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Red Clay Writing Project Grant

Through our summer institute, open institutes, writing retreats, and Saturday workshops, we offer teachers a wide and engaging list of professional learning opportunities, many for UGA credit or state PLUs.

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  • Sponsored by: National Writing Project
  • Principal Investigator: Stephanie Jones

Supporting Instructional Decision Making The Potential of An Automatically Scored Three-dimensional Assessment System

This project will study the utility of a machine learning-based assessment system for supporting middle school science teachers.

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  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation Discovery Research K-12
  • Principal Investigator: Xiaoming Zhai, Joseph S. Krajcik, CREATE for STEM Institute Director and Professor, Michigan State University, Gary Weiser, Research Associate, WestEd, Yue Yin, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Established: 2021

Growing Georgia's Behavioral Health Workforce Through Transformative Experiential Training

This project’s goals are to increase Georgia’s behavioral health workforce and expand integrated behavioral health/primary care outreach by training graduate students to become behavioral health providers in rural and high-need areas of the state.

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  • Sponsored by: Health Resources and Services Administration: Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program for Professionals
  • Principal Investigator: Bernadette Davantes Heckman, PHD
  • Established: 2021

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  • Sponsored by: The Spencer Foundation
  • Principal Investigator: Darris Means, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh
  • Established: 2021

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  • Sponsored by: Spencer Foundation Conference Grant
  • Principal Investigator: Cheryl Fields-Smith
  • Established: 2021

Drive Safe Driving Safety in Adolescents and Young Adults after Concussion

This project will assess driving performance in adolescent and young adult driving after a concussion and identify clinic assessments, used commonly in primary care and concussion clinics, which predict post-concussive driving performance.

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  • Sponsored by: Andee’s Army (sub-award from the Shepherd Center)
  • Principal Investigator: Julianne D. Schmidt, Russell Gore, Medical Director of Vestibular Neurology, Shepherd Center
  • Established: 2020

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  • Sponsored by: U.S. Department of State
  • Principal Investigator: Brian Watkins, Director of International Initiatives
  • Established: 2020

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  • Sponsored by: University of Minnesota; U.S. Department of Defense
  • Principal Investigator: Sarah Greising, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
  • Established: 2020

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  • Sponsored by: U.S. Department of Defense (Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research Analysis Award)
  • Principal Investigator: Julianne D. Schmidt
  • Established: 2020

Inclusive Data Science Education for Rural Elementary Students A Research Practice Partnership for Agile Learning

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  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation; CS for All: Research and RPPs program
  • Principal Investigator: Danielle Herro, Clemson University
  • Established: 2020

Collaborative Research: Exploring the Comprehension and Meta-Comprehension Benefits of Learner-Generated Drawings in Science

This project will investigate how learning by drawing contributes to comprehension, monitoring accuracy, and self-regulation.

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  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation's ECR-EHR Core Research program
  • Principal Investigator: Logan Fiorella
  • Established: 2020

Native STEM Portraits A Longitudinal, Mixed-Methods Study of the Intersectional Experiences of Native Learners and Professionals in STEM

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  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation's ECR-EHR Core Research program
  • Principal Investigator: Mia Ong Senior Research Scientist and Evaluator, TERC Inc.
  • Established: 2020

Collaborative Research: How Deep Structural Modeling Supports Learning with Big Ideas in Biology

This project addresses the pressing need to more effectively organize STEM teaching and learning around big ideas that run through science disciplines.

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  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation's Discovery Research K-12 program
  • Principal Investigator: Daniel K. Capps, Jonathan T. Shemwell, Associate Professor of Secondary Science Education, University of Alabama
  • Established: 2020

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  • Sponsored by: University of Maryland Foundation, Inc; Maryland State Department of Education Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund
  • Principal Investigator: Keisha Allen, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
  • Established: 2020

Longitudinal Assessment of Post-Concussion Driving (LAPD) Developing Evidence-Based Driving Recommendations

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  • Sponsored by: National Institutes of Health to Emory University Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance
  • Principal Investigator: Julianne D. Schmidt
  • Established: 2020

RAPID: Creating Opportunities for Visualization of Data and Applying STEM Education Research

This RAPID study incorporates a diverse project team to investigate how people interpret media using quantitative data representations (QDRs) of COVID-19 data.

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  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation
  • Principal Investigator: Robert Robson CEO, Eduworks Corporation
  • Established: 2020

Russian Flagship Program

This grant continues the Russian Flagship Program in the U.S. Southeast to create a unique regional, as well as national, pipeline of global Russian-speaking professionals critical to U.S. competitiveness and security.

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  • Sponsored by: Institute of International Education
  • Principal Investigator: Victoria Hasko
  • Established: 2020

National Endowment for the Arts Big Read: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

The National Endowment for the Arts Big Read project will produce a series of book discussions and events to raise local attention on what it means to age well and live well in our diverse community.

