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The College of Education and its Scholarship and Innovation Committee awarded more than $12,400 in seed grant funding to support five different research endeavors.
Faculty members receiving seed grant funding for proposed projects are Drs. Lisa Kensler, Ellen Reames and Lynne Patrick in the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology, and Drs. Bruce Gladden, John Quindry, Leah Robinson and JoEllen Sefton in the Department of Kinesiology.
Kensler, Reames and Patrick received $2,500 for their project, "Systems Thinking Tools for Improving Data Informed Decisions: A Pilot Study.''
Gladden received $2,500 for his project, "Lactate Preservation of Function during Hypoglycemia for Potential Cancer Treatment.''
Quindry received $2,500 for his project, "Exercise, Spinal Cord Injury, and Remote Preconditioning against Heart Attack Damage.''
Sefton received $2,492 for her project, "Whole Body Vibration Effects on Cardiovascular Response in Healthy Individuals.''
Robinson received $2,450 for her project, "Discovering Biological and Psychosocial Risk Factors of Cardiovascular Disease in High-Risk Pediatric Populations.''
The seed grant program was established to assist new research projects that show promise for future funding. Tenured, tenure-track, nine-month and faculty members with full-time academic appointments at the levels of assistant, associate or full professor are eligible to apply for up to $2,500 in seed grant funding. The college considers project design and procedures, the quality of the proposed research, the value of the project as it relates to the development of the applicant's progress as a researcher and the potential for the project to receive funding from external sources.
According to the seed grant guidelines, special consideration is given to projects that will ultimately result in applications for external support. The COE Seed Grant program provides financial assistance for faculty members to test ideas in their preliminary stages, before enough data has been gathered to support a request for external funding. The program also allows for the development of full proposals for major external funding of projects that are already at that stage.
Last Updated: May 17, 2011