Momentum Funds 2021 Awardees

Scaling Grants support the detailed project planning, gathering of proof-of-concept results, and reduction of technical risk so that teams can competitively pursue large, complex extramural funding. Congratulations to the 2021 awardees! 

Elizabeth Miller: Promoting Trustworthiness of the SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Among Black and Latinx Communities

D-Scholarship: Promoting Trustworthiness of the SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Among Black and Latinx Communities

Esohe Osai: Improving Educational Opportunities for Black Youth in Pittsburgh: A Justice-Centered Intervention

D-Scholarship: Improving Educational Opportunities for Black Youth in Pittsburgh: A Justice-Centered Intervention

Teaming Grants support the early-stage planning and capacity building of large multidisciplinary projects. Congratulations to this year's awardees! 

Kevin Ashley: Center for Text Analytic Methods in Legal Studies

D-Scholarship: Center for Text Analytic Methods in Legal Studies

Richard Boyce: Reducing Language Obstacles that Deaf Students Face When Developing Scientific Competencies

D-Scholarship: Reducing Language Obstacles that Deaf Students Face When Developing Scientific Competencies

Lori Delale-O’Connor: Freedom Dreaming: Black Communal and Familial Educational Practices in Pittsburgh’s Hill District Before, During and After COVID-19

D-Scholarship: Freedom Dreaming: Black Communal and Familial Educational Practices in Pittsburgh’s Hill District Before, During and After COVID-19

Emily Elliott: Transcending Disciplines to Advance Regional Water Equity

D-Scholarship: Transcending Disciplines to Advance Regional Water Equity

Brandon Grainger: Advanced Magnetics for Power and Energy Development – A Multidisciplinary Consortium between the Pitt, CMU, NCSU

D-Scholarship: Advanced Magnetics for Power and Energy Development – A Multidisciplinary Consortium between the Pitt, CMU, NCSU

Jamie Hanson: Understanding the Role of the Brain in Race/Ethnicity Based Stressors and Behavioral Challenges Among Youth of Color

D-Scholarship: Understanding the Role of the Brain in Race/Ethnicity Based Stressors and Behavioral Challenges Among Youth of Color

Hang Lin: Discovering Drugs to Treat Osteoarthritis with a Knee Joint-on-a-Chip Model

D-Scholarship: Discovering Drugs to Treat Osteoarthritis with a Knee Joint-on-a-Chip Model

Maya Ragavan: Developing a Latinx Youth Research Advisory Board to Address and Dismantle Structural Inequities in Emerging Latinx Communities

D-Scholarship: Developing a Latinx Youth Research Advisory Board to Address and Dismantle Structural Inequities in Emerging Latinx Communities

 

Seeding Grants, which provide up to $25,000 per year, support significant and innovative scholarship by individual or small groups of faculty at all ranks at the University of Pittsburgh. In constructing each year’s portfolio of awards, attention is given to supporting early career faculty and areas where opportunities for extramural funding are extremely limited. Proposals are reviewed in four tracks: Creative Arts, Performing Arts and Humanities; Engineering, Technology, Natural Sciences, and Mathematical Sciences; Health and Life Sciences; and Social Sciences, which includes business, policy, law, education, and social work. Congratulations to the 2021 awardees! 


Anti-Racism Action Development Among Latinx Youth
Josefina ​Bañales, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences

Caitlin Bruce, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
 
 
Detailed Unemployment and the Resilience of Urban Workers
Morgan Frank, School of Computing and Information
 
John ​Gardner, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
 
Paul Harper, Katz School of Business
 
Xiaowei Jia, School of Computing and Information
 
In Hee Lee, Swanson School of Engineering
 
 
Josue ​Lopez, School of Education
 
Todd Reeser, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
 
Laura ​Ritchey, Pitt-Johnstown
 
Mitzy ​Schaney, Pitt-Johnstown
 
Xulong ​Tang, School of Computing and Information
 
Daniel ​Villarreal, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences