Grants & Awards



DurationTitle/Granting agency/Amount
2014-16Donation of 75 Surface Pro II and III tablets with keyboards and Office 365 for the MSU-UrbanSTEM project (equivalent to $105,000).
2013-2017The Wipro-MSU STEM Leadership Fellowship Program. Wipro Ltd. PI Punya Mishra & Sonya Gunnings-Moton. $2.8M.
2010-16Supporting teacher preparation and university development for the 21st Century: A collaborative partnership between Azim Premji Foundation and Michigan State University. Azim Premji Foundation. PI Punya Mishra. $450,000.
2010-11The creativity initiative at Michigan State University. Office of the Vice President of Research, Michigan State University. PI Mark Sullivan, Dean Rehberger, Punya Mishra, and others. $80,000.
2009-10 Developing better engineering educators. Asian Studies Center, Strategic Partnership Grant Program. PI’s Neeraj Buch & Punya Mishra. $6,750
2009Exploiting serious games to build system thinking skills for achieving globalization literacy. ISE Global Competency Initiative, Office of the Provost, Michigan State University. With Co-PI’s Ron Rosenberg & Brian Winn $11,000.
2008-09 Research and evaluation of the design based engineering curriculum. Intramural Research Grant Program, Co-PI’s Neeraj Buch & Matthew J. Koehler $60,000
2004-06 Reaching and educating at risk children in India. In collaboration with the American Institutes of Research, Juarez Associates and World Learning. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. $500,000
2003-06 Does Involving Girls as Designers Result in Girl-Friendly Science Education Software? Comparing processes and outcomes of same-sex 5th and 8th grade girl and boy design teams. Proposal to the National Science Foundation. With Co-PIs Rhonda Egidio and Carrie Heeter. $640,000 ($540,000 with $100,000 supplemental funding).
2003-06 Teachers as designers: A problem-based approach to preparing teachers. US Department of Education. PI with Yong Zhao, Matthew Koehler & Cheryl Rosean. $1,500,000.
2003 Children’s understanding of and interactions with anthropomorphic robotic toys. Institute for Teaching and Learning In-house grant program. With Dr. Altermatt, and Dr. Brophy-Herb. $3,840.
2001-03 Perceived intelligence and the design of computer interfaces. Intramural Research Grant Program, $50,000.
2000-03 Communities of designers: A comprehensive project-based approach to preparing tomorrow's teachers to use technology. US Department of Education, PI with Yong Zhao, $1,419,552.
2000-03 Bringing Attribution Theory to Educational Technology: Developing a new research agenda. Proposal submitted to the Joe L. Byers & Lucy Bates-Byers Endowment. $60,000
2000-01 The Psycho-Social aspects of learning with interactive media: Dean’s Technology Fund. $17,000
1999 Old Brain New Media: Evolutionary Psychology meets Educational Technology. College Seed grant. $1,200
1998 Telling Stories with Technology: Theories of Narrative in Commercial Storytelling In house technology grant with Rick Ferdig. $1,800



Year RecevedAward description
2016Outstanding Paper Award (With Rohit Mehta) Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education
2016William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award for comprehensive and sustained record of scholarly excellence in research and/or creative activities, instruction and outreach.
2015Henriksen & Mishra (2015) listed as one of the most popular articles of 2015 by TCRecord (based on number of downloads)
2014Outstanding Research Paper Award for Kereluik, Mishra, Terry & Fahnoe (2013) awarded by the Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, “in recognition of the single article from the prior year with the highest possibility to advance the field of teacher education, based on potential impact, contribution, innovativeness, and generalizability or usability.”
2013AACTE Best Practice Award for the Innovative Use of Technology to the EPET doctoral and master’s programs (With Leigh Wolf and Matthew J. Koehler). American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.
2013Outstanding Paper Award & Best TPACK paper award (With Chris Fahnoe) Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education
2013MSU-AT&T award for Instructional Technology (with Danah Henriksen & the CEP917 hybrid/blended design team)
2009Outstanding Paper Award (With Tae Shin, M. J. Koehler, D. Schmidt, E. Baran, & A. Thompson) Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education
2008MSU-AT&T award for Instructional Technology (with Matt Koehler & the TE150 online Design team)
2008Third prize for best paper (with Qaiser Malik & Michael Shanblatt)
American Society for Engineering Education
2007Outstanding Paper Award (with Aroutis Foster) Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education
2006Teaching Excellence Award, College of Education, Michigan State University
2004Teacher Scholar Award, Michigan State University
2000MSU Lilly Faculty Fellowship. Awarded by Michigan State University.
1998Editor's Choice Award, for best paper presented at 1998 IVLA conference
International Visual Literacy Association
1997APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship in Psychology, awarded by the American Psychological Association & Council of Graduate Departments in Psychology
1997Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Graduate College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1996On-campus Dissertation Research Grant, Graduate College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1992-96William Chandler Bagley Fellow, Academic merit fellowship College of Education, University of Illinois
1997Honorable mention for Urbana School District web site design; MultiMedia Schools Magazine
1996Teaching assistants rated as being excellent by their students, List maintained by the Daily Illini
1995High Five Award for Excellence in Web Design. For the web-magazine Darpan: Electronic reflections of India
1998-90Graduate Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Government of India
1982-90National Talent Search Scholarship, Awarded by the Government of India
1980-82Junior Science Talent Scholarship, Department of Education, India