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Local Conditions and Child Health
Principal Investigator: Donna Ginther
Funding Agency: Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
Period: 2019 - 2020
Status: Active

Project Summary:
This project will examine the implications of recessions for child health and hospitalizations. Donna Ginther will assist the project team in identifying appropriate economic variables for their model and assist in developing their estimation strategy.

https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?projectnumber=1R21HD094106-01

Kansas City Area Education Research Consortium: School Procurement Policies and Practices in Kansas City
Principal Investigator: Karin Chang
Funding Agency: Tri-State Research and Evaluation Services
Period: 2019 - 2019
Status: Active

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Collaborative Research: The Effect of State Disinvestment in Higher Education on Research Quality and Returns to Scale in Science Funding
Principal Investigator: Donna Ginther
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Period: 2019 - 2022
Status: Active

Project Summary:
Donna Ginther will study the effects of research funding on research outputs. Ginther will collaborate with Joshua Rosenbloom, Iowa State University. This project was awarded through NSF's Science of Science and Innovation Policy program and also included funding for Iowa State University. The research will apply economic methods to policy questions about state and federal research funding and the effects of research funding. They will explore how funding affects outputs for an individual researcher and for a college or university. Ginther and Rosenbloom will also examine whether state funding for higher education substitutes for, or complements, federal funding.

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1854849&HistoricalAwards=false

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Lead to Read KC Project Evaluation
Principal Investigator: Karin Chang
Funding Agency: Lead to Read KC
Period: 2018 - 2020
Status: Active

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KU University Center: KU for KS
Principal Investigator: Wallace W. Meyer, Jr.
Funding Agency: U.S. Economic Development Administration
Period: 2018 - 2023
Status: Active

Project Summary:
This research is supported with a five-year, $700,000 university center grant from the U.S Economic Development Administration to the University of Kansas. Together with an equal match by KU donors and time commitments by faculty and program staff, a total of $1.4 million will be devoted to assist economic development and job retention efforts in the state. This grant is a collaboration between the KU Center for Entrepreneurship in the School of Business and the Institute for Policy & Social Research. It is one of only 40 such awards provided by the EDA to U.S. universities.

http://www.ipsr.ku.edu/KUforKS/

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Evaluation of the Donnelly College Minority Science & Engineering Improvement Program
Principal Investigator: Karin Chang
Funding Agency: Donnelly College
Period: 2018 - 2019
Status: Active

Project Summary:
KC-AERC will complete a three-year evaluation of the Donnelly College MSEIP Program.



Teachers Exploring Advocacy and Community Health (TEACH) Project
Principal Investigator: Karin Chang
Funding Agency: Kansas Health Foundation
Period: 2018 - 2020
Status: Active

Project Summary:
The TEACH project serves as an expansion of the KUMC project, Teachers and Students for Community-Oriented Research and Education (TSCORE). The TEACH project builds on the TSCORE project by leveraging two project-based health education units developed by KUMC researchers and educators. This project will disseminate those units into Topeka Public Schools through teacher professional development, teacher externships, curriculum implementation, and a student community health poster competition.



Research grants for preventing violence and violence-related injury
Principal Investigator: Donna Ginther
Funding Agency: The Ohio State University
Period: 2018 - 2019
Status: Active

Project Summary:
University of Kansas and the Ohio State University researchers have received a grant to determine how economic and social safety net policies affect child neglect across the United States and create a tool policy makers and practitioners can use to predict how proposed prevention strategies can address child abuse and neglect. Donna Ginther, professor of economics and director of KU's Center for Science, Technology & Economic Policy, is working with Michelle Johnson-Motoyama, of the Ohio State University, on the three-year, $1.05 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control. The KU Institute for Policy & Social Research assisted with the development of the grant proposal and will manage the CDC award. The project will study the various changes to economic and social safety net policies by state from 1995 until 2014 - the most recent year for which data is available - and if those changes affect state-level changes in child neglect rates. Continue reading at link below.

https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=9234830&icde=32972365

EAGER: CeMENT as a Networking Experiment
Principal Investigator: Donna Ginther
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Period: 2017 - 2018
Status: Active

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https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1547054&HistoricalAwards=false

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L.A.D Global Enterprises, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Donna Ginther
Funding Agency: L.A.D Global Enterprises, Inc.
Period: 2017 - 2017
Status: Active

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Kansas City Public School Needs Assessment
Principal Investigator: Karin Chang
Funding Agency: Hazley & Associates, LLC
Period: 2017 - 2018
Status: Active

Project Summary:
Karin Chang, Director of the Kansas City Area Education Research Consortium (KC-AERC), will conduct a needs assessment for the Kansas City Public Schools.



