Professor Brian Keating and Professor Thomas Murphy, Jr. have been selected as recipients of the 2006-2007 Hellman Faculty Fellows Award. The Hellman Fellowship Program was established at UCSD in 1995 through the generosity of Chris and Warren Hellman. The program is designed to provide financial support and encouragement to young faculty in the core disciplines who show capacity for great distinction in their research and creative activities. Funds awarded are primarily intended to enhance the individual's progress toward tenure.
Due to the outstanding caliber of the proposals submitted this year, the selection process was quite a challenge. Twenty-three proposals were submitted by Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences faculty, of which eight were selected to receive awards. Seven proposals were selected for funding out of the twenty-three submitted by the Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Engineering Divisions.