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Writing Winning Grants: An Introduction

Please join investigators for a one-hour interactive session with Gina M. Kunz, PhD, who will introduce resources and supports for writing winning grant proposals and share effective “tips and tricks.”

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 ♦ 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research at
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
School of Public Health
1200 Fannin St. • UCT 2090 • Houston, Texas 77030

   Gina Kunz, PhD

  Gina M. Kunz, PhD
  Director of the Research Institute in the College of Education at the
University of South Carolina

Gina M. Kunz, PhD, is Director of the Research Institute in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina. The Institute is comprised of five University-approved Centers and serves as the organizing infrastructure for resources and supports directly available to research teams, equipping them in the art and science of writing winning grant proposals. Dr. Kunz supports faculty members, graduate students, and collaborative research teams throughout the grant proposal development process to: (a) identify potential funding opportunities; (b) conceptualize research studies; (c) develop the research design and methodology; (d) develop the budget; (e) develop competitive proposal; and, (f) assist in the grant submission process. She also directs an early career faculty success program and directs the “Research PAC: Research Partnerships in Action Collaborating for Change,” an interdisciplinary, campus-wide research-intensive interdisciplinary cadre of faculty (College of Education, College of Arts & Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health, Communication Disorders, and College of Nursing).

Dr. Kunz has held tenure-track faculty positions at two medical centers – LSU Health Sciences Center and the Munroe-Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center – as a psychologist. For 15 years, she was Assistant Director of the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has also provided mental and behavioral health services through private practice in rural, urban and suburban areas. She received her PhD in psychology at Louisiana State University. She is a licensed psychologist for children and adolescents.

Dr. Kunz has secured more than $23 million as PI/Co-PI for large-scale research funded nationally or through state and foundation funding. Dr. Kunz served as Co-PI for the $10 million-dollar IES-funded National Center for Research on Rural Education (R2Ed) where she was Director for Rural Outreach and Coordination and Co-PI for a large-scale RCT study. She is currently Co-PI for the $5 million-dollar Carolina Family Engagement Center funded through the U.S. Department of Education.

Contact: Peggy Tate at 713-500-9609 or Peggy.Tate@uth.tmc.edu

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