Kauffman Foundation Announces 2013 Recipients of Junior Faculty Fellowship Grants

Lacey Graverson, 816-932-1116, lgraverson@kauffman.org, Kauffman Foundation

Program awards grants of $40,000 each to seven junior faculty members

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) April 23, 2013 – The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced today the recipients of the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research (KJFF).

The program recognizes junior faculty members in the United States whose research has the potential to make significant contributions to the body of literature in entrepreneurship. Each Fellow's university will receive a grant of $40,000 over two years to support the research activities of the Fellow.  

"This program is designed to help advance leading scholars and recognize their outstanding work in academic entrepreneurship study," said Robert J. Strom, director of research and policy at the Foundation. "We look forward to seeing the 2013 Fellows' future research and are confident that they will help to advance our understanding of entrepreneurship at many levels."

The 2013 fellowship recipients, along with their university affiliations, are:

  • Michael Ewens, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Cesare Fracassi, University of Texas at Austin
  • Aleksandra (Olenka) Kacperczyk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Matt Marx, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ethan Mollick, University of Pennsylvania
  • Henry Sauermann, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Robert Seamans, New York University

The KJFF is one of three programs in the Kauffman Emerging Scholars initiative, which supports the overall goal of creating a substantial body of research on entrepreneurship and innovation.

The initiative, which includes the KJFF, Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship, assists promising young scholars in their efforts to earn doctoral degrees, and encourages scholars to conduct research early in their careers and recognize ground-breaking research—all with a focus on entrepreneurship.

The Foundation's Emerging Scholars program supports and recognizes achievements at each career level of an academic professional.

More information about the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research can be found at www.kauffman.org/kjff.