Research Council

Research Council provides advice and assistance to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development on the development of planning and policy for research at the University of New Orleans. The Research Council is an advisory body which consists of the Vice President, a representative from each of the colleges and the Library as recommended by the Dean, a representative from each of the Board of Regents approved centers and institutes and the Executive Director for Research.

The charge to the committee is to help nurture a climate that encourages new faculty to be productive in research, to sustain research activity among established faculty and to ensure that the University ranks as a major research institution.

Representatives - Colleges

College of Business: Hesham Abdel-Rahman

College of Education: Barbara J. Herlihy

College of Engineering: Ting Wang

College of Liberal Arts: Christine Day

College of Science: Nicola Anthony

Library: Jeanne Pavy

Representatives - Board of Regents Approved Centers and Institutes

CHART: Monica Farris (Alternate: Pam Jenkins)

GNOCIA: Golden Richard

UNO TI: John Renne

PIES: Martin O'Connell

AMRI: John Wiley (Alternate: Leonard Spinu)

Internal Awards

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs solicits proposals annually for a variety of awards. University Research Council reviews and makes recommendations for funding to the Vice President for Research on most of these internal awards.

Summer Research Program

Tenured or tenure-track faculty and retained instructors can apply for the three summer research programs:

Stimulating Competitive Research (SCoRe) - The goal of the SCoRe award is to enhance the UNO faculty's ability to successfully compete for extramural sponsored research funding. The SCoRe award is intended as seed money for faculty to develop a new area of research activity.

Creative Endeavor Opportunity (CEO) - The goal is to provide support for faculty to launch programs of research, scholarship, exhibition or performance that will ultimately result in increased research and creative activity on campus.

Research Professor Awards

Early Career Research Prize - The UNO Early Career Research Prize is a recognition for persons who hold the rank of Assistant Professor at the time of their award, and who have distinguished themselves in their creative and scholarly activities.

Research Excellence Prize - The Research Excellence Prize is a recognition for persons who have achieved the rank of Associate Professor or Professor and who have distinguished themselves in their creative and scholarly activities.

Competitive Funding Prize - The Competitive Funding Prize is a recognition for the UNO researcher who has achieved the highest of amount of competitive funding awards in the past fiscal year.


Council members can log onto the intranet to view internal documents.