University initiates premier research prize

Thursday, October 27, 2005

The university has established its premier prize for research as the result of a gesture by Dr. Lowell Hellervik, a 1956 graduate and SCSU Foundation Board member. The Hellervik Prize for Research Proposals Endowment Fund was made possible by a gift of $160,000.

The prize is intended to encourage scholarly activity that holds the potential to advance knowledge on issues of importance to society and to earn external financial support. Awards are made to faculty members, but can also be used as stipends for graduate and undergraduate students working alongside a professor.

The Hellervik Prize, which continues the tradition of the University Researchers Fund awards initiated at SCSU in 2001, will be awarded for two projects a year.

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