Domer Research Award

This award was established to provide assistance for thesis research/scholarly activities expenses or for travel expenses incurred by graduate students who wish to attend a conference to present their research.  Awards for currently enrolled students will be processed via Student Accounts. Students who have graduated will receive a check in the mail.


Nomination by Sunday, February 10th, 2019;
Materials by Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Email Nominations to: Dr. Robert Sanders  SUBJECT LINE: Domer Research Award

Application Information

This award provides research supplies or supports research activities including travel to a professional meeting related to the student's research. To qualify for this award a student must prepare the following:

  • A statement from the graduate student describing the research project, and outlining in detail how the funds will be used.
  • A letter of nomination and/or endorsement from a faculty mentor

Selection Criteria

When reviewing applicants for this award, reviewers will consider the following:

  • Evidence of scholarly excellence on the part of the student e.g., recipients of prior awards
  • The quality of the proposal submitted, e.g., clarity of presentation, significance of work/professional development proposed, creativity and originality in the proposal
  • Consideration should be given to the impact of this award on the recipient's career. Will receipt of the award make a real difference?

Donor: Judith E. Domer and Floyd R. Domer

Past Recipients:

2004: Alice Wilson, Appalachian Studies
2005: Susan Pepper, Appalachian Studies
2006: Jason H. Windett, Political Science
2007: Michael Denslow, Biology
2008: Ashley S. Williams, Biology
2009: Serena Heinz, Biology
2010: not given
2011: not given
2012: Rebecca Hobden, Technology
2013: Michael Thomas, Biology
2014-2015 Luke Tunstall, Mathematics
2015-2016 Justin A. Stewart, Exercise Science
2016-2017 Reed Gurchiek, Exercise Science
2017-2018 Laura Johnston, Appalachian Studies