Congratulations to the 2023-2026 Cycle Awardees
The recipients of our 2023-2026 Top Tier Doctoral Graduate Research Assistant (TTDGRA) grant competition have been selected and notified. You can view the names and project titles of all the TTDGRA recipients (2023-26) in the "Related Links" section. Of the 100 applications, 35 TTDGRAs were funded for the 2023-2026 cycle.
This cycle’s application pool was extremely competitive with many high-quality and notable scholarly projects being considered. We are very appreciative of the TTDGRA Review Committee and the Deans and Department Chairs from the academic units for their valuable feedback and careful consideration of each application. The TTDGRA Review Committee, comprised of representatives from each college/school, made considerable efforts in providing serious, thoughtful review and discussions of the applications. We thank the members of this committee listed below for their dedicated service:
Lee Business School: Greg Moody, Yong Li
College of Education: Chyllis Scott, Heather Dahl-Jacinto
College of Engineering: Jaeyun Moon, Emma Regentova
College of Fine Arts: Anthony Barone, Susanna Newbury
College of Hospitality: Amanda Belarmino, Cass Shum (Co-Chair)
School of Integrated Health Sciences: Jing Nong Liang, Arpita Basu
College of Liberal Arts: Brian Villmoare (Co-Chair), Raquel Casas
School of Nursing: Jennifer Kawi, Lorraine Evangelista
School of Public Health: Tim Bungum, Chris Cochran
College of Sciences: Boo Shan Tseng, Ronald Gary
College of Urban Affairs: Nicholas Barr, Greg Borchard
These results mean that the approximate value of this program is $800,000+ per year for three years, or approximately $2.4+ million dollars. It is also worth noting that the funded proposals are from professors of all ranks (43% Assistants; 37% Associates; 20% Professors) and that 89% are based on collaborative, often multidisciplinary, faculty teams.
Based on our assessment of past TTDGRA recipients and their students, we are confident that the faculty awarded these 35 TTDGRAs will benefit substantially, and that this investment will act as seed funding for increasing their grants and research or scholarly productivity.