Current Grants

Pending Grants

FY2019 EHHD Grant Activity Summary

College of Education, Health and Human Development FY2019 Expenditures 
Department of Education $1,926,231
Department of Health and Human Development  $3,189,451

Total College of EHHD Expenditures



FY2019 EHHD Grant Submissions by Faculty
Department of Education * $16,195,040
Department of Health and Human Development * $10,773,240
Department of Education ** $25,578,430
Department of Health and Human Development ** $11,669,020

 **including partnerships where another department's faculty leads the grant

FY2019 EHHD Grant Awards by Department**
Department of Education $4,389,051
Department of Health and Human Development $4,225,007


FY2019 EHHD Grant Awards by Department**
Department of Education $4,589,051
Department of Health and Human Development $4,393,738


FY2019 EHHD Grant Success Rate
Department of Education 32%
Department of Health and Human Development 46%


FY2019 Submitted Grants that Remain Pending**
Department of Education $0
Department of Health and Human Development $762,214


Current Grants (does include funds awarded to faculty through another department; does include awards of proposals submitted in a prior FY)

College of EHHD Currently Funded Projects

Principal Investigator Agency Grant Title End Date
Total Award
Harmon, Alison Stranahan Foundation
Support for the Life Scholars Program


Kaminski, Katherine Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance Educator Grants


College of EHHD Unit Total Current Grant Funding 


Department of Education Currently Funded Projects

Principal Investigator Agency Grant Title End Date
Total Award
Carjuzaa, Jioanna with Janelle Rasmussen (PI - OIP) International Research & Exchange Board  Fulbright TEA 2020  12/31/2020
Carjuzaa, Jioanna with Janelle Rasmussen (PI - OIP) International Research & Exchange Board Teaching Excellence & Achievement (TEA) Program 


Carjuzaa, Jioanna; Ruff, Bill;Henderson, David US Dept. of Education, OELA Professional Development for Teachers of English Language Learners
Carson, Robert with Gaub, Le DOD/OPI Northwest Troops to Teachers
Davis, Lauren NIH/CAIRHE A Trauma-Informed Approach for Positive Youth Development for Montana Students


Downey, Jayne MSU VPRED/Scholarship & Creativity Awards Rural Lessons: Early Career Teachers in Rural Contexts Share Advice for Teacher Preparation Programs, Professors, and Future Rural Teachers 6/30/2019
Downey, Jayne MSU VPRED/Research Expansion Funds Awards Building Capacity, Collaboration, and Innovation in Rural Education Research and Practice 
Downey, Jayne with Seifert, Tricia and Johnson, Ralph (PI - Architecture) MSU VPRED/Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Awards Prototype Housing for Rural School Districts
Ewbank, Ann with Seifert, Tricia and Downey, Jayne U.S. Department of Education Teacher Quality Partnership Addressing Rural Recruitment and Retention in Montana
Hammack, Rebekah with Lux, Nicholas NSF "Looks Like Me": Leveraging Funds of Identity to Enhance STEM Career Pursuits in Rural/Reservation Communities
Hughes, Bryce with Shannon Willoughby (PI - Physics) NSF Research Traineeships Nelson Story STEM Fellowship Project
Hughes, Bryce with Schell, William (PI - MIE) Kern Family Foundation Accelerating Development an Entrepreneurial Mindset Ecosystem Using Faculty Development and Outcomes Based Research
Hughes, Bryce with Schell, William (PI - MIE) NSF The Formation of Undergraduate Engineers as Engineering Leaders

Kalonde, Gilbert with Mukhopadhyay, Jaya (PI - Architecture)

American Society of Heating Refrigeration & A.C. Engineers Training Requirements for Sustainable High Performance Building Operations

Lux, Nicholas with Hughes, Bryce

NSF Minecraft-Based Middle Grades Spatial Skills Learning

Lux, Nicholaswith Paul Gannon (PI - CBE)

NSF-RFE Design and Development: Diversifying Engineering via Identity-Congruent Education (DE-ICE)

Myers, Carrie with Abigail Richards (PI - CBE)

NSF      Research Initiation: Formation of Engineering Identity Through Near-Peer Interactions
Pennington, Sarah with Conger, Jeffrey (PI - Arts) MSU VPRED/Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Awards Dyslexia and Innovation 6/30/2019
Ruff, Bill;Carjuzaa, Jioanna;Henderson, David US Dept. of Education, IEPD Indian Leadership Educationand Development: IV
Seifert, Tricia OCHE (from Washington Foundation) iGraduate Montana 2020: Gaming for College Knowledge in Ravalli County 6/30/2020
Seifert, Tricia with Schmitt-Wilson, Sarah OPI Collaborative for Continuous Improvement in Education: Montana GEMS Data and the K-16 Pathway
Stanton, Christine MSU Faculty Excellence Grant Digital Storywork to Support Little Shell Language Revitalization


