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Published on September 01, 2018

Former Endowed Chair Establishes Undergraduate Research Fund

The Trawick-Smiths

Professor Emeritus Jeffrey Trawick-Smith, the CECE’s first Phyllis Waite Endowed Chair of Early Childhood Education, has established a fund with his wife Nancy to support undergraduate research in early childhood education. The Jeffrey and Nancy Trawick-Smith Early Childhood Undergraduate Research Fund will support students who are conducting scientific, empirical studies on young children within the Center for Early Childhood Education that “will yield practical knowledge in early education and development and, thus, promote the well-being of young children and their families.” The fund was created by the Trawick-Smiths to provide opportunities for undergraduates to gain research knowledge and skills that will be invaluable to them as they pursue careers in a data-driven, evidence-based world of work.

Recipients of the award may use the fund for research materials, summer stipends, and/or travel to professional conferences to present findings. Students must work with a full-time faculty mentor and follow all CECE research guidelines. Read more about the fund and CECE research guidelines.