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GROUP GEMS Recruiting, Preparing and Inducting Secondary Mathematics and Science Teachers in Northeast Georgia

The goal of this project is to produce 34 secondary science and mathematics teachers over five years who will work in high-need schools in Northeast Georgia.

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  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce Scholarship program
  • Principal Investigator: Julie A. Luft
  • Established: 2020

Justice as Praxis in Education Conference

The conference will convene expert justice-oriented university researchers, K-12 practitioners, K-University students, and parents around theorizing justice imperatives, promoting pedagogical justice as praxis projects, and doing methodological justice.

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  • Sponsored by: Spencer Foundation Conference Grant
  • Principal Investigator: Sakeena Everett
  • Established: 2020

¡BIEN! Research

We are a select team of graduate students focused on researching multicultural issues and Latino/a values as it relates to education, teaching, service, and counseling psychology.

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  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation
  • Principal Investigator: Erin Dolan, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
  • Established: 2019

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  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation
  • Principal Investigator: Amy Ellis
  • Established: 2019

Building Georgia’s Behavioral Health Workforce for OUD/SUD Prevention and Treatment

This program will increase the number of behavioral health professionals who can provide OUD/SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services in high-need and high-demand areas of Georgia.

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  • Sponsored by: Health Resources and Services Administration; Opioid Workforce Expansion Program Professionals
  • Principal Investigator: Bernadette Davantes Heckman, PHD
  • Established: 2019

Expanding Georgia’s Behavioral Health Workforce for Integrated OUD/SUD Prevention and Treatment with Underserved Populations

This project will increase Georgia’s behavioral health workforce of counseling health psychologists and enhance their competencies in OUD/SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services.

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  • Sponsored by: Health Resources and Services Administration; Graduate Psychology Education Program
  • Principal Investigator: Bernadette Davantes Heckman, PHD
  • Established: 2019

The Peers and Professionals Project

The Peers and Professionals Project is committed to increasing the personal, professional, and cultural diversity of speech-language pathologists in the southeast.

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  • Sponsored by: UGA Office of Institutional Diversity
  • Established: 2019

SCAFFOLD: Science Coordinators Advancing a Framework For Outstanding Leadership Development

The goal of this four-year exploratory study is to determine if a specialized professional development program for district science coordinators can facilitate their growth as instructional leaders and the instructional practices of science teachers of their school districts.

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  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation
  • Principal Investigator: Julie A. Luft
  • Established: 2019

SUCCESS: Success in College after Concussion with Effective Student Supports

The goal of this project is to develop and test a peer mentoring program for college students with concussion. We aim to do this through a two-year project which will engage subject matter clinical experts as well as students recovering from concussion.

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  • Sponsored by: Andee's ARMY
  • Principal Investigator: Katy H. O'Brien, Tracey Wallace Clinical Research Scientist, Shepherd Center
  • Established: 2019

Transforming STEM Education at a Research 1 University through Multi-Level Action Teams

This project at the University of Georgia aims to implement the University's new core commitments to designing high-quality, more effective educational experiences for STEM students.

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  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation
  • Principal Investigator: Paula Lemmons, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
  • Established: 2018

Identifying the Community Cultural Wealth of Successful Black Science Students through Participatory Action Research

The overall goal of this research project is to understand the persistence of Black students in earning undergraduate science degrees.

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  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation
  • Principal Investigator: Julie Stanton, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
  • Established: 2018

State Technical Assistance Projects to Improve Services and Results for Children who are Deaf-Blind

This grant assists the Georgia Sensory Assistance Project with providing universal, targeted, and intensive technical assistance to families, early intervention providers, and school-based teams.

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Effects of Reinforcer and Extinction Factors on Response Strength of Behavior

This study will investigate how to program reinforcement for communication strategies so responses will persist longest when functional communication training is challenged, and will begin to clarify the role extinction plays in the maintenance of the treatment to help minimize relapse.

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  • Sponsored by: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Principal Investigator: Joel Ringdahl
  • Established: 2018

Diversity Matters in Neuroscience Training

This Diversity MATTERS in Neuroscience proposal provides educational activities to enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce.

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  • Sponsored by: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • Principal Investigator: James Lauderdale, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
  • Established: 2018

Advancing Middle School Teachers' Understanding of Proportional Reasoning for Teaching

Researchers propose to develop a computer-based professional development intervention to increase middle school teachers' content knowledge of proportional reasoning.

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  • Sponsored by: Institute of Education Sciences
  • Principal Investigator: Allan S. Cohen
  • Established: 2018

Egg Consumption, Skeletal Health, and Cognition in Obese Children A Randomized-Controlled Feeding Trial; Phase 2

This project will determine if eating formulated egg products can improve bone strength and cognitive function in obese and normal weight children ages 9 to 13 years, potentially mediated by reduced inflammation.

