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The Furth Fund

The Valerie and Frank Furth Fund provides awards to help foster the development of promising scientists in the natural and biological sciences.

2016 Furth Fund Awardees

Doug Kelley, Assistant Professor, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Feng Vankee Lin, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

History

The Furth Fund was established through the generosity of Valerie and Frank Furth to help foster the development of promising scientists.

The Fund was created to provide early career scientists with $10,000 in research funds. These funds are used to promote the research activities of the faculty member, which may include the purchase of new equipment or support for graduate students or postdocs. The Furth Fund may not be used as a source of salary support for the faculty member.

Complete list of previous Furth Fund awardees


Who Is Eligible

Nominees should be tenure-track junior faculty appointed in natural and biological science departments within the School of Arts, Sciences and Engineering and the School of Medicine and Dentistry who have been hired within the past three academic years. Preference will be given to nominees who wish to use the award to support the active engagement of graduate students or postdocs in their research.

Nominations for tenure-track candidates being actively recruited for positions, but not yet hired, will also be accepted. Departments must have made an offer to the candidate before the nomination will be considered. The nomination materials should note the status of recruitment efforts and the anticipated date of the candidate’s decision.

Process

The Provost will solicit nominations from the Deans. The Deans should forward their nominations to the Provost’s office no later than March 20.  Letters may be sent electronically or via intercampus mail to Anthony Green, Deputy to the Provost, 212 Wallis Hall, Box 270021 or via email at tony.green@rochester.edu.

The award recipient(s) will be announced in March.

All nominations must include the nominee’s curriculum vitae and a short (1-2 page) letter from the departmental chair describing the nominee’s research activities and proposed use of the funds, and an endorsement from the dean of the School. There is no limit to the number of nominations per School, but all nominations must be approved and submitted through the dean of the School.