The Research Programs and Policies Committee (RPPC) has selected five faculty members to receive grant money from the Faculty Senate Seed Money Fund (FSSMF). This money is intended to help further scholarly and creative research and to attract external funding and recognition to Temple.
This semester's recipients are Cheryl Dileo, professor of music therapy; Roselyn Hsueh, assistant professor of political science; Maria Spassova, assistant professor of biology; Dennis Terry, associate professor of earth and environmental science; and Maurice Wright, professor of music composition and chair of the composition department. The awardees were unanimously selected by RPPC from among 21 faculty members who submitted proposals to the committee.
“Temple has a wealth of talented, innovative faculty in its schools and colleges,” said RPPC chair Marina Angel. “We had to make hard choices, because our funding is limited.”
The FSSMF has a total of $75,000 to distribute over the course of the academic year and grants normally range from $3,000 to $5,000. Provost Lisa Staiano-Coico has increased its funding this year by 50 percent.
The RPPC uses the FSSMF to make grants to full-time faculty twice a year — once in fall and once in spring. The spring 2010 notices and forms will soon be posted for faculty interested in applying.
Research Programs and Policies Committee Seed Grant Winners