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FAQ - Data Award
What types of projects have been awarded in the recent past? May I access those?
- Some examples of past awarded projects include analyses of student mobility patterns, summer growth patterns, achievement gaps, and the academic growth patterns of gifted students. You can see profiles of past data award recipients and their work here.
What is your definition of an unfunded faculty researcher?
- One of our goals in establishing the Data Award program was to make the resources of the Kingsbury Center available to researchers who do not have grant funding. We like grants (who doesn’t), but the fact is education research today is heavily driven by the agenda of external funders, in particular foundations and the federal government. The fact that funding is available from these groups is a good thing, but we also believe there are researchers who do excellent work who haven’t been funded by grants. So, “unfunded faculty researcher” is a faculty researcher who has a research project that does not have grant funding or designated departmental funds supporting it.
If I am awarded, what happens next?
- If you are awarded, a Kingsbury Center researcher will work with you to develop a scope of work that includes your data specifications and a timeline for your project. If you are a student, you and your advisor will need to sign a Memorandum of Understanding that outlines your responsibilities around confidentiality and data handling. If you are a faculty member, your institutional representative will need to sign the Memorandum of Understanding. Once those steps are completed, it will take us about two weeks to compile your data.
If I have a question that is specific to my topic, who may I contact before applying?
- Please submit additional questions to firstname.lastname@example.org