Awards funded in 2011-12

Grants for 2011-12 top $3 million 
Competition for grants increased in the 2011-12 academic year, resulting in fewer funding opportunities. For this reason and to align with the PSU Cradle to Career initiative, the GSE worked toward, and successfully submitted larger proposals to a wider variety of funding agencies. More cross-campus, cross-discipline proposals involving more external partners than ever were sought  that included active participation from schools, districts, the City of Portland, the State of Oregon (with letters of support coming from both Senators Wyden and Merkley, and Congressman Blumenaur), other colleges and universities (PCC, OSU, OHSU, UO), for-profit entities, corporations, and private partners. 
While the GSE submitted fewer proposals in 2011-12, we received several substantial new awards that have helped maintain the same level of funding as in previous years. The grant proposals awarded in 2011-12 will bring in approximately $3,000,000 over the next five years.
Ann Fullerton, Director of Research, Sue Bert, (SPED), Barb Ruben, (CI), Tina Anctil, (COUN), Laurie Powers (SSW)
Merging Transition, Special, and Secondary Education Project (MTSS)

Esperanza De La Vega, (CI)
Futures Program

Roy Sampel (Tribal Leadership Forum), Maria Tenorio, AIUTP Project Director
American Indian Urban Teacher Program

Dilafruz Williams (ELP)
Garden Based Learning in Green Ribbon Schools

PSU internal awards for research for 2011-2012 (awards ranging from $5,000 to $15,000)

Dilafruz Williams and Sybil KelleyEducational Leadership and Policy
Learning Science in School Gardens: Factors that Support Racial and Ethnic Minority Students for STEM in Grades 6-8

Chris Borgmeier, Sheldon Loman, Randy DePrySpecial Education
Increasing Culturally Responsive Discipline to Reduce Disproportionate Referral of Students of Color through School-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports

Esperanza de la Vega(CI), Director Bilingual Teacher Preparation
Exploring Contextual Factors: The Ins and Out of Closing the Achievement Gap

Motoaki (Moti) HaraEducational Leadership and Policy
Exploring Contextual Factors: A Quantitative Inquiry on the Ins and Outs of Closing the Academic Achievement Gap

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