Eight faculty members within the College of Health Sciences will be participating in a Fellowship Program for External Funding Proposal Development provided by Boise State’s Division of Research and Economic Development.
The Division of Research and Economic Development have created the Fellowship Program to support faculty research endeavors across the Boise State campus. Faculty from the College of Health Sciences will be the program’s second cohort as the first was provided to the School of Public Service. This program will serve to mentor faculty in the development and submission processes of fundable research proposals.
Mentoring will begin this spring and take place over the course of two semesters. The program will hold 11 meetings for faculty to meet with Mendi Edgar, grant development specialist, and Jana LaRosa, coordinator for research and development, both from the Division of Research and Economic Development. Within these meetings, faculty will participate in workshops devoted to the thorough process of developing fundable research proposals. These workshops will include an introduction to defining a research problem, finding appropriate funders, creating relationships with those funders, preparing the proposal, effective grant writing practices, and submitting the proposal. By the end of the program, each faculty member will have created a fundable grant proposal for a minimum award amount of $50,000.
“The College of Health Sciences, Office of Research is delighted to be collaborating with the Division of Research and Economic Development on this Fellowship Program,” said Ella Christiansen, research administrator for the Office of Research. “The Fellowship provides a great opportunity for training and professional development to our faculty. We look forward to assisting the participants with their proposal submissions that result from this program and hope to have them all receive external funding!”
Participants were chosen through an application process that was open to all College of Health Sciences faculty members. Faculty will receive a single course reduction for the Fall 2018 semester and are eligible for up to $1,500 in research funds to be used in support of their proposal project. Uses of these funds include gathering data and traveling to conferences or training opportunities.
Faculty participants include:
- Karin Adams, assistant professor, Department of Community and Environmental Health
- Jenny Alderden, assistant professor, School of Nursing
- Tyler Brown, assistant professor, Department of Kinesiology
- Stephanie Hall, clinical assistant professor, Department of Kinesiology
- Eric Martin, assistant professor, Department of Kinesiology
- Nicole O’Reilly, assistant professor, School of Social Work
- Ellen Schafer, assistant professor, Department of Community and Environmental Health
- Lucy Zhao, assistant professor, School of Nursing
“This is a great group of researchers, as each of the schools within the college are represented,” said Christiansen. “We hope that having this diversity of disciplines and research interests will spark conversations and future collaborations.”
“We are so proud of our faculty participating in this fantastic fellowship program,” said Tim Dunnagan, dean of the College of Health Sciences. “We are grateful to Vice President Mark Rudin and his team in Research and Economic Development for offering this fellowship and for all of their generous support as we grow our research within the college.”