College of Education & Human Development doctoral student Jacob English is one of five graduate students awarded a 2018 NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant.
Now in its 13th year, the grant program is aimed at stimulating research on college sports by providing financial support to graduate students in social and behavioral science fields.
English, who also serves as director of the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships in Georgia State University’s Honors College, received $5,300 to support his dissertation research, entitled, “Removing Barriers to Academic Success Among Male Division I Student-Athletes: A Mixed-Method Investigation of Social Identity Complexity as a Stereotype Threat Mitigation Strategy.”
His research will help inform NCAA member schools and the public on key topics by introducing new studies to the field.
“As a former Division I student-athlete at Georgia State University, now researcher, I am honored to represent my alma mater and the NCAA in a different capacity,” English said. “The funding provided will certainly help to ensure the completion of a thorough dissertation study and provide opportunities for me to share my research with relevant affinity groups.”
As one of the 2018 recipients, English is invited to present his findings to the NCAA Research Committee members in fall 2019.
“The Research Committee was very impressed with the quality of the proposals submitted for these grants,” said NCAA Research Committee chair Kurt Beron, an economics professor at Texas-Dallas and the school’s faculty athletics representative. “Each year we get an increase in excellence, which just makes the decisions that much harder.”
For more information about the grant, visit https://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/ncaa-scholarships-and-grants.