Taylor, Suzi and partners NASA Science Action Award Aerokats and Rovers Education Network


Taylor, Suzi with Christine Lux & Becky Hammack and partners National Girls Collaborative, Mercedes Benz and Mattel Girls Have No Limits

$13,244 (in-kind equivalent)

Tran, Que MSU Outreach & Engagement Near-peer Cultural Diversity and Academic Mentor for High School Students in Montana


Versland, Tena MSU Faculty Excellence Grant  


Windchief, Sweeney NSF: Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)   Pathways to Success for an Advanced Degree in Materials Science (PSADMS)  


 Windchief, Sweeney with Carrie Myers NSF Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate  AGEP-T: Pacific Northwest Collaborative Opportunities for Success in Mentoring of Students (PNW-COSMOS) 


Windchief, Sweeney with Fasy, Brittany (PI - Computer Science) NSF Strategies: Improving the Pipeline for Native American Students Entering CS Via Storytelling
Windchief, Sweeney Sloane Foundation (via UM) Sloan Indigenous Grant Partnership

Education Total Current Funding 


Department of Health and Human Development Currently Funded Projects

Principal Investigator Agency Grant Title End Date
Total Award
Ahmed, Selena NIH/CAIRHE
Translational Biomarkers Core
Sustainable Socio-economic, Ecological, and Technological Scenarios for Achieving Global Climate Stabilization Through Negative CO2 Emission Policies
Ahmed, Selena and Byker Shanks, Carmen
Advancing an Inclusive Food Systems Curriculum based on a Signature Pedagogy
Grocke, Michelle
USDA Rural Health & Safety
Educating and Empowering Aging Populations in Rural Montana about Opioid Misuse and Abuse
Brennan, Alison and Grocke, Michelle
Rural Opioid Training Assistance Grant
Bark, Katie, Byker Shanks, Carmen, Stenberg, Molly and Roth, Aubree
Montana OPI
2019 Team Nutrition Training Grant- Montana Cook Fresh: High Quality School Meals Students Enjoy Initiative
Montana Office of Public Instruction
2017-20 Montana Team Nutrition Training Grant
 Bark, Katie  Montana Office of Public Instruction  MT School Nutrition Assistance Program 2018-19
Bartz, Jody
MSU Outreach & Engagement Inclusive Community Camp 6/30/2020
Bartz, Jody
MSU-Provost/Academic Technology & Outreach Special Education Teacher Preparation Online  6/30/2020
Bartz, Jody
MSU-Office of International Programs Mini-Globalization Special Education Teacher Preparation Curriculum 8/31/2019
Bartz, Jody
MSU Library OER Program Open Educational Resource Development $3,100
Becker, James
New Balance Athletics, Inc. Biomechanics and Inflammatory Response to a Long Hilly Run in Running Footwear with Different Amounts of Cushioning 12/31/2019
$3,200 (in-kind equivalent)
Bird, Elizabeth National Park Service Tribal Preservation Program (via Fort Peck Tribes) Fort Peck Tribes Cultural Preservation through Story Telling Media
Bird, Elizabeth with PI Michael Everts (Architecture) National Endowment for the Arts Public Architecture for Cultural Sharing: Creating Story Pole Installations for a Fort Peck Indian Reservation Buffalo Trail
Bird, Elizabeth with Lux, Christine Montana Community Foundation A Head Start Buffalo People Curriculum Proposal
Byker Shanks, Carmen NIH/CAIRHE Unprocessing the Food Environment: The Efficacy and Effectiveness of Minimally Processed Diets on Human Health
Decker, Kalli MSU-Scholarship & Creativity Parents' Experiences of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: Investigating the Perceptions of Services in Natural Environments 6/30/2020
Decker, Kalli NIH/INBRE Understanding Therapists’ Definitions/practices of and Challenges with Providing High-Quality Early Intervention Services in Rural Montana Using a CBPR Approach



Elliott, Anna; Koltz, Rebecca; Downey, Jayne US Dept of Education with Montana OPI (prime) and UM Rural Mental Health Preparation/Practice Pathway: An Innovative Partnership to Prepare Rural School-Based Mental Health Services Providers

$2,347,934 (total grant)

 Elliott, Anna; Koltz, Rebecca Montana Healthcare Foundation  Increasing Mental Health Access to Gallatin County 


