Kauffman Foundation to Accept Nominations for Junior Faculty Fellowship Grants

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Program will award grants of $40,000 each to seven junior faculty members.

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced today that the nomination period will open on Nov. 7 for the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research (KJFF). The Foundation will award up to seven Junior Faculty Fellowship grants to junior faculty members in the United States whose research has the potential to make significant contributions to the body of literature in entrepreneurship. Each Fellow’s university will receive a grant of $40,000 over two years to support the research activities of the Fellow.

“This program has helped world-class scholars further their research in the field of entrepreneurship, thus laying the foundation for future scientific advancement,” said Robert J. Strom, Ph.D., director of Research and Policy at the Foundation. “The research produced by these scholars will be translated into knowledge with application for policymakers, educators, service providers and entrepreneurs.”

Nominees must be tenured or tenure-track junior faculty members at accredited U.S. institutions of higher education who received a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree between Jan. 1, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2011. For more information or to nominate a qualified junior faculty member, visit http://www.kauffman.org/kjff. All nominations must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Nominees will then have until 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time on Monday, February 25, 2013 to complete their online applications for consideration for the fellowship.

The Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research is one of three programs in the Kauffman Emerging Scholars initiative, which supports the overall goal of promoting entrepreneurship as a legitimate field of academic study. The annual Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program, established in 2002, awards up to 15 grants of $20,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A., or other doctoral students for the support of dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship, established in 2005, is awarded annually to the scholar under the age of 40 whose research has made the most significant contribution to entrepreneurship. The Medal includes a $50,000 cash prize.

About the Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private nonpartisan foundation that works to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to grow economies and improve human welfare. Through its research and other initiatives, the Kauffman Foundation aims to open young people's eyes to the possibility of entrepreneurship, promote entrepreneurship education, raise awareness of entrepreneurship-friendly policies, and find alternative pathways for the commercialization of new knowledge and technologies. In addition, the Foundation focuses on initiatives in the Kansas City region to advance students’ math and science skills, and improve the educational achievement of urban students, including the Ewing Marion Kauffman School, a college preparatory charter school for middle and high school students. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo. and has approximately $2 billion in assets. For more information, visit http://www.kauffman.org, and follow the Foundation on http://www.twitter.com/kauffmanfdn and http://www.facebook.com/kauffmanfdn.

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