Grants

Frank and Adelaide Kussy Memorial Scholarship (2015)
Project: Literature of Social Justice:  A Creative Project in Rwanda
$2,500 (funded)

MSU Humanities and Art Research Program (2014)
Project: In Rwanda/In Kinyarwanda: Translation, Production and Distribution
$6,800 (funded)

MSU Teacher Education Faculty Fellowship (2014)
Project: The Role of Language in Genocide: A Poet’s Perspective
$4,000 (funded)

Creating Inclusive Excellence at MSU Grant Program (2012-2013)
Project: Evaluating the Privilege and Oppression Seminar Series
with Dr. Beth Herbel-Eisenmann, Associate Professor, Teacher Education
$15,000 (funded)

MSU Teacher Education Faculty Fellowship (2012)
Project: A Poet’s Return to Rwanda
$3,000 (funded)

Fulbright-Hays Project Abroad (US Department of Education) (2012)
Project: Understanding, Interpreting and Teaching Africa in the World Through the Humanities and Social Studies: Case Study of Tanzania for Pre-Service and Mentor Teachers
Role: curriculum consultant (PI Dr. John Metzler, Dr. Margo Glew)
$97,300 (funded)

Creating Inclusive Excellence at MSU Grant Program (2011-2012)
Project: Race, Dis/ability and Class:  Confronting Interlocking Privilege and Oppression with Dr. Beth Herbel-Eisenmann, Associate Professor, Teacher Education
$21,230 (funded)

Creating Inclusive Excellence at MSU Grant Program (2009-2010)
Project: Understanding privilege and oppression to create a more just and inclusive community
$13,270 (funded)

Frank and Adelaide Kussy Memorial Scholarship (2009-2010)
Project: Using narrative writing to facilitate the healing process among survivors of the genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda
with Dr. Tatyana Sigal, Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry
$1,425 (funded)

Banff Centre for the Arts (2009-2010)
Project: Celestial bodies:  a poetry project
$2,475 (funded)

MSU Intramural Research Grant Program (2008-2009)
Project: Land of milk and horror: a poetry project in Rwanda
$8,958 (funded)

MSU International Development Research Initiation Grant (IDRIG) (2006)
Project: Writing for healing in post-genocide Rwanda
$2,000 (funded) Matched by $2,000 MSU Dept. of Teacher Education

MSU Diversity Grant (2005)
Project: Doing our own work: Overcoming white racism
$6,300 (funded)

MSU Teacher Education Department Professional Development Grant (2005)
Project: Issues of diversity in children’s literature.
$7,600 (funded)

MSU Intramural Research Grant Program (2002-2003)
Project: Reading and responding to children’s literature: A book project
$11,719 (funded)

PT3 (Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Teach with Technology) at MSU Grant (2001-2003)
Project: Challenging preservice teachers’ assumptions about children’s responses to literature through the use of video examples
$30,000/year  (funded)

MSU College of Education In-House Grant  (2000)
Project: Examining preservice teachers’ assumptions about children’s responses to literature
$4,200 (funded)

NCTE Grant-in-Aid (1999-2000)
Laura Apol and Kara Lycke
Project: Changing literacies, changing identities (teen mothers project)
$9,000 (funded)

MSU Intramural Research Grant Program (1999-2000)
Project: Reciting each scar: A poetry project
$5,200 (funded)

MSU College of Education In-House Grant (summer 1997)
Project: research on literature published for children in The Youth’s Companion
$3,700 (funded)

State Arts Council of Oklahoma. (March-April 1996)
Tina Kambour and Laura Apol
Project: Building Bridges with Language and Dance: An Intergenerational Project for Senior Adults and High School Students.
$2,500 (funded)