Lowell HellervikDr. Lowell Hellervik graduated from St. Cloud State University with a B.S. degree and went on to earn his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. In 1967, he co-founded Personnel Decisions International, a global consulting firm. He received the Distinguished Professional Contributions Award by the Society for Industrial Organizational/Psychologists in 1999.

Started fall 2005, the Hellervik Prize is St. Cloud State University’s premier award encouraging research or scholarly activity which advances knowledge on issues of importance to students, college/school, university and society. Research is broadly defined as creative achievement and/or the scholarly pursuit of knowledge using recognized procedures in the principal investigator’s discipline or area of study. Tenured, probationary or fixed term faculty can apply for up to $10,000 and individuals working in collaboration or on a closely related project should apply as a group.

Applicants must meet eligibility status within the bargaining unit both at the time of application and time of award activity. Projects cannot be conducted while on sabbatical or leave. In support of the proposed activities, funds may be used to purchase supplies or equipment, cover travel expenses or any other identifiable material costs related to the project. Expenses must be allowable per standard St. Cloud State University travel/business expenses and purchasing policies. Funds may be used to cover faculty co-investigator compensation of up to $3,000; wages for student help to assist with the project are also allowable.

In support of the project, the college/school of the faculty member who is the principal investigator (PI) will provide to the PI up to one course release (3-4 credits maximum) for one academic year in which the PI holds the prize. No reassigned time is allowed for co-investigators.

Awardees of Hellervik Prize agree to present their research results or scholarly works, in a format appropriate to the discipline, at a future university event. There may also be an opportunity to meet with the donor, Dr. Lowell Hellervik, to discuss the award and the effects of the funding on the faculty or staff member’s professional development and teaching at the university.

A fully signed original application is due to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (AS 208) by 4:00 p.m. on the application deadline. Review of applications will be in collaboration with Dr. Lowell Hellervik, the Associate Provost for Research and the Scholarship, Research and Creative Achievement Committee.

  • Application deadline: January 21, 2016 by 4 pm

Application materials: Hellervik Prize Guidelines and Hellervik Prize Application


Previous Awards:

FY2015 FY - 2008 FY - 2007 FY - 2006


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