Posted April 28, 2023 by Dan Moser
The Office of Research and Economic Development is accepting nominations and applications for the next cycle of the Research Leaders Program. The initiative seeks to identify and develop the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s next generation of research leaders.
In partnership with the Center for Professional and Executive Development in the College of Business, the program provides up to 15 selected faculty with the information, skills and connections they need to assemble and lead large collaborative teams and pursue major extramural funding.
Faculty eligible to participate include associate professors, research associate professors, professors (including endowed professors and chairs) and research professors.
Throughout the academic year, the program will cover a variety of topics, including: recognizing strengths; strategic leadership; goal setting; effective communication; design thinking and innovation; team science; diversity and inclusive excellence; team management; and negotiation.
University administrators and faculty are urged to nominate colleagues for the 2023-24 program by 5 p.m. May 19. Eligible faculty also may apply directly; nomination is not a prerequisite for applying. Applications are due by 5 p.m. May 31, and selections will be announced in mid-June.
2022-2023 program participants were:
- Ozan Ciftci, food science and technology
- Andrea Cupp, animal science
- Samodha Fernando, animal science
- Jiong Hu, civil and environmental engineering
- Nicole Iverson, biological systems engineering
- Katrina Jagodinsky, history
- Alexey Kovalev, physics and astronomy
- Marc Libault, agronomy and horticulture
- Yunwoo Nam, community and regional planning
- Yi Qian, electrical and computer engineering
- Jeffrey Stevens, psychology
- Xinghui Sun, biochemistry
- Elizabeth VanWormer, natural resources and veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences
- Richard Wilson, plant pathology
- Jinying Zhu, civil and environmental engineering