Several from School of Education win Wisconsin Idea Endowment grant awards

This year, seven projects and 10 seed grants were awarded funding through the Reilly-Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment. Of these, one grant and three seed projects are led by faculty and graduate students in the UW–Madison School of Education.

The awards support staff and students in collaboration with community members “to co-create and share knowledge and solutions that will benefit and enrich the lives of the people of Wisconsin, the nation, and the world.”

Top row, from left: Budge, Lindley, Hillman; Bottom row, from left: Westaby, Wolfgram, Lee

Louis Lindley, a teaching assistant and PhD candidate with the Department of Counseling Psychology, and Stephanie Budge, an associate professor with the same department, were awarded a large grant for their project, “Trans care: An online intervention to reduce symptoms of gender dysphoria.”

Nicholas Hillman, a professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and Kate Westaby, a PhD candidate and project assistant with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), collaborated on their seed project, “Building better pathways for young moms to achieve educational goals.”

Another seed project winner was “Cultivating Umoja through participatory action research refugees in Madison,” led by Matthew Wolfgram, an associate researcher and principal investigator at WCER.

A study by Stephanie Budge and PhD student/teaching assistant Joonwoo Lee, “Transgender and nonbinary people’s experience of relational trauma with parental figures,” also won a seed project grant.

Read about all of this year’s grant recipients.

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