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Gallaudet University receives grant award from the University of Tennessee

The Office of Sponsored Programs wishes to congratulate Dr. Thomas Allen on his award in the amount of $22,620 from the University of Tennessee through the U.S. Department of Education. 

Summary of the Project

This project will conduct national efficacy study, employing a randomized controlled trials design, of a writing curriculum designed for deaf children in elementary school.  A notable feature of this curriculum is that it tailors instruction to the language and communication needs of deaf and hard of hearing students (whether signed or spoken) and emphasizes collaborative interactions that build effective strategic thinking and writing.  This work aims to improve the students’ writing abilities and to provide training for teachers in the implementation of the curriculum. 

Details of Award:

Dr. Thomas Allen, Visual Language and Visual Learning Research Center

University of Tennessee (U.S. Department of Education)

Award No.: A18-0099-S004

Dollar amount of federal funds awarded: $22,620 for the period of August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018

Percentage total cost of the program financed with federal funding: 100%

Percentage and dollar amount of the total costs funded by non-governmental sources:  0%, $0

Grants are integral to establishing "Gallaudet as the epicenter of research development and outreach leading to advancements in knowledge and practice for deaf and hard of hearing people and all humanity."  A central component of Gallaudet University's mission is the enhancement of faculty and staff opportunities for creative and scholarly research and training.  If you have a question about the grant writing process or if you have an idea or concept and would like to discuss potential grant opportunities, please contact Audrey Wineglass Foster at We look forward to meeting and working with you.

Posted by Audrey Foster | Posted September 1, 2017 at 9:15 AM


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