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Active Grants

This list, organized by funding source, provides a snapshot of active research funding to College of Education faculty members during the most recent academic year. Some figures represent projected multi-year amounts.

*No longer at Michigan State University.

American Educational Research Association

Instructional Collaboration Among High School Math and Science Teachers – Prevalence & Outcomes
$20,000
Kristy Cooper
2015-2016

Portraits of Prison-Connected Youth: Analyzing the Impact of Support Programs for Children of Incarcerated Parents
$5,000
2015-2016

The causal impact of high school course graduation requirements
$20,000
Barbara Schneider
2015-2016

American Psychological Association

National Science Foundation
Scaling up utility-value interventions
$6,000
2015-2016

Arizona State University

University Innovation Alliance Predictive Analytics and Advising Interventions
$284,062
Kristen Renn
2015-2018

Association of American Universities

Gates Foundation, Bill & Melinda
CREATing a coherent STEM gateway
$500,000
Melanie Cooper
2013-2016

Leona M & Harry B Helmsley Charitable Trust
Bridging Theory to Practice: Well-Being and Purpose among Spartan Success Scholars
$10,000
Kristen Renn
2015-2017

Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy

Azerbaijan Educational Leadership Initiative: A Collaborative Institutional Partnership between ADA University/Azerbaijan and the College of Education/MSU
$2,454,253
Susan Printy, Barbara Markle, BetsAnn Smith, Matthew Wawrzynski, Daniel W Schultz
2015-2020

BrainScope Company, Inc.

Objective Brain Function Assessment of mTBI from Initial Injury to Rehabilitation and Treatment Optimization in High School Athletes
$134,191
Tracey Covassin, Matthew Pontifex
2016-2016

Broad Foundation

THE BROAD PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS
$6,000,000
Sonya Gunnings-Moton, Carole Ames
2003-2017

Canisius College

Efficacy of a Comprehensive School-Based Intervention for Children with HFASDs
$82,362
2014-2015

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

U.S. Department of Education
Comprehensive System for Rapid District Intervention for Flint Community Schools
$2,075,000
Barbara Markle, Daniel W Schultz
2015-2016

College of the Holy Cross

MEASURING SCHOOL QUALITY BEYOND TEST SCORES
$17,440
Rebecca Jacobsen
2015-2017

Cornell University

Spencer Foundation
Does Attending an Elite University Help Low Socio-Economic Status Students?
$142,418
Scott A. Imberman
2015-2017

Dart Foundation

William T. Grant Foundation
Dancing Computer
$25,000
Joni Starr
2015-2016

Datalys Center, Inc.

Youth Football Safety Study
$18,000
Tracey Covassin
2015-2015

Detroit Board of Education

SIG External Service Provider to Detroit Public Schools
$729,000
Barbara Markle
2015-2015

Duke University

Michigan Department of Education
Bringing Real Experience (REX) about Substance Abuse to High School Students
$19,450
2015-2016

Educational Testing Service

National Institutes of Health
ETS Research Agreement
$300,000
Robert Floden
2014-2016

ETS Research Agreement
$325,000
Robert Floden
2015-2016

Gates Foundation, Bill & Melinda

Support Teachers Implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics
$650,000
William Schmidt, Kelly Mix
2013-2016

General Electric Foundation

Common Core Implementation Research Center
$1,000,000
William Schmidt
2012-2017

George Lucas Educational Foundation

Multiple Literacies in Project Based Learning
$4,999,645
Joseph Krajcik, Barbara Schneider
2015-2019

Georgia State University

MAAPS: Monitoring Advising Analytics to Promote Student Success
$752,891
Kristen Renn
2015-2019

Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District

U.S. Department of Education
Continuation and Implementation of MI Excel Content Coaching Training Program (Coaching 101) Project
$750,000
Barbara Markle, Daniel W Schultz
2015-2016

Michigan Department of Education
African American Young Men of Promise Initiative College Support Program
$192,500
Barbara Schneider
2015-2016

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

ARTICULATION AND ASSESSMENT OF SCIENTIFIC-STYLE CRITICAL THINKING
$700,605
Alicia Alonzo
2015-2017

Henry H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation

Launching, Accelerating, and Multiplying STEM Students for Michigan: MSU STEM Success Program
$2,500,000
Kristen Renn
2014-2017

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

LEVERS: Leveraging Engagement and Vision to Encourage Retention in STEM
$1,500,000
Joseph Krajcik
2014-2019

