Developmental Research Projects - CU Population Center

Developmental Research Projects

A central aim of the CU Population Center is to provide early support for innovative, collaborative projects with the potential to substantially advance understanding in one of CUPC's central research themes: migration and population distribution, health and mortality, and/or environmental demography. For this reason, CUPC awards approximately $50,000 in Developmental Grants each year, including Pilot Research Grants for amounts between $3,000 and $15,000 and Rapid Response Small Grants limited to $3,000.

Below, a list of recently founded projects, representing a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

2017-2018 Pilot Projects

  • Jason Boardman: "Developing a Neighborhood Advisory Council for the Denver Study of the Built and Social Environment." ($6,917)
  • Kate Coleman-Minahan: "Structural Vulnerability and Contraception among Mexico-Origin Immigrants." ($6,640)
  • Amanda Stevenson, Katie Genadek, Stefanie Mollborn, Sara Yeatman, and Jane Menken: "Assessing the Life Course Impacts of Access to Highly Effective Contraception Using Linked Records." ($2,381)
  • Fernando Riosmena and Megan Reynolds: "Hispanic Health in an Era of Rising Immigration Enforcement and Anti-Immigrant Sentiment." ($12,477)
  • IBS supported CUPC affiliate Rick Mansfield and Jeronimo Carballo's "The Skill and Spatial Incidence of Changing Patterns of U.S. International Trade among American Workers." ($12,687)

2016-2017 Pilot Projects

  • Jill Litt, Environmental Studies, "A Pilot RCT of Gardening as an Intervention to Reduce Risk of Cancer and Heart Disease"
  • Robin Bernstein, Anthropology, "Milk: Nutrition and Health Shaped by Cultural Practices and the Environment"
  • Stef Mollborn, Sociology, "Technology Use and Health Lifestyles in Children and Youth"
  • Stefan Leyk, Geography, "Evaluating Fine-Resolution Spatial Settlement Layers for New Forms of Data-Intensive Demographic Research Under Uncertainty"

Previous Grants