Funding & External Support

Since 2015, the CUSP has generated over 17 million dollars in external competitive highly prized grants from the U.S. Department of Education and from foundations and local agencies.

Grants and Funding Sources

  • Wijekumar, K., McKeown, D., Thompson, J., Joshi, R.M. (2018-2021). Promoting improvements in teacher quality through massively open online professional development. U423A180074 U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences. $7.5 million.
  • Wijekumar, K., Meyer, B.J.F., Lei, P., & Hernandez,A. (2018-2022). Efficacy trials for the Web-Based Adaptive Tutoring for EL Learners (SWELL). R305A180060 U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences, Goal 3 Efficacy, $3.3 million.
  • Wijekumar, K., Harris, K., Graham, S., McKeown, D., Lei, P., & Meyer, B.J.F. (2018-2022). Efficacy of a web-based writing partner (We-Write Persuasively) to improve writing persuasive essays for 5th grade students. R305A180212 U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences, Goal 3 Efficacy, $3.3 Million.
  • $30,000 – Powell Foundation (2019-2021): Promoting Science Learning in Schools.
  • $7.5 million – U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (2018-2022): Promoting improvements in teacher quality through massively open online professional development. U423A180074.
  • $3.3 million – U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (2018-2022): Efficacy trials for the Web-Based Adaptive Tutoring for EL Learners (SWELL). R305A180060.
  • $3.3 million – U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (2018-2022): Efficacy of a web-based writing partner (We-Write Persuasively) to improve writing persuasive essays for 5th grade students. R305A180212.
  • $54,000 – Powell Foundation of Houston (2017-2019): Promoting Science Learning in Schools.
  • $3.5 million – U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (2015-2020): Efficacy and Replication Trial of the Individualized Adaptive ITSS with 4th – and 5th -Grade Students in High Poverty Schools. R305A150057.
  • $25,000 –¬†Texas Grant 2016-17 Technology-Delivered Emergent Literacy Assessment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • $1.5 million – U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (2013-2016): Development of a web-based writing partner (We-Write Persuasively) to improve writing persuasive essays for 5th grade students.
  • $25,000 – College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University (2016): Transformers – catapult grant.