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The Rodney F. Ganey, Ph.D. Collaborative Community-Based Research Seed Grants

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2014 Seed Grant Recipients

 

Credit Utilization of

Low Income Communities

Engaging Youth,

Engaging Neighborhoods: Developing Civic Agency with Local Youth Cohorts

Sunshine Clubhouse: Supporting Adults with Serious Mental Illness in St. Joseph County

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2013 Ganey Community Impact Grant

Monroe Park Food Cooperative Results in the South Bend Food Security Coalition

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2013 Update on 2011 Seed Grant Recipient

Improving Infant Health in St. Joseph County2013 Update

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The Center offers three Seed Grants in the amount of $7,000 each to support joint faculty-student-community research partnerships addressing a need articulated by the community organization. These grants may support the planning and development of new projects, the expansion of existing ones, or the evaluation of on-going or previously completed projects.

The purposes of the grants are to foster faculty-student-community partnerships that: 

  • Result in measurable, positive impact in the South Bend area;
  • Reflect the investment of both faculty and community partner expertise in the local community; and
  • Offer students community-based learning opportunities that promote civic responsibility.

When the grant recipient is announced, the partnership will receive up to $6,000 to cover costs associated with the project, to be kept in the faculty partner's account. The remaining $1,000 will be similarly awarded within three years of the first part of the grant disbursement if the partnership can show: (1) evidence of the positive impact the partnership has had locally, and (2) a refereed publication, or other work considered of high merit in the faculty member’s field, or a presentation at a national or regional conference.

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Ganey Proposal Guidelines

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Previous Seed Grant and Community Impact Grant Recipients:

2013 Seed Grant Recipients

  • Assessing the Impact of Neighborhood Resources Corporation's Programs and Services
  • The Use of Peracetic Acid for Disinfection of Combined Sewer Overflows
  • Using Chat Dialog to Assess the Intention of Internet Child Sexual Offenders

2012 Seed Grant Recipients

  • Assessing the Impact of Head Start on Children and Families
  • Building Parent Involvement in South Bend

2011 Seed Grant Recipients

  • Evaluation of the “Talk with Your Baby” Program
  • Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
  • Improving Infant Health in St. Joseph County

2011 Community Impact Grant Recipient

  • The Monroe Park Food Co-op

2010 Seed Grant Recipients

  • Emergency Response Systems for the St. Joseph County Chapter of the American Red Cross: Databases, GPS, GIS Spatial Queries, Mapping, and Mobile Access
  • Health Disparities in St. Joseph County: Understanding Why Black Women Don’t Breastfeed
  • Using Interactive Robots to Scaffold Social Skills for Children with Autism

2009 Seed Grant Recipients

  • Personalized Information Technology Interventions and Their Roles in Teen Obesity Management
  • Building Leaders, Framing Injustice: Religious Networks, Grassroots Organizing, and Latino Integration
  • Reaching Out to Urban Adolescents through Sports: A Collaboration with the South Bend Police Department

2008 Seed Grant Recipients

  • From Punishment to Prevention and Restoration: Redirecting Resources toward a Comprehensive Community Response to Crime and Violence
  • Improving the Home Environment: Giving Children a Head Start
  • Reducing School Switching to Increase Student Achievement

2007 Seed Grant Recipients

  • Environmental Health in Local Poor and Minority Neighborhoods
  • Estimating the Economic Impact of Undocumented Workers and Their Families in the South Bend Area
  • Preventing Childhood Obesity: Examining Access to Healthy Foods on the West Side of South Bend
  • Foreclosed and Abandoned Homes in South Bend: A Search for Causes and Solutions

2006 Mini-Grant Recipients

  • Get the Lead Out: Preventing Poisoning in America’s Youth
  • Economic Development in St. Joseph County: Improving our Quality of Life
  • Student Engineers Reaching Out: Applied Engineering in the Service of South Bend Citizens with Disabilities

2005 Seed Grant Recipients

  • Culture Barriers and African-American Women in South Bend: Improving Breast Care Screening
  • Addressing the Challenges of Refugee Resettlement: Analyzing and Improving Employment Outcomes
  • At the Intersection: Arts Education, Cultural Policy, Community Development and Capacity Building

2004 Seed Grant Recipients

  • Avanti: A Post-Industrial Ghost Story
  • Writing UP
 

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