Recent Grants | Grants and Research
These grant projects finished recently at Carroll University.
Department of Health and Human Services – the principal government agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.
- Physical Therapy and Nursing Scholarships – In 2011, Carroll received a one-year award of $20,494 to support economically or environmentally disadvantaged students majoring in nursing or physical therapy. Scholarship awards were based on financial need and were aimed at defraying the cost of tuition and fees for students who demonstrated unmet financial need.
- Physical Therapy Scholarships – In 2010, Carroll received $22,308 in federal funding, including $9,124 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to support scholarships for disadvantaged students in the university's physical therapy program. Funding was awarded from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- Physician Assistant Training in Primary Care – In 2010, Carroll University was awarded a five- year $967,687 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The award supports the design, implementation and assessment of a new cultural competency component of the curriculum, which focuses on developing students’ abilities to provide effective treatment to minority populations.
Department of Education – created to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering excellence and ensuring equal access.
- Internationalizing Teacher Education – In 2010, Carroll received a two-year, $181,467 grant from the U.S. Department of Education International Education Programs Service to internationalize teacher education through field immersion experiences. Carroll set up a field immersion practicum in Costa Rica and laid the groundwork for another in Vietnam. Carroll students will be able to receive CCE credit as well as credit for the required Intercultural Field Immersion course through participation in this program.
- Carroll International Business Initiative – In 2009, the U.S. Department of Education awarded a two-year, $189,719 grant to Carroll University to support the university's international business initiative and enhance the international business curriculum. Business faculty worked with political science to develop the global studies minor, developed new NCEP courses, added international components to courses throughout the business curriculum and brought in speakers to help internationalize the business department.
- Title III Strengthening Institutions Program – Pathways to Success – The Title III program funded Carroll University’s $1.9 million five-year project that began in 2009. The Pathways to Success project supports three initiatives: 1) faculty training in engaging pedagogies; 2) advisor training and development; and 3) student success and retention monitoring.
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction – the state agency that advances public education and libraries in Wisconsin.
- State Personnel Development Grant – In 2011 Carroll received $10,000 from the DPI for a project entitled Innovative Approaches to Special Education Teacher Education. This project involved development of a certificate and a new major in the area of special education, as well as development of an articulation agreement with MATC. In 2012, Carroll received another of these SPDG grants for $10,000 for a project entitled Interdisciplinary Faculty Learning Community Meets RtI. This project funded faculty development and training in the theory and practice of using the RtI framework.
- Precollege Scholarship Program – In 2010, Carroll University received $21,725 for scholarships for 135 students enrolled in summer enrichment classes or a summer pre-college program for high school students. In 2011, Carroll University received $19,540 for scholarships for 39 students enrolled in summer enrichment classes or a summer pre-college program for high school students, and in 2012, Carroll received $19,134 in scholarships for 56 students enrolled in summer enrichment classes or a summer pre-college program.
- Precollege Scholarship Program - Horizontes en Carroll – In 2013, Carroll University received a two-year, $39,000 award from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for 45 disadvantaged students in grades 9-12 to gain an increased awareness of the value of college education and the financial resources available to support college attendance. This one-week summer program combines classroom instruction and experiential learning that is designed to strengthen academic skills, develop motivation and self-esteem, and initiate mentoring relationships with college students.
Wisconsin Campus Compact
- Americorps*VISTA – Wisconsin Campus Compact awarded Carroll University a renewal to its existing AmeriCorps*VISTA position that began in July 2012. This position is now supported through June 2014 and will continue to support Carroll University’s pre-college mentorship programs for disadvantaged students. Carroll’s VISTA will expand a mentorship training program to support existing and future pre-college programs including Youth to Discover and CEO Carroll Connection. WiCC VISTA projects are valued at $30,622.
The National Writing Project
- Milwaukee Writing Project – The MWP is funded by the National Writing Project, a national network of writing centers supported byt eh U.S. Department of Education, foundations, corporations, universities and K-12 schools. Carroll University has hosted the Milwaukee Writing Project continuously since 1986. In 2010, the National Writing Project awarded $46,000 to the NWP. In 2011, the National Writing Project awarded $35,000 to the MWP. In 2012, the National Writing Project awarded $40,000 to the MWP. The National Writing Project awarded $20,000 over two years from 2014-2016 to SEED Teacher Leadership Development Grant.