Grants Awarded

  • $7.37 million

    Total research dollars awarded in fiscal year 2017

  • 74

    Total number of grants awarded in fiscal year 2017

March 2017 to Present

Shafiqa Ahmadi and Darnell Cole received funding for the "USC Hybrid High School Longitudinal Study," $500,000.

Shafiqa Ahmadi and Darnell Cole received funding for their project "100 Muslim College Student Experience Project in California," $50,000.

Estela Bensimon received a grant from the Teagle Foundation and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for "An Instructional and Assessment Model for Equity-Minded Competence," $750,000.

Adrianna Kezar received a grant from the Teagle Foundation to support two national annual awards for campuses that create best practices in faculty work that support student success. The award, The Delphi Award for Faculty Models to Support College Student Success, is offered in partnership with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).

David Quinn received a Zumberge Individual Research Award for "Teachers’ Stereotypes and Implicit Biases: New Measures and Applications in Education," $30,000.

Jerry Lucido received a $100,000 grant from the California Community Foundation/Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF) for the USC College Advising Corps program.

Sandra Kaplan (PI), Pat Gallagher, Eugenia Mora-Flores and Jessica Manzone, in collaboration with Kristin Wright from the California Department of Education Special Education Division, received the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program grant from the US Department of Education for Project Reach EACH through Literacy for $400,350. The project seeks to raise achievement scores in literacy for students within heterogeneous classrooms and to increase the number of gifted learners from underrepresented populations.

Darnell Cole and John Slaughter received a NSF HER Core Research Grant for "African American Workforce Development in Physics and Astronomy: A Workshop," $99,844.00.

David Quinn received a grant from AERA for "Trends in the Seasonal Dynamics of Test Score Gaps," $20,000.

Angela "Laila" Hasan and Richard Rasiej, along with faculty from the USC Department of Mathematics were awarded a NSA Mathematics Education Partnership Program (MEPP) Grant for their project "A Train the Trainer Approach to Providing Professional Development in Mathematics to K-5 Teachers," $50,000.

Frederick Freking received a grant from AAAS to support the 2017 Regional Summit on Stimulating Research and Innovation for Pre-service Education of STEM Teachers in High-Needs Schools, $50,000.

January 2016 to February 2017

Stephen Aguilar received a grant from the AERA Fellowship Programon the Study of Deeper Learning, from American Educational Research Association & The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for “Masters of their Destinies? Hispanic Students’ Sense of Control in Relation to Post-Secondary Outcomes, a Generalized Structural Equation Modeling Approach,” 2016-2017, $20,000.

Stephen Aguilar received a grant from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) for the Educational Evaluation of Technical Knowledge Acquisition (TechKnAcq) Project, (Co-PI Gully Burns), 2017, $30,000.

Stephen Aguilar and Gale Sinatra received a USC Price School of Public Policy Social Innovation Research Grant for “The Birth of Scientists: Evaluating the Impact of the Living Lab on Urban Students’ STEM Aspirations in City Heights, San Diego,” 2017-2018, $25,000.

Estela Bensimon received a grant from the Teagle Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for “An Instructional and Assessment Model for Equity-Minded Competence,” 2017-2019, totaling $750,000.

Darnell Cole and John Slaughter received a NSF HER Core Research Grant for “African American Workforce Development in Physics and Astronomy: A Workshop,” 2017, $99,844.00.

Zoe Corwin, Bill Tierney & Adrianna Kezar were awarded a grant from Bridging Theory to Practice for “Understanding the University as a Sanctuary,” 2017, $5000.

John Pascarella and Stephen Aguilar received a grant from 2U, Incorporated, for “Assessing the Role of Asynchronous Materials in Supporting Learning,” 2017-2018, $25,000.

Morgan Polikoff received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, for”Never Judge a Book By Its Cover, Use Student Achievement Instead,” Co-Principal Investigator (Principal Investigator Jon Fullerton), 2016-2018, $762,059.

Julie Posselt received a grant from NSF INCLUDES for “A National Network for Access and Inclusion in Physics Graduate Education,” Co-Principal Investigator, 2016-2018, $299,787.

Julie Posselt was awarded a grant from NSF ASPIRE for “Collaborative Research: Active Societal Participation in Research and Education” 2016-2019, $53,392.00.

Brendesha Tynes and Stephen Aguilar received a grant from 2U, Incorporated, for “Using Learning Analytics and Natural Language Processing to Explore the Role of Synchronous Chat in Knowledge Construction During Online Course Sessions,” 2017-2018, $25,000.

Patricia Burch received a grant of $49,990.00 from the Spencer Foundation for her project, “The Role of Tutors in Blended Learning for Disadvantaged Students in India.”

October 2015 to December 2015

Jerry Lucido received $704,209 from the College Advising Corps for his Southern California College Advising Corps project at CERRP.

Katharine Strunk and Julie Marsh received a $1 Million Lyle Spencer Research Award for their work on portfolio governance.

July 2015 to September 2015

Fred Freking received a $4,000 grant from 100Kin10. It is a collaboration grant to create an Integrated STEM Pedagogy class for online and on ground contexts for both secondary and elementary pre-service teachers.

Harry O’Neil was awarded $52,289 for his grant “Evaluating Smarter Balanced Digital Library and Career and College Readiness Goals.”

Alicia C. Dowd and Estela Mara Bensimon, in collaboration with Professor James Gray at the Community College of Aurora, has been awarded a one-year grant from the National Science Foundation focused on “Broadening Participation in Mathematics Education through Practitioner Inquiry.” The grant is for $49,957.

Adrianna Kezar and her team of Darnell Cole, Tatiana Melguizo and Kristan Venegas were awarded $6.2 million from the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation. The grant is the largest private supported study in Rossier’s history to date. The money will fund “TSLC Scholars: A Mixed Methods Examination of a Comprehensive College Transition and Success Program for Low-Income Students.”

Tatiana Melguizo was awarded an NSF- Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) for “Using High School Transcript Data and Diagnostic Information to Fine-Tune Placement Policy and Tailor Instruction in Developmental.” The grant amount is $299,753.

Mary-Helen Immordino-Yang and Daphna Oyserman received a $200,000 grant to work on developing and validating a measure of the social-emotional imagination quotient (ImQ) for adolescents. The grant is from the Imagination Institute, funded by the John Templeton Foundation.

January 2015 – June 2015

Morgan Polikoff is a co-PI on the IES $999,999.00 grant to fund the The Research and Development Center on Standards, Alignment, Instruction, and Learning (C-SAIL) at the University of Pennsylvania.

Brendesha Tynes received the Spencer Midcareer grant of $150,000. The purpose of the grant is “to enrich the work of academic midcareer scholars who are seven to twenty years post doctorate.”

Gale Sinatra was granted $99,242 from Jobs for the Future (JFF) as part of the College Employer Collaborative Project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Morgan Polikoff received a $503,612 grant from the William T. Grant Foundation. The money will fund his project “Complex Equations: Algebra Instruction in the Common Core Era.”