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Fall 2021 Recently Awarded Grants


We are pleased to share a list of grantees from recent grant cycles. We hope this provides insight into the breadth and depth of the scholarship we funded under these calls. Congratulations to all our grantees!


The two most recent cycles of Conference Grants were funded under our call for proposals focused on Critical Issues in Advancing Racial Equity and Innovative Methods.  

Conference Grant Awardees (October 2020 cycle) 

Colloquium on College Sport (In)Equity: Working within and beyond the law to achieve intersectional racial justice praxis 
Siduri Haslerig and Kirsten Hextrum  
University of Oklahoma  
Translating Critical Race Research for Evidenced-Based Policymaking 
Francesca Lopez, Royel Johnson, Ashley Patterson, and LaWanda Ward  
The Pennsylvania State University  

Other Suns: Designing for Racial Equity through Speculative Education 
Nicole Mirra and Antero Garcia  
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey  

Conference Grant Awardees (May 2021 cycle) 

The Intersection of Racial Equity and Time-Series Methods 
Stephanie Del Tufo, Alexander P Demos 
University of Delaware 

Building Raciolinguistic Justice in Midwestern Dual Language Programs through Research-Practice Partnerships 
Lisa M. Dorner, Deborah Palmer 
University of Missouri – Columbia 

Early Childhood Care & Education Quality with Equity at the Center 
Mark Nagasawa, Alexandra Daniel 
Bank Street College of Education 

Community as a Campus: Decolonial Praxis and Chicago’s Paseo Boricua 
Jonathan Rosa, Laura Ruth Johnson 
Stanford University 

Addressing Racial Equity Through Infusing Transformative Social and Emotional Learning into Educator Preparation:  Moving Forward to Advance a Research, Practice, Policy Agenda 
Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl, Katherine Zinsser, Josefina Bañales,  
Robert Jeffries Jagers 
University of Illinois at Chicago 

Reimagining Educational Work for Collective Freedom: The Labor Strike as a Portal 
Sabina Vaught, T. Elon Dancy, Nancy Glazener 
University of Pittsburgh 

The Voices of Student Activists Who Moved A Nation: Documenting the Lessons of the Past Through Innovative Educational Research 
Dara R. Walker 
The Pennsylvania State University 


Untelling the Past to Reimagine the Future: Transforming K-12 Education and Supporting the Transition to Higher Education in the Rural U.S. South 
Christopher R. Lawton, Theodore J Kopcha, Melanie L. Hatch, Pamela Pitman Brown, Elizabeth Delancy, Matthew E. Stanley, Avis E. Williams, Andrew W. Cooper 
Putnam County Charter School System 

Comprehensive Sexuality Education Curriculum in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: A community-based participatory approach to contextually relevant programming 
Relebohile Moletsane, Xolile Msimanga 
University of KwaZulu-Natal 

Use Your Voice: Linguistic Justice to Literacy Practice in the State of Georgia 
Leah Panther, Eric Parker 
Mercer University 

Centering Trauma-Informed Practices (TIP) to Sustain TIP Knowledge and Reduce Secondary Traumatic Stress in Novice Teachers: An Interdisciplinary Research-Practice Partnership 
Ofelia Schepers, Megan Brennan, Kathryn Young 
Metropolitan State University of Denver 
Strengthening the Miami-Dade Early Learning Partnership: IDEAS for Children 
Rebecca Shearer, K. Lori Hanson, Marisol Diaz, Maria T. Riestra-Quintero, 
Imelda K. Moise, Anabel Espinosa, Christine Delgado 
University of Miami 

SMALL GRANTS (March 2021 cycle) 

Taking Stands and Transforming Stances: An Exploratory Study of Educators Evolving Perspectives on Linguistic Diversity as a Classroom Resource 
Kate T. Anderson 
Arizona State University Foundation for A New American University 

Reconciliatory Education: Examining the new “First Voices” course 
Jennifer Brant 
University of Toronto 

Equity Based Tools in Virtual Field Work and Induction of Elementary Mathematics Teachers 
Susan O. Cannon 
Mercer University 

Internationalization in Isolation 
Ariane de Gayardon, Daniela Craciun 
University of Twente 

Participatory Action Research of Higher Education Connected Learning in Emergencies 
Jennifer DeBoer, Brenda M. Capobianco 
Purdue University 

Youth Participatory Action Research and Critical Literacy in the Context of Gentrification 
Erin Rose Ellison 
Sacramento State Sponsored Research 

Foghlaim thumoideachais idirghlúine: A study of family language development in Northern Ireland 
Mel M. Engman, Alison MacKenzie 
Queen's University Belfast 

The Effects of Public Housing on Children 
Michael Gilraine 
New York University 

Optimizing Parental Empowerment and Engagement in Early Childhood Development Education in Embu County, Kenya 
Ciriaka M. Gitonga 
University of Embu 

Gauging the Benefits of State-Funded Preschool for Early Language and Literacy: The Case of COVID-19 
Elizabeth Burke Hadley, Eunsook Kim, Meaghan McKenna 
University of South Florida 

Improving Conceptual Understanding of University Mathematics Through Comparing and Contrasting Students’ Mathematical Writing 
Ian Jones 
Loughborough University 

Examining race and representation in high school students’ library book choices 
Grace MyHyun Kim 
The University of Texas at Austin 

On Black Family Mathematics Socialization during a Crisis:  Studying Black Parental Responses to Remote Mathematics Teaching and Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic 
Gregory Larnell 
University of Illinois at Chicago 

The Raciolinguistic Embodiment of Black Teachers and the Pedagogical Possibilities They Offer Black Language Speakers 
Alice Y. Lee 
University of California, Riverside 

Supporting the Educational Journeys of Children of Incarcerated Parents through YPAR 
Vera Lopez, Heather Griller Clark 
Arizona State University Foundation for A New American University 

Cultivating Communities Together: Examining and Supporting School+Community Collaboration 
Edwin Mayorga 
Swarthmore College 

State safety-net policies and educational completion among mothers who had a nonmarital birth: Evidence from the post-welfare reform era 
Sehun Oh 
The Ohio State University 

Assessing the Education of English Learners during the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Springfield R-XII School District in Missouri 
Kennedy O. Ongaga 
Missouri State University 

Ending Data Invisibility: Identifying and Defining Regional Public Universities 
Cecilia M. Orphan 
University of Denver 

Exploring Discourses of Literacy Scholarship: Topic Modeling the Field of Literacy Education 
Emily C. Rainey 
University of Pittsburgh 

Project-Based Learning in a College-Level Probability and Statistics Course 
Indika P. Wickramasinghe Rathnathungalage, Camille S. Burnett, Janet Antwi, Aliakbar Montazer Haghighi 
Prairie View A & M University 

Development of a Measure of Equity-Based Social Emotional Learning Practices 
Deborah Rivas-Drake, Gina McGovern 
University of Michigan 

Ingram State Technical College: Exploratory Case Study of Incarcerated Adults in Career and Technical Education 
Frankie Santos Laanan 
University of Utah 




Rawia Awadallah over 2 years

Are universities in LMICs eligible for the grants? Can we send proposals for the grant calls?

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