Funded Research

RESEARCH GRANTS  (15 in number, totaling over 3 million dollars)

Currently in progress

2023 – 2024       Artificial Intelligence and Community Engagement. Harry Dahms and Vandana Singh,


2021 – 2024       Educating Students to be Better Citizens of Tech Communities: DEI Focus.

Vandana Singh and Jeffrey Carver, University of Alabama ($60,000)

Funded by Google Award for Inclusion Research program.


2018 – 2019      Online Learning fusion grant Funded by Office of Research, University of Tennessee KnoxvilleV. Singh and Shteynberg, G. ($10,000)
2016-2017        Assessment of Rural Librarians’ Role in Community Engagement in the Southern & Central Appalachian Region: Mobilization from Change Agents to Community Anchors (CA2CA@SCA-RL) Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), B. Mehra. & V. Singh (Co-PI) ($48,758)
2012 – 2016      Rural Library Professionals as Change Agents in the 21st Century: Integrating Information Technology Competencies in the Southern and Central Appalachian Region (Part II) (ITRL2) Funded by: Institute of Museum and Library Services, Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program , B. Mehra, PI and V. Singh, Co-PI. ($478,258)
2014-2015        CCI Deans Summer Research Grant $2000
2009 – 2014      “ScienceLinks2” PhD. Principal Investigator: Suzie Allard (SIS), Co-Principal Investigators: Sally McMillan (Advertising/PR), and Carol Tenopir (SIS). Academic Mentor V. Singh, L. Normore. Funded by: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) $711,727.
2012-2013        CCI Deans Summer Research Grant $2000
2012 – 2013      iLearn? Magazine platform production and adaptive learning, Funded By: Office of Research, University of Tennessee, Co-PIs V. Singh and Elizabeth Hendrickson $3,600
2009 – 2013      Information Technology Competencies for Librarians Funded by:  Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Award Amount: $567,660 Dr. Bharat Mehra, (PI), Dr. Kimberly Black and Dr. V. Singh, Co-PIs
2009 – 2013      Comparison of Technical Support for Open Source vs Proprietary Integrated Library Systems Funded by: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Early Career Grant$321,178 V. Singh, PI
2009 – 2012      Identifying Practices and Tools to Promote newcomer Participation in Cyber learning Environments. Funded by:  National Science Foundation (NSF) IEEE-Exploratory Grant V. Singh, PI ($200,000)
2009 – 2011      Increasing Biodiversity Information Sources (IBIS) Principal Investigator: C. Tenopir. Co-Principal Investigators: S. Allard, L. Normore, V. Singh. Funded by:  United States Geological Society (USGS) –National Biological Information Infrastructure $498,518
2007 – 2008.      Technical Support in Open Source Software – Peer to Peer Digital Knowledge Creation, Sharing and Re-Use Funded by: University of North Texas under Junior Faculty Research Grant. V. Singh, PI ($10,000)
 2007- 2008.      The Texas Course Redesign Learning Object Repository: Research and Development for a Production System.  Funded by: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board V. Singh, Co-PI. Funds $250,000