2014 President's Faculty Research and Development Grant and Quality of Life Awards Ceremony and Reception

 2014 President's Faculty Research and Development Grant and Quality of Life Awards Ceremony and Reception

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New!! Priority Issues for 2015

Quality of Life Faculty Community-Based Applied Research Grants are awarded for proposals which fall under one or more of the following 6 categories: Autism; Criminal Justice; Children and Families; Adult General; Elderly Services; and Foster Care. Within these 6 categories are several top priority issues indicated by our community partners and/or obtained via countywide reports, which are currently significantly impacting Broward County residents. See below for QOL's 2015 Broward County priority issues:

  • Obesity
  • Affordable House
  • Elderly Services
  • Access to Health & Human Services
  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • Delinquency Prevention & Diversion
  • Unemployment
  • Mental Health
  • Maternal Health & Infant Mortality
  • Veterans Reintegration
  • School Class Size
  • Autism
  • Transition Skills/Programming
  • Family Strengthening
  • Proposals submitted to the Children and Families category are selected based on funding priorities identified by the Children’s Services Council of Broward County.
  • Children's Services Council 2015 Funding Goals
  • Proposals submitted to the Foster Care category are selected based on the funding priority identified by ChildNet.
  • Broward Sheriff's Office 2015 Funding Priority

Criminal Justice: Broward Sheriff's Office, Priority Issues for 2014

* Diverting youth from the criminal justice system 
* Reducing gun violence/violent crime 
* Programs that assist the homeless/mentally ill
* Crime prevention 

  • P.L.A.Y. (Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters) Project Training Program
    Presented by FY2013 award winners:
    Sheryl Rosin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP (Principal Investigator) from the Department of Speech-Language Pathology. Co-Investigators include: Kristin Winston, Ph.D., OTR/L from the College of Health Care Sciences, and Barbara Zucker, M.A., CCC-SLP from the Department of Speech-Language Pathology. Community Partner: Broward County School District-ESE Preschool & Broward County CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities)

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A low income should not be a determining factor for student success. But, all too often, children who fall into this category also fall through the educational system’s cracks. With this in mind, a determined group of faculty members, students, and volunteers from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Psychology are working to help improve academic and socialization outcomes for low-income youth...Read more

View the QOL video, and see how some past and present award winners have sustained their projects!

NSU's School of Humanities and Social Sciences/Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution Professor Neil Katz and doctoral student Linda Flynn have authored the lead article in a recent issue of Conflict Resolution Quarterly (Vol. 30, No. 4, Summer 2013) a leading journal in the academic conflict resolution field. The Katz-Flynn article on "Understanding Conflict Management Systems and Strategies in the Workplace: A Pilot Study" was a result of research conducted within Broward County organizations and funded by an NSU Quality of Life grant. Community Partners: United Way of Broward County; Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward Economic Alliance.