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  • Sponsored by: American Egg Board
  • Principal Investigator: Richard Lewis, UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Established: 2017

Behavioral Health Workforce Development Project BE-AHEAD

This grant seeks to continue and expand efforts at increasing Georgia's behavioral health workforce by training graduate students in the University of Georgia's Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program, School Counseling M.Ed. Program, and Mental Health Counseling M.Ed. Program.

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The PIPs Project

The purpose of this project is to provide interdisciplinary training to graduate-level early childhood special educators (ECSE) and speech-language pathologists (SLP) to support young children with high intensity needs across a variety of settings.

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Effect of Vibration on Muscle Properties, Physical Activity, and Balance in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is the most common developmental disability in children. Therefore, identifying effective treatment strategies that lead to better muscle development and balance and increased physical activity participation is needed.

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The Virtual Fitness Buddy Ecosystem Using Digital Technology to Promote and Sustain Moderate-to-Vigorous Intensity Physical Activity in Children

Childhood obesity is a critical health issues facing children between the ages of 6-10. The Virtual Fitness Buddy Ecosystem is a system of consumer-grade digital devices to help children and parents move together toward a common goal of increasing moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity.

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  • Sponsored by: National Institutes of Health
  • Principal Investigator: Sun Joo Ahn, Grady College
  • Established: 2017

Using Collective Argumentation to Develop Teaching Practices Integrating Coding Within the Science and Math Curriculum (Grades 3-5)

This project aims to increase attention to computer science coding in elementary classrooms and the probability that elementary students develop interests in coding and other STEM-focused areas of study.

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  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation
  • Principal Investigator: Timothy Foutz, UGA College of Engineering
  • Established: 2017

Examining the Processes and Outcomes of Reading Comprehension (EXPO-RC)

The purpose of this study is to better understand the test-taking behavior of 3rd, 5th, and 8th grade students.

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  • Sponsored by: Institute of Education Sciences
  • Principal Investigator: Scott Patrick Ardoin
  • Established: 2017

Diagnostic Inventories of Cognition in Education (DICE)

This project team will develop a freely-available, web-based formative assessment system that will provide teachers with valid, timely, and actionable feedback about middle school students' understanding of probability and chance.

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  • Sponsored by: US Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences National Center for Education Research
  • Principal Investigator: Laine P. Bradshaw
  • Established: 2017

Research on the Utility of Abstraction as a Guiding Principle for Learning about the Nature of Models in Science Education

This grant will work to enhance how students and teachers can learn about the nature of scientific models. Visit the website for the research project.

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  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation
  • Principal Investigator: Daniel K. Capps
  • Established: 2017

Exploring Racial Microaggression in Science Education

This investment will support a risky, yet potentially transformative venue for theory development relative to reducing racial microaggressions in science education.

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  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation
  • Principal Investigator: Mary M. Atwater
  • Established: 2017

Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (GKIDS) Learning Trajectories

This year-long, performance-based assessment helps teachers assess the level of instructional support needed for students entering kindergarten and first grade.

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  • Established: 2016

Assessing the Structure of Knowledge in Teaching Mathematics

This study will develop measures of mathematical knowledge for teaching in both novice and experienced elementary teachers to more effectively assess teacher knowledge and its relationship to student learning.

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  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation
  • Principal Investigator: Laine P. Bradshaw
  • Established: 2016

Georgia Kindergarten Entry Profile

This instrument will provide formative assessment information during the first six weeks of kindergarten.

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  • Sponsored by: Pearson Education
  • Established: 2014

NCAA-DOD Grand Alliance Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium

This investigation is poised to address the true natural history of clinical recovery of SRC, which has critical implications for improving safety, injury prevention, and medical care in athletes and military personnel.

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  • Sponsored by: U.S. Department of Defense (subcontract from University of Michigan)
  • Principal Investigator: Julianne D. Schmidt
  • Established: 2014

Advancing Secondary Mathematics Teachers' Quantitative Reasoning

This grant funds research into ways to increase the use of quantitative reasoning in the teaching and learning of mathematics

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  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation
  • Principal Investigator: Kevin C. Moore
  • Established: 2014

Georgia Sensory Assistance Project (GSAP)

The Georgia Sensory Assistance Project is a grant funded through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, that provides services to children and youth with deaf-blindness from birth through age 21.

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  • Sponsored by: U.S. Department of Education
  • Principal Investigator: Cynthia O. Vail
  • Established: 2013

A Psychoacoustic Approach to Dysphonic Voice Quality Perception

This project targets the millions who suffer from voice disorders. By developing new methods to measure and quantify voice quality, it stands to transform voice science and clinical treatment of voice disorders and the professional voice.

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  • Sponsored by: National Institutes of Health
  • Principal Investigator: Rahul Shrivastav
  • Established: 2007