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RIG Recipients Announced for Fall 2008

Three faculty members have been selected as recipients of a fall 2008 Research Initiation Grant from the College of Education.

by Pamela Batson

Three College of Education faculty members were awarded Research Initiation Grants (RIGs) for the 2008 fall semester. RIGs are designed to help College faculty members incubate their developmental research ideas in anticipation of pursuing external funding for the full study.

The grants 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, and/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. Applications are being accepted for the 2009 spring semester until January 15, 2009.

The fall 2008 recipients are:

Katerina Bodovski, assistant professor, Educational Theory & Policy was awarded $8,500, based on her proposal: “Cognitive Stimulation at Home, Family Emotional Climate, and Children’s Academic Achievement in the Elementary School.”

Maryellen Schaub, assistant professor, Educational Theory & Policy, was awarded $4,000 based on her proposal: “Parenting Cognitive Development: Early Childhood, School Readiness and the Social Construction of Parenting.”

Susan Woodhouse, assistant professor, Counseling Psychology, was awarded $8,916 based on her proposal: “The role of Maternal Emotion Regulation in the Development of Infant Attachment and Infant Emotion Regulation.”