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:
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.
2022 Ronald Troyer Research Fellowship Award
Ina Purvanova Professor Management and Leadership/Department Chair, CBPA
2021 Ronald Troyer Research Fellowship Award
Lynn Kassel, Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences
2020 Ronald Troyer Research Fellowship Award
Sandra Patton-Imani, Professor of American Studies