Illinois Institute of Technology

Altering Activation Patterns in the Distal Upper Extremity After Stroke
$7,396
Rajiv Ranganathan
2015-2016

Leona M & Harry B Helmsley Charitable Trust

National Institutes of Health
Supporting Teachers' Implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics: The Navigator
$750,000
William Schmidt
2015-2016

MacArthur, John D & Catherine T Foundation

Improving access and retention in secondary education in PSIPSE countries: What can we learn from existing large-scale resources?
$200,000
Amita Chudgar
2015-2016

Michigan Association of Public School Academies

Teacher Mentoring and Professional Learning Communities and Principals: 2015-2016 MSU-LIT Professional Development Activities
$80,463
Randi Stanulis, Kristy Cooper, Niral Shah
2015-2016

Michigan Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education
Northern Michigan Historical Inquiry Project
$200,000
Anne-Lise Halvorsen, Randi Stanulis
2015-2016

U.S. Department of Education
Evaluation of Project AWARE Michigan
$138,373
John Carlson
2014-2015

Evaluation of Project AWARE Michigan
$614,296
John Carlson
2015-2016

Amendment: Northern Michigan Historical Inquiry Project
$21,810
Anne-Lise Halvorsen
2016-2016

Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth

U.S. Department of Education
E-Learn
$159,527
Rhonda Egidio
2015-2016

Michigan Department of Human Services

Michigan Rehabilitation Services
Wraparound Evaluation Project 2015-2016
$184,742
John Carlson
2015-2016

Michigan Rehabilitation Services Program Evaluation
$347,513
Michael Leahy
2015-2016

Level of Functioning Project 2015-2016
$44,886
John Carlson
2015-2016

DHS Incentive Payment (DHIP) Project 2015-2016
$30,126
John Carlson
2015-2016

Children's Trauma Initiative Evaluation Project 2015-2016
$60,364
John Carlson
2015-2016

University Autism Spectrum Disorder Project
$400,000
Joshua Plavnick, Marisa Fisher
2015-2016

Michigan State University

Validation of the Common Core Policy Attitudes Survey with a National Sample of Teachers
$6,100
Gary Troia
2015-2016

Motivational Interviewing to Increase Parent Engagement
$7,368
Kristin Rispoli
2015-2016

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Cyber Partners: Harnessing Group Dynamics to Boost Motivation for More Efficient Exercise
$1,131,323
Deborah Feltz, Frank Lawrence, James Pivarnik
2013-2016

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Maternal Physical Activity during Pregnancy, Lipid Levels and Birth Weight
$153,500
James Pivarnik
2014-2016

National Institutes of Health

A New Genomic Framework for Schools and Communities
$515,369
Joseph Krajcik
2014-2015

National Science Foundation

CCE: A Learning Progression-based System for Promoting Understanding of Carbon-transforming Processes
$3,499,626
Charles Anderson
2010-2016

Designing an Integrated Framework for Genetics Education to Develop Innovative Curricula and Assessments
$2,348,184
David Stroupe
2011-2016

Cluster Randomized Trial of the Efficacy of Early Childhood Science Education for Low-Income Children
$2,338,785
Christina Schwarz
2011-2016

Teachers Empowered to Advance Change in Mathematics (TEACH MATH): Preparing preK-8 Teachers to Connect Children's Mathematical Thinking and Community-based Funds of Knowledge
$2,997,546
Corey Drake, Tonya Bartell
2011-2016

CAREER: Redesigning a Learning Progression to Build Upon Students' Intuitive Ideas about Motion and Support Teachers' Formative Assessment Practices
$654,773
Alicia Alonzo
2013-2018

Improving Science Teaching & Learning: Studying How Beginning Elementary Teachers Notice and Respond to Students' Scientific Sense-making
$499,997
Christina Schwarz, Angela Calabrese Barton
2013-2016

CAREER: Reciprocal Noticing: Latino/a Students and Teachers Constructing Common Resources in Mathematics
$503,334
Higinio Dominguez
2013-2018

Forming Better STEM Career Trajectories: Sustaining and Scaling-Up CAP
$1,732,086
Barbara Schneider
2013-2016

Collaborative Research: Designing Assessments in Physical Science for the Next Generation Science Standards
$757,335
Joseph Krajcik
2013-2017

Collaborative Research: Expanding a National Network for Automated Analysis of Constructed Response Assessments to Reveal Student Thinking in STEM
$1,923,005
Melanie Cooper
2013-2018

