Brown Researchers Receive Salomon Awards

Thirteen faculty members will receive a share of more than $190,000 in University grants through the Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Awards, which are administered by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

The projects garner up to $15,000 in funding and span the disciplines. Projects include a residency and solo art show; a cross-national comparison of the history and legal status of the right to strike in four liberal democracies; innovation in the development of antibiotic delivery coatings; and a study of native and invasive Cottontails to test a new conceptual model of host pathogen dynamics.

“These awards are of tremendous help to the faculty recipients and to the research program at Brown University as a whole,” says David Savitz, Vice President for Research. “Innovative ideas of modest cost can be pursued by faculty that are distributed throughout the University, with the diversity of projects and the departments they represent a testament to the intellectual vitality among our scholars.”

These competitive awards were established in 1995 to support excellence in scholarly work by providing funding for selected faculty research projects of exceptional merit. Investigators may propose projects with a budget up to $15,000, with a preference given to junior investigators. This year, OVPR received 27 applications and made awards totaling $192,839.

Over the course of a decade, OVPR has awarded more than $6.7 million in research funds, including 161 Salomon research awards. A faculty review panel recommends awards to the Vice President for Research. The winners will be recognized in May at The University Awards Ceremony – A Celebration of Teaching and Research. Read more about all of this year’s winners.