Funding Showcase


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Investing in Connection, Collaboration and Discovery. Join us for the first ever Internal Funding Showcase.

The Senior Vice Chancellor for Research and the Office of the Provost are launching an annual showcase for internally funded interdisciplinary research projects.  The inaugural event will take place February 24, 2020. This showcase will provide a platform to recognize the grantees of the recently restructured Pitt Research Momentum Funds and the work of other seed funding program recipients, including the awardees of the Forge Your Own Path Grants and Pitt Seed. Together we are positioning the Pitt community for maximum impact in research, scholarship and creative endeavors.

Event Details:

February 24, 2020

1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Alumni Hall: Connolly Ballroom and 7th Floor Auditorium 


The Showcase:

  • Will help create a community for interdisciplinary work across campus that features the advances and impacts of funded projects.
  • Will highlight the innovation, research development, and the commitment of the University’s investment in our community.
  • Offers an opportunity and space for faculty and staff to share best practices within their respective funding category: Seeding, Teaming, and Scaling.

Event Timeline:

7th Floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall:

1 - 1:10 p.m.  Welcome 
1:15 - 3:00 p.m.  Talks on Accomplishments of Prior Funding:
1:15 - 1:45 p.m.
Erin Anderson, Department of English
Dear Mr. President: A Podcast in Letters
2019 Special Initiative to Promote Scholarly Activities in the Humanities
1:50 - 2:20 p.m.  
Carla Ng, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Can the Toxic Equivalency Approach Be Used for Perfluorinated Water Contaminants
2018 Central Research Development Fund
2:25 - 2:55 p.m.
Gina Garcia, Department of Administrative and Policy Studies
Faculty Development at One Hispanic-serving Community College: Exploring Relationships between Student Outcomes and Faculty Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviors
2019 Central Research Development Fund
3:00 – 3:15 p.m.  Announcement of Teaming Grant Awardees
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.  Break 

Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall:

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.  Announcement of Forge Your Own Path Grant Awardees

3:45 - 4:15 p.m.  Academic Innovation Panel:

Brian Galla, Department of Psychology in Education
Personalizing Undergraduate STEM Learning through Mobile Mindfulness Training
2018 Personalized Education Grant Award
Lorna Kearns, University Center for Teaching and Learning
LMS Platform for Online Continuing Education
2018 Pitt Seed Grant Award
Jane Wallace, Department of Economics
Katherine Wolfe, Department of Economics
Micro- and Macroeconomics Theory Incubator
2018 Course Incubator Project

4:20 - 4:35 p.m.  Announcement of Scaling Grant Awardees

4:35 - 4:45 p.m.  Recognition of University Research Council Coordinators and Reviewers

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.  Reception and Poster Session