Evaluation of the MCPL Summer Reading Program
Principal Investigator: Karin Chang
Funding Agency: Mid-Continent Public Library
Period: 2017 - 2018
Status: Active

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Scientific Productivity Data of SDR Sample through Linkage: Expanded Manual Validation
Principal Investigator: Donna Ginther
Funding Agency: SRI International
Period: 2017 - 2018
Status: Active

Project Summary:
SRI International requested that the Center for Science, Technology & Economic Policy (CSTEP) at the Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University of Kansas propose a method for validating publication records matched to the Survey of Doctorate Recipients (SDR). The purpose of this project is to verify independently the publications matches made by SRI for a sample of about 750 names from the SDR. Of the 750 names, 250 will also be verified by researchers at Ohio State University, who will design their own verification methods. Verification will rely on information such as age, gender, place of employment, and academic field available from the SDR as well as information attached to SDR records by SRI.



EAGER: Data Infrastructure to Enhance Research on the Scientific Workforce
Principal Investigator: Donna Ginther
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Period: 2016 - 2017
Status: Active

Project Summary:
Donna Ginther, Professor of Economics, received a grant from the National Science Foundation. The project will build on previous research done using data collected by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) the scientific workforce, developing and distributing data enhancements that will make this valuable data accessible to the Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) community. Ginther is the Director of the Center of Science Technology & Economic Policy at the Institute for Policy & Social Research.

https://nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1647187&HistoricalAwards=false

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Exploring the Causal Impacts of Economic and Social Safety Net Policies on Child Neglect in the U.S.: Implications for Primary Prevention
Principal Investigator: Michelle Johnson-Motoyama
Funding Agency: Centers for Disease Control
Period: 2016 - 2019
Status: Active

Project Summary:
University of Kansas researchers have received a grant to determine how economic and social safety net policies affect child neglect across the United States and create a tool policy makers and practitioners can use to predict how proposed prevention strategies can address child abuse and neglect. Michelle Johnson-Motoyama, associate professor of social welfare, and Donna Ginther, professor of economics and director of KU's Center for Science, Technology & Economic Policy, will lead the three-year, $1.05 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control. The KU Institute for Policy & Social Research assisted with the development of the grant proposal and will manage the CDC award. The project will study the various changes to economic and social safety net policies by state from 1995 until 2014 - the most recent year for which data is available - and if those changes affect state-level changes in child neglect rates. Continue reading at link below.

https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=9234830&icde=32972365

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A Proposal to Study the North Kansas City School District Extended School Calendar Year
Principal Investigator: Donna Ginther
Funding Agency: North Kansas City Schools
Period: 2016 - 2019
Status: Active

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The Demand for Community College Credits and Labor Market Outcomes
Principal Investigator: Donna Ginther
Funding Agency: Kansas Board of Regents
Period: 2016 - 2017
Status: Active

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Johnson County Community College STEM Scholarship Project
Principal Investigator: Karin Chang
Funding Agency: Johnson County Community College
Period: 2016 - 2021
Status: Active

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Evaluation of the NIH SEPA T-Score Project
Principal Investigator: Donna Ginther
Funding Agency: University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute
Period: 2015 - 2016
Status: Active

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Understanding Gender Differences in STEM Academic Careers
Principal Investigator: Donna Ginther
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Period: 2015 - 2018
Status: Active

Project Summary:
Donna Ginther, Professor of Economics, along with Shulamit Kahn, Associate Professor in the Boston University School of Management, received a grant from the National Science Foundation for their project, "Understanding Gender Differences in STEM Academic Careers." Using data from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), Ginther and Kahn will examine issues confronting female academic career progression in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The research will evaluate longitudinal data on the scientific workforce, recently matched with the scientific outcomes of researchers' publications and patents, in order to determine how productivity contributes to the gender gap in science. Ginther directs the Center for Science, Technology & Economic Policy at IPSR.

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1538797&HistoricalAwards=false

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Kansas City Research Data Center
Principal Investigator: Donna Ginther
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Period: 2014 - 2018
Status: Active

Project Summary:
A National Science Foundation proposal driven by the University of Kansas has resulted in the creation of a new Kansas City-based Census research data center that will provide researchers access to the nation's highest-quality data for analysis of the U.S. economy and policy issues. The Kansas City Research Data Center (RDC) will be located at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City headquarters and provide approved area researchers with secure access to restricted microlevel U.S. Census and health statistics data - the type of data researchers use to examine the economic activity, demographic makeup and health status of individuals in the U.S. economy. Research based on these data can provide a better understanding of the regional and national economy, including analysis of changes that are affecting businesses and households. The NSF proposal was headed by Donna Ginther, professor of economics and director of the Center for Science Technology & Economic Policy at the Institute for Policy & Social Research at KU, on behalf of a consortium that includes the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the Kauffman Foundation, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Missouri-Columbia.

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1359527&HistoricalAwards=false

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An Evaluation of Sloan Awards for Faculty Career Flexibility in Medical Schools
Principal Investigator: Donna Ginther
Funding Agency: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Period: 2012 - 2017
Status: Active

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