Engaged Scholarship Funding Program

The Engaged Scholarship Funding Program assists College of Human Sciences and Human Sciences Extension and Outreach faculty and staff procure funding for research projects that focus on engagement, translate research into practice, and involve and benefit individuals, families, and communities in Iowa.

Current projects

Literacy and STEM Summer Library Internship Program for Teacher Candidates

Focus: Build literacy and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills in children

Connie BeecherLed by Connie Beecher, PhD, School of Education, Literacy Education; Mollie Appelgate, PhD, School of Education, Math Education

Lyon, Osceola, Dickinson, Sioux, O’Brien, Clay and Winnebago Counties are participating in the project and providing funding.


Exploring the Feasibility and Effectiveness of Virtual Singing Groups for Iowans with Parkinson’s Disease

Focus: Use singing training to improve quality of life for Iowans with Parkinson's Disease

Elizabeth StegemollerLed by Elizabeth Stegemoller, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology

Calhoun County is participating in the project and providing funding.

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