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Rural Research

The Rural Communication Institute (#ThinkRuralComm) is excited about current and future rural research endeavors. We are also looking forward to expanding our partnerships with the greater rural community and for new research topics/suggestions:

 

Current Research

Modernizing Healthcare Access
Researcher: Dr. Jennifer T. Edwards

 

Advancing Educational Opportunities with Internet Access and Partnerships
Researchers: Tarleton State University - Communication Studies Graduate Students

 

Improving Transportation Options
Researchers: Tarleton State University - Communication Studies Graduate Students

 

Community Resiliency Planning
Researchers: Tarleton State University - Communication Studies Graduate Students

 

Emergency Situations and Reducing Risk
Researchers: Tarleton State University - Communication Studies Graduate Students

 

Preparing for Catastrophic Disasters
Researchers: Tarleton State University - Communication Studies Graduate Students

 

Census: Reaching Hard-to-Reach Populations (Focused on: Residency in rural or geographically isolated areas)
Researchers: Tarleton State University - Communication Studies Graduate Students

 

Census: Reaching Hard-to-Reach Populations (Focused on: Residency in places difficult for enumerators to access, such as buildings with strict doormen, gated communities, and basement apartments)
Researcher: Dr. Jennifer T. Edwards

 

We are also actively writing grants to help rural populations! Please continue to contact us about grant opportunities.

Grants Awarded

$50,000 - Hogg Foundation to Award $2.1 Million in Grants for 2020 Census

$9,000 -  President's Excellence in Research Scholars (PERS) Grant

 

RCI in the News

Mines Faculty Member Joins Inaugural Cohort at Rural Communication Institute

Panola County - Carthage lose population in 2020 Census

Panola County - Carthage lose population in 2020 Census

Tarleton RCI selects inaugural cohort from across the nation

Census Changes Increase Fears of An Undercount in Texas

Census Deadline Change Shortens Response Period, Increasing Fears Of An Undercount