Major Grants and Other Funding

PI, “Could Connecting Students with Financial Aid Lead to Better College Outcomes? A Proposal to Test the Effectiveness of FAFSA Interventions Using the NPSAS Sample.” (2016-2021) Joint with Eric Bettinger.  U.S. Department of Education Grant R305A160388: $2,350,482.

Co-PI, “Digital Messaging to Improve College Enrollment and Success.” (2014-2018) Joint with Chris Avery, Ben Castleman, and Lindsay Page. U.S. Department of Education Grant R305A140121: $3,499,999.

Co-PI, “Improving Information and Access to Financial Aid: Expanding the FAFSA Experiment.” (2012-17) Joint with Eric Bettinger. U.S. Department of Education Grant R305A120280: $2,869,281.

PI, “Simplification and Incentives: A Randomized Experiment for Increasing College Savings.”  (2009-16) Joint with Eric Bettinger. U.S. Department of Education Grant R305A090204: $1,757,738.

Co-PI, “Improving Information and Access to Financial Aid: Expanding the FAFSA Experiment." (2009-13) Joint with Eric Bettinger and Philip Oreopoulos.  Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grant: $1,400,088.

PI, “Understanding Barriers and Examining Interventions: A Project to Study Postsecondary Access and Success Using State Administrative Data.” (2008-15) Joint with Eric Bettinger, Stella Flores, and Michal Kurlaender. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grant: $1,961,931.

Co-PI, “Increasing College Enrollment among Low- and Moderate-Income Families: A Program to Improve Access to College Information and Financial Aid.” Joint with Eric Bettinger and Philip Oreopoulos.  Multiple funders:

  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (2008-10)  $1,245,024
  • National Science Foundation Grant 0721158 (2007-12)  $455,509
  • U.S. Department of Education Grant R305A060010, National Center for Postsecondary Research (2007-09)  $100,000
  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (2007)  $123,992
  • Kauffman Foundation (2007-08)  $140,000
  • The Spencer Foundation (2009-10) $40,000

PI, “Building Infrastructure and Expanding Research in the Economics of Higher Education.” With Thomas J. Kane (2006-08) Atlantic Philanthropies and Ford Foundation Grant: $998,000.

PI, “Under-prepared Students in Higher Education: Searching for the right Policies to address the Problem of Insufficient Preparation” (2006-07) Smith Richardson Foundation, Domestic Public Policy Fellowship: $60,000 

Co-PI, “The Role and Effect of Remediation in Higher Education.” (2003-06) Joint with Eric Bettinger. Lumina Foundation for Education Grant: $225,000

 

Major Research Center Grants

Project Member, Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment (CAPSEE), U.S. Department of Education Grant R305C110011. (2011-2016). $9,951,362. 

Housed at the Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University with participation by scholars at the University of Michigan, Stanford University, the City University of New York (CUNY), and the University of North Carolina.

 

Project Member, National Center of Postsecondary Research (NCPR), U.S. Department of Education Grant R305A060010.  (2006-2012). $9,813,619.

Housed at the Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University with participation by MDRC and the University of Virginia.