Grants

MSU Humanities and Art Research Program (2018)

Project: Whose Poem is it Anyway?: The Challenge and Responsibility of Poet as Scholar and Witness.

Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant (2018)
Project: Remembering the Rwanda Genocide Against the Tutsi Twenty-five Years Later

Role: Co-PI
with Erik Ponder, African Studies Librarian, Jean Kayitsinga, University Outreach and Engagement, and Jean Pierre Nshimyimana, Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University.

Frank and Adelaide Kussy Memorial Scholarship (2017)
Project: Literature of Social Justice: A Creative Project in Rwanda II.

CASID International Strategic Partnership Grant (2017)
Project: Building Capacity for Early Childhood Education in Rwanda.

Role:  Co-PI
with Lori Skibbe, Human Development & Family Studies, Hope Gerde, Human Development & Family Studies, Michigan State University.

MSUFCU Deans Choice Grant (2016) 
Project: Unity, Peace and Children’s Literature: An Opportunity to Share Books and Promote Community Building

with Mark McCarthy, Jeanne Loh, Tracy Weippert.

Frank and Adelaide Kussy Memorial Scholarship (2015)
Project: Literature of Social Justice:  A Creative Project in Rwanda

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

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

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

MSU Teacher Education Faculty Fellowship (2012)
Project: A Poet’s Return to Rwanda

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)

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

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

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

Banff Centre for the Arts (2009-2010)
Project: Celestial bodies:  a poetry project

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

MSU International Development Research Initiation Grant (IDRIG) (2006)
Project: Writing for healing in post-genocide Rwanda

MSU Diversity Grant (2005)
Project: Doing our own work: Overcoming white racism

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

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

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

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

NCTE Grant-in-Aid (1999-2000)
Project: Changing literacies, changing identities (teen mothers project)

Laura Apol and Kara Lycke

MSU Intramural Research Grant Program (1999-2000)
Project: Reciting each scar: A poetry project

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

State Arts Council of Oklahoma. (March-April 1996)
Project: Building Bridges with Language and Dance: An Intergenerational Project for Senior Adults and High School Students.

Tina Kambour and Laura Apol