Research Grants

Lehigh University College of Education active and completed research grants

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$11 million research funding (2016-2021)

Research Funding

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Faculty and students in the College of Education are very active and successful in obtaining funding for research and scholarship through a variety of competitive mechanisms including Federal and State grants, foundation awards, and internal (Lehigh) grants.  Current grants reflect a breadth of ground-breaking research efforts among both early-career and tenured faculty and focus on research such as improving outcomes for teachers of students with autism spectrum disorder, examining reading instruction for elementary students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, developing support strategies for youth with emotion and behavior disorders to prepare for post-high school education and careers, exploring the effects of intervention strategies for young children at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and improving STEM literacy through the use of geospatial technologies.  

From principal training programs to home visiting literacy interventions, our research engages families, school districts, healthcare systems, community organizations, and students across the Lehigh Valley and more. Our collaborative approach to research has fostered relationships that extend regionally, nationally, and internationally.  

Our wide-ranging work to promote educational success and positive mental health across the life span is also reflected in recently competed funded projects that involved, for example, creating an intervention to improve language outcomes of preschool children with language impairment, developing an adaptive intervention framework for students with problem behavior, and training school psychologists as Response to Intervention facilitators.  

We continue to seek support for our research and scholarship through Federal (e.g., Institute of Education Sciences, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation), State (e.g., Pennsylvania Department of Education), and private foundation (e.g., Spencer Foundation, William T. Grant Foundation) sources.  In addition, we continue to successfully procure internal support through Lehigh’s faculty grant mechanisms (e.g., Faculty Research Grant, Faculty Innovation Grant, Collaborative Research Grant, and Accelerator Research Grant).  This funding has been critically important to our central mission of using research and scholarship to improve the lives of individuals across the lifespan by enhancing educational, psychological, and social functioning.  

Active Research Grants

CURRENT GRANTS

Prevention of Attachment Insecurity, Physiological Dysregulation, and Child Behavior problems
PI: Susan Woodhouse
Funding Agency: NICHD
Funding Type: R01
Expected Completion Date: June 2027

When English Learners with Disabilities Become Long-Term English Learners
PI: Sara Kangas
Funding Agency: Spencer Foundation
Funding Type: Small Research Grant
Expected Completion Date: Summer 2023

Development of a Responsive Computerized-Adaptive Assessment System for Pre-K Mathematics
PI: Robin Hojnoski
Funding Agency: Institute of Education Sciences
Funding Type: Education Research
Expected Completion Date: July 2024

Collaborative Research: Socio-Environmental Science Investigations: Exploring Alternative New Directions: SESI-ExpAND
PI: Tom Hammond
Co-PI: Al Bodzin
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Funding Type: I-TEST
Expected Completion Date: June 2024

Supported College and Career Readiness (SCCR) for Secondary Students with Emotional and Behavioral Problems
PI: Lee Kern
Co-PI: Chris Liang
Funding Agency: Institute of Education Sciences
Funding Type: Special Education Research
Expected Completion Date: August 2024

Examining Reading Instruction for Students with Intellectual Disability
PI: Esther Lindstrom
Funding Agency: Institute of Education Sciences
Funding Type: Research Training Programs in Special Education
Expected Completion Date: July 2025

Project STAY: Supporting Teachers of Autism in Years 1-3
PI:  Kristi Morin
Funding Agency: Institute of Education Sciences
Funding Type: Research Training Programs in Special Education
Expected Completion Date: June 2025

Early Intervention for Young Children At-Risk for ADHD: Evaluating Efficacy and Delivery Format for Behavioral Parent Education
PI: George DuPaul
Co-PI: Lee Kern
Funding Agency: Institute of Educaiton Sciences
Funding Type: Special Education Research
Expected Completion Date: August 2025