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Funding Showcase

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Provides more than $40,000 in Funding for Kent State Project

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society awarded a grant of $43,520 to Kent State Associate Professor Karin Coifman for a pilot project to better understand the factors that predict the development of depression in patients with Multiple Scelrosis. 

Blackstone LaunchPad at Kent State Receives $15,000 Grant from the GAR Foundation Supporting Entrepreneurs

A grant of $15,000 was awarded by the GAR Foundation to support the operations of the Blackstone LaunchPad.  Kent State University’s Blackstone LaunchPad is an innovative program that promotes entrepreneurship as a viable career path by connecting entrepreneurs with mentors, experts and resources.

 

Kent State's GED Scholars Initiative receives $15,000 from the Dominion Foundation

The Kent State University Ohio Literacy Resource Center’s GED Scholars Initiative: Bridging the Path to Higher Education was successfully awarded a $15,000 grant from the Dominion Foundation.  The first of its kind in the nation, the GED Scholars Initiative works with area GED preparation programs to encourage adult learners to earn their GED, to inform GED graduates that college is a viable option and to provide support to GED-college students with the transition to college through graduation.

 

Martha Holden Jennings Foundation awards more than $30,000 to Kent State's Research Center for Educational Technology

The Connecting at the Core: Using Technology to Promote Excellent Teaching and Deep Understanding of the Common Core State Standards project led by Kent State University’s Research Center for Educational Technology (RCET) was successfully awarded a $34,240.43 grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.  Partnering with Kent State University’s Child Development Center, Kent City Schools, Ravenna City Schools, Stow Munroe-Falls City Schools and Streetsboro City Schools, the RCET project is a mentoring initiative that focuses on:

  • Developing teachers’ digital literacy skills and technology skills

  • Investigating the use of web-based applications and iOS device apps to facilitate teaching and learning

  • Using technology to create learning environments that emphasize higher order thinking skills and 21st Century skills

 

The College of Nursing Receives Funding for a Pediatric Simulation Manikin

A grant of nearly $30,000 from the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation will be used to purchase a high-fidelity simulation manikin, "SimBaby", for the pediatric care courses.  This grant will provide hands-on pediatric experience for nursing students prior to entering clinical practice. 


The Women's Endowment Fund of The Akron Community Foundation Awards $13,900 in support to Kent State

A grant of $13,900 was awarded in March 2013 to support the S.U.N. Circle of Girls Project.
The Akron Community Foundation's Women's Endowment Fund granted funding to 11 greater Akron nonprofits.

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Awards $125,000 in support to Kent State

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation selected Kent State University as as the recipient of a $125,000 grant to explore how"cross-jursidictional sharing" can enable greater protection and promotion of public health in Portage County. This two-year grant will be administered by the Center for Public Policy and Health in Kent State University’s College of Public Health, in cooperation with the health departments of Portage County, the city of Ravenna and the city of Kent. 


The project builds on work previously performed by the Task Force for Improving Public Health in Portage County, which was formed in 2011 to discuss and develop future directions for improving public health services in Portage County.



The Cleveland Foundation Awards $90,000 in support to Kent State

A grant of $90,000 from The Cleveland Foundation was awarded in February 2013 to support the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative.



The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust Awards Grant to Kent State

A grant of $14,000 was awarded in December 2012 to support the Draime Estate and Salem Horticultural Program.

The PNC Foundation Awards Grant to Kent State

A grant of $10,000 was awarded in 2012 to support the Bridges to Kindergarten Program in the College of Education, Health and Human Services.