Wachovia Award

The Wachovia Environmental Research Award is designed to recognize faculty or graduate students actively engaged in high-quality environmental research related to the southern Appalachians.

Deadline: Nomination by January 31, 2017; materials by February 24, 2017.


 General Information

  • The recipient will be selected in January and will be honored at the faculty awards reception in the Spring.

  • The monetary award of $500 (if sufficient funding is generated by the endowment) will be administered in the Graduate School as an expense account.

  • The funding may be used for any non-salary expense related to performing environmental research, including purchase of equipment and supplies, and travel for data collection or dissemination.

  • The recipient will have one year from the date of the award to spend the funds.

Eligibility

  • Faculty members or graduate students must have completed or made significant progress on a research project producing knowledge of the natural environment and/or human interaction with the natural environment.

  • Such knowledge generally should be grounded in the disciplines eligible for consideration for National Science Foundation research awards.

 Application Process

  • The application must have the support of the department chair.

  • The application must: Describe the project for which the funds will be used, including the impact of the project and plans for dissemination of results;

  • Succinctly list the research / creative accomplishments from the last five years.

  • Provide the contact information for two references who can address the impact of the faculty member’s environmental research.

Application Information

Nominated faculty should submit the online application and supporting materials as indicated on the form.

Selection Criteria

  • Significant contributions to environmental research with particular application to the Southern Appalachian Region.
  • Environmental research is defined as research that produces knowledge of the natural environment and/or human interaction with the natural environment. Such knowledge generally should be grounded in the disciplines eligible for consideration for National Science Foundation research awards.

Donor

Wachovia Bank of North Carolina

Past Recipients

1992 Dr. Howie Neufeld, Biology
1993 Not Given
1994 Not Given
1995 Dr. Matthew Rowe, Biology
1996 Dr. Timothy H. Silver, History
1997 Dr. Dennis M. Scanlin, Technology
1998 Dr. Neal G. Lineback, Geography & Planning
1999 Dr. Peter T. Soulé, Geography & Planning
2000 Dr. Garry Cooper, Geography & Planning
2001 Not Given
2002 Dr. Zack Murrell, Biology
2003 Not Given
2004 Dr. Tim Silver, History
2005 Dr. Melany Fisk, Biology
2006 Dr. Carol Babyak, Chemistry
2006 Mr. Jeremy Chandler Ferrell (Student), Technology
2007 Dr. Shea Tuberty, Biology
2008 Not Given
2009 Dr. Saskia van de Gevel, Geography and Planning
2010 Dr. Brett Taubman, Chemistry
2011 Dr. Lynn Siefferman, Biology
2012 Dr. Chuanhui Gu, Geology
2013 Dr. Chris Badurek, Geography & Planning
2014-2015 Not Given
2015-2016 Dr. Baker Perry, Geography & Planning
2016-2017 Dr. Jim Sherman, Physics & Astronomy