Congrats to Georgia Zellou for being awarded a 2020 UC Davis Dean's Faculty Fellowship!
Before leaving UC Davis, Dean Spiller instituted the Dean's 2020 Faculty Fellows program, which aimed to support emerging junior faculty with a potential for extraordinary research impact in the coming years. These 3-year awards drawn from annual development funds will provide $7.5k/year to 3 new fellows. The program is expected to continue every year in the future. The main criterion for eligibility is that the faculty member should have received their PhD no more than 10 years ago.
For this inaugural year, the program received 16 nominations, all of which were worthy of such an award. The L&S Research Support Committee (RSC*), a faculty advisory body in the college, took on the difficult task of reviewing these applications. Here are the three recipients:
Mairaj Syed, Religious Studies
Tucker Jones, Physics
Georgia Zellou, Linguistics