Springboard Education and Curricular Awardees: January 2023

We are delighted to announce award decisions for the January 2023 cycle of the Education and Curricular Program of Tufts Springboard, sponsored by the Office of the ProvostOffice of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR), and Tufts Medicine. Each of these high-quality, high-impact research, scholarship, and educational initiatives contributes to vibrant research at Tufts by having an explicit plan leading to extramural funding or other outcomes that further influence research, scholarship, and/or policy.

These grants represent a significant investment in the future vitality of Tufts as a thriving R1, very-high research activity university. In keeping with this cycle’s emphasis on supporting Tufts’ efforts to be an anti-racist institution, many of the projects focused on highlighting racial inequities and promoting racial justice.

The next cycle of Education and Curricular applications will be due on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Learn more about the application and review process.

Please join us in congratulating the following individuals/teams who were selected for awards:



Activating Equity: Using Anti-racist Strategies to Accelerate Organizational Change

Team Lead: Allison Stephens (Tufts Medical Center)
Team Member: Laura Gallant (Tufts Medical Center)

Expanding the Space for Students' Disciplinary Reasoning in Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Team Lead: Roger Tobin (A&S)
Team Members: Lara Appleby (A&S), Carie Cardamone (CELT), and David Hammer (A&S)



Helping Chemistry Students Learn to Engage in Not-Knowing

Team Lead: David Hammer (A&S)
Team Member: Diren Turner (A&S)

Implementation of a Student-Centered Pipeline to Advance Research and Clinical Careers in Physical Therapy for Underrepresented Groups (SPARCC-TT)

Team Lead: Evan Papa (TUSM)
Team Member: Alexis Wright (TUSM)