Research Initiation Grants Awarded to Three Faculty in Fall 2007
by Joe Savrock
Three College of Education faculty members were awarded Research Initiation Grants (RIGs) in the Fall 2007 semester. RIGs are designed to help College faculty members incubate their developmental research ideas in anticipation of pursuing external funding for the full study.
RIG awards generally are in the amount of $9,000 or somewhat below. The awards may be used to support travel to libraries or research sites, to collect and analyze data, to develop instrumentation, to meet with potential sponsors, to seek a release from teaching, to purchase research materials, or to fund a research assistant.
All tenured and tenure-track faculty of the College of Education at University Park are eligible to apply for the grants. For more information, please visit http://www.ed.psu.edu/research/rigp.htm
The Fall 2007 winners were:
Teachers Quality in Global Perspective: Intensification, Specialization and Transnational Mobility
Pilot Testing of IQ and Behavior Rating Measures for School-Aged Youth in Kathmandu, Nepal
Starting at the Beginning: Exploring the Implications of the National Research Council's Taking Science to School for Science Teaching and Learning in a Kindergarten Classroom