May 5, 2015

OPRE Grant Announcement

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has recently published a discretionary research funding announcement titled "Secondary Analyses of Data on Early Care and Education," which is summarized below. If you have questions regarding this grant announcement, please email the OPRE grant review team at ECEData@icfi.com or call 1-877-350-5913.


Secondary Analyses of Data on Early Care and Education

OPRE intends to award up to eighteen grants to fund research to conduct secondary analyses of data on early care and education datasets. The full announcement is available online at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2015-ACF-OPRE-YE-1009. These grants will provide funding to address key questions that will inform both policy and future research. Existing data, which may have been collected for purposes other than research, may be used to answer questions relevant to the goals and outcomes of the programs administered through the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), specifically the Child Care and Development Fund. Applicants must propose a study relevant to at least one of the following research topics: (1) subsidy policies, practices, and procedures; (2) payment practices and payment rates; (3) TANF families and other special populations in child care; (4) ongoing child care quality improvement; (5) recruiting and retaining a skilled and effective workforce; or (6) child and family wellbeing. At the end of the project period, successful grantees are required to produce at least one research-to-policy or practice brief and give at least one presentation at a professional/national meeting or conference with the goal of disseminating study findings broadly to policy, practice, and research audiences.

Eligibility under this announcement is limited to institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, and for-profit entities that apply on behalf of researchers who hold doctorate or equivalent degrees in their respective fields, conduct research as a primary professional responsibility, and have been first or second author on publications in peer-reviewed research journals. ACF encourages applications from Tribally Controlled Land Grant Colleges and Universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions, and faith-based institutions of higher education.

Up to $150,000 may be awarded for one budget/project period of up to 17 months. Letters of intent are due by June 1, 2015; applications are due by June 29, 2015.

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May 4, 2015

Dissertation Seminar

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share
the final oral dissertation presentation by

Ziqiu Li

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

Effects of PREPARE/ENRICH Couple Relationship Education for Chinese College Students in Heterosexual Exclusive Dating Relationships

Monday, May 11, 2015
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
320 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Michael Goh, chair
Professor John Romano, adviser
Professor Caroline Burke
Professor Kay Herting Wahl

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April 28, 2015

Dissertation Seminar

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share
the final oral dissertation presentation by

Kathrin Maki

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

School Psychologists' Consistency and Confidence in Learning Disability Identification: The Impact of Identification Methodology and Inconclusive Student Data

Thursday, May 7, 2015
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
325 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Kristen McMaster, chair
Professor Matt Burns, adviser
Professor Amanda Sullivan, adviser
Professor Steve Yussen

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April 21, 2015

OPRE Grant Announcement

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has recently published a discretionary research funding announcements titled "Family Strengthening Scholars." If you have questions regarding this grant announcement, please email the OPRE grant review team at FSScholars@icfi.com or call 1-877-350-5913.

Family Strengthening Scholars

The full announcement for "Family Strengthening Scholars" is available online at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2015-ACF-OPRE-PD-0977. OPRE intends to award up to three grants to support dissertation research on healthy marriage/responsible fatherhood policy issues (HMRF). These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to focus research on questions that have direct implications for HMRF policy decision-making and program administration, and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high-quality doctoral students. These grants are intended to address issues of significance to inform policy decisions and solutions, particularly for underserved/understudied populations (e.g., low-income families, minority populations), utilize rigorous research methodology (both primary data collection and secondary data analysis), and help inform the development of future intervention research. Applicants may apply for project periods up to 24 months with two 12-month budget periods. Up to $25,000 may be awarded for each budget period. Letters of intent are due by May 8, 2015 and applications are due by June 8, 2015.

Posted by bouch004 at 8:52 AM · Funding

April 20, 2015

Dissertation Seminar - Updated date/location

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share
the final oral dissertation presentation by

Kate Clayton

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

The Influence of Parenting Stress and Social Support on Parenting Behavior during a Preventative Parenting Education Program for Enhancing School Readiness

Monday, May 11, 2015
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
250J Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Richard Lee, chair
Professor Ted Christ, adviser
Professor Scott McConnell, adviser
Professor Andrew Zieffler

Posted by bouch004 at 11:36 AM · Events and Announcements

April 15, 2015

Dissertation Seminar

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share
the final oral dissertation presentation by

Kate Clayton

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

The Influence of Parenting Stress and Social Support on Parenting Behavior during a Preventative Parenting Education Program for Enhancing School Readiness

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
385 Peik Hall

COMMITTEE:
Professor Richard Lee, chair
Professor Ted Christ, adviser
Professor Scott McConnell, adviser
Professor Andrew Zieffler

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April 13, 2015

Dissertation Seminar

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share
the final oral dissertation presentation by

Rosalie Palan

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

Parental Trust of Schools and Its Role in Postsecondary Readiness

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
250J Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Sherri Turner, chair
Professor Sandra Christenson, adviser
Professor Annie Hansen-Burke
Professor Yvonne Gentzler

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April 10, 2015

Dissertation Seminar

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share
the final oral dissertation presentation by

Sarah Beckmann

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

Secondary Traumatic Stress and Posttraumatic Growth: Risk and Protective Factors among American Red Cross Disaster Responders and Disaster Mental Health Workers

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
11:00 - 12:00 p.m.
320 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Sherri Turner, chair
Professor John Romano, adviser
Professor Caroline Burke
Professor Michael Goh

Posted by bouch004 at 9:31 AM · Events and Announcements

April 6, 2015

Dissertation Seminar

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share
the final oral dissertation presentation by

Dana Brandes

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

Repeated Reading with and without Vocabulary Instruction: Outcomes for English Language Learners

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Jennifer McComas, chair
Professor Kristen McMaster, adviser
Professor Douglas Marston
Professor Lori Helman

Posted by bouch004 at 2:28 PM · Events and Announcements

Dissertation Seminar

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share
the final oral dissertation presentation by

Michaela McLaughlin

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

An Investigation of the Role of Psychological Altruism in Living Kidney Donors

Friday, May 8, 2015
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Bonnie LeRoy, chair
Professor Pat McCarthy Veach, adviser
Professor Carrie Burke, adviser
Professor Matthew Hanson
Professor Hassan Ibrahim

Posted by bouch004 at 8:23 AM · Events and Announcements