Hope Faculty Research Fellowships
These Fellowships, created through a donation to the College of Allied Health and Nursing, allow for two fellowships per year to expand the understanding of hope across individuals, families, communities, or cultures.
Omotola Akinsola, PhD - Social Work
Jonathan Hicks, PhD - Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services
Kristen Abbott-Anderson, PhD, RN, CNE - Nursing
Sheen Chiou, PhD, CCC-SLP - Communication Sciences and Disorders
Excerpt from proposal: “Dementia Friendly EngAGEment: Honoring Abilities in All” is a multi-faceted dementia friendly, family and community-focused program designed with innovative solutions to promote abilities, social engagement, hope and reduce social isolation and stigma of persons with dementia and care partners. This builds on and extends previous successful meaning-making programs and combines dementia friendly principles, academic training and community engagement in to one: creating a novel program.”
Ross Aalgaard, DSW, LICSW, LADC, CCTP - Social Work
Excerpt from proposal: “I have an interest in and have done research on the connection between relational satisfaction and trait forgiveness. It is my desire to expand this research to the topic of hope. With the Hope Faculty Research Fellowship, I am proposing to explore hope as a trait and to determine if hopeful individuals have increased relational satisfaction. In another phase, I would like to combine the traits of forgiveness and hope to find if there is any significant increase in relational satisfaction for those who possess both of these traits.”
2023 Application Details
These Fellowships, created through a donation to the College of Allied Health and Nursing, allow for two fellowships of $2,500 per year to expand the understanding of hope across individuals, families, communities, or cultures. Fellowships are for full time tenure, or tenure track, Allied Health and Nursing faculty members.
Proposals should include:
- Statement addressing the focus and direction of proposed research project, specifically as related to expanding our understanding of hope across individuals/families/communities and cultures.
- Statement on how funds will be used to develop and implement the research project, and upon completion, a written report/accounting of fund use to the Allied Health and Nursing Dean
- Statement proposing how the findings from the project will lead to presentation(s) at regional/national/international professional conference(s), publications in professional journals, garnering of future grants, and enhancement of the individual’s program of research
- As a note, all publication and presentations should include acknowledgement of Faculty Hope Research Fellowship and Allied Health and Nursing and Minnesota State Mankato
Post date: February 1, 2023.
Apply deadline: March 1, 2023.
Recipient(s) announced: by April 1, 2023.