Through the Scholars program, CYFC aims to generate new knowledge in the emerging area of study of the intersection of educational and health disparities, create opportunities to apply that knowledge to the work of practitioners and policy makers, and provide a professional development experience enriching the participants’ work and the work of CYFC.
Extension Children, Youth & Family Consortium is pleased to announce our Request for Applications for those interested in serving as CYFC scholars beginning January 1, 2014. University of Minnesota Faculty on the Twin Cities campus, in any discipline, at any rank (though junior faculty are given preference) and in tenure and non-tenure track positions, as well as research-focused Professional and Administrative staff and Extension Educators are encouraged to submit applications. Revised Deadline November 4, 2013. For questions about the program, please contact director Cathy Jordan at email@example.com. Read the full RFA. (183 K PDF)
About the CYFC Scholars Program
The Scholars program provides Scholars the opportunity to learn information and skills from each other and find potential collaborators. In addition, CYFC works with Scholars to conceptualize a model for understanding the intersection of educational and health disparities and how the body of knowledge created as a result of the Scholars' research will contribute to explicating mechanisms within the model.
Awards are given to individuals working at the University of Minnesota.
Scholars work with CYFC for at least 4 years, conduct a significant research project related to the intersection of educational and health disparities, and work closely with CYFC to translate, disseminate and apply research findings. Scholars receive $15,000 per year for four years to support their involvement in the Scholars Program and select research project expenses.
2009-2013 Scholars Program Information
Meet the Scholars and Fellows
CYFC received more than twenty-five proposals, all of them addressing important issues related to the intersection of health and educational disparities. The Scholars and Fellows (who received one-year awards of $5,000 to support pilot or dissemination projects (not offered in the 2014 RFA) were carefully chosen to represent a range of research topics but also to create synergies within the Scholars program and themes within the body of research that will be generated as a result of this program. They were also chosen to represent diverse roles at the University, disciplines, and University units. Individuals selected are faculty, research staff and graduate students from six disciplines and six colleges:
- Yingling Fan, Assistant Professor — Regional Planning and Policy
- Mary Hearst, Research Associate — Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
- Ross MacMillan, Associate Professor and Director — Sociology and Life Course Center (with team members Michael Oakes, Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health and Naomi Duke, Research Fellow — Center for Adolescent Nursing)
- Lauren Martin, Research Associate — Center for Early Education and Development