Lowell HellervikThe purpose of the Hellervik Prize is to 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.

Applicants can apply for up to $10,000 and the principal investigator awarded will receive one course release (3-4 credits maximum) during the academic year of a grant award.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Tenured, probationary or fixed term faculty at the time of application and time of award activity.
  • Awardees agree to present their research results or scholarly works, in a format appropriate to the discipline.

Submission Instructions and Requirements

  • Deadline: February 15, 2018 4:30pm
  • Electronic submission of the signed proposal narrative and budget spreadsheet to ResearchNow@stcloudstate.edu is preferred, however, one original can be delivered to AS 210.

Application Materials

  1. Request for Proposals: Hellervik Prize
  2. Proposal Narrative
  3. Budget Spreadsheet

Award Requirements

  1. Final Report


Started fall 2005, the Hellervik Prize is made possible by donor, Dr. Lowell Hellervik. St. Cloud State University Alum, Dr. Hellervik, 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.

Review Process

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?"