Lowell HellervikDr. Lowell Hellervik graduated from St. Cloud State University with a B.S. degree in History and a minor in Psychology and went on to earn his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. 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. Fund History

February 15, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

By the deadline date and time, electronic submission to ResearchNow@stcloudstate.edu is preferred or one original can be delivered to AS 210


  • Funds may be used to cover faculty co-investigator compensation of up to $3,000
  • Funds may be used to cover wages for student help to assist with the project
  • PI to receive one course release (3-4 credits maximum) for one academic year of the grant
  • Awardees agree to present their research results or scholarly works, in a format appropriate to the discipline

Review Committee
Review of applications will be in collaboration with Dr. Lowell Hellervik, the Associate Provost for Research and the Scholarship, Research and Creative Achievement Committee.


Gareth John - $8,395

Geography and Planning, "Groundtruthing Spatial Narratives of the Native American Past in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota"



Eddah Mutua - $10,000

Communication Studies, "Embracing Intercultural Communication Pedagogies to Promote Intercultural and Global Understanding in 'Global' Classrooms in Central Minnesota"



Katherine Pound - $10,000

Atmospheric and Hydrologic Sciences, "Stream Transport of Cobbles & Boulders - How Fast and How Far?"