Charles J. Strosacker Foundation Research Fund for Health and Risk Communication

The Health & Risk Communication Center administers the Charles J. Strosacker Foundation Research Fund for Health and Risk Communication, which is generously supported by a $500K endowment fund. This fund provides resources for graduate students to engage in hands-on research, apply theoretical constructs to real-world health practices, and share results and impacts from their projects with their community partners. Priority is placed on projects to be implemented in Michigan, and in mid-Michigan specifically. The Strosacker Foundation endowment will support a number of $4,000 awards, administered annually.

2019-2020 Strosacker Research Fund for Health and Risk Communication:

Fall 2019 Call for Applications (Word Doc) includes full application and eligibility details.

Strosacker Proposal Workshop, by Dr. Bree Holtz: October 18, 2019, CAS 182, 12:00pm-1:30pm. This workshop is required for graduate students who want to apply for the Strosacker award. If you cannot attend this workshop, you must provide information about other proposal writing training you have received.

Deadline: November 22, 2019 at 5:00pm.

The 2018-2019 Strosacker Award Recipients were:

  • Julia Andary, Parental Beliefs on Telegraphic Input
  • Minwoong Chung, Dynamic Norms and Climate Change
  • David Ford, Longitudinal Effects of Hydration: A Comprehensive Voice Analysis
  • Erica Lescht, Phonological Working Memory and Word Learning in Children who Stutter, in Mid-Michigan
  • Lin Li and Minjin Rheu, Illuminating the Pathway to Seek Professional Help for Mental Health: Focusing on Michigan Residents with Low SES and Frequent Mental Distress
  • Nikki McLaren, Identifying the Dynamic Motives for Vaccine Non-Compliance in Mid- and Eastern Michigan
  • Domink Neumann, Effects of Reactivity to Visual Cues on Use-Related Outcomes in Anti-Marijuana Messages and the role of Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)
  • Brandon Walling, Examining the Impact of Disclosure Strategy on Interpersonal Response to Disclosure and Social Support in the Context of Mental Health Disclosures.