Funding & Awards

Funded Research 

McKoy, M., Allen, A., & Gutsche, Jr., R. E. (under review). ‘Overtown Youth VR Initiative.’ Overtown Children and Youth Coalition, Miami, Florida, July 2017 ($45,625).

Gutsche, Jr., R. E., Guniss, C., Fu, J., Shumow, M., & Evans, D. ‘Submerging City, Rising Skylines: Using GIS Mapping and Virtual Reality to Investigate Miami’s Massive Development at a Time of Rising Seas,’ The Fund for Investigative Journalism, June 2017 ($5,000).

Gutsche, Jr., R. E. ‘Funds for Student MIT Collaboration,’ School of Communication + Journalism Scholarship Funds, Florida International University, June 2017 ($1,068.96).

Church, P. & Gutsche, Jr., R. E. ‘Support for “A Sea Change” performance,’ Office of the Dean, College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, Department of Journalism + Media, Department of Theatre, Florida International University, February 2017 ($915).

Gutsche, Jr., R. E. Support for Mobile Virtual Reality Lab. Donor via Florida International University Foundation, November 2016 ($3,000).

Gutsche, Jr., R. E. ‘Funds for VR work,’ College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, Florida International University, October 2016 ($2,000).

Fu, Z. J., Rogers, J., Landrum, S., & Gutsche, Jr., R. E. ‘Immigration narrative web-app: Connecting community sourcing tools with Coral Gables virtual history to engage the public in reciprocal use of digital archives,’ City of Coral Gables, FL, June 2016 ($50,000).

Gutsche, Jr., R. E., Marsh, E., Sheerin, M., & Pinto, J. ‘Mobile Virtual Reality Lab,’ FIU School of Communication + Journalism, Florida International University, July 2016 ($20,000).

Gutsche, Jr., R. E. & Farrell, P. ‘Little Haiti student photography exhibit,’ Department of Journalism & Broadcasting, Florida International University, June 2016 ($411.28).

Gutsche, Jr., R. E. ‘Eyes on the Rise sensor project,’ Department of Journalism & Broadcasting, Florida International University, June 2016 ($399).

Gutsche, Jr., R. E. ‘Undergraduate research student project,’ Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication, Florida International University, June 2016 ($510).

Gutsche, Jr., R. E. ‘Undergraduate research initiative,’ FIU SJMC Knight Foundation Innovator Funds, Florida International University, March 2016 ($900).

Canaves, M., Church, P., Gutsche, Jr., R. E., Jacobson, S., MacMillin, K., Nepomechie, M., Ozer, E., Pinto, J., Rifkind, D., Rovira, R., Villar, M. E. ‘Eyes on the Rise: Citizen stories, science, and expression, CARTA Interdisciplinary Seed Grant Opportunity, Florida International University, March 2016 ($3,800).

Marino, J., Jacobson, S., & Gutsche, Jr., R. E. “Cracking the code: How audiences perceive value in multimedia and interactive news projects,” Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, University of Missouri, June 2015 ($29,000).

Welker, M. & Gutsche, Jr., R. E.Student Environmental Advocacy Corps summer program,” The Celebration of the Sea Foundation, May 2015 ($17,000 in funds and in-kind donations).

Gutsche, Jr., R. E., MacMillin, K., Pinto, J., & Jacobson, S. “Sea Level Rise: South Florida,” Online News Association 2014 Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education, April 2014 (competitive grant; $35,000; outcomes featured on NBC’s TODAY, the Weather Channel, and in the Miami Herald and the Washington Post).

 

Grant Applications

Cooper, L. B. & Gutsche, Jr., R. E. (co-PI) (under review). ‘iDEEP: The Inter-disciplinary Educational E-immersive Production Studio.’ Technology Fee Proposal, Florida International University ($364,511.75).

