The Ferguson Academic Fund Steering Committee awarded eight grants in the FASF Spring 2016 cycle.

Academic Research

The Weight of the Past: A comparative Study of Race and Memorialization in St. Louis (PDF)
Principal Investigator: David Cunningham, professor of sociology, College of Arts and Sciences
Funding Amount: $8,500.00 (inclusive of $1,000 for higher education partners)

Segregation by Design: Conversations for Action and Collected Essays (PDF)
Principal Investigator: Catalina Freixas, assistant professor, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts
Funding Amount: $3,000

An Examination of Race and Costs of Upward Social Mobility in St. Louis (PDF)
Principal Investigator : Darrell Hudson, assistant professor, Brown School
Funding Amount: $4,206(inclusive of $701 for higher education partner)
Match funding from the Institute of Public Health: $3,505

Race and trust: why diversity matters in preschool (PDF)
Principal Investigator : Lori Markson, associate professor, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
Funding Amount: $7,000.00

AFTERLIFE: An Archive of Violence (PDF)
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey McCune, associate professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Funding Amount: $1,875

Increasing underrepresented minority student retention in Forest Park Community College (PDF)
Principal Investigator: David Patterson Silver Wolfassistant professor, Brown School
Funding Amount: $300.00
Match funding from the Institute of Public Health: $3,300

Never Been A Time: Outreach, Engagement and Impact (PDF)
Principal Investigator: Denise Ward-Brown, professor, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts
Funding Amount: $7,425.00 (inclusive of $675 for higher education partner)

Curriculum Development

Urban Sustainability Through the Lens of Engineering Ethics, Leadership, and Conflict Management (PDF)
Principal Investigator: Sandra Matteucci, director, Engineering Communication Center, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Funding Amount: $5,000
Match funding from Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement : $5,000

The Ferguson Academic Fund Steering Committee awarded seven grants in the FASF Fall 2015 cycle.

Academic Research

The Baden Pilot Project (PDF)
Principal Investigator: Rod Barnett, professor and chair, Landscape Architecture Program
Funding Amount: $7,500.00
Match funding from the Institute of Public Health: $7,500
Match funding from Olin Business School : $12,000

The Material World of Modern Segregation: St. Louis in the Long Era of Ferguson (PDF)
Principal Investigator: Iver Bernstein, professor, College of Arts & Sciences
Funding Amount: $7,500
Match funding from University Libraries: $7,500

Higher Ground: Honoring Washington Park Cemetery Its People and Place/ Exhibition (PDF)
Principal Investigator : Jennifer Colten, senior lecturer, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
Funding Amount: $7,500
Match funding from University Libraries: $7,500

Understanding the Role of School Discipline as a Stressor in the Socio-emotional Health and Well-being of Marginalized Youth (PDF)
Principal Investigator : Rowhea Elmesky, associate professor, Department of Education
Funding Amount: $7,200.00
Match funding from the Institute of Public Health: $7,200

The Black Body in White Space: Does Racialized Fear Inhibit Health-Promoting Use of Public Space? (PDF)
Principal Investigator: Melody Goodman, assistant professor, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine
Funding Amount: $8,000 (inclusive of $500 for higher education partner)
Match funding from the Institute of Public Health: $7,500

The Criminal Brand: America’s Invisible Class (PDF)
Principal Investigator : Sowande Mustakeem, assistant professor, Department of History
Funding Amount: $7,500

Curriculum Development

Invisible \Cities (PDF)
Principal Investigator: Patty Heyda, assistant professor of Urban Design, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
Funding Amount: $7,500
Match funding from Olin Business School : $3,000

The Ferguson Academic Fund Steering Committee awarded four grants in the FASF Spring 2015 cycle.

Academic Research

Understanding the Roots of Inequality: Protestors and the Causes of Ferguson (PDF)
Principal Investigator : Jonathan Fenderson , assistant professor, African and African-American Studies
Funding amount: $7,498

Engaging Older Adults in Shaping Ferguson’s Future (PDF)
Principal Investigator: Nancy Morrow-Howell, Bettie Bofinger Brown Distinguished Professor of Social Policy,  and director, Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging
Funding Amount: $7,500
Match funding from Institute of Public Health : $7,500

Curriculum Development

Community Building–North (PDF)
Principal Investigator: Andrew Raimist, lecturer, School of Architecture
Funding Amount: $7,500

Inequalities in Birth Outcomes in St. Louis: Increasing Maternal Health Content in the Brown School (PDF)
Principal Investigator: Zorimar Rivera-Nunez, assistant professor, Brown School
Funding Amount: $7,000