2012-13 Awards

The Consortium issued an internal RFP to Consortium members and Joint Degree Program in Law, Health & the Life Sciences (JDP) partners and an intramural RFP in November 2012 to University of Minnesota graduate/professional students.

Consortium/JDP Members 
In November 2012, the Consortium issued an internal Request for Proposals (RFP) to Consortium member centers and to Joint Degree Program in Law, Health & the Life Sciences partners seeking funding for research, projects, or colloquia in summer 2013 or academic year 2013-14. Applicants were current University of Minnesota faculty members who (1) direct a program or center represented in the Consortium or (2) serve as the head or Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) of a department or graduate or professional program represented in the Joint Degree Program.

These grants are made possible by funds received through the Presidential Interdisciplinary Initiative Process. In October 2003, then-President Robert Bruininks named the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences one of eight Presidential Interdisciplinary Initiatives.

One award was granted, totaling $31,870:

  1. Center for Neurobehavioral Development and the Center for Environment and Health Policy (Michael Georgieff, Pat McGovern), Creating Evidence Based Public Health Guidance for Manganese Levels in Drinking Water View Proposal   View Report   View article about project 

Graduate and Professional Students
The RFP to graduate and professional students was intended to provide a stipend for research and writing in the Summer 2013 or academic year 2013-14. We were delighted that the RFP stimulated proposals from 43 students in 31 programs around the University. Nine awards were made for a total of $67,638:

  1. Religious Coping, Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety, and Well-Being among Somali College Students—Eunice Areba, PhD student, School of Nursing ($9,441 awarded). View Proposal   View Report   View article about project
  2. Shifting Winds: Claiming Sovereignty and Environmental Justice through Lakota Renewable Energy Development—Kai Bosworth, MA/PhD student, Geography, Society and Environment ($4,907 awarded). View Proposal
  3. Engaging Scientific Researchers in Policy Discussion—Broad Impacts, Neuroscience Student Group, Medical School ($5,600).
  4. Valuable Yet Toxic: Global and Local Impacts of the Electronic Waste Trade and Recycling—Julia Corwin, MA/PhD student, Geography, Environment & Society ($6,976 awarded). View Proposal
  5. Making Green Energy: Cultural Politics of Nature in the Turkish Black Sea Coast—Sinan Erensu, PhD student, Sociology ($9,938 awarded).
  6. The Influence of Ozone from Outside States: Towards Cleaner Air in Minnesota—Lu Hu, PhD student, Soil, Water & Climate ($9,934 awarded). View Proposal
  7. The Future of Primary Care: A Student-Run, Patient-centered Medical Home—Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance, College of Pharmacy ($8,575 awarded).
  8. Facilitating Pro-environmental Behaviors: A Life History Theory Perspective on Better Communication Strategies—Chiraag Mittal, PhD student, Marketing ($5,279). View Proposal
  9. The Doha Declaration: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back?—Roma Patel, JDP student, Law and Public Health Administration and Policy ($6,988 awarded). View Proposal   View article about project