MSU SETS-UP: Supporting Early-Career Teachers of Science through Urban Partnerships
$2,790,717
Gail Richmond
2013-2019

Access, Agency, and Allies in Mathematical Systems (A3IMS)
$2,560,950
Beth Herbel-Eisenmann, Higinio Dominguez
2014-2018

How Novice Elementary Teachers' Social Networks Affect Ambitious Math Instruction in the Current Evaluation Climate
$1,600,014
Kenneth Frank, Kristen Bieda
2014-2017

Collaborative Research: Supporting Secondary Students in Building External Models
$918,359
Joseph Krajcik
2014-2018

Making for Change: Becoming Community Engineering Experts through Makerspaces and Youth Ethnography
$299,992
Angela Calabrese Barton
2014-2016

Exploring Potential Learning Trajectories for the Energy Concept in Middle School
$1,499,825
Joseph Krajcik
2014-2018

Sustaining Responsive and Rigorous Teaching Based on Carbon TIME
$6,968,640
Charles Anderson, Kenneth Frank
2014-2019

CS 10K: Leading the Way to CS10K: Assessing a Just-in-Time Professional Development Approach to Teacher Knowledge Growth in Computer Science
$1,025,712
2014-2016

Classroom Implementation Indicators for K-12 Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM)
$297,118
William Schmidt
2014-2016

An International Study of Student Engagement: An EaGER Grant
$299,410
Barbara Schneider, Joseph Krajcik
2014-2016

PIRE: Crafting Optimal Learning in Science Environments
$3,602,431
Barbara Schneider, Joseph Krajcik
2015-2020

Tools for Teaching and Learning Engineering Practices: Pathways Towards Productive Identity Work in Engineering
$1,307,460
Angela Calabrese Barton
2015-2019

Collaborative Research: Organic Chemistry, Life, the Universe and Everything (OCLUE)
$202,057
Melanie Cooper
2015-2017

Supplement - How Novice Elementary Teachers' Social Networks Affect Ambitious Math Instruction in the Current Evaluation Climate
$24,778
Kenneth Frank, Kristen Bieda
2014-2017

Collaborative Research: Research Initiation: Facilitating Design Thinking through Cases
$101,102
2015-2017

CS 10K: Leading the Way to CS10K: Assessing a Just-in-Time Professional Development Approach for Teacher Knowledge Growth in Computer Science
$15,989
2015-2016

National Wrestling Coaches Association

National Scholastic Coaches Leadership Academy Program Development, Staff Training and Evaluation
$125,000
Dan Gould,
2016-2016

NIH Public Health Service

Girls on the Move Intervention
$3,692,026
Kimberly Maier, Karin Pfeiffer
2011-2016

Northwestern University

An RCT Training Institute
$97,118
Spyros Konstantopoulos
2013-2016

Organization for Autism Research

U.S. Department of Education
REGULATION OF EMOTIONAL LABILITY IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER THROUGH CAREGIVER SUPPORTS: THE RELACS INTERVENTION
$29,827
Kristin Rispoli
2016-2016

Purdue University

AGEP
$109,818
2014-2017

Russell Sage Foundation

National Science Foundation
Neighborhoods, Schools and Academic Inequality
$88,758
2015-2016

Spencer Foundation

Understanding High School Students’ Use of Evidence in Deliberating about Public Policy Issues: An Empirical Study
$50,000
Margaret Crocco, Avner Segall, Anne-Lise Halvorsen, Rebecca Jacobsen
2015-2016

Understanding Chinese Undergraduate Success in a Large U.S. Public University
$50,000
Kristen Renn
2016-2016

State of Michigan

Michigan Rehabilitation Services Program Evaluation
$1,349,175
Michael Leahy
2013-2016

Teachers College, Columbia University

Outside Money in Local School Elections
$23,507
2015-2016

The Nature Conservancy

Spencer Foundation
SCI Packard-Info Diffusion
$16,000
Kenneth Frank
2015-2016

U.S. Agency for International Development

Global Center for Food Systems Innovation
$24,919,790
John Dirkx
2012-2017

U.S. Department of Education

Development and Validation of the Narrative Assessment Protocol
$1,800,843
Mark Reckase
2011-2016

