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.
Applications should be submitted to the Deputy Provost Office (via electronic submission to firstname.lastname@example.org) by the 3rd Friday in February for consideration.
Late applications will not be considered. 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 Provost.
The Troyer Research Fellow Receives a stipend of $5,000 in support of his/her scholarly work. The funds may be used for a variety of research-related purposes, including support of research assistants, equipment, travel and materials, but may not be used to provide a stipend for the recipient. The funds must be expended by the end of the fiscal year for which they are awarded. A faculty member may not be eligible for more than one Troyer Research Felloship in a ten-year period.