Kappa Omicron Nu is pleased to announce the Ruth E. Hawthorne grant program for tenure track assistant professors seeking support for a research/creative activities agenda. This grant program can serve as a seed grant and may be renewed for a second year. This program supports individuals beginning independent research careers in academia who do not have other substantial sources of research dollars. Indirect costs are not provided to the institution. Kappa Omicron Nu membership is required of the applicants (individual membership affiliation is available to those who meet the criteria for membership).
This grant is funded by an estate gift by Ruth E. Hawthorne who passed away September 28, 2007. Dr. Hawthorne was active in the International Textiles and Apparel Association and was particularly interested in young faculty members. She taught at Indiana State University and Utah State University in clothing and textiles programs. A native of Pennsylvania, Ruth received a BS at Drexel Institute (now University) and a doctorate from Ohio State University.
The first grant will be awarded for the 2011-2012 academic year. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2011.