The Richard and Barbara Naclerio Faculty Scholars Program

About the Program

Made possible by the generosity of Richard J. and Barbara A. Naclerio, the Richard and Barbara Naclerio Faculty Scholars Program was created to support and facilitate the work of emerging academic leaders from among Sacred Heart University's faculty. The Naclerios share the University's vision of cultivating academic excellence through innovative research endeavors. 

Offering two (2) awards of $12,500 each over a one-year period, the Richard and Barbara Naclerio Faculty Scholars Program is open to all current junior, tenure-track faculty in good standing from across all disciplines who have successfully completed their 3rd year within the University, and have demonstrated their interest and capability in conducting scholarly research of benefit to the academic community and their field of study. Each award will provide a supplement of $12,500 (provided in addition to salary) consisting of a $7,500 stipend and $5,000 to support allowable research and travel expenses.  The stipend will commence at the start of the 2016-2017 academic year and support research conducted throughout the entire academic year. The research conducted through this endeavor must result in a significant contribution being made to each faculty member's field of study, with the goal of submitting outcomes generated for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.  The scholars selected must also be prepared to disseminate their findings through other potential forums within the University or through presentations at approved scholarly conferences - with proper attribution being made to the Richard and Barbara Naclerio Faculty Scholars Program.



To be eligible for consideration, outstanding faculty must submit a completed application to the President's office no later than June 17, 2016.  Applications must include a detailed summary of the candidate's proposed research project and its potential benefits and significance to the academic community.  Selection for the awards will be made by the University's President, Dr. John J. Petillo, in consultation with the appropriate college Dean, and the University's Acting Provost, Dr. Rupendra Paliwal. Notifications are anticipated to be made no later than August 1, 2016.


How to Apply

Applications for the Richard and Barbara Naclerio Faculty Scholars Program must consist of the following components: 

  • Curriculum vitae, providing thorough information on the following: current educational role, responsibility, and activities; previous positions and training; and a list of all publications and research activities conducted to date. 
  • Proposed project description (1-2 pages), detailing the need for the proposed project, anticipated methodology, and proposed outcomes that highlight the potential impact and benefits to the academic community and field of study. 

Applications must be submitted to Dr. John J. Petillo, President, to the attention of Ms. Peggy Cannon, Assistant to the President, in person or through U.S. Mail and received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2016.

Dr. John J. Petillo
Office of the President
Sacred Heart University  
5151 Park Avenue  
Fairfield, CT  06825  
Attn.: Ms. Peggy Cannon