Denney Academic Chair

Center for Applied Research

 Applied Research Pepperdine Graziadio


To support faculty doing research in alignment with the mission of Pepperdine University and the Graziadio School.


Two years

Level of Funding

This endowment, which is restricted to support tenured faculty only, will fund one faculty member. The faculty recipient will teach a 16-credit load per year, be given an annual $5,000 stipend and have available an annual $20,000 research fund. Only tenured faculty members are eligible for the Denney Academic Chair, per the terms of the endowment agreement. Awards will be made by the Dean upon recommendation of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Department Chairs.

Dean's Stipulations

Faculty who are awarded this endowment will continue to receive their annual development funds. However, they will not be eligible to apply for the Funds for Excellence or other internal research awards. Faculty will be expected to report the results of their research to the faculty in a future Academic Forum or similar venue.

Other Requirements

Published articles resulting from work that is done supported by this funding should be acknowledged in the article. Example: “This research was supported by the Denney endowment.”

Proposal Format

Please ensure that your proposal contains at least the following sections:

  • Research Purpose and Relevant Background
  • Alignment with University Mission and Graziadio Mission
  • Research Design/Approach/Methodology
  • Application Value/Contribution to Practice
  • Deliverables including targeted publication(s)
  • Research Schedule and Milestones
  • Research Budget providing allocation of funding (e.g. data \bases, transcription,

Applicants are asked to include a copy of their updated curriculum vita with the proposal.