Grants received since January top $13 million
June 1, 2001
KALAMAZOO -- More than $13 million in grant funding was awarded to Western Michigan University during the first four months of 2001, according to a report presented to the University's Board of Trustees at its May 30 meeting.
A total of $13,306,034 was received for the months of January, February, March and April, bringing the total of grants received by the University since the July 1 start of the fiscal year to $21,467,811.
Of the 152 grant awards awarded to WMU during the four-month period, more than half were for research efforts at the University while a quarter were for public service initiatives.
The largest single grant received was a $1.89 million award from the Michigan Department of Corrections to Dr. C. Dennis Simpson, director of WMU's Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse and professor of community health services, and James Kendrick, assistant professor of community health services. They will use the funding to continue providing residential substance abuse treatment in state prisons. Simpson and Kendrick also received two additional grants totaling $426,500 from that agency to provide substance abuse treatment services for prisoners, parolees and probationers.
WMU's Evaluation Center received a number of grants, including three awards from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Arlen Gullickson, the center's chief of staff, received two NSF grants, including a $373,034 award to continue developing methods for assessing the impact and effectiveness of Advanced Technological Education centers and $326,580 to develop materials, training and support services to improve the national evaluation of science and mathematics. The NSF also awarded $335,584 to Dr. Jerry Horn, principal research associate at the Evaluation Center, to assess student achievement and reform efforts in science and mathematics education. In addition, Dr. Gary Miron, also a principal research associate at the Evaluation Center, received $300,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to evaluate that state's charter schools.
Carol Sundberg, director of the Center for Disability Services, received three grants totaling nearly $1.38 million from Kalamazoo Community Mental Health Services to provide daily living services to developmentally disabled adults.
Among the grants received were:
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