Dr. Angelino Viceisza, Assistant Professor of Economics, has received an award of $2,857 from SIFE entitled “An experiment on framing and referrals to boost impact investing “. Together with Dr. Emilia Tjernström (UW Madison), Dr. Viceisza will be partnering with VestedWorld (VW) – a US-based venture capital fund that exclusively focuses on impact investing in emerging markets, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa. This project will experimentally test ways to expand VW’s investor pool and, in the long run, boost the welfare of those in emerging markets.
Dr. Natalie Watson-Singleton, Assistant Professor of Psychology, has received a one-year subaward through a Small Business Innovation Research grant with IRIS Educational Media from the National Institutions of Health in the amount of $246,443. The project entitled “Culturally Responsive Stress Reduction: A Mobile Mindfulness Application to Support Health Promotion for African Americans” is designed to create a mHealth mobile app to encourage accessibility of the health solution as well as frequency of use by aligning app content with the personal and social values of the user. By designing this formative and developmental evaluation around understanding the distinctive needs of the population, CRSR will be inclusive and attentive to the community’s culture, aiming to increase the acceptance of mindfulness as a method of self-care.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now accepting applications for its Summer Research Team Program (SRT). Faculty from Minority Serving Institutions are encouraged to submit applications for their faculty-led student research teams to spend 10-weeks conducting research at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers).
Faculty will earn $1,200 a week; undergraduate students $600 a week. Eligible areas of research include engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological/life sciences, environmental science, social science, and more. The program website will provide more information on DHS Areas of Research.
U.S. citizenship is required. The deadline to apply is December 29, 2017, 11:59 EST.
Applications and supporting materials can be submitted here.
Detailed information about the SRT can be found here.