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Dean's Research Council

Dean's Research Council

SMU has created the Dean's Research Council (DRC) to raise and award seed funding in support of promising research conducted by faculty in Dedman College.

Receiving initial funding helps faculty develop their research and attract major funding from leading organizations such as the National Science Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Institutes of Health and the Department of Homeland Security. Individual faculty awards from the DRC, given through a competitive selection process and amounting to up to $30,000 each, will provide the critical support needed to bring these innovative projects to life.

Dedman College is offering individual and corporate memberships to donors who wish to support the DRC and further SMU's efforts to become a top research university. One hundred percent of the proceeds from DRC memberships go directly to support Dedman College faculty research initiatives.

The Dean's Research Council has been made possible through the creative efforts of Frederick B. Hegi, Jr. '66 and Kelly Hoglund Compton '79, as well as the generosity of Founding Member Pierce M. Allman '54. Their commitment has helped launch this landmark initiative and will contribute to the rise in national prominence of both Dedman College and SMU.

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To become a member of the Dean’s Research Council, please contact Sharon Gambulos at 214-768-2608.

Research Spotlight

Thanks to a grant from the new Dean’s Research Council, Amy Pinkham is conducting research to determine whether doctors can predict if someone with schizophrenia will develop paranoia. Promising research like this needs seed money to attract funding from prominent sources. Read more.