We are pleased to announce the 13th annual Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Awardees.
Brian Beaton, PhD & Rosta Farzan, PhD
Assistant Professors, School of Information Sciences
"Information Needs in the Local Nonprofit Sector: The Challenge of Measuring and Reporting Impact"
Kathryn Monahan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
"Risks that Reward: Positive Risk-Taking in Adolescence"
Ming-Te Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor, Applied Developmental Psychology, School of Education
"School Engagement and Positive Youth Development"
In memory of Steven Manners, who served as Assistant Director of the Center for many years, we are pleased to offer an annual development awards program in recognition of his contributions to the Center and the University community. We will make two awards of up to $10,000 each. Faculty may apply for awards in two categories:
Research Development Grants to support pilot research in the social, behavioral, and policy sciences
Infrastructure Development Awards aimed at enhancing faculty capabilities to carry out interdisciplinary research in the social, behavioral, and policy sciences
Faculty may apply for either a Research Development Grant to support pilot research or an Infrastructure Development Award. Research Development Grants are designed to provide support for carrying out pilot research in the social and behavioral sciences that has the potential of leading to larger externally funded projects. Infrastructure Development Awards are designed to enable faculty to develop, acquire, and disseminate new research skills that enhance faculty capabilities in the social, behavioral, and policy sciences. Examples include the acquisition of secondary data or new software, organizing a conference on cutting edge analytic methods in the social and behavioral sciences, bringing in experts to carry out workshops on topics of interest to the faculty, or creating interdisciplinary working groups to develop new research initiatives.