An illustrated poem from Human Development and Family Studies Assistant Professor Dr. Alvin Thomas.
CDMC gallery exhibitions now available online, Kerr TV interview on parenting stresses under COVID-19, Ponto wins data science research grant from American Family Insurance, new food security mapping tool from Bartfeld featured in Mid-West Farm Report, and more.
Several Human Ecology faculty have earned promotions in their departments, and we bid farewell to several retiring faculty.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Systems for Action (S4A) program invites supplements for COVID-19 systems alignment research, LOI due July 20. The William T. Grant Foundation invites Letters of Inquiry (LOI) for its Reducing Inequality program, due August 4. The UW-Madison Prevention Research Center invites small-scale, innovative research projects in wellbeing, health equity, and disease prevention, due August 17. Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES) has released its call for Hatch proposals, due September 14. In research news, RSP has updated several resources related to International Research Collaborations (IRC) and has posted changes related to the flexibilities due to COVID-19 pandemic that were previously granted to federal awarding agencies by the the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). NIH now requires all Supplement applications to be submitted electronically.
Hartley on strategies for parents of children with developmental disabilities or autism, Moskowitz on politics in our textiles, Addo on COVID’s added economic impact for Black women, Wong on the future of consumer behavior, and more.
Funding opportunities this week include from the Russell Sage Foundation, whose next cycle is dedicated to covid-19 impacts and systemic racial inequality and mass protests – LOI are due August 5. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation invites applications to its Evidence for Action program on gender equity from around the globe – due August 26. NIH has two opportunities: R01 applications studying community interventions and covid-19 impacts on health disparity are due August 28; and an extended deadline for R21 and R01 proposals for research to improve Native American health, with a new due date of August 14. In professional development, the NIH Regional Seminar will be held in Nashville, TN in October and registration is now open. This is a great seminar for new investigators interested in NIH programs and funding.
Dr. Alvin Thomas discussed Black men’s mental health and Dr. Nancy Wong the future of consumer behavior in two virtual discussions, hosted by Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association, that drew hundreds of alumni audience members in recent weeks.
Recently, the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies (“the CommNS”) hosted two live, virtual conversations on the topic “Sustained Engagement for Racial Justice.” The events featured local and national leaders as panelists and drew hundreds of attendees for the live conversation.
Poehlmann-Tynan research with Sesame Workshop featured by university, Thomas talks mental health with alumni for UW Now, CFS RDRC hosts its second annual Junior Scholars in Training program, and more.
Funding opportunities this week include Alliant Energy Foundation Community Grants, due September 1; WI Humanities Council Major Grants, due August 15; Nathan Cummings Fellowship Program, due September 1; NSF Social Psychology program, due July 15 and again January 15, 2021; NIH mid-career development opportunities (K18), due March 2021. In NIH news, the High-Risk, High-Reward Program has a series of informational webinars for potential applicants.
Civil Society and Community Research PhD student Troy Malcolm Williams shares research-based recommendations grounded in a human ecology framework for corporate entities seeking to honor their anti-racist values statements.
Coursework equips emerging and established change agents with the skills to expand their impact.
Dr. Sarah Anne Carter, currently Visiting Executive Director and Visiting Assistant Professor of Design Studies, has accepted an invitation to serve as CDMC’s Executive Director beginning in fall of 2021.
Addo on the racial wealth disparity in the stock market rebound, remembering Mark Anthony Rolo, Awards to SoHE faculty from Global Health Institute and Baldwin Wisconsin Idea, personal finance online degree written up in On Wisconsin magazine, and more.
Funding opportunities this week include the Joyce Foundation, LOI due by June 24; Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants on education, due July 1; American Family Insurance Data Science Institute at UW-Madison invites proposals on a wide range of data science research, due July 8; WI Humanities Council Major Grants are due August 15; Greater Milwaukee Community Foundation Cycle 3 grants are due August 28. NIH offers a mid-career development opportunity (K18) with due dates in March of 2021. Check out the rest of this post for UW-Madison research news.
A new mental health discussion group for Black men intends to help them cope with the added stressors of COVID-19 in daily life, as well as recent events of police violence against Black people. Dr. Alvin Thomas, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, helps lead the group alongside fellow health and well-being experts in Wisconsin.
Dean Shim, on behalf of the School of Human Ecology at UW–Madison, addresses students directly on recent police violence against Black Americans and resulting uprisings nationwide.
Harvey on alternative financial services in times of crisis, Addo on compounded financial pressures for Black Americans, Hartley on the Alzheimers-Down Syndrome link, Kirkorian on screentime for young children, Ponto on emerging tech trends, and more.
Design History PhD student wins major research award, McInnes describes the “wau” in Wisconsin place names, incoming undergrad wins Summit Credit Union scholarship, Whelan remembers an unorthodox self-help author, and more.
Spencer Foundation’s Large Research Grants Program Intent to Apply deadline is June 18, with full applications due July 14. The Foundation for Child Development’s Young Scholars Program (YSP) supports early-career faculty doing implementation research in the early care and education workforce – LOI due June 30. The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) released grant guidelines for its FY2021 programs in Education Research and Special Education Research – LOI due June 11. A small grants environmental and sustainability program from Quadratec invites applications, due June 30. For graduate students: Open Society Foundations has a grant program for non-U.S.-born doctoral students doing social science or humanities research in their home countries, due July 22. In NSF news, the agency is extending its deadline for requiring new formats for biosketch and current and pending support.
Natalie Wright, who just completed her first year of PhD coursework in Design Studies, has won the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Recognized as a top applicant, Wright will research histories of making and disability under the mentorship of Professors Marina Moskowitz and Sarah Anne Carter.
New faculty coming to SoHE, Addo on utility bills for struggling families, upcoming webinar on student debt management, and more.
The Russell Sage Foundation’s Visiting Scholar Program in the social sciences is accepting applications through June 25. A reminder that the OVCRGE’s Grant Writing Boot Camp for social scientists has a June 1 application deadline. In research-related news, UW-Madison has new fringe benefit rates for FY21. And NIH has released its annual summary of funding and award metrics for FY19.
Dr. Robert Nix, of Human Development and Family Studies, and Extension colleague Brook Berg win a $110,000 award to support a family well-being program in 16 rural counties and tribal nations representing the highest-risk parts of Wisconsin.