Grants

  • Government Grants

    Worcester State University has been awarded the following government grants:

    Fiscal Year 2018


    Federal

    • U.S. Department of Education (Sub contract from Worcester Public Schools), “21st Century Learning Center/Claremont Academy Afterschool Program,” PD: MaryJo Marion, Latino Education Institute, $15,000; 100% of this project is funded by U.S.D.E.
    • U.S. Department of Education/ MA Department of Higher Education, “Improving Teacher Quality: Using Science to Strengthen and Align Early Childhood Teaching,” PD: C. Donnelly, Education, $97,931; 100% of this project is funded by U.S.D.E.

    State

    • MA Department of Higher Education, “Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program,” PDs: T. Carrasquillo, Enrollment Management, $40,000
    • MA Department of Early Education and Care, (Sub contract from Family Service Center Mass) “Region 2 Educator & Provider Support Partnership,” PD: C. Donnelly, Education, $33,250

    Fiscal Year 2017


    Federal

    • U.S. Department of Education/ MA Department of Higher Education, “Improving Teacher Quality: Using Science to Strengthen and Align Early Childhood Teaching,” PD: C. Donnelly, Education, $120,903; 100% of this project is funded by U.S.D.E.
    • U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Educational Statistics (Sub award from WestEd research institute) “Exploring the Spatial Alignment Hypothesis in STEM Learning Environments,” PI: B. Jee, Assistant Professor, Psychology. $146,774; 100% of this project is funded by U.S.D.E.
    • U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Educational Statistics (Sub award from The College of the Holy Cross) “When STARS Align: Exploring Spatial Thinking and Relational Scaffolding (STARS) in Elementary Astronomy,” PI: B. Jee, Assistant Professor, Psychology. $96,368; 100% of this project is funded by U.S.D.E.
    • National Science Foundation “NSF Program Officer Appointment,” PI: Douglas Kowalewski, Earth, Environment and Physics, $107,877; 90% of this project is funded by NSF
    • National Science Foundation “Friis Hill Drilling Project: An International Collaboration to Examine the Miocene Transition in Antarctica,” PI: Douglas Kowalewski and Timothy Cook, Earth, Environment and Physics, $17,901; 100% of this project is funded by NSF
    • National Science Foundation “Collaborative Research: West Antarctic Ice Sheet Stability, Alpine Glaciation, and Climate Variabilty: a Terrestrial Perspective from Cosmogenic-nuclide Dating in McMurdo Sound,” PI: Douglas Kowalewski and Timothy Cook, Earth, Environment and Physics, $42,692; 100% of this project is funded by NSF
    • Health Resources and Services Administration (sub award from Quinsigamond Community College) “Breakthrough Solutions for Nursing: An Educational Model for Underrepresented and Disadvantaged Students (BSNEM),” PI: L. Larrivee, Dean, School of Education, Health and Natural Sciences. $858,830; 82.9% of this project sub-award is funded by HRSA
    • Internal Revenue Service (Sub award from Worcester Community Action Council) “Volunteer Income Tax Assistance,” PI: Mark Love, Chair, Business & Michael Shamgochian, Business, $1,018.25; 11% of the WSU VITA program was funded by the I.R.S.
    • U.S. Department of Education (Sub contract from Worcester Public Schools) “Title III — Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students (LEP),” PD: Hilda Ramirez, Latino Education Institute, $77,000; 100% of this project is funded by U.S.D.E.
    • U.S. Department of Education (Sub contract from Worcester Public Schools) “Title III LEP,” PD: Hilda Ramirez, Latino Education Institute, $60,000; 100% of this project is funded by U.S.D.E.

    State

    • MA Department of Higher Education, “Allied Health Direct Care Workers” Co-PDs: S. Chalupka & L. Larrivee, Nursing & SEHNS, $59,917
    • MA Department of Early Education and Care, (Sub contract from Family Service Center Mass) “Region 2 Educator & Provider Support Partnership,” PD: C. Donnelly, Education, $33,250
    • MA Department of Higher Education, “Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program,” PDs: R. Forsythe & T. Carrasquillo, Enrollment Management, $30,000 FY17
    • MA Department of Higher Education, “Vision Project, Performance Incentive Fund, 100 Males to College, Worcester,” Co-PDs: R. Forsythe, M. Uribe-Jennings, M. Marion, Enrollment Management, MAO, LEI, $84,983.50
    • UMass Memorial Medical Center, “New Pathways from ADN to BSN: The Blended Learning Model to Build Capacity in the Incumbent Nursing Workforce,” PD: L. Larrivee, SEHNS, $9,600
    • MA Departments of Elementary and Secondary Education & Higher Education, “A Call to Teaching: EPIC Diversity Program,” PD: R. Lewis, Education, $50,000
    • MA Department of Higher Education, “Multi-State Collaborative,” PI: Bonnie Orcutt, Business, $1,500
    • MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (Sub contract from Edutron) “Massachusetts Math and Science Program, Fitchburg Public Schools,” PD: M. Winders, Mathematics, $21,000
    • MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (Sub contract from Edutron), “Massachusetts Math and Science Program, Billerica Public Schools,” PD: M. Winders, Mathematics, $5,250

    City of Worcester

    City of Worcester Community Development Block Grant, (Sub contract from Worcester Community Action Council) “Volunteer Income Tax Assistance,” PDs: M. Love/M. Shamgochian, Business, $4,185.09

    PI: Principal Investigator
    PD: Project Director

  • 2016 - 2017 Grants Recipients