New Grants

Martina Rau, Percival Matthews and David Kaplan were awarded $3 million from the National Science Foundation to manage LUCID, an interdisciplinary program in learning, understanding, cognition, intelligence and data science, through August 2020. 


Janet Branchaw (PI) was awarded $100,000 from the National Science Foundation for building a web-based survey tool to support the collection of undergraduate learning assessment and program evaluation data, through August 2016.


Rob Meyer (PI) was awarded $100,000 from the MacArthur Foundation to evaluate a multi-site study of the educational well-being of children in assisted housing programs, through April 2016.


Bradley Carl (PI) and VARC were awarded $450,000 from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for evaluating the Wisconsin State Personnel Development Grant, through June 2018. 


Noah Weeth Feinstein (PI) was awarded $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation for the project, Understanding and Catalyzing Equity-oriented Change in Museums and Science Centers. Feinstein is collaborating with the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Garibay Group to explore how museums and other informal science education organizations create and sustain change in their equity-related norms and practices, through 2019.


Chris Pfund (co-PI) was awarded $10 million from the National Institutes for Health to develop a national research mentoring network that will  increase diversity among those who study and pursue careers in biomedical sciences, through 2020.


Geoffrey Borman and Martha Alibali (co-PIs) were awarded $4 million from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences for continuing  WCER's Interdisciplinary Training Program for Predoctoral Research in the Education Sciences, through 2020.


Erica Halverson (co-PI) was awarded $456,627 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a maker-focused program, the “Bubbler” that will document how the Madison Public Library takes a production-oriented approach to literacy and learning, through 2016.