The Claude C. Laval Jr. Award - for Innovative Technology & Research

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Application Guidelines


In 1984, the University established an award in honor of Mr. Claude C. Laval Jr., a long-time resident of Fresno and a productive inventor. The award has supported the development of innovative technology and related research at California State University, Fresno.

Funding for the award is provided by an annual gift to the university from Mr. and Mrs. Claude C. Laval III.

This competition is open to all full-time, tenured, or probationary members of the faculty; to tenured faculty participating in the Faculty Early Retirement Program who teach on a half-time basis; and to full-time undergraduate and graduate students of the university with the sponsorship of a faculty member who is eligible for the competition.

Applicants must be in continuing employment by, or enrollment at, the university during the grant year. Teams of two or more persons may apply jointly, but all must be eligible under these terms. Applicants with previously unfunded proposals may submit proposals for this award.

Criteria: Applications will be evaluated for creativity, innovation, practical application and general merit.

For more information, contact Maral Kismetian at 278-0856.