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The Fredric M. Jablin Award for Undergraduate Research

Dr. Fredric Jablin, beloved professor and scholar at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, had a passion for research and delighted in working with young scholars to foster this enthusiasm in them. His greatest legacy was the many students he supported and mentored over the years who have gone on to prominence in their fields because they were inspired by his infectious enthusiasm for scholarship.

In his honor, an annual award of $2,000 is given to a rising Jepson senior conducting research in a wide variety of fields under the tutelage of either a professor at the University of Richmond or a qualified mentor elsewhere. The award recipient is recognized and celebrated at Finale, the Jepson School's senior recognition and appreciation ceremony and reception each spring.

Alumna Adrienne Capps, '98, established the fellowship to honor the memory of Jablin, who taught courses in organizational communications and research methodology from 1994-2004.

To Apply:

Submit an application. The application, due in the spring semester of junior year, requires a written proposal as well as a letter of support from the faculty mentor. Students should adhere to the following in writing in their proposal (3 pages maximum), which must be submitted with the application:

Part 1: Aims

As concisely as you can, state the aims of your project. What are the specific questions you seek to answer?

Part 2: Background and Significance

Why do you want to answer this question? What is known and not known in this area of inquiry? (Please provide citations from the relevant literature.) What literature will your project engage? Is there a controversial idea you propose to address or missing information you propose to provide?

Part 3: Project Design and Methods

Describe the design of your project and explain how the methods and design of your project will answer the questions you pose. If your work requires human subjects, do you have approval from the IRB? If your work requires animal subjects, do you have approval from IACUC? If not, please explain what steps you will take to receive the required approval.

Part 4: Literature Cited

Provide a full literature review and bibliography of works cited.

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