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Top scholars wanted for the 2017 Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowships

With holiday breaks coming up, this is a great time to nominate a deserving colleague, peer, or friend for the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research (KJFF).


With holiday breaks coming up, this is a great time to nominate a deserving colleague, peer, or friend for the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research (KJFF). While the nomination period is open for about a month and a half more, as soon as a nomination is submitted the nominee can begin to work on his or her application.

The Kauffman Foundation will award up to seven Junior Faculty Fellowship grants to 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 $35,000 over two years to support the research activities of the Fellow. 

Since 2008, the Kauffman Foundation has awarded 45 Junior Faculty Fellowships to up-and-coming assistant professors in entrepreneurship.

Here are a few recent accomplishments by some of our Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellows:

  • Jon Eckhardt
    Jon Eckhardt (KJFF 2009) was awarded a Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Schulze Distinguished Professorship. He is also the executive director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship and a cofounder of the gener8tor business accelerator.  
  • Shon Hiatt
    Shon Hiatt (KJFF 2015) was doubly honored by the Organizations and Natural Environment Division at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Anaheim. He won the Academy of Management ONE Division’s 2016 Emerging Scholar Award, which recognizes early career academics who have already made outstanding research contributions in the area of organizations and the natural environment and who have a strong potential to continue making such contributions in the near future.
    His paper with Sangchan Park won the ONE Division’s 2016 Best Paper Award: External Threats and Entrepreneurial Collective Action in the Emergent U.S. Wood Pellet Industry, marking the third straight time he has won this award. Catch a video interview of Shon Hiatt conducted by the ONE Division.  
  • Alexander Oettl
    Alexander Oettl
    (KJFF 2014) recently hosted the 16th annual Roundtable for Engineering Entrepreneurship Research conference.
  • Henry Sauermann
    Henry Sauermann
    (KJFF 2013) has recently been appointed to a committee of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering to conduct a study on “Revitalizing Graduate STEM Education.” Other committee members include the CEO emeritus of the AAAS, the president of the Association of American Universities, and the president of the Council of Graduate Schools.    

To nominate an eligible candidate, complete the nomination form here by Tuesday, January 17, 2017.


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