Established in fall 2005, the Hellervik Prize is made possible by Dr. Lowell Hellervik, St. Cloud State University alumnus. 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 and the 2018 Visionary Award from the SCSU Foundation.
The purpose is to encourage 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 the grant award.
Deadline: January 26, 2024 at 4 p.m.
Step 1: Review the eligibility requirements and budgetary guideline sections of this webpage for this grant. You can also review the criteria that the review committee uses by viewing the evaluation
Estimated Project Budget
Step 2: Discuss your project and intent to apply with your department chair/director and dean/supervisor as upon submission, your proposal will automatically be routed to them for review and approval. All approvals (signatures) are facilitated electronically in Wizehive and applications will not be considered without all required approvals.
Step 3a: Click on the red "Apply Here" button to login to Wizehive using your StarID.
Step 4: If applicable, confirm your Co-PI(s) have completed their Co-PI Request forms. You can confirm this by looking for the green box next their name(s) within the Co-PI Request section of your application.
Step 5: Click on "Submit" to put forward your COMPLETE application for consideration. It must be submitted prior to the posted deadline above or it will not be considered.
Step 6: Once your completed application is electronically approved in Wizehive by your department chair/director AND dean/supervisor, your application will be distributed to a review panel for review and consideration. Please note that the review process takes time, so please be patient. Updates will be sent out as soon as the review process is concluded.
DISCLAIMER: Applicants are encouraged to submit their electronic application early to avoid potential access issues. Applications after the deadline will not be considered without official confirmation of campus-wide accessibility/technical outages. Previous versions of application forms will not be considered and will be denied.
Allowable budgetary items:
Lindsey Vigesaa & Mary Clifford - $9,975
Criminal Justice, "Public & Private Collaborations to Promote Student Success: Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Analyze Agency Data in the Criminal Justice Classroom"
Matthew Davis - $9,997
Biology, “The Evolution of Fishes that Light up the Oceans”
Scott Miller - $9,959.57
Music, “Sonic Augment Reality (SonAR) Study”
Robert Galler - $9,972
History, “Researching the History of St. Cloud State University”
Heiko Schoenfuss - $9,544
Biology, “How Do Changes in Selective Pressures Over a Lifetime Affect Adult Performance?”
Previous recipients are showcased in RSP’s annual report.