Grant Writing Residency Program

The purpose of the Grant Writing Residency Program is to offer dedicated time and support to tenure-track faculty members who are preparing to submit a grant. The program provides up to four awardees annually with:

  • Private, quiet office space – Our new space at 605 E Jefferson Street is just off-campus. Only a 5-minute walk from downtown, it’s convenient, yet not as busy as campus buildings.
  • Convenient, welcoming space – Free use of all areas, including fully equipped meeting rooms and break rooms (free coffee!), copier/scanner, office supplies, and more! Our administrative and IT staff are here to help, too.
  • Collaboration and structure to keep you focused – Bi-weekly meetings with other participants, faculty, and professional staff members to provide updates on goals and progress, talk about roadblocks and resources, and network with others.
  • Funding to support your work – We can offer up to $1,500 to support pilot data, travel, or other related expenses, which may be used during your residency or as a part of your grant application.

Current Program Participants


Bingbing Zhang, PPRB 126
Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Project name: Examining the Impact of AI-Generated Misinformation on Voters During 2024 Presidential Election

Project description: The rise of AI-generated misinformation has had a profound impact on democracy, particularly within political campaigns. Notably, foreign actors, including Russia, have exploited AI to spread false information among American voters. This project seeks to investigate the influence of AI-generated misinformation on voters' beliefs, attitudes, and behavioral intentions during the upcoming 2024 Presidential Election. The project will also evaluate different debunking and pre-bunking strategies designed to mitigate these risks, including the use of labeling mechanisms and initiatives focused on enhancing AI literacy.



Isaac Petersen, PPRB 102
Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Project name: Externalizing Spectrum Across the Lifespan

Project description: Externalizing behavior problems, including aggression, violence, and conduct problems are prevalent, costly, and burdensome for individuals, families, and society. Thus, identifying mechanisms in the early development of externalizing problems is important for prevention of later, more severe behavior problems. However, externalizing problems show different behavioral expressions across development, which poses key challenges to charting people's development of externalizing problems. The proposed project will develop a new assessment system for capturing developmental changes in the manifestation of externalizing problems while allowing charting people's changes in externalizing problems across the lifespan.

Application Information

Applications for the Grant Writing Residency Program are currently closed. Applications for the next session are anticipated to open Fall 2024.

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