Recent Grants and Awards

Bill Ong Hing

Professor Bill Ong HingBill Ong Hing, School of Law, has been awarded additional funding of $298,790 from the Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development to continue providing legal services to detained and non-detained unaccompanied children and families as part of USF’s Immigration Law Clinic. This will be Professor Hing’s fourth year of funding in collaboration with The Central American Resource Center (CARECEN). Both USF and CARECEN are part of The San Francisco Immigrant Legal Collaborative which funds nonprofit legal organizations to provide these services. Over the next year, USF’s Immigration Law Clinic will represent 60 to 90 non-detained children and families in Northern California. (August 1)

Angela Banks

Angela BanksAngela Banks, School of Nursing and Health Professions, has received a $96,000 grant from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. The University of San Francisco Song Brown RN Program aims to increase education opportunities for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities underrepresented among nurses. This Song-Brown Program grant will allow Dr. Banks to provide cohort participants with the following: pre-entry preparation, mentoring with retention activities, student financial support, and cultural competency. (June 20)

Kelly L'Engle

Kelly L'EngleKelly L’Engle, School of Nursing and Health Professions, has received a $20,000 sub-award from UCSF with funding provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. L’Engle will serve as the academic advisor on the technology evaluation component of a two‐year grant to evaluate a mobile health intervention targeting frontline health workers in India. (April 13)

Jesse Anttila-Hughes

Jesse Anttila-Hughes

Jesse Anttila-Hughes, Economics, College of Arts and Sciences, has received a $73,800 grant from The World Food Programme to support his collaborative project, “Study on the Economic Aftermath of Disaster.” Support from this grant will allow Dr. Anttila-Hughes and co-PI, Solomon Hsiang from UC Berkeley, to further develop their research on economic and infant mortality costs of typhoons in the Philippines. (February 22)

Deneb Karentz

Deneb KarentzDeneb Karentz, Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, has received a $71,000 grant from the NSF. This grant will provide travel funds for Dr. Karentz and other US early in career scientists to attend the June 2018 XXXVth Biennial Meetings for the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) in Davos, Switzerland. SCAR is an international organization of which the US is a member, and Dr. Karentz is one of two national delegates. (February 7)

Danfeng Soto-Vigil Koon

Danfeng Soto-Vigil Koon, Leadership Studies, School of Education, has received a $553,000 grant from The California Endowment for a statewide school discipline learning project. This collaborative grant with researchers from UCD and UCLA aims to increase understanding of school learning environments and efforts to reduce school suspensions and expulsions that support student health and academic success across California. Findings from an in-depth comparative case study of 14 Northern California schools and 14 Southern California schools will be shared in research and professional conferences. (January 29)

Bill Ong Hing

Professor Bill Ong HingBill Ong Hing, School of Law, has been awarded additional funding of $150,000 from the California Department of Social Services to continue providing legal services to unaccompanied undocumented minors as part of USF’s Immigration Law Clinic. This will be Professor Hing’s fourth year of funding. The Refugee Programs Bureau funds nonprofit legal organizations to provide these services and USF’s Immigration Law Clinic will represent 30 unaccompanied undocumented minors in Northern California over the next year. (January 12)