University and Chapin Hall Announce 2016-2017 Joint Research Fund Awards
The University of Chicago and Chapin Hall Center for Children have announced $200,000 in awards from the UChicago-Chapin Hall Joint Research Fund to three interdisciplinary project teams. These awards aim to foster long-term policy-relevant collaborations between the University and Chapin Hall, while supporting outstanding research that leads to new directions in policy and practice aligned with Chapin Hall’s mission to promote the well-being of vulnerable children, youth and families. Eight research teams previously received Fund awards.
Daniel Diermeier, Provost at the University of Chicago, said, “I am always looking for ways to spur innovative collaborations across the University. The Joint Research Fund reflects the University’s commitment to developing evidence-driven, scalable solutions to important and complex questions facing cities and their populations.”
Applying Rapid Review Methods to Assess Evidence for Non-medical Management of Asthma in Out of Home Youth
Richard Epstein, Research Fellow, Chapin Hall
Valerie Press, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
April 2017 – June 2018
Financial Inclusion and Child Development
Elia de la Cruz Toledo, Researcher, Chapin Hall
Jeffrey Grogger, Irving Harris Professor in Urban Policy, Harris Public Policy
Wladimir Zanoni, Senior Researcher, Chapin Hall
April 2017 – March 2018
Quantifying the Impact of Improved Service Connections for Youth and Families Involved in Preventative Child Welfare Services
Dana Weiner, Policy Fellow, Chapin Hall
Stacy Lindau, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Department of Medicine-Geriatrics
May 2017 – April 2018
The Joint Research Fund received proposals from partnerships of faculty across the University and Chapin Hall researchers. The Joint Research Fund Steering Committee, made up of appointees from both entities, reviewed the proposals.
“This round of Joint Research Fund awards reflects the University’s and Chapin Hall’s shared commitment to improving the well-being of children and youth, families, and their communities,” said Bryan Samuels, Chapin Hall’s Executive Director. “The projects will bring forward new, more rapid methods of reviewing evidence, explore how government support for economic well-being of mothers affects children’s cognitive and non-cognitive skill development, and test new solutions for how public systems can more effectively deliver services to prevent entry into the child welfare system.”
The Fund intends to release an RFP for the 2017–18 cycle in the fall of 2017. Interested parties may find more information on the Joint Research Fund site, sign up here to receive news and updates, and/or contact JointResearchFund@chapinhall.org.