The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is offering seven, $40,000 fellowships to junior faculty members at U.S. colleges and universities who are conducting research in the field of entrepreneurship.
Nominations for the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research (KJFF) are being accepted through Jan. 23.
The program is part of an “emerging scholars” initiative by the foundation to promote entrepreneurship as a field of academic study. The Junior Faculty grants are aimed at researchers whose work has the potential to make a significant contribution to the body of literature in entrepreneurship.
Robert J. Strom, director of research and policy for the foundation, said the goal of fellowship program is to launch a new group of scholars whose research will ultimately have applications for entrepreneurs as well as for professionals in such fields as public policy and education.
The foundation’s other “emerging scholars” programs include an annual, dissertation, fellowship program, which awards 15 grants of $20,000 each to PhD, DBA or other doctoral students; and a $50,000 distinguished research medal for scholars under the age of 40.
For the Junior Faculty fellowships, nominees must be tenured or tenure-track junior faculty at accredited U.S. institutions of higher education who received a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree between Jan. 1, 2007 and Dec. 31, 2010.
For more information or to nominate a qualified junior faculty member, go to http://www.kauffman.org/kjff. All nominations must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. CST on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012.
Nominees will then have until 5:00 p.m. CST on Monday, March 12, 2012 to complete their online applications for consideration for the fellowship.
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