Winning Evaluation Grants and Contracts: Tips and Tricks for New Investigators


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Winning Evaluation Grants and Contracts: Tips and Tricks for New Investigators
Dr. Daniela Schroeter- Director of Research, The Evaluation Center
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Location: The Evaluation Center, 4410 Ellsworth Hall

This informal presentation will provide guidance on how to pursue grants and contracts in evaluation. Topic areas covered will include identifying opportunities, writing and re-writing different aspects of proposals, and developing relationships and networks. Participation from experienced principal investigators is encouraged to stimulate discussion and share experiences with different funding agencies and from a range of perspectives. Students, junior staff, and other new investigators are invited to submit questions in advance to the café or to raise questions during the presentation.

ATE Central Subaward


Sponsor:  University Of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Lori Wingate
Co-Principal Investigator: Krystin Martens
October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2017

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to (a) assist ATE Central in the development and deployment of a survey of the constituency of the ATE projects and centers and (b) prepare publishable manuscripts on the survey process and results.

Dr. Lori Wingate and Krystin Martens with work with personnel from ATE Central in the development and deployment of the survey, with specific tasks as follows:

Year 1:   Advise on the survey content, design, and sampling, including focus groups to obtain input on the survey questions from ATE/community college audiences.
Year 2:  Advise on data analysis and write up results into a publishable manuscript.
Year 3:  Advise on the revision of the survey’s content, and design, including focus groups to obtain input from ATE/community college audiences.
Year 4:  Advise on data analysis and write up results into a second publishable manuscript.

Evaluation of the International Codex Outreach Program


Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Agriculture
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Daniela Schroeter
September 30, 2013 – September 30, 2014

Abstract

This is a program evaluation of the International Codex Outreach program.

Meta-Analysis as a Method of Multi-Site Evaluation: An Example from International Development


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Meta-Analysis as a Method of Multi-Site Evaluation: An Example from International Development
Dr. Chris Coryn—Director of IDPE, WMU
Kristin A. Hobson—IDPE Student, WMU
Robert McCowen—IDPE Student, WMU
Location: 4450 Sangren Hall

Although interest in multi-site evaluation seemingly has grown, with a nascent body of literature, most of the literature on multi-site evaluation has come from writings about place, group, and cluster randomized controlled trials. However, guidance on how to execute uncontrolled multi-site evaluations is scarce and usually treats sites as homogeneous. In this Evaluation Café, the presenters will discuss and demonstrate how meta-analysis techniques were used to evaluate the effects of Heifer International projects in Albania, Nepal, and Uganda, with an emphasis on nutritional outcomes for project participants.

Formative Assessment Systems


Sponsor:  National Science Foundation
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Arlen Gullickson
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Lori Wingate
September 15, 2013 – February 29, 2016

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to build interest in and collaborative partnership arrangements for constructing and testing various assessment tools for both data collection and providing feedback to PIs and their staffs. Webinars will precede the
conference; papers synthesizing findings will be published following the conference. Conference attendees will build work in strand groups constructing working collaborations to develop the ideas presented.

 

Jacob Batt


Jacob Batt

jacob.p.batt@wmich.edu

Upcoming Events


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Research Paper Development


Sponsor:  Advantage Performance Group, Inc.
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Daniela Schroeter
September 1, 2013 – April 30, 2014

Abstract

This project is intended to support one student in the development of a publishable.

 

Conversation with Craig and Karen


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Conversation with Craig and Karen
Dr. Craig Russon – Senior Evaluation Officer, International Labour Organization, Geneva, Switzerland and Karen Russon- President, Evaluation Capacity Development Group (ECDG), Ferney-Voltaire, France
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
11am – NoonLocation: Evaluation Center, 4405 Ellsworth Hall

Evaluation of the ATE ICT


Sponsor:  Springfield Technical Community College
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Chris Coryn
June 17, 2013 – August 31, 2013

Abstract coming soon.