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Important Dates

Third Wednesday of January:
Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. to the applicant's Department Chair for evaluation. Chair submits directly to School/College Research Committee.

Fourth Wednesday of January:
Applications due by 4:30 p.m. to the School/College Research Committee for Review. Committee submits directly to School/College Dean.

Fourth Wednesday of Febreuary:
Applications due by 4:30 p.m. to the School/College Dean for preparation of Dean Evaluation

First Friday of March:
School/College Dean submits proposals and evaluations to Graduate School.

Estimated Announcement Date: Early April
Project Period: July 1 – June 30
Mid-term Report:  June 30 of first project year
Final Report: 90 days after the end of project period, October 1 or, if October 1 falls on a weekend, the first business day following


The Hoppe Research Professor Awards are made to SIUE faculty members in order to recognize and support individual programs of research or creative activities. These awards recognize faculty members whose research or creative activities have the promise of making significant contributions to their fields of study. Recipients are expected to produce published scholarly works and externally sponsored grants.


All full-time continuing members of the faculty may apply to the Hoppe program. The terminal degree must be completed by the time of submittal. All applicants must have submitted completed final reports and fulfilled the terms and conditions, including submission of an external grant proposal, of projects previously funded by the SIUE Graduate School at least 5 business days before this program deadline in order to be eligible for this program.

Nature of Award

The Hoppe Research Professorship Award is designed to support a significant and discrete portion of a faculty member's larger research agenda. Pending availability of funds, the Hoppe Research Professor will be appointed for a two-year period during which he or she will receive two course buyouts each academic year (up to 6 credit hours total). The award also includes the services of a graduate assistant at 25% effort for nine months per year and $1,000 total in support lines.

The cost for the course releases is shared with the school/college; the Graduate School will fund up to one three-hour course buyout per year. In order to develop an appropriate scope of work, applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss the intended release courses with the school/college before submitting an application. Additional course buyouts above the two funded by the award is a negotiation point to be discussed between the applicant and the school/college.

Recipients must wait at least one year after completion of the appointment before applying again for the Hoppe Research Professorship.

Definition of Research

Research is broadly defined as all creative, critical, scholarly, and/or empirical activity that expands, clarifies, reorganizes, or develops knowledge or artistic perception. This definition of research includes the demonstration, implementation, application, and dissemination of research results and those grants designated as research by the granting agency. This definition of research does not include departmental curriculum development, faculty development (learning an established technique, a language, or a methodology; dissertation research), institutional research (studies related directly to the operation of the University), and public service and consulting activities.

Program Contacts

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Past Winners

2014-2016: Krzysztof Jarosz

2013-2015: Gregory Fields

2012-2014: Leah O'Brien

2011-13: Andrew Neath

2010-2012: Andrej Lozowski

2009-2011 George Pelekanos

2008-2010: Allison Thomasen

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