Posted October 27, 2021 by Dan Moser
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has selected 12 faculty to serve as 2021-22 Research Development Fellows. The program provides full-time faculty at the assistant-level rank with information, resources and approaches necessary to prepare competitive grant proposals.
The Research Development Fellows Program is designed to enhance the grant-getting success of the university’s early career faculty by providing proposal development best practices in a diverse, interactive and collaborative space that encourages relationship-building around funding for research and creative activity.
Research Development Fellows Program learning activities are complemented by one-on-one consultations with Nebraska administrators, faculty colleagues and Office of Research and Economic Development staff who provide advice to fellows regarding the proposal development process, including the creation of a concept paper and elevator pitch.
Participants were selected through a competitive application process. The 2021-22 Research Development Fellows Program fellows are:
- Heather Akin, assistant professor of agricultural leadership, education and communication
- Amy Desaulniers, assistant professor of veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences
- Ross Dixon, assistant professor of earth and atmospheric sciences
- Katherine Frels, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture
- Eloísa Grifo, assistant professor of mathematics
- Ming Guo, research assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture
- Jason Hawkins, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering
- Ciera Kirkpatrick, assistant professor of journalism and mass communications
- Qiang Liu, assistant professor of computer science and engineering
- Shuai Nie, assistant professor of computer science and engineering
- Zachary Porter, assistant professor of architecture
- James Tierney, assistant professor of law
Since the Research Development Fellows Program’s inception in 2008, 242 fellows have participated in the program.
Applications for the 2022-2023 cohort will be solicited in fall 2022. Visit the Research Development Fellows Program website for more details or contact Tisha Mullen, director of proposal development.