BGSU sociologists (left to right) Wendy Manning, Peggy Giordano and Monica Longmore have recently received significant research grants.
BGSU sociologists’ research garners close to $2 million in grant funding
The University recently was awarded three grants for sociology research totaling nearly $2 million.
The largest grant is $1.1 million from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/National Institutes of Health (NICHD/NIH) for the support of the Center for Family and Demographic Research. The center was formed on BGSU’s campus in 2000, and has been continuously funded by NICHD since 2002. It is one of fewer than 25 universities in the country that are funded for a population research center.
The other two grants are for the studies “Pathways Linking Parental Incarceration and Child Well-being” for $500,000, funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ); and “Social Influences on the Long-term Cessation of Violence” for $384,000, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The grants were written by Drs. Wendy Manning, Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology; Peggy Giordano, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of sociology; and Monica Longmore, professor of sociology. The three faculty members, who also are close friends, have been working together on research at the University since the late 1990s.