The Murray Award for Research and Development


Michael and Mary Alice Collins Murray, '51, established The Murray Award for Research and Development in 2004. Mary Alice earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry and had a career in clinical pathology. Michael is a former executive with General Electric Corporation with first-hand knowledge of the research and discovery field. The Murrays have been enthusiastic in their support for the mission of Marywood University and The Murray Award for Research and Development furthers that commitment.

Funds are available for research/development grants through Research and Sponsored Programs. These funds are intended to assist faculty in the implementation of research projects that show high potential for expansion and continuation. The information and results gained from the awarded project are expected to be the basis for external funding for the continuation or expansion of the project during the following year. In addition, the project is expected to provide "hands on" research opportunities for students.

Funds may be used to support project expenses such as supplies, equipment, printing, and hiring of student research support.

Eligibility: All full time faculty members who have not previously received The Murray Award are eligible to apply.

Awards: One award will be made in the amount of $4,000.00.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2017

Notification Date: June 15, 2017
Project Start Date: July 1, 2017
Grant Funds must be expended: June 30, 2018
Report on use of funds and status of project: Oct 1, 2017; April 1, 2018; September 1, 2018
Proposal for external funding of project: No later than January 30, 2019


  • Cover Sheet: (Word) (PDF)
      -  Name, Department, College, Title of Study
  • Abstract
  • Research/Project Proposal (Limit 10 pages)
      -  Purpose of study, relevance of project, study method, project timeline, and project outcomes
      -  Involvement of student researchers, including student-learning outcomes
      -  Identify next steps for project, potential external funding sources, and rationale for potential funding source
  • Budget
      -  Project budget
  •   -  Explanation/justification of funds requested
  • Concise Vitae (limit 5 pages)
      -  Focus on research, scholarship, and publications
      -  Identify past work/education that prepares you for this project
  • Clearance
      -  Please e-mail the approval of Department Chair and Dean or include with the application if submitted hard copy.
Priorities: The successful applicant will be the one whose project demonstrates the highest potential for external funding and project continuation based on the faculty member's past experience, the project's relevance/importance to the field, and the involvement of students in active research experiences.

For questions, information, and to submit application:

Diane Keller, PhD, LSW
Assistant to the Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs
Immaculata Hall, Room 219
Tel: 570-340-6047 (e-mail submission preferred)