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Gallaudet University Receives Grant Award Funding from the U.S. Department of Education for the Program Widening the Bottleneck: Training Highly Qualified Teachers to Serve Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Deaf Students

The Office of Sponsored Programs wishes to congratulate Dr. Amy Hile, principal investigator on her award from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $248,526.

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. This project's  goals 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. Amy Hile, Principal Investigator Department of Education
Widening the Bottleneck: Training Highly Qualified Teachers to Serve Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Deaf Students
U.S. Department of Education Award No.: H325K110437
Dollar amount of federal funds awarded: $248,526 for the period of October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2013
Percentage total cost of the program financed with federal funding: 85%
Percentage and dollar amount of the total costs funded by non-governmental sources: 15%, $43,924


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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