Griffiths Research Award

The Office of Research is pleased to invite all full-time faculty in The Steinhardt School to apply for the Griffiths Research Award. The Award was established in 1983 to commemorate a former Dean of our School, Daniel E. Griffiths, who, as Dean and Scholar, was committed to the advancement of knowledge through research. A list of previous recipients appears below. 

The Award, given annually in the amount of $1,000, recognizes faculty members for their research in advancing their fields of knowledge and professional practice.  The 2016 Award will be given to that faculty member or collaborating group of faculty members whose research best has been published or accepted for publication over the calendar years 2013-2015 and meets the following criteria:

  • The research has the potential to make a major contribution to the field of the applicant.
  • The research represents an innovative breakthrough or major advancement in terms of knowledge, method, design, theory, or practice.

For the 2016 competition, we will be considering the following scholarly works: booksbook chapters, and journal articles.

To Apply

All faculty who are eligible for this award are encouraged to apply. The awardee(s) may be invited to make a presentation of the research during the following academic year at a Steinhardt faculty
meeting.

Please submit an electronic copy (for chapters and journal articles) and 3 copies (for books) of the scholarly work to the committee for review. In addition to this published work, the applicant should submit a statement of no more than 250 words that provides a framework for work and addresses the criteria described above. Applications should be sent to Paris Mourgues in the Office of Research via email at pm61@nyu.edu by March 11th, 2016.

Griffiths Award Recipients: 1993 – Present

2015

 David KirklandDepartment of  Teaching and Learning  A Search Past Silence:  The Literacy of Young Black Men

2014

Rodney Benson - Department of Media, Culture & Communication Shaping Immigration News: A French-American Comparison

2013

Michael Kieffer - Department of  Teaching and Learning Converging Trajectories: Reading Growth in Language Minority Learners and their Classmates, Kindergarten to Grade 8

2012

Robert Teranishi - Department of  Administration, Leadership, and Technology Asians in the Ivory Tower: Dilemmas of Racial Inequality in American HIgher Education

2011

Charlton McIlwain - Department of  Media, Culture & Communication Race Appeal: How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns

2010

Cynthia Miller-Idriss - Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Professions:Blood and Culture: Youth, Right-Wing Extremism, and National Belonging in Contemporary Germany

2009

C. Cybele Raver - Department of Applied Psychology: Targeting Children’s Behavior Problems in Preschool Classrooms: A Cluster Randomized Control Trial

2008

Robert Landy - Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions and Applied Psychology 
The Couch and the Stage: Integrating Words and Action in Psychotherapy

2007

Selcuk Sirin - Department of Applied Psychology 
Socioeconomic Status and Academic Achievement: A Meta - Analytic Review of Research

2006

Siva Vaidhyanathan - Department of Culture and Communication 
The Anarchist in the Library

2005

Christine McWayne - Department of Applied Psychology 
Preschool Competency in Context: An Investigation of the Unique Contribution of Child Competencies to Early Academic Success

2004

Marion Nestle - Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health 
Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology and Bioterrorism

2003

Jane Ashdown and Barbara Hummel-Rossi - Departments of Teaching and Learning & Applied Psychology
The State Cost - Benefit and Cost - Effective Analyses in Education

2002

Joshua Aronson - Department of Applied Psychology 
The Malleability of Implicit Theories about Human Malleability: Reducing the Effects of Stereotype Threat on African American College Students by Shaping Theories of Intelligence

2001

Arvind Rajagopal - Department of Culture and Communication 
Politics After Television: Hindi Nationalism and the Reshaping of the Indian Public

2000

Perry N. Halkitis - Department of Applied Psychology 
Masculinity in the Age of AIDS: HIV - seropositive Gay Men and the ‘Buff Agenda'

1999

Jonathan Zimmerman - Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Professions 
"Distilling Democracy: Alcohol Education in America's Public School"; "Storm over the Schoolhouse: Popular Curriculum Wars in America, 1890 - 1990"

1998

Amy Bentley - Department of Nutrition and Food Studies 
Eating for Victory: Food Rationing and the Politics of Domesticity

1997

Joel Westheimer – Department of Teaching and Learning 
Among Schoolteachers: Community, Autonomy, and Ideology in Teachers' Work

1996

Lawrence Ferrara – Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions 
Schopenhauer on Music as the Ebodiment of Will

1995

Theresa Jordan - Department of Applied Psychology 
Combining Decision Analysis and Experimental Data to Study Bias in Educational Settings

1994

Sharon Weinberg – Department of Teaching and Learning 
Care and Justice Moral Reasoning

1993

Catherine Tamis-Lemonda – Department of Applied Psychology 
Children's Exploratory, Non-Symbolic, and Symbolic Play: An Explanatory Multidimensional Framework

1992

Robert Rowe - Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions 
Real-Time Musical Feature Analysis and Related Response

1991

William Schiff - Department of Applied Psychology 
Aging Person's Estimates of Vehicular Motion

1986-1990

No Recipients

1985

Robert Landy - Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions 
The Developing of Distancing Theory in Drama Therapy