Students from across the University of Pittsburgh pitched their top business ventures, with $85,000 in prize money going to the winners in the 2013 Randall Family Big Idea Competition.
The focus of the BNY Mellon Faculty Fellowship