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IBS and CUPC Research Development Awards

Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS) and CU Population Center (CUPC) had a record number of responses for their calls for proposals for Research Development Awards/Seed Grants!  We had a total of 15 applications between the two funding calls and were able to fund almost $125,000 in awards using IBS, CUPC, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), and Program funds. 

The IBS Research Development Awards were open to all CU faculty and research staff (with preference given to IBS Fellows and staff), and particularly welcomed proposals that advanced equity, diversity, and inclusion themes in substance, methods and personnel. The CUPC Seed Grants sought proposals that highlighted health behaviors and disparities, reproductive health, gene-environment, environmental demography, and migration as well as work within the Rocky Mountain Research Data Center (RMRDC) or collaboration with CU’s Earth Lab.

IBS and CUPC would like to acknowledge that several additional IBS Programs contributed finances to allow us to fund more of the awards than we had initially been able to budget for. Thank you to Environment and Society, Health and Society, Problem Behavior and Positive Youth Development, the Population Program, and the Program on International Development for your contributions.

The funded proposals were:

– “Racial disparities in genetic associations: the role of environmentally induced epigenetic modifications."  Jason Boardman

– “Health and Well-being after Abrupt Return Migration in Coastal Bangladesh.” Amanda Carrico

– “How immigration became temporary in Colorado, 2005-2020.” David Cook-Martin

– “Covid-19, Tourism, and Conservation in Dryland Africa: Changing environments and populations.” Mara Goldman

– “Understanding Mortality Disparities using High Spatial Resolution Data.” Myron Gutmann, Stefan Leyk, Cyrus Hester

– “Immigration, Domestic Migration, and Geographic Variation in Adult Mortality Trends in the United States.” Ryan Masters

– “Examining the Representation of Ethnic Minority Groups in Preventive Intervention Research.” Pamela Buckley

– “An Analysis of the Equilibrium Labor Market Impact of the Covid-19 Crisis and Policy Responses Across Demographic Groups and Locations.” Jeronimo Carballo, Richard Mansfield, James Flynn

– “Understanding and Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health of Youth with Child Welfare Involvement” Katie Massey Combs

– “Youth Deaths Involving Firearms: Identifying Trends and Contextual Characteristics to Inform Prevention Strategies.” Erin Kelly, Jani Little

– “Wars over Territory and Micro-foundations of Public Attitudes.” Jaroslav Tir


Also thank you to the review committee members. The proposals this year made the decision making very hard, all of the proposals were so good!