2016 Faculty Opportunity Award Winners
The Offices of the President, the Executive Vice President and Provost, and the Vice President for Research and Economic Development are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Faculty Opportunity Awards, which total approximately $600,000.
The Faculty Opportunity Awards, which were created in 2012, are designed to support faculty research with potential for continued external funding and to provide financial support needed to complete significant scholarly/creative works.
This year, a total of 68 proposals were submitted to this highly competitive awards program in the following four categories: Individual Investigator Award, Collaborative Interdisciplinary Award, Innovation/Technology Award, and Center of Excellence Challenge Grant Award. Faculty-led review panels made recommendations to the vice president for research and economic development, the associate vice president for research, the Research Division faculty fellow, the chair of the Research Council, and the president, resulting in more than 20 awards of funding.
Congratulations to this year’s award recipients!