Eight Indiana University of Pennsylvania faculty members have been selected for IUP’s Academic Excellence and Innovation Awards.
The purpose of these awards, originated by IUP President Tony Atwater in 2007 and coordinated by the Office of the Provost, is to encourage innovative approaches in three categories: projects that have the potential for patents, projects that can lead to major external funding opportunities, and interdisciplinary projects that combine disciplines or areas of study into a new approach or model program.
“The Academic Excellence and Innovation Grant initiative reinforces the university’s commitment to scholarship and the professional development of the faculty,” Atwater said. “I am very pleased that members of the faculty have taken advantage of this opportunity to win support for their exciting and meritorious projects.”
Twelve IUP faculty members submitted proposals for consideration for the 2009–2010 academic year. Grant awards of up to $10,000 are made on a competitive basis.
This year’s recipients and their proposals are as follows:
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