Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship

The Kauffman Foundation established the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research in 2008 to recognize tenured or tenure-track junior faculty members at accredited U.S. universities who are beginning to establish a record of scholarship and exhibit the potential to make significant contributions to the body of research in the field of entrepreneurship.

This initiative helped launch world-class scholars into a young and exciting field of research, thus laying a foundation for future scientific advancement. The body of work produced by these fellows has helped establish entrepreneurship as a legitimate field of academic study. The output of this initiative will be translated into knowledge with significant applications for policymakers, educators, service providers, and entrepreneurs as well as high-quality academic research.

The Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship was part of a group of academic recognition programs established by the Kauffman Foundation that were consolidated into the Kauffman Knowledge Challenge starting in 2018 (see right).