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Troyer Research Fellowship

Troyer Research Fellowship

The Board of Trustees of Drake University in 2009 voted to create the Ronald Troyer Research Fellowship Endowment for full-time faculty members in recognition of Dr. Troyer’s many contributions to Drake University during his tenure as Provost, 2000-2009.  In creating this fellowship, the Trustees particularly wanted to recognize Provost Troyer’s unwavering commitment to the support of faculty research and development at the highest level. The Fellowship is awarded annually on the basis of a competitive application process conducted by the Office of the Deputy Provost. Selection of the Troyer Research Fellow from among the applicants is based on the applicant's record of scholarly accomplishment and future promise as a scholar.

The Troyer Research Fellow receives a stipend of $5,000 in support of his/her scholarly work.  The funds must be spent in the fiscal year in which they were awarded and may be used for a variety of research-related purposes, including support of research assistants, equipment, travel and materials, but funds may not be used to provide a stipend for the recipient.  A faculty member is not eligible for more than one Troyer Research Fellowship in a ten-year period.

To apply, please submit a 5-7 page document including:

  • A narrative of the work to be accomplished, a timeline for its completion, the intended outcomes (ie: type of publication, performance, or presentation) and a budget.
  • An abbreviated cv that highlights relevant research and creative work, teaching and service.

    Applications must be submitted to the Deputy Provost Office (via electronic submission to cc'ing by the 3rd Friday in February of each year for consideration.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee comprised of former Troyer Fellows and other faculty holding endowed professorships.  The committee will make recommendations to the Deputy Provost and the Fellowship will be awarded by the Provost after confirmation by the Board of Trustees.

2023 Ronald Toyer Research Fellowship Award                                         Stacy Gnacinski, Associate Professor of Health Sciences, CPHS

2022 Ronald Troyer Research Fellowship Award
Ina Purvanova Professor Management and Leadership/Department Chair, CBPA

Troyer Research Fellowship Recipients List

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