October 26, 2021

Planning Faculty Awarded President’s Research Excellence Catalyst Grants

Tijs van Maasakkers and Kareem Usher received the grants as part of interdisciplinary teams pursuing large-scale research.

Associate Professor Tijs van Maasakkers and Assistant Professor Kareem Usher in the city and regional planning section are each co-investigators on two Ohio State research teams to receive President’s Research Excellence Program Catalyst grants.

This most recent round of funding focuses on Catalyst proposals—supporting cross- and interdisciplinary teams to pursue large-scale, high-impact research that addresses emerging or existing challenges of national and international societal importance.

Van Maasakkers, et al., were awarded for “University Collaboration on Overcoming Attitudinal and Situational Barriers to Collaborative Initiatives to Advance Racial Equity: A Confluence of Dispute Process Design, Law & Social Science.”

Usher, et al., were awarded for “CRANEES - Convergent Research for the Advancement of National Environmental Equity & Security.”

“The President’s Research Excellence Program”

Read more at The Ohio State University’s Office of Research