Grants Awarded

  • $7.37 million

    Total research dollars awarded in fiscal year 2017

  • 74

    Total number of grants awarded in fiscal year 2017

2018

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.

Drs. Zoe Corwin and William G. Tierney in the Pullias Center for Higher Education, in a partnership with Get Schooled Foundation, have been awarded a $300,000 grant from ECMC Foundation to address how digital tools can significantly impact service provision during the high stakes transition away from remedial education in the California State University system.

Julie Posselt received a $1.195 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to support the Alliance for Multicampus Inclusive Graduate Admissions (AMIGA) project, a four-year collaboration with UCLA and UC Davis to reform graduate admissions in the humanities and humanistic social science PhD programs.

Yasemin Copur-Gencturk received a NSF CAREER Award for the project, entitled “Development of Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Mathematics Among Beginning Teachers,” for $629,864.

 Zoe Corwin and William Tierney received $300K grant from the ECMC Foundation to develop an online campaign to improve college retention rates at California State University-Dominguez Hills.

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang was awarded the Spencer Foundation Mid-Career Fellowship for 2018-2019 for $150,000 for the project “Integrating insights from social-affective neuroscience into education research and policy on social, emotional and academic development.”

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang and the Brain and Creativity Institute received a grant from the Californians Dedicated to Education (CDE) Foundation for $10,000.

Julie Marsh received the Haynes Faculty Fellowship for the project, “Kaleidoscope of School Options: Differentiating School Missions and Values in Los Angeles” for $12,000.

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang received a conference grant of $49,940 from the NSF to support the 6th biannual conference of the International, Mind, Brain and Education Society, which will be held at USC in September.

Shafiqa Ahmadi received a $29,994 grant from USC’s James H. Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Fund Diversity and Inclusion Grant program. Her project is entitled “Understanding Muslim College Student Experiences and Sense of Belonging.”

Yasemin Copur-Gencturk received a grant of approximately $1.4 million from IES for her project “Advancing Middle School Teachers’ Understanding of Proportional Reasoning for Teaching,” which will develop an interactive computer-based professional development program for mathematics teachers.

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang was awarded $30,000 from USC’s James H. Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Fund Diversity and Inclusion Grant program. Her project is entitled “Culture-Related Diversity in Adolescent Structural and Network Brain Development.”

David Quinn received a grant of $49,354 from the Spencer Foundation for his project “A Large-Scale Analysis of Educators’ Implicit Racial Biases and their Correlates.”

2017

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.

2016

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.”

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.

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.

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.”