Grants impact wide variety of research efforts

UNT's College of Education has seen great success in the past year with external funding that will help continue our mission to prepare professionals and scholars who contribute to the advancement of education, health, and human development. A few of the college's current grant projects include:

Childhood Resiliency Effects from Schoolwide Treatment (CREST)
Dr. Darrell Hull, $425,000
Educating young men in Belize to better prepare them for work and avoid unemployment and crime.

Project NEXUS
Drs. Rossana Boyd and Karthigeyan Subramaniam,
Department of Education (100%), $986,000

Training of candidates and current teachers in how to work with Bilingual and ESL students in mathematics and science.

Special Needs Populations
Dr. Lyndal Bullock, Department of Education (100%), $2.8 million total
Multiple graduate preparation grants for doctorates in helping special needs populations.

Project TELL
Drs. Bertina Combes and Endia Lindo, Department of Education (100%), $1.2 million
Collaboration with local schools to prepare leaders to understand and work with high-needs populations.

McNair Scholars
Dr. Diana Elrod, Department of Education (100%), $1.3 million

Supporting undergraduates who are the first-time to college in their families to do research and begin a path towards an eventual doctorate.

Teach North Texas
Dr. Mary Harris, $1.4 million
Prepares and supports secondary teachers of mathematics and science, addressing the national and regional need for excellence and innovation in science and technology.

Project DART: A Distributed Education Program in Autism Personnel in Rural Texas
Drs. Smita Mehta and Bertina Combes, Department of Education (100%), $799,000

Training teachers who would not otherwise have access to autism training through an online degree with summer on-campus engagement.

Morningside Children's Partnership
Dr. John Brooks, Rainwater Foundation and Sid Richardson Foundation, $477,000
Planning grant to help understand the prenatal through adulthood needs of children, their parents, the community and the schools. The implementation phase begins in spring or summer 2013.

Recent grant activity:

  • $18 million in grants overall last year and 12 grants funded for $1.1 million or more
  • 24 grants for $7.4 million under review
  • 21 proposals for $7.5 million in development
  • The college anticipates a large proposal for the Morningside Children's Partnership in late spring 2013 for $25 million