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 the Office of 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, hiring of student research support, course reassignment (course release) with the approval of appropriate Chair and Dean. Travel to conferences and faculty stipends are not allowable expenses.
Eligibility: All tenure-track, tenured, and clinical faculty are eligible to apply.
Awards: One or two awards will be made. Range of award: $4,000-$10,000
Application Deadline: May 2, 2014
Notification Date: June 13, 2014
Project Start Date: July 1, 2014
Grant Funds must be expended: June 30, 2015
Report on use of funds and status of project: Oct 1, 2014; April 1, 2015; September 1, 2015
Proposal for external funding of project: No later than January 30, 2017
Clearance - Please e-mail the approval of Department Chair and Dean or include with the application if submitted hard copy.
Demonstrate the highest potential for external funding and project continuation based on faculty member's past experience and the project's relevance/importance to the field. And Involve students in active research experiences
An ad hoc three-member review committee, including a representative from University Advancement will review the proposals.
Please obtain written electronic clearance for this project from the appropriate Chair and Dean.
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