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Gallaudet University Receives Grant Award Funding from the U.S. Department of Education

The Office of Sponsored Programs wishes to congratulate Dr. Lynda Lytle, principal investigator on her award from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $221,546.

Summary of the Project
This project seeks to increase the number of fully credentialed professional school counselors available to high-need deaf and hard of hearing children ages birth through 21, including those who are deaf-blind and those with secondary disabilities. Project scholars are professionals working in the field of deaf education, who come from all over the country and will impact changes nationally, in both rural and urban schools. The goals of the project are to increase the number of fully credentialed deaf and minority school counselors with multicultural competencies by making the MA degree more accessible through a hybrid program of studies and further enhance the qualifications of these scholars by giving them skills in collaboration and leadership to work with early intervention teams with deaf and hard of hearing infants, toddlers, and their families, through an interdisciplinary hybrid program of studies.

Details of the award are as follows:
Dr. Lynda Lytle, Principal Investigator
Dual Certification Through a Hybrid Program of Studies: A Master of Arts Degree in School Counseling Combined with a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers, and their Families Collaboration and Leadership Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate
U.S. Department of Education
Award No.: H325K120314
Dollar amount of federal funds awarded: $221,546 for the period of January 1, 2014   through December  31, 2015
Percentage total cost of the program financed with federal funding: 72%
Percentage and dollar amount of the total costs funded by non-governmental sources:  28%, $87,110

Grants are integral to establishing "Gallaudet as the epicenter of research development and outreach leading to advancements in knowledge and practice for deaf and hard of hearing people and all humanity."  A central component of Gallaudet University's mission is the enhancement of faculty and staff opportunities for creative and scholarly research and training.  If you have a question about the grant writing process or if you have an idea or concept and would like to discuss potential grant opportunities, please contact Audrey Wineglass Foster at audrey.foster@gallaudet.edu.

We look forward to meeting and working with you.

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