Franklin, Katey Montana Mental Health Trust/Big Sky Youth Empowerment Program Addressing Co-Occurring Disorders in Adolescents Through Group Mentoring 7/31/2020
Grocke, Michelle and Alison Brennan Montana Healthcare Foundation Responding to Farmers and Ranchers Under Stress Under the Big Sky of Montana and the Western Region 11/29/2020
Grocke, Michelle and Tarabochia, Dawn Cornell University Strong People Strength Training Program: A Community-Based Randomized Control Trail 7/31/2020
Professional Development Core
Improving Chronic Illness Management with the Apsaalooke Nation: The Baa Nnilah Project
Held, Suzanne, Simonds, Vanessa and Parrish, Christiane
Building healthy relationships in the Apsaalooke Community
Hill, Christy
Montana Milestones-Developmental Disabilities Program
USDA/NIFA REFU Fellowships
Research and Experiential Learning for Undergraduates in Agriculture, Food and Nutrition: From Lab to Table
Kuo, Wan-Yuan MDA Specialty Crop Block Grant 2019 Special Funding
Identifying the Drivers of Liking for Montana-made Value-added Pulses
 Kuo, Wan-Yuan with Rachel Leisso (PI, AES/WARC) MDA Specialty Crop Block Grant 
Supporting emerging needs in Montana small fruit production through research, education and market development
Kuo, Wan-Yuan MSU CFE Instructional Innovation
Combining Social Science and Science Approaches in Teaching Experimental Foods
Kuo, Wan-Yuan Montana Dept. of Ag./SCBG
Establishing extrusion services to produce value-added specialty crops
Montana Dept. of Ag./SCBG
Product Development and Evaluation Resources and Infrastructure to Support Value-Added Specialty Crops
Lux, Christine
Little Rangers Learning Center (AWB Foundation)
West Yellowstone Community Partnership: Early Childhood Teaching and Learning Through Innovative Service
Miles, Mary
MSU VPRED/Research Expansion Funds Awards
Metabolomic Profiles of Adults with Distinct Inflammatory Phenotypes and Identification of Foods that Promote a Low Inflammation Phenotype
USDA-AFRI Function and Efficacy of Nutrients
Determining the Gut Microbiota-dependant Impacts of Anthocyanin-rich Aronia Berries on Obese Individuals of Distinct Inflammatory Phenotypes
Miles, Mary and Kuo, Wan-Yuan
USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council Strategic dietary incorporation of lentils to improve metabolic health in individuals at risk for disease
Miles, Mary, Kuo, Wan-Yuan and McMilin, Colleen
USDA-ARS Pulse Crop Health Initiative Gut microbiota dependent and independent impacts of dietary pulses on pre- and postprandial metabolism and inflammation in overweight/obese humans 
NSF Arctic Social Sciences
Population Dynamics in Greenland - A Multi-Component, Mixed-Methods Study of Demographic Change in the Arctic
Rink, Elizabeth NIH “We are here now” - a multi-level, multi-component sexual and reproductive health intervention for American Indian youth
Rink, Elizabeth Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Wichoabdeza: Trauma-informed policy change to improve health in a tribal community
Roth, Aubree and Bark, Katie USDA via MDA Montana Farm to School Implementation



Roth, Aubree MT MDA
Mountain Plains Farm to CNP Delegate
Roth, Aubree and Bark, Katie USDA via MT OPI
Putting Down Roots: Strengthening Regional Farm to School Connections in Montana
Routh, Brianna Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and National 4-H foundation Montana Well- Connected Communities
Routh, Brianna with Bernadette McCrory (PI-MIE) Montana Healthcare Foundation Rapid Assessment and Process Improvement of Local Health System Perioperative Surgical Home Model
Routh, Brianna, Grocke, MIchelle and Bird, Elizabeth USDA/TCRGP via Fort Peck Community College Collaborative Research and Strategic Planning for Fort Peck Inter-Tribal Buffalo Treaty Implementation
Schure, Mark with Stephanie Davison (PI - MSU Extension)
Children, Youth, and Families at Risk: Social, Emotional, and Physical Wellness (Evaluation)
Schure, Mark SAMHSA
Developing educational videos based on cognitive behavior therapy methods for Montana adolescents with comorbid conditions
Schure, Mark NIH-AIAN-CTRP Daasachchuchik (‘Strong Heart’): Using cultural strengths to develop a trauma-informed program for improving the mental well-being of the Apsáalooke people 7/31/2020
 Schure, Mark with Sandy Bailey AMB West Community Fund  Development and testing of an innovative evidence-based and Internet-based cognitive behavior therapy program to reduce suicidal risk factors for Montana adolescents  6/30/2020
Montana Healthcare Foundation
Promotion and delivery of Thrive-Montana, an internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy program



Schure, Mark
Thrive-Montana: A computerized Cognitive Behavior Therapy (cCBT) program to reduce depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation and behaviors for rural Montanans 
Simond, Vanessa
Using the Community Readiness Model to develop a culturally centered intervention for promoting healthy relationships among Native American youth
Stluka, Dan
Early Care and Education Development
Stluka, Dan MT OPI MT Preschool Development Financial Assistance 12/31/2019

HHD Total Current Funding 


College of EHHD Total Current Funding  



Pending Grants in the College of EHHD

College of EHHD Pending Grants

Principal Investigator Agency Grant Title End Date
Total Award

Department of Education Pending Grants

Principal Investigator Agency Grant Title End Date
Total Award

Aylward, Alexandra

American Educational Research Association
An Investigation of the Prevalence and Context Surrounding the Dual Identification of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in US Elementary Schools 

 Aylward, Alexandra

The Prevalence, Context, and Adverse Health Effects of Disparities in Discipline 

Downey, Jayne with Elaine Westbrook

Girls in Rural Learn STEM (G.I.R.L.S.)

