2018-19 Awards

The Consortium issued an intramural RFP to graduate and professional students in November, 2018. The RFP was intended to provide a stipend for research and writing in summer 2019 or academic year 2019-20. We were delighted that the RFP stimulated 28 proposals from 21 programs around the University. 

Six awards were made for a total of $34,650:

  1. Assessing Long-term Wind Energy Variability in the Upper Midwest: Fulfilling Our Regional Renewable Energy Goals—Jacob Coburn, PhD student, Geography, Environment and Society ($6,950). View Proposal   View Report
  2. Trends in Disability Among Working-age Americans: The Role of Labor Force Status—Sarah Garcia, PhD student, Sociology ($7,000). View Proposal   View Report
  3. Risk Factors for Infertility and Barriers to Treatment: Examining the Contributions of Gonorrhea and Stigma to Infertility in Central Tanzania—Emily Groene, PhD student, Epidemiology, School of Public Health ($7,000). View Proposal   View Report
  4. The Social Equity of Community-based Ecotourism and Its Impacts on Livelihood Strategy and Poverty Alleviation: A Case Study in the Maya Biosphere Reserve—Hannah Legatzke, PhD student, Department of Forest Resources ($3,200). View Proposal   View Report
  5. Cryptococcal Antigen Screening Usage and Drug Availability Analysis in Uganda—Gabriel Saemisch, MS student, Epidemiology, School of Public Health ($3,500). View Proposal   View Report
  6. Non-profit Hospitals and Community Health: Hospital Strategy Under the Affordable Care Act’s Enhanced Community Benefit Regulations—Henry Stabler, PhD student, Health Policy & Management ($7,000). View Proposal   View Report