Guniss, C. & Gutsche, Jr., R. E. (co-PI) (under review). ‘ZikaTracker: A VR Investigation of a Health Crisis in the Americas. Journalism 360° Challenge. Knight Foundation, Google News Lab, and the Online News Association’ ($35,000).

Gutsche, Jr., R. E. & Pinto, J. (under review). ‘South Florida infrastructure initiatives.’ Florida International University Office of Finance & Administration ($150,000).

Gutsche, Jr., R. E. (PI), Ponte, T., Guniss, C., & Blevens, F. ‘Using virtual reality to cover the “unseen” of South Florida’s rising seas.’ The Gannett Foundation, November 2, 2016 ($261,254.84, not funded).

Church, P. & Gutsche, Jr., R. E. ‘A Sea Change,’ Knight Cities Challenge, October 29, 2016. (not funded).

Gutsche, Jr., R. E. (PI), Blevens, F., Guniss, C., & Ponte, T. ‘Reporting the risks of sea level rise in South Florida’s (virtual reality) environments,’ Letter of Inquiry to Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, November 15, 2016. ($100,000, not funded).

Jacobson, S., Berman, M., Gutsche, Jr., R. E., Kopenhaver, L. L., Marine, M., Ottolenghi, H., & Ponte, T. ‘Steelcase Active Learning Center,’ Steelcase, Inc., February 2016 ($63,000, not funded).

Shumow, M. & Gutsche, Jr., R. E. ‘Contested Places, Urban Narratives & Power: Communicating Forced Migration During a Time of Sea Level Rise in South Florida,’ Urban Communication Foundation 2015-2017 White Paper Program, September 2015 ($10,000, not funded).

Gutsche, Jr., R. E., Jacobson, S., & Pinto, J. ‘Sea Level Rise: South Florida,’ Online News Association Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education additional funding competition, July 2015 ($65,000, not funded). 

Jacobson, S., Marino, J. & Gutsche, Jr., R. E. 2015 Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute Institutional Fellowship, University of Missouri, January 2015 ($20,000; not funded).

Gutsche, Jr., R. E. ‘Media Professionalism and Power: Indoctrination into a Widening International Journalistic Community,’ Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program 2015-16, March 2014 (awarded ‘alternate’ appointment).

Gutsche, Jr., R. E., Lewis, S. C., & Shumow, M.“You Are Here, the Places You’ve Never Been (A Play),” Miami Foundation’s Our Miami Public Space Challenge, April 2014 (not funded).

Andsager, J. L. & Gutsche, Jr., R. E. “Newspaper Coverage of Suicide in Rural Areas,” American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, November 2010 (not funded).

 

Awards

2017 Images and Voices of Hope Award, Images and Voices of Hope (IVOH), June 2017.

Honorable Mention, Best Practices in Service Learning in Journalism and Mass Communication for “Seeing the Unseen: Using Virtual Reality and Expression to Connect Communities,” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, August 2017, Chicago, Illinois.

Top Poster Award, Cultural and Critical Studies Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, August 2015, San Francisco, California.

2015 Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism award from the Scholastic Journalism Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication for eyesontherise.org, August 2015, San Francisco, California.

Top Faculty Paper (2nd Place), Cultural and Critical Studies Division, Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, August 2014, Montreal, Canada.

Gene Burd Urban Journalism Research Prize, Annual Dissertation Award from the Urban Communication Foundation and the Journalism Studies Division of the International Communication Association, 2013.

Dean’s Research Productivity Award, Florida International University School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 2013.

Fellow, Obermann Graduate Institute on Engagement and the Academy, University of Iowa, 2011.

International Programs Graduate Student Conference Travel Award, University of Iowa Office of International Programs, 2011.

Howard A. Schumacher Scholarship, University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 2011.

Award for Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism, The Milwaukee Press Club, 2011 (part of a team reporting project for WisconsinWatch.org).

Golden Gavel Certificate of Commendation, State Bar of Wisconsin, 2006.

Fellow, Journalism Center on Children and Families, October 2005.