Recipients of the 2013-14 community-based research grants announced

Posted on September 10, 2013

Community-Based Research Grant Proposals are Due April 12th, 2015

Seven UNCG 2013-14 community-based research grant recipients have been announced.

The community-based research (CBR) initiation grants support proposals that represent collaborative partnerships among community partner, student, and faculty teams. Projects should advance the development of community partner capacity, student learning through the high impact practice of undergraduate research, and facilitate the evolution of faculty scholarly identity as it relates to community-identified needs. The goal of this community-based research grant is to support the agenda of each team member while simultaneously grounding the process in mutual development of all three entities.

The UNCG Office of Leadership and Service-Learning, Undergraduate Research and The Graduate School made the announcement.

For more information, visit the CBR grants website.


2013-14 Grantees include:

Preserving Local History: A Field-Based Digitization Pilot Project
Faculty: Mr. David Gwynn, University Libraries
Students: Rachel Sanders (UG), Megan Coker (G)
Community Partner: College Place United Methodist Church
The goal of this pilot project is to develop strategies, methodologies and “best practices” in order to begin a process, using the resources and expertise of UNCG, to preserve this rich history in a digital format, for easier dissemination to their constituencies and eventually to the wider public.

Engaging Middle School Children in Discourses of Identity, College and Careers
Faculty: Dr. Cerise Glenn, Communication Studies
Students: Brittany McGee (UG), Crystal Sutton (G)
Community Partner: Turrentine Middle School
This project aims to understand how middle school children designated as risk for dropping out construct and interpret discourses of careers, college, and goal attainment. The project will formalize a college readiness program that achieves the aims of TMS to assist at-risk students.

Sustainable Glenwood: Preservation Guidelines for Sustainable Community Development
Faculty: Dr. Travis Hicks, Interior Architecture
Students: Joylyn Troyer (UG), Catherine French (G)
Community Partner: Preservation Greensboro
This research will allow Preservation Greensboro to integrate sustainable design practices into its current services.

Temporary Employment Opportunities for Citizens Experiencing Homelessness: Staffing Agency at the Interactive Resource Center
Faculty: Dr. Chanelle James, Department of Management
Student: Fatu C. Faye (UG)
Community Partner: Interactive Resource Center of Greensboro
This project focuses on the relationship between homelessness and the phenomenon of temporary employment opportunities. Addressing the research questions will increase the understanding of employment issues and homelessness in Greensboro NC.

The Links Between Health Literacy and Use of Health Care Services Among Montagnard Refugees and Immigrants: The Effective Health Communication for Health Promotion
Faculty: Dr. Seung-Hyun Lee, Media Studies
Students: Debra L. Waddell (G), Undergraduate Student TBD
Community Partner: The Montagnard Health Professional Association (MHPA)
This research will explore the impact of health literacy and health culture on the use of health care services and health-related information, and identify the types of the health issues and challenges that Montagnard refugees and immigrants have faced in their resettlement.

Evaluation of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program at Family Services of the Piedmont
Faculty: Dr. Christine Murray, Counseling and Educational Development
Students: Rachel Shyloski (G), Bethany Garr (G)
Community Partner: Family Services of the Piedmont
This research will offer critical evidence to document the effectiveness of the DVIP program.

The Process and Benefits of Friendship for Boys Aged 8-12 with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Faculty: Dr. Rosemary Nelson-Gray
Students: Jenna Mendelson (G), Undergraduate Student TBD
Community Partner: The Independence Place
The overarching aim of the study is to provide information to local service providers and the psychology community on the process and benefits of friendship for boys aged 812 with ASD.


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