University of Pittsburgh
February 12, 2002

UCSUR Seeks Applicants for Second Annual Steven D. Manners Awards

Contact:  412-624-4147

February 14, 2002

PITTSBURGH—The University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking applicants for the second annual Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Awards. Two awards of up to $10,000 each relating to work in the social, behavioral, and policy sciences will be given in honor of Manners, who worked at UCSUR for 26 years and was assistant director at the time of his death.

Full-time faculty from all Pitt campuses may apply for either or both of the awards. One award is a research development grant to support pilot research, and the other is an infrastructure development award aimed at enhancing faculty capabilities to conduct interdisciplinary research. Preference will be given to junior faculty, faculty in the Arts and Sciences or Provost-area professional schools, and faculty at the regional campuses.

Research development grants are intended to have the potential of leading to larger, externally funded projects. Infrastructure development awards enable faculty to develop, acquire, and disseminate new research skills.

All applications are due by April 16, 2002, and awards will be made by June 17, 2002. For more information, contact Anna Aivaliotis at 412/624-5443 or, or visit the UCSUR Web site,