Ewbank, Ann with Rinio, Deborah

Institute Of Museum And Library Services
Indigenous Perspectives in School Librarianship
 Hammack, Rebekah with Christine Stanton NSF-DRK12  Building STEM Teaching Capacity in Rural Schools  7/31/2023

Hammack, Rebekah with Ahmed, Selena and Cornish, Jamie (PI-ATO)

NIH/SEPA My Home, My Health: Place-Based Public Health-Resources for Rural Educators




Hughes, Bryce

Spencer Foundation Why LGBQ Students Leave STEM Fields 6/30/2021

Hughes, Bryce with William Schell (PI-MIE)

NSF An S-STEM Program for Engineering Leadership Education and Development 4/30/2025
Stanton, Christine with Robert Petrone (PI - U-Missouri) Spencer Foundation (Lyle Spencer Research Awards to Transform Education) A Historical Trauma Rehab Center Disguised as a School: Indigenizing "Trauma-Informed" Approaches to Promote Success for Native Youth 12/31/2021
Stanton, Christine with Robert Petrone (PI - U-Missouri) William T. Grant Foundation Revitalizing Culture and Addressing Historical Trauma to Promote Academic Success for Native Youth 12/31/2021

Education Total Pending Grants


Department of Health and Human Development Pending Grants

Principal Investigator Agency Grant Title End Date
Total Award
Ahmed, Selena and Carmen Byker Shanks FFAR Acceptance of Pulses as a Plant-Based Food: Market Analysis on Consumer Values, Decisions, and Sensory Perceptions in Massachusetts and Montana 4/30/2022
Ahmed, Selena with Angela Des Jardins (PI- Physics) NASA Epscor Food Safety Monitoring Hyperspectral Imaging and Machine Learning for Food Safety on NASA Space Missions 5/31/2021
 Ahmed, Selena INBRE (subaward via SKC) Building Capacity for Promoting Healthy Choices And Sustainable Diets for All on the Flathead Reservation  4/30/2021
 Ahmed, Selena  IMMANA; Competetive Research Grants to Develop Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions Scalable Tools to Measure Natural and Built Food Environments  in Low- and Middle-Income Countries    5/31/2022
Becker, James and Monfort, Scott (PI-ME) NIH Elucidating the Spectrum and Clinical Relevance of Cognitive-Motor Interactions following Rehabilitation for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction 12/1/2021
Brennan, Alison USDA/NIFA via Kansas State Access to Quality, Affordable Child Care in Rural Areas 01/02/2023
Byker Shanks, Carmen NIH via PSU Lunch is Hot, Data are Cool: Using the middle school cafeteria as a real world STEAM learning lab 08/31/2025
Decker, Kalli NIH/INBRE Quest for High-Quality Early Intervention Services in Rural Montana: Data Analysis and Dissemination of Findings 4/30/2021
Graham, David with Dawn Tarabochia NIH/INBRE Learning from Falling: Perturbation-Based Balance Training to Prevent Falls in Older People 4/30/2021
Heil, Dan NIH via UM An Integrated Appraoch to Promote Healthy Behaviors in Rural Children
McMilin, Colleen NIH/INBRE  Investigating the role of individual dietary fiber types on the developing early-life gut microbiome 4/30/2021


Miles, Mary NIH-COBRE Protective versus pathogenic impacts of interleukin-23 on diet-induced lipidemia and inflammation 12/1/2023
Miles, Mary with   McMilin, Colleen NIH A systems-level approach for disentangling complex interactions among the gut microbiome, anti-inflammatory food metabolomic signatures, and human inflammation phenotypes 7/31/2025
Rink, Beth NIH/NIDA Inuulluataarneq “Having the Good Life” or INU 9/30/2025
Simonds, Vanessa NSF-AISL Guardians of the Living Water: Advancing Informal STEM Learning in a Tribal Community.  3/25/2023
Simonds, Vanessa US Environmental Protection Agency Water Quality on the Crow Reservation in Montana: Metagenomic surveillance of waterborne pathogens in the Little Bighorn River combined with community outreach 3/29/2021

HHD Total Pending Grants  


College of EHHD Total Pending Grants


Revised  25 November 2019