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Richard and Camille Sinatra Endowment Fund

The endowment promotes outcomes-based research in the community and was created to support the Vincentian Institute’s mission to provide an academic platform where faculty and students can explore issues of poverty and social injustice. In addition to faculty and professional staff, graduate students with a mentor are eligible to apply for this endowment. Applicants can be individual or collaborative. 

For additional question on the endowment please call us at 718-990-5947.

2018-2019 Richard and Camille Sinatra Application
Application Deadline: February 28, 2018
Please submit applications to: Kara James, Department Assistant, Vincentian Institute for Social Action, Lourdes Hall,
718.990.5947, [email protected]

2017 Recipients

  • Dr. Elizabeth Brondolo
    • Research: Discrimination and Depression: Testing a Social Cognitive Model.
  • Dr. Shruti Desphpande
    • Research: A Sustainable Hearing Conversation Project for Liberty Partnership's Program's High School Students Implemented by Audiologists and Audiology Students 

2016 Recipients

  • Dr. Christine Chim
    Research: The Impact of a Pharmacist and Pharmacy Students Engaging with Northwell’s Health’s Communities via Home Visits.
  • Dr. William Reisel
    Research:  Developing a Pilot Study for Expanding an Ongoing AS-L Community Partnership with Central Family Life Center of Staten Island.
  • Dr. Preety Gadhoke
    Research:  An Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Community-Based Evaluation of the Sustainability of Mental Health and Wellness Services for the Shinnecok Indian Nation.

2015 Recipients

  • Dr. John McKenna
    Research: Qualitative Study of Teacher Preparation and Provision of Special Education Services
  • Dr. Michael Downton & Dr. June Chen
    Research: A Community of Reflective Teachers: Cultivating Reflective Practice to Impact Student Teacher’s Self-Efficacy