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2022–2023 Rutgers University Research Council Program Awardees

July 7, 2022

Dear Members of the Rutgers Community, 

I am delighted to announce the 79th cohort of Rutgers University Research Council Program Awardees. Established in 1943, the Research Council provides internal seed funding for faculty research that tackles challenging disciplinary problems in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and creative arts. The program is jointly administered by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Office for Research (OFR) led by the Senior Vice President for Research. This year the Council awarded more than $200,000 over five funding programs:

  • Seven Individual Fulcrum Awards, for faculty who are undertaking a new direction of research at a critical stage in their careers;
  • Five Social and Racial Justice Awards, for faculty pursuing research on race and equity in any domain of intellectual, social, artistic, or scientific life;
  • Four Collaborative Multidisciplinary Awards, which allow faculty members across disciplines to work together on a new, shared problem that requires multiple perspectives and viewpoints;
  • Three Subvention Awards for the Publication of Scholarly Books, which provide partial subsidies to cover a portion of the cost of publishing in order to make it more affordable; and
  • Three Manuscript Review Awards, which bring distinguished colleagues to Rutgers to lead an intensive discussion of a finished manuscript and help faculty members publish authoritative, thought-provoking, field-changing books.

This year’s awardees represent faculty across multiple disciplines and Chancellor-led units of our university: from History, American Studies, and Dance to Computer Science, Sociology, Law, and Nursing, among many others. A full list of recipients and their projects can be found here.

Faculty who are interested in submitting a proposal for consideration in the next cycle should note that the FY2023 program will open on September 15, 2022. Next year will mark the 80th anniversary of the Rutgers Research Council, a body composed of 33 faculty members representing all disciplines and chancellor-led units who make awards directly to faculty from across the entire university. I would like to especially thank this year’s Council Co-Chairs, Dr. Antoinette Farmer and Dr. Kathleen Pottick, as well as the teams in Academic Affairs and OFR who supported the program, for their stewardship.

Over the next year, I am sure that you will be hearing more about these wonderful projects and their impacts. Please join President Holloway, Senior Vice President Zwick, and me in congratulating this year’s awardees.


Prabhas V. Moghe, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Distinguished Professor