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.
Nomination by Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Materials by Monday, February 20, 2023
Email Nominations to: Dr. Ross Gosky with SUBJECT LINE: Wachovia Research Award
- The recipient will be selected in February and will be honored at the Graduate School awards reception in the Spring.
- The monetary award of $800 (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 must spend the funds by May 15 in the year awarded.
- 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.
The application must include a letter from the nominator. Two additional (optional) letters may be included from the department chair and/or faculty colleagues who are familiar with the current or proposed project and who can also speak to the environmental impact of the research.
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
- 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.
Wachovia Bank of North Carolina
- 2021-2022: Dr. James Sherman, Physics & Astronomy
- 2020-2021: Not given
- 2019-2020: Ms. Sarah Hill (student), Biology
- 2018-2019: Dr. John Whitehead, Economics
- 2017-2018: Dr. Michael Madritch, Biology
- 2016-2017: Dr. Jim Sherman, Physics & Astronomy
- 2015-2016: Dr. Baker Perry, Geography & Planning
- 2014-2015: Not given
- 2013: Dr. Chris Badurek, Geography & Planning
- 2012: Dr. Chuanhui Gu, Geology
- 2011: Dr. Lynn Siefferman, Biology
- 2010: Dr. Brett Taubman, Chemistry
- 2009: Dr. Saskia van de Gevel, Geography and Planning
- 2008: Not given
- 2007: Dr. Shea Tuberty, Biology
- 2006: Dr. Carol Babyak, Chemistry; Mr. Jeremy Chandler Ferrell (student), Technology
- 2005: Dr. Melany Fisk, Biology
- 2004: Dr. Tim Silver, History
- 2003: Not given
- 2002: Dr. Zack Murrell, Biology
- 2001: Not given
- 2000: Dr. Garry Cooper, Geography & Planning
- 1999: Dr. Peter T. Soulé, Geography & Planning
- 1998: Dr. Neal G. Lineback, Geography & Planning
- 1997: Dr. Dennis M. Scanlin, Technology
- 1996: Dr. Timothy H. Silver, History
- 1995: Dr. Matthew Rowe, Biology
- 1994: Not given
- 1993: Not given
- 1992: Dr. Howie Neufeld, Biology