Congratulations to the 2020-2023 Cycle Awardees
The recipients of our 2020-2023 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 (2020-23) below. Of the 115 applications, 45 TTDGRAs were funded for the 2020-2023 cycle.
This year’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 service:
Lee Business School: Dr. Vivek Sah; Dr. Jason Smith
College of Education: Dr. Danica Hays; Dr. Joseph Morgan
College of Engineering: Dr. Sarah Harris; Dr. Pramen Shrestha
College of Fine Arts: Dr. Alfredo Fernandez-Gonzalez
College of Hospitality: Dr. Ozgu Ozdemir; Dr. Sarah Tanford
School of Integrated Health Sciences: Dr. Kai-Yu Ho
College of Liberal Arts: Dr. Daniel Allen; Dr. Kelly Mays
School of Nursing: Dr. Hyunhwa (Henna) Lee; Dr. Reimund Serafica
School of Public Health: Dr. Sheniz Moonie; Dr. Jennifer Pharr
College of Sciences: Dr. Laurel Raftery; Dr. Jason Steffen
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 (51% Assistants; 33% Associates; 16% Professors) and that 67% 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 45 TTDGRAs will benefit substantially, and that this investment will act as seed funding for increasing their grants and research or scholarly productivity.