Terry-Sanford Research Awards are given annually to fund summer research projects from tenure-track faculty members who lack built-in summer support (as is common with endowed chairs and professorships).

The awards are given competitively, with priority going to those proposals that are likely to lead to publications in top academic journals and to faculty who are productive researchers.

The amount awarded varies from project to project, and recipients are required to report on the results of their research by the following fall.

This year’s recipients are:

Thomas R. ​Berry-Stolzle
Assistant Professor of Risk Management and Insurance
"Does One Size Fit All? Determinants of Insurer Capital Structure Across the Globe"

Santanu Chatterjee
Associate Professor of Economics
"Remittances, Education, and Inequality"

Carolyn Dehring
Associate Professor of Real Estate
"Modeling Water Contamination and Land Prices"

Scott D. Graffin
Associate Professor of Management
"An Examination of the Impact of Firm Financial Performance and Corporate Social Performance on CEO Reputation, Compensation, and Turnover"

Nathaniel Grow
Assistant Professor of Legal Studies
"The Origin of Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption: The Federal Baseball Case of 1922"

Marie S. Mitchell
Assistant Professor of Management
"Third-Party Observers’ Reactions to Abusive Supervision of Coworkers"

Marisa A. Pagnattaro
Professor of Legal Studies
"The Strategy of Sustainable Labor: Corporate Codes of Conduct and Trade Policy Promoting Worker Protection"

Michael D. Pfarrer
Assistant Professor of Management
"The Benefits and Burdens of High Reputation"

Santhosh M. Ramalingegowda
Assistant Professor of Accounting
"The Role of Financial Reporting Quality on Equity vs. Debt Financing"

Christine B. Shropshire
Assistant Professor of Management
"Adopting the Majority Vote Standard for Director Elections: Shaping S&P500 Boards from 2005-2010"

Tao Shu
Assistant Professor of Finance
"Do Company Names Impact Stock Prices and Corporate Decisions? Evidence from Discrepancies Between Company Names and Business Operations"

Jane M. Thayer
Assistant Professor of Accounting
"Accounting Professionals’ Information Search: The Influencing Effects of Person, Task, and Environment Variables"

John L. Turner
Associate Professor of Economics
"Patent Enforcement in the United States: An Empirical Study"