July 22, 2002
Chancellor's Research Fellowships,
Awards Announced for 2002-03
The recipients of the 2002-2003 Chancellor's Research
Fellowships and 2002-2003 Chancellor's Research Excellence
Awards were recently announced.
The Chancellor's Research
Fellowship program offers an opportunity for release time from
teaching for one semester to eligible faculty engaged in long-term
research projects. This competitive program is designed to support
and promote projects that cannot be funded through other, more
Criteria for the fellowships
include: excellence of the proposed project and its scholarly
significance; evidence that the research project is
in the final, or near-to-final
stages; evidence that other sources of support are not available to
support completion of the project; evidence that release time from
teaching is crucial in order to complete the project.
associate professor, English
Spring 2003, "Beowulf and the Politics of
Anne Dailey, professor, law
Spring 2003, "When Reasonable Minds Differ: Psychoanalysis,
Scientific Psychology and the Law"
Patrick Hogan, professor, English
Fall 2002, "Cognitive Science, Literature, and the
Richard Langlois, professor, economics
Fall 2002, "Modularity, Knowledge Base, and Economic
Philip Mannheim, professor, physics
Fall 2002, "Brane Localized Gravity"
Deborah Muirhead, professor, art & art
Fall 2002, "Artists' Book Project"
The Chancellor's Research Excellence Awards recognize
excellence in research among tenured faculty at the Storrs and
regional campuses. The awards are open to faculty in all
disciplines. Up to four awards are made, and each is accompanied by
a Research Excellence designation and a stipend of $2,500, to be
used at the awardee's discretion in support of his or her
The review committee takes into
account the following factors when evaluating the
- Is the research seminal? Has the
work had an important impact on a field of research enough to open
up new avenues and approaches?
- Has the research had a national or
international impact, and can this wide impact be determined from
the supporting documents included with the nomination?
- What influence has the nominee had
on the promotion of research at the University, such as mentoring
students and colleagues?
The recipients, to be honored at the
May 2003 graduate commencement ceremony, are:
Harry Frank, professor, chemistry
Phillip Gould, professor, physics
Bahram Javidi, professor, electrical and computer