University of Pittsburgh
February 5, 2003

UCSUR Seeks Applicants for Third Annual Steven D. Manners Awards

Contact:  412-624-4147

February 6, 2003

PITTSBURGH—The University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking applicants for the third 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 on Sept. 15, 2000.

Full-time faculty from all Pitt campuses may apply for both awards. One award is a research development grant to support pilot research; the other is an infrastructure development award aimed at enhancing faculty capabilities to conduct inter-disciplinary 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 17; awards will be made by June 19. For more information, contact Anna Aivaliotis at 412-624-5443 or, or visit