Our grants support on-campus interdisciplinary faculty research that advances understanding of children and families, and the contexts in which they live.

CFRN supports annual seed grants that are made to faculty teams and that are designed to facilitate interdisciplinary research that advances understanding of children and families and the contexts in where they live.  The ultimate aims of the grants are to foster new collaborations, support teams in new areas of inquiry, and facilitate external funding. The funding is awarded to teams of researchers and may be used for faculty salary, graduate student support, or research supplies. Each spring a call for applications is distributed and awardees are selected by mid-summer. 

  • new collaborations
  • new areas of inquiry
  • seed funding

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Seed Grant Recipients

  • Margaret Fields-Olivieri (Psychology) and Heather Coleman (Specialized Education Services) for Understanding Everyday Caregiver-Toddler Communication for Toddlers with Speech/Language Needs
  • Michelle Y. Martin-Romero, PI (PHE) and Gabriela Livas Stein (Psychology) for Examining Links between Vicarious Racism, Coping, and Health among Ethnically-Racially Minoritized Emerging Adults in the U.S.
  • Bridget Cheeks (HDFS) and Gabriela Livas Stein (Psychology) for The impact of race and school transitions in African American adolescents’ academic persistence
  • Nicholas Kochmanski (Teacher Education and Higher Education Department) and The eCoaching Research Network (eCRN) for Research on Technology-Enabled Coaching: A First Step in Establishing and Advancing the eCoaching Research Network
  • Michaeline Jensen (Psychology) and Somya Mohanty (Computer Science): Digital Social Connection and Isolation in Youth Mental Health and Risk Taking
  • Lucia Mendez (Communication Sciences) and Karen La Paro (HDFS): Bilingualtek: Supporting Bilingual and Culturally Relevant Science Vocabulary Instruction and School Readiness
  • Jasmine DeJesus (Psychology) and Esther Leerkes (HDFS): Infants’ acceptance of new foods: Investigating social modeling as an effective strategy to increase intake of new foods
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