Seed Grants

Seed Grants

The C-SoDA Accelerator Award Seed Grant is open for applications. Please see the guidelines and instructions for applying. The deadline to submit your application is November 1, 2022.

2021 Seed Grant Winners

Michael Burnham, Ph.D. student, Department of Political Science/ Kayla Kahn, Ph.D. student, Department of Political Science/ Rachel Peng, Ph.D. student, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications/ Jeremy Seeman, Ph.D. student, Department of Statistics/ Christopher Seto, Ph.D. student, Department of Sociology and Criminology/ Ryan Wang, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
Title: “Big Data as a window into psychological traits: Investigating the link between risk perception, psychological traits and mitigating behavior”

Hanyi Min (Haylee), Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Title: “There is no vaccine for racism: Investigating the relationship between online discrimination and mental health” 

Liying Luo, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Demography, Associate Director, Center for Social Data Analytics
Title: “Heterogeneous Effects of Education on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia among Demographic Groups: A Multigenerational and Multilevel Study” 

Yun Liang, Ph.D. Student, Recreation, Parks & Tourism Management/Bing Pan, Professor, Recreation, Park and Tourism Management /Guangqing Chi, Professor of Rural Sociology, Demography and Public Health Sciences
Title: “Who visits Yellowstone National Park during the COVID-19 pandemic? A gravity model analysis by mobile device data” 

2020 Seed Grant Winners

Dongwon Lee, Professor, College of Information Sciences and Technology and Aiping Xiong, Assistant Professor, Information Sciences & Technology
Title: “The Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde:Analysis of r/ToastMe and r/RoastMe in Reddit” 

Claire Kelling, Ph.D. student, Statistics and Brittany Freelin, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Ph.D. student
Title: “Collection and Analysis of Open Data for Policing” 

Kenneth Huang, Assistant Professor, College of Information Sciences and Technology/ Saeed Abdullah, Assistant Professor, College of Information Sciences and Technology
Title: “Using Social Media to Assess and Support Mental Wellbeing of Essential Workers” 

Michael Lin, Ph.D. student, Department of Computer Science and Engineering/ Amit Sharma, Professor of Hospitality Management/ Bing Pan, Professor, Recreation, Park and Tourism Management
Title: “How restaurants recover from the pandemic? Evidence from mobile traffic data” 

Raphael Rodriguez, Ph.D. student, College of IST
Topic: proposal is to jumpstart my dissertation work, which investigates the impacts of US courts on voter participation, and the financial consequences of voter turnout. 

Sam Bestvater, Ph.D. student, Department of Political Science
Title: “Protest and Repression in the Internet Age” 

Sayali Phadke, Ph.D. student, Statistics
Title: “Developing a Statistically Literate Citizen, subtitle Does Teaching Through Relevant Context Improve Statistical Literacy Outcomes?” 

Bu Zhong, Professor at the Bellisario College of Communications and Suhang Wang, Assistant Professor, College of Information Sciences and Technology
Title: “Combating health misinformation in patients with health disparities” 

Bernice L. Hausman, Professor and Chair, Department of Humanities/ Prasenjit Mitra, Professor, College of Information Sciences and Technology/ Shreya Ghosh, Postdoctoral Fellow, College of Information Sciences and Technology
Title: “Analyzing Public Comments to Detect Changes of Public Sentiment related to Vaccines” 

Sang Yeon Kim, Ph.D. student, Department of Political Science
Title: “The Political Influence of Non-Politicized Friends: Experimental approach on social network effects of protest information diffusion in Twitter”