Research

Research Grants

2016

Community Climate Adaptation Workshop and Community Dinner

Funder: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Amount: $77,251
PI: Clarita Lefthand-Begay

TASCHA Legacy Grant

Funder: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Amount: $15,918,283
PI: Christopher Coward, Mike Crandall

Open Data Literacy

Funder: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Amount: $690,858
PI: Carole Palmer, Nicholas Weber
Additional researchers: Jevin West, William Howe

Latino Youth Searching and Brokering Online Information for their Families

Funder: University of Washington Research Royalty Fund
Amount: $39,994
PI: Jason Yip, Carmen Gonzalez

Employing Data Science at the University of Washington

Funder: University of Washington
Amount: $39,404
PI: Jevin West

WSL LSTA Evaluation

Funder: Washington State Library
Amount: $106,879
PI: Samantha Becker

Conflict and Private Sector Development: Lessons from Afghanistan

Funder: World Bank
Amount: $254,453
PI: Joshua Blumenstock, Jevin West

Improving market function in Open Access publishing through transparent comparison of journal price and quality

Funder: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Amount: $124,370
PI: Jevin West, Carl Bergstrom, Ted Bergstrom

Pew Scholar Program - Supplement

Funder: Pew Charitable Trust
Amount: $19,028
PI: Jevin West

Measuring Scholarly Influence

Funder: Pew Charitable Trust
Amount: $18,000
PI: Jevin West

Youth Searching and Brokering Online Information for Latino Families with Limited English Proficiency

Funder: Google
Amount: $66,050
PI: Jason Yip, Carmen Gonzalez

Distinguished Practioner in Residence

Funder: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Amount: $1,437,500
PI: Harry Bruce

Teaching by Text: Mobile Text and Instant Messaging for Teacher Training in Refugee Camps

Funder: University of Washington Research Royalty Fund
Amount: $39,995
PI: Negin Dahya

Organizational Effectiveness Grant

Funder: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Amount: $70,000
PI: Batya Friedman, Ryan Calo, Tadayoshi Kohno

Global Summits and on-going activities at the University of Washington Tech Policy Lab

Funder: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Amount: $500,000
PI: Batya Friedman, Ryan Calo, Tadayoshi Kohno

iFellows Doctoral Fellowship

Funder: Mellon Foundation
Amount: $50,000
Additional researchers: David Randall

Collaboration Studio: Migration and the Spaces of Sanctuary

Funder: UW Simpson Center for the Humanities
Amount: $7,400
PI: Katharyne Mitchell, Megan Carney, Ricardo Gomez

2015

Billions of Transactions, Thousands of Photos: Measuring the Availability and Use of Digital Financial Services

Funder: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Amount: $100,000
PI: Joshua Blumenstock

Diversification dynamics of scientific ideas using small clustering for community detection

Funder: University of Chicago
Amount: $35,000
PI: Jevin West

Digital Skills for Digital Librarians

Funder: Mozilla Foundation
Amount: $224,566
PI: Samantha Becker

Collaborative Research: An evidence-based framework for professional development and growth of informal science education professionals

Funder: National Science Foundation
Amount: $70,343
PI: Kristine Morrissey

ScienceKit for ScienceEverywhere - A Seamless Scientizing Ecosystem for Raising Scientifically-Minded Children

Funder: National Science Foundation CyberLearning DIP
Amount: $136,054
PI: Jason Yip, Tamara Clegg, June Ahn

The Lives of Urban Youth in Monrovia, before and after

Funder: Innovations for Poverty Action
Amount: $15,833
PI: Joshua Blumenstock
Additional researchers: Niall Keleher

Measuring the Influence of the Pew Scholar Program

Funder: Chemical Heritage Foundation
PI: Jevin West

Mass Convergence of Attention During Crisis Events: Degree Dynamics and Emergency Response in Online Settings

Funder: Army Research Office
Amount: $149,997
PI: Emma Spiro

Connected learning at the library: Developing librarians’ capacity to support today’s digital youth

Funder: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Amount: $384,587
PI: Katharine Davis, Mega Subramaniam

Appeal Factors: Enabling Crossmedia Advisory Services

Funder: OCLC/ALISE Library & Information Science Research Grant Program
Amount: $14,999
PI: Jin Ha Lee

Research Roadmap for Strengthening the Library Field

Funder: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Amount: $760,577
PI: Michael Crandall
Additional researchers: Christopher Coward

CAREER: Digital Badges for STEM Education: Designing networked learning environments that promote students’ STEM identities and learning trajectories

Funder: National Science Foundation
Amount: $759,462
PI: Katharine Davis

Qualitative Data Repository

Funder: National Science Foundation via Syracuse University
Amount: $22,438
PI: Carole Palmer, Colin Elman

Advancing MOOCs for Development Initiative

Funder: International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)
Amount: $349,538
PI: Maria Garrido, Christopher Coward

InfoMe: How Youth Disruptively Redefine Information Work through Visual Media

Funder: Google
Amount: $43,000
PI: Karen Fisher

2014

Linked Data for Education (LD4E)

Funder: Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS)
Amount: $249,526
PI: Michael Crandall
Additional researchers: Stuart Sutton

Impact Survey Supplement

Funder: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Amount: $438,627
PI: Samantha Becker, Michael Crandall

Inferring the hierarchical structure of citation networks to improve semantic search of the scholarly literature

Funder: Metaknowledge Network
Amount: $109,172
PI: Jevin West, Carl Bergstrom

Library Edge Implementation Supplement

Funder: Urban Libraries Council
Amount: $173,277
PI: Samantha Becker
Additional researchers: Michael Crandall

Terrorism, Governance and Development

Funder: Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) via Princeton University
Amount: $21,321
PI: Joshua Blumenstock

An Empirical Investigation of User Requirements for Cloud Music Services

Funder: UW Royalty Research Fund
Amount: $33,183
PI: Jin Ha Lee

Mobile Data for Socioeconomic Indicators

Funder: Flowminder Foundation
Amount: $93,774
PI: Joshua Blumenstock

Measuring Interdisciplinarity

Funder: Metaknowledge Research Network (University of Chicago)
Amount: $58,000
PI: Jevin West, Carl Bergstrom

Library Development Support in Myanmar

Funder: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Amount: $349,996
PI: Christopher Coward, Michael Crandall