Nominations are open for the Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization. Nontenured MIT faculty members from any department are eligible.
Endowed by the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation, the two-year chair opens the way for promising nontenured professors to undertake marine-related research that will further innovative uses of the ocean's resources. There are no restrictions on the area of research; any aspect of marine use and/or management may be addressed, whether social, political, environmental, economic or technical.
Each year, one new faculty member is appointed to the chair and receives $25,000 in annual support. Department heads may submit one nomination every year. The deadline for applications is October 21.
Final selection will be made by a committee that includes the vice president and dean for research, the dean of engineering, dean of science, chairman of the Sea Grant Committee and director of the MIT Sea Grant College Program, following a review and recommendation from the full Sea Grant Committee. The vice president and dean for research will announce the new Doherty Professor in December.
Anyone wishing to be nominated should contact his or her department head for procedures and selection criteria. Contact ReRe Quinn, Rm E38-300, x3-9305 for more information.
A version of this article appeared in the September 15, 1999 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 44, Number 5).