Auburn University Award and Recognition Programs
The CWSIS program is a strategically focused Auburn University investment strategy that enhances faculty capacity and University prestige. This program supports scholarship in areas of creative work and social impact that has strong potential to enhance program and university rankings and bring greater visibility and recognition of our faculty and institution. In addition to raising the visibility and influence of Auburn University, CWSIS projects may attract external funding in the forms of grants, industry partnerships and contracts, private foundation funding, and donor support. Investing in CWSIS supports the University’s strategic plan by elevating scholarly impact, investing in outstanding people who advance the university’s mission, and providing an elevated Auburn experience for our students.
Creative Work and Social Impact Scholarship Funding Program (CWSIS)
Junshan Liu, College of Architecture, Design and Construction, “Digitally Preserving and Re-presenting Alabama’s Rosenwald Schools”
Alicia Powers, College of Human Sciences, “A clinical-community pediatric wellness initiative to manage and prevent cardiometabolic diseases in children with limited resources in Alabama”
The RSP is a strategically focused Auburn University investment strategy that promotes promising and impactful new lines of research as well as the growth of collaborative and/or interdisciplinary teams to build the foundations of science, to overcome scientific and societal challenges and to promote and enhance the quality of life and wellbeing of individuals, groups and communities. Research activities supported by the RSP will have a strong potential to attract extramural funding for sustained research efforts. The program will also enhance the visibility and recognition of our faculty and institution. Investing in the RSP supports the University’s strategic plan by elevating research and scholarly impact to address society’s critical issues and promote economic development in Alabama and beyond, investing in the outstanding people who advance the university’s mission, and providing an elevated Auburn experience for our students.
Research Support Program (RSP)
Brian Albanese, College of Liberal Arts, “Neurobehavioral sensitivity to negative reinforcement in suicide”
Benjamin Bush, College of Architecture, Design and Construction, “EX4C: Next Generation Blood and Vaccine Transport for Combat, Austere and Challenging Environments”
Nathaniel Hardy, College of Agriculture, “The Evolution of Virulence in Xylella fastidiosa”
Amal Khalil Kaddoumi, Harrison School of Pharmacy, “Amylin role in Alzheimer’s disease”
Peng Li, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, “Probing Novel Quantum Phases in van der Waals Magnet Fe5GeTe2”
Panagiotis Mistriotis, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, “Bioengineering tools to uncover the mechanisms of human mesenchymal stem cell migration”
Kristina Neely, College of Education, “Inhibitory Motor Control in Adults with ADHD”
Janna Willoughby, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, “How do environmental and genetic effects interact to determine individual fitness?”
The Creative Research and Scholarship Awards were created to recognize the research achievements and contributions of Auburn University faculty through the presentation of two annual awards. These awards are presented to faculty who have distinguished themselves through research, scholarly works, and/or creative contributions to their fields.
LAUNCH proposals must be defined as applied and not basic (pure) research. Proposals will adhere to a submission process which identifies the technology readiness level for the project along with pertinent information regarding market assessment, commercial viability, milestone schedule and budget required. Grant proposals will be screened for compliance with defined selection criteria identified by the OVPRED.
Up to $10,000 is available in travel grants for the 2021-2022 academic year to be distributed among faculty who are selected for these awards. These funds can be used for transportation, room, board, etc. The SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program is intended to enhance faculty collaboration that stimulates scholarly initiatives between SEC universities. It gives faculty from one SEC university the opportunity to travel to another SEC campus to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals, and conduct research.