CEHD announces winners of Research Acceleration Seed Grant program

The winners of the CEHD Research Acceleration Seed Grant program have been announced. The program is open to all CEHD faculty and P&A researchers and awards are given in two classes of projects: Developmental and “Jump Start.”

The Developmental Project award of $200,000 over two years was presented to Lindsey Weiler (FSoS), Meredith Gunlicks-Stoessel (Psychiatry), Mimi Choy-Brown (SSW), and Katie Rydberg (SPH) in partnership with Rise Up Red Wing for their project, “Task Shifting Evidence-Based Mental Health Interventions to Youth Mentors: A Strategy for Addressing Rural Youth Mental Health Disparities.”

The goal of the Developmental Project program is to grow existing interdisciplinary partnerships and support novel studies that break new ground or extend previous work in new directions.

Three “Jump Start” Project proposals of $25,000 each over one year went to:

  • Rachel Hawe (KIN), Jed Elison (ICD), and Emmanuel Bonney (ICD) in partnership with the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain for “A Novel Approach to Precision Characterization of Motor Function in Autism.”
  • Nathaniel Stewart (OLPD), Alyssa Parr (CAREI), Aditi Rajendran (OLPD), and Darrius Stanley (OLPD), in partnership with Generation Next and the Greater Twin Cities United Way for “Historicizing Black, Brown, and Indigenous Teachers’ Sustainment in the Twin Cities.”

The goal of the Jump Start Project program is to support research at the early stages of project development to obtain pilot data for future grant submissions.