Prabhas V. Moghe, Ph.D., Rutgers Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs recently announced the awardees for the 78th cohort of the Rutgers University Research Council Program. Established in 1943, the Research Council provides internal seed funding for faculty research, especially to encourage scholarship tackling challenging disciplinary problems in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and creative arts.
The 2021 Request for Proposals led to over 75 applications, and two Bloustein School faculty were awarded funding.
Dawne Mouzon received a Research on Social and Racial Justice Award, inspired by President Holloway’s Equity Report and the University’s commitment to fostering excellence in and as a beloved community. The award supports academic research on racial and social justice in all domains of intellectual, social, artistic, and environmental life. Dawne’s project title is “Racial Discrimination, Coping, and Mental Health: An Investigation of Black American Resilience and Vulnerability During America’s 2020–2021 Racial Reckoning.”
Kelcie Ralph received an Individual Fulcrum Award, which is for individual researchers and those in the creative arts who are testing out new ideas to accelerate their scientific inquiry, program of research and scholarship, or creative production. Kelcie’s project title is “Why Is ‘Induced Demand’ Missing from Engineering Education?”
This year’s awardees represent faculty across multiple disciplines and Chancellor-led units of the university, including History, Art History, Dance, Geography, Sociology, Law, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, among many others. The full list of awards may be found at https://academicaffairs.rutgers.edu/2021-2022-research-council-awards-and-subvention-program-recipients