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Four faculty researchers complete Research Launch Award

Four faculty researchers complete Research Launch Award

Findings Staff Report | Feb. 7, 2022

The Office of Research is proud to announce its most recent recipients of the Research Launch Award, a program the office began offering in 2018 to better support new faculty researchers from day one.

Open to full-time faculty in their first year at UC, a Research Launch Award provides up to $2,500 in research  and professional development funds to faculty who have attended at least ten OoR Professional Development Series events in an academic school year or attended six and served as an internal reviewer.

To date, 91 UC faculty have earned the award—and our statistics show that those who have completed the Professional Development requirements were 3.5 times more likely to capture other research funding support in their first year.

Meet our newest awardees:

Zaghloul ElSayed

College of Education Criminal Justice & Human Services

“The Research Launch Award and the events helped me better target funding organizations and taught me new strategies for better research proposals.”


Dinc Erdeniz

College of Engineering & Applied Science

“The events that I attended during the past year were really helpful in terms of refining my approach to developing new research ideas and communicating them to collaborators and program managers.”


Carrie Hoefer

College of Pharmacy

“The Research Launch Award events have been exception and helped me teach my students about grants, what is expected and how to perform in a research environment ... Each item for grant writing and research involves so much detail, so the events really helped me piece everything together.”


Michael Morelli

Lindner College of Business

“The research events that I attended ... all helped me see the wide world of research grants better. They gave me many ideas to use in applying for grants and the mistakes to avoid.”

See all of our past winners, with links to their research profiles, here, and to learn more about the Office of Research, visit our website,