SPATIAL ABILITY AS A MALLEABLE FACTOR FOR MATH LEARNING
$1,532,477
Kelly Mix
2012-2014

LEARNING TO USE ECONOMIC METHODS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT EDUCATION: An Interdisciplinary Training Program
$4,942,670
Robert Floden
2009-2016

Michigan State University Masters of Arts Rehabilitation Counseling Program
$997,754
2014-2019

The Development and Validation of the Inventory of Phonological Awareness using Alternative Responses (IPAAR): An Assessment of Phonological Awareness Appropriate for Children with Speech Production Difficulties
$1,598,920
Gary Troia
2015-2016

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Teaching Science Outdoors: A parthway to enhancing K-5 teacher and student environmental education
$91,000
Renee Bayer
2015-2017

U.S. Tennis Association

Barriers, Opportunities, and Best Practices in Implementing 10- and-Under Tennis in America: Expert Coaches’ Views
$11,000
Dan Gould, Larry Lauer
2013-2017

USTA Mentoring Project
$89,303
Dan Gould
2015-2016

University of Illinois

Designing Next Generation Assessments to Support the Teaching and Learning of Life Science
$528,081
Joseph Krajcik
2015-2017

University of London

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Phase II of the Jacobs Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program
$43,056
Barbara Schneider
2015-2016

University of Maryland College Park

Jacobs Foundation
Nurturing the seeds of computational and scientific thinking in elementary school
$206,187
2016-2018

University of Michigan

National Science Foundation
Interdisciplinary PBL Grade 1 Planning Grant
$33,039
Anne-Lise Halvorsen
2015-2016

University of Rochester

George Lucas Educational Foundation
Full-Scale Development: Science STARS-NURTURING Transformative science identities for urban middle school girls through an inquiry-based after school program
$161,901
Angela Calabrese Barton
2011-2016

National Science Foundation
ERGO: Developing Principles for Curriculum Ergonomics in the Common Core Era
$217,977
Corey Drake
2012-2016

University of Southern California

National Science Foundation
Bargaining for the Future: The Impact of State and Local Policy Reforms on Teachers’ Unions, Teacher Labor Markets and Student Achievement
$300,000
2015-2017

Smith Richardson Foundation
Bargaining for the Future: The Impact of State and Local Policy Reforms on Teachers’ Unions, Teacher Labor Markets and Student Achievement
$242,525
2015-2016

University of Virginia

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation
The Development of Ambitious Instruction in Elementary Mathematics and English Language Arts
$344,653
Corey Drake, Spyros Konstantopoulos
2015-2016

Spencer Foundation
The Development of Ambitious Instruction in Elementary Mathematics
$107,382
Corey Drake, Spyros Konstantopoulos
2015-2018

University of Washington

National Science Foundation
Center on Effective Vocational Rehabilitation Service Delivery Practices
$494,690
Michael Leahy
2011-2016

University of Wisconsin-Madison

U.S. Department of Education
The CIRTL Network: 25 Research Universities Preparing a National Faculty to Advance STEM Undergraduate Learning
$449,999
Marilyn Amey, James Fairweather
2013-2017

National Science Foundation
Measuring Complex STEM Thinking using Epistemic Network Analysis
$128,638
Kenneth Frank
2012-2017

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

National Science Foundation
Life Course Energy Balance and Breast Cancer Risk in Black/White Women Under 50
$128,375
Richard T. Houang
2014-2016

Vanderbilt University

National Institutes of Health
Investigating and Supporting the Development of Ambitious and Equitable Mathematics Instruments Scale
$142,390
Kenneth Frank
2011-2016

Various Schools

National Science Foundation
Confucuius Institute Chinese Teacher Contracts
$6,525,000
Lynn Paine
2013-2016

William T. Grant Foundation

Amici and the Courts: A Case Study of the Research Use Process of Intermediary Actors
$398,752
John Yun
2014-2016

How Beginning Elementary Teachers' Social Networks Affect Ambitious Math Instruction in the Current Evaluation Climate
$599,996
Kenneth Frank, Kristen Bieda
2014-2017

The Makerspace Movement: Sites of Possibilities for Equitable Opportunities to Engage STEM among Underrepresented Youth
$199,512
Angela Calabrese Barton
2016-2017

Wipro Ltd

The Wipro Urban STEM Fellowship Program at Michigan State University
$2,800,667
Sonya Gunnings-Moton, Punya Mishra
2013-2017

*No longer at Michigan State University.
**Total university award amount.
***Full award to Michigan State University is $35,000,000.