9/1/2017 - 8/31/2018
Funding Amount: $142,875
Funder: National Science Foundation
Investigator:

EXP: Collaborative Research: Cyber-enabled Teacher Discourse Analytics to Empower Teacher Learning PARTICIPANT COSTS WEPAY

Dates: 9/1/2017 - 8/31/2018
Funding Amount: $3,000
Funder: National Science Foundation
Investigator:

Financial Aid Nudges: A National Experiment to Increase Retention of Financial Aid and College Persistence

Dates: 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2018
Funding Amount: $68,246
Funder: Temple University
Investigator:

Gwen's Girls Programming Evaluation

Dates: 4/1/2016 - 10/31/2017
Funding Amount: $75,000
Funder: Gwen's Girls
Investigator:

HealthyCHILD/Early Head Start 05-711680

Dates: 9/1/2016 - 8/31/2017
Funding Amount: $26,160
Funder: Pittsburgh Board of Education
Investigator: Jonathan T. Nauhaus

Heinz Fellows at the Center for Urban Education

Dates: 5/1/2017 - 6/30/2018
Funding Amount: $800,000
Funder: Heinz Endowments
Investigator: H. Richard Milner

Heinz Fellows Support and Development - Supplement

Dates: 7/1/2017 - 8/1/2018
Funding Amount: $40,000
Funder: Heinz Endowments
Investigator: H. Richard Milner

Hispanic Serving Institutions: Becoming Institutions that Equitably “Serve” Latinas/os                                                                                        Hispanic Serving Institutions: Becoming Institutions that Equitably "Serve" Lat

Dates: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
Funding Amount: $70,000
Funder: National Academy of Education
Investigator:

iLead Planning Grant

Dates: 11/25/2017 - 11/30/2018
Funding Amount: $50,000
Funder: Heinz Endowments
Investigator: Anthony Petrosky

Impact of Cognitive Function on Weight Management Outcomes in Adolescents

Dates: 1/1/2017 - 8/31/2017
Funding Amount: $57,199
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Investigator: John Jakicic

In Spite of Parents? Exploring the Value of Family Involvement in Educating Aftrican American Adolescents

Dates: 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2019
Funding Amount: $993,239
Funder: The Spencer Foundation
Investigator:

Investigating Motivation and Transfer in Physical Science through Preparation for Future Learning Instruction

The voices of urban adolescents along with results from studies that demonstrate the benefits of supporting students' cognitive processing have allowed for the identification of teacher talk as a proctice that has the potential to reduce disparities in academic outcomes. Using latent growth modeling and interpretive science, our interdisciplinary research team has come together to study the independent and joint contributions of affective and cognitive support that may (a) be at the root of some aspects of inequality in schools and (b) lead to relatively simple ways to intervene with teachers that could have strong implications for adolescents' academic achievement.
Dates: 9/1/2015 - 8/31/2018
Funding Amount: $72,942
Funder: National Science Foundation
Investigator:

Just Discipline Initiative

Dates: 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $29,232
Funder: Heinz Endowments
Investigator:

Math & Science Collaborative Professional Development: Pennsylvania Math Science Partnership

Dates: 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2018
Funding Amount: $80,911
Funder: Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Investigator: Cynthia Tananis

National Leadership Consortium in Sensory Disabilities-University of Pittsburgh Doctoral Collaboration Subcontract (NLCSD-Pitt)

Dates: 8/1/2017 - 7/31/2018
Funding Amount: $72,340
Funder: Salus University
Investigator:

Needs Assessment of Collegiate Food Insecurity

Dates: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
Funding Amount: $18,323
Funder: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Band
Investigator:

Out-of-School Learning in Urban and Disrupted Suburban Areas

This is a proposal to refine and implement a new improvement system, which we call Really Simple Improvement (RSI). RSI is based on the positive deviance approach, pioneered in the public health field.
Dates: 7/1/2017 - 5/31/2018
Funding Amount: $17,500
Funder: Grable Foundation
Investigator:

Out-of-School Learning in Urban and Disrupted Suburban Areas

This is a proposal to refine and implement a new improvement system, which we call Really Simple Improvement (RSI). RSI is based on the positive deviance approach, pioneered in the public health field.
Dates: 7/1/2017 - 5/31/2018
Funding Amount: $17,500
Funder: Heinz Endowments
Investigator:

Peg + Cat: Adventures in Learning with a Girl, Her Cat, Millions of Fans, Thousands of Parents and Teachers, and 100 Chickens

Social-emotional skills that Peg brings to her math learning experiences include self regulation, persistence, collaboration, and effort. These learning-related social-emotional skills support math development for young children of different cultures, socioeconomic statuses, and genders. Peg + Cat media model these skills for children and their important social-emotional skill development, but may also indirectly promote these skills by enhancing the psychological safety children feel in their math interactions with their teachers, parents, and camp counselfors. In this project, we aim to assess the specific affective dimensions of Peg + Cat episodes, deliver related professional development to adults that work with young children (teachers, parents, and camp counselors), and assess the change in their language, beliefs, and interactions with children around affective mathematics instruction.
Dates: 9/1/2016 - 8/31/2017
Funding Amount: $186,938
Funder: The Fred Rogers Company
Investigator:

Peg + Cat: Adventures in Learning with a Girl, Her Cat, Millions of Fans, Thousands of Parents and Teachers, and 100 Chickens

Social-emotional skills that Peg brings to her math learning experiences include self regulation, persistence, collaboration, and effort. These learning-related social-emotional skills support math development for young children of different cultures, socioeconomic statuses, and genders. Peg + Cat media model these skills for children and their important social-emotional skill development, but may also indirectly promote these skills by enhancing the psychological safety children feel in their math interactions with their teachers, parents, and camp counselfors. In this project, we aim to assess the specific affective dimensions of Peg + Cat episodes, deliver related professional development to adults that work with young children (teachers, parents, and camp counselors), and assess the change in their language, beliefs, and interactions with children around affective mathematics instruction.
Dates: 9/1/2017 - 8/31/2018
Funding Amount: $194,841
Funder: The Fred Rogers Company
Investigator:

Pennsylvania Alternative System of Assessment - Reading , Math, and Science

Dates: 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2018
Funding Amount: $4,748,478
Funder: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Investigator: Steven Lyon

PRIDE: Positive racial Identity Development in Early Education

Dates: 5/1/2017 - 4/30/2018
Funding Amount: $125,000
Funder: Hillman Family Foundations
Investigator:

Project STARS: Examining Girls' Physical Fitness and Nutrition

Dates: 5/1/2017 - 9/30/2017
Funding Amount: $1,500
Funder: Gwen's Girls
Investigator:

Rejuvenating cultural perspectives: Minoritized students lived experiences as resident assistant

Dates: 8/1/2017 - 12/15/2018
Funding Amount: $2,985
Funder: Association of College and University Housing Officers
Investigator: Maximilian T. Schuster

Remake Making: Understanding Adoption and Adaptation of Facilitated Making in Libraries

Dates: 9/1/2017 - 8/31/2018
Funding Amount: $252,524
Funder: National Science Foundation
Investigator:

SPECS for Pace: Authentic Program Evaluation Research for an Holistic Education Model for Students with Severe Disabilities (K-12) in an Approved Private School

Dates: 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2018
Funding Amount: $130,000
Funder: PACE
Investigator: Jonathan T. Nauhaus

Staff Training in Preference Identification and Choice Opportunities

Dates: 7/1/2016 - 12/31/2017
Funding Amount: $1,915
Funder: Organization for Autism Research
Investigator: Stephanie M. McCoy

Superintendents Forum 162R24

Dates: 8/10/2016 - 8/31/2019
Funding Amount: $75,000
Funder: Grable Foundation
Investigator:

Technicians in Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, and Supply Chain Technology (TEAMS) Project

This specific grant will develop and improve curriculum; provide professional development for college faculty and secondary STEM educators; incorporate 21st century technologies to enhance content delivery and student engagement; and build career pathways that balance industry and academic credentials from secondary schools to two-year colleges and from two-year colleges to four-year institutions. In evaluation of this grant, CEAC will conduct focus groups, create and administer surveys and assessments of knowledge, facilitate the peer review of curriculum materials, and analyze retention statistics.
Dates: 9/15/2017 - 8/31/2018
Funding Amount: $49,117
Funder: Community College of Allegheny County
Investigator: Cynthia Tananis

Technicians in Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, and Supply Chain Technology (TEAMS) Project Year3

This specific grant will develop and improve curriculum; provide professional development for college faculty and secondary STEM educators; incorporate 21st century technologies to enhance content delivery and student engagement; and build career pathways that balance industry and academic credentials from secondary schools to two-year colleges and from two-year colleges to four-year institutions. In evaluation of this grant, CEAC will conduct focus groups, create and administer surveys and assessments of knowledge, facilitate the peer review of curriculum materials, and analyze retention statistics.
Dates: 9/15/2016 - 8/31/2017
Funding Amount: $37,997
Funder: Community College of Allegheny County
Investigator: Cynthia Tananis

The Disciplined Mind: Mindfulness-Based Strategies to Improve Academic Diligence

Dates: 5/1/2016 - 4/30/2019
Funding Amount: $346,733
Funder: John Templeton Foundation
Investigator: Jacob Ricciuti

The Education Doctorate: A Promising Strategy to Promote Smart Use of Research Evidence

Dates: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2018
Funding Amount: $22,558
Funder: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Investigator: Kristie L. Rupp

The Education Doctorate: A Promising Strategy to Promote Smart Use of Research Evidence

Dates: 7/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
Funding Amount: $116,601
Funder: William T. Grant Foundation
Investigator: Kristie L. Rupp

The Education Doctorate: A Promising Strategy to Promote Smart Use of Research Evidence

Dates: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
Funding Amount: $239,365
Funder: William T. Grant Foundation
Investigator: Kristie L. Rupp

The Education Doctorate: A Promising Strategy to Promote Smart Use of Research Evidence

Dates: 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019
Funding Amount: $250,028
Funder: William T. Grant Foundation
Investigator: Kristie L. Rupp

The LEND Center of Pittsburgh

Program Goal: Provide intensive interdisciplinary leadershiop education for health care and education professional regarding children and adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Dates: 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2018
Funding Amount: $20,954
Funder: HRSA
Investigator: Louise Kaczmarek

The Role of Psychologically Wise Teaching in Student Achievement

Dates: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
Funding Amount: $60,788
Funder: Stanford University
Investigator: