Faculty Research Award

The Sherman Center Faculty Research Award seeks to expand knowledge about policies and practices that enhance the learning of young children, ages three through eight, in urban communities like Baltimore. Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • evaluation of new or existing school-based and out-of-school time learning interventions;
  • school, teacher, family, and community factors associated with academic growth, socio-emotional well-being, and/or positive behavioral outcomes for young children; and
  • the impact of school policies on family and community engagement in students’ learning processes and outcomes.

The competition is open to all faculty who hold academic appointments at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and who are eligible to submit applications for external support.  Proposals for Sherman Center Faculty Research Awards may be made by individuals or by collaborative groups. Co-investigators may include individuals not affiliated with UMBC.

For more information, please contact Sherman Center Director, Mavis Sanders, at msanders@umbc.edu.

Award recipients:

2017-18 – Dr. Kindel Nash and Joshua Michael

2018-19 – Drs. Susan Sonnenschein and Claudia Galindo

2019-20 – Drs. Patricia Young and Jane Lincove

2020-21 – Monica Dale