May 12, 2016  

Office of the Provost names participants in new Research Refresh program

The Office of the Provost has named seven faculty members who have been approved for the new Research Refresh program, a competitive, campus-wide initiative designed to provide protected time for tenured associate professors and full professors who would benefit from intense focus to advance their scholarship and reinvigorate their careers. 

The recipients are:

* Daniel Elliott, professor of electrical and computer engineering and physics.

* Carolyn Guptill-Yoran, associate professor of veterinary clinical sciences.

* Michael Levine, associate professor of statistics.

* John Lumkes, associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering.

* Paul Sojka, professor of mechanical engineering.

* Mark Tucker, professor of youth development and agricultural education.

* Nung Kawn (Aaron) Yip, professor of mathematics.

"As a leading land-grant research institution, we must continue to invest in our faculty and their discovery efforts,” says Deba Dutta, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity. "It quickly became clear through their impressive proposals that these talented scholars would benefit from focused research."

Recipients are expected to start by Aug. 15, and the supported project duration will be up to one year (including summer). At the end of the award period, recipients will provide an account of their activity including a description of the benefits of the focused time on the faculty member's research area.

Projects may include up to one month of faculty summer salary if the project extends through the summer and up to $10,000 in discretionary funding to support project needs including travel to meet with program directors or to visit colleagues at other institutions to learn new techniques or gain exposure to the selected research area.  In addition, up to $30,000 over two semesters for the actual costs of replacement teaching will be provided to the professor's department.   

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