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KISK Program Grant Co-Director and Research Professor, 2009-2012

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), Keystone Innovation Starter Kit (KISK) Program Grant to Point Park University ($53,000), Pittsburgh, 2009-2012.

The KISK grant helped create a digital media/convergence lab/newsroom that supports teaching and research at the School of Communication and expands opportunities for Point Park students in media and technology. The University’s students majoring in digital media and multimedia are interning at local media outlets, businesses, and nonprofits to assist with developing websites, digital video, digital imaging, and social media marketing, including: KDKA, WQED, WPXI, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh City Paper, Whirl Magazine, Clear Channel Communications, Mullen Communications, Red Cross, Fourth Economy Consulting, New Perspective Communications, ToonSeum, and Bally Design among others.

Another purpose of the 2004 Governor Edward G. Rendell's KISK initiative was to recruit new, high-achieving research faculty to Pennsylvania academic and research institutions. Dr. Dumova was among 56 new faculty hired in 2007-2009 across the Commonwealth. She has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate classes in the converged digital media lab, engaged in scholarly research resulting in conference presentations and publications, established and edited a scholarly journal, and published three books. She has also supervised graduate student research, which resulted in conference presentations at the state and regional levels.

Testimonial

"Point Park University’s highly respected School of Communication is the only journalism/communication school in the region to offer degrees in print, photography, and broadcast journalism. The University is seeking to further distinguish the School of Communication by the successful hire of Dr. Tatyana Dumova, Associate Professor of Digital Media to help establish a state-of-the-art, converged digital media lab. These enhancements will broaden Point Park students‘ applied knowledge and add to their marketability; provide an added array of internship and employment opportunities; and allow students to become involved with technology commercialization efforts and entrepreneurial activities that could lead to the establishment of related start-up companies and licensing of new products."

- Thomas O. Armstrong, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, 2010

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The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research
and Development

In 2016, served as an international grant review expert for the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development in a national program, Fostering Responsible Research Practices. Founded in 2001, this organization stimulates fundamental and applied research aimed to improve public health and healthcare in the Netherlands. Its main commissioning bodies are the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.

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Russian Science Foundation

In 2015, served as an international grant review expert for the Russian Science Foundation to evaluate grant proposals in science and technology. Established in 2013, the Russian Science Foundation supports, on a competitive basis, research projects and initiatives in different fields of science. 

New Eurasia logoInternational Evaluation Expert,
New Eurasia Foundation

In 2011-2013, served as an international grant review expert for the New Eurasia Foundation to evaluate grant proposals in science and technology. The New Eurasia Foundation is part of the Eurasia Foundation Network launched in 2004 by the Eurasia Foundation, a nonprofit organization supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Grant Reviewer, University of North Dakota

In 2007, reviewed research grants in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences for the University of North Dakota's Office of Research Development and Compliance.

Grant Facilitator and Consultant, University of North Dakota

In 2005-2006, served as grant facilitator and consultant for the Teachers Training Teachers Grant to the University of North Dakota. Sponsored by the American Councils for International Education (ACTR/ACCELS), this grant provided funding for hosting and training a group of secondary school educators from Russia.