Recent Grant Awards
Jesse Anttila-Hughes, Economics, College of Arts and Sciences, has received a $73,800 grant from The World Food Programme to support his collaborative project, “Study on the Economic Aftermath of Disaster.” Support from this grant will allow Dr. Anttila-Hughes and co-PI, Solomon Hsiang from UC Berkeley, to further develop their research on economic and infant mortality costs of typhoons in the Philippines.
Danfeng Soto-Vigil Koon, Leadership Studies, School of Education, has received a $553,000 grant from The California Endowment for a statewide school discipline learning project. This collaborative grant with researchers from UCD and UCLA aims to increase understanding of school learning environments and efforts to reduce school suspensions and expulsions that support student health and academic success across California. Findings from an in-depth comparative case study of 14 Northern California schools and 14 Southern California schools will be shared in research and professional conferences.
Bill Ong Hing, School of Law, has been awarded additional funding of $150,000 from the California Department of Social Services to continue providing legal services to unaccompanied undocumented minors as part of USF’s Immigration Law Clinic. This will be Professor Hing’s fourth year of funding. The Refugee Programs Bureau funds nonprofit legal organizations to provide these services and USF’s Immigration Law Clinic will represent 30 unaccompanied undocumented minors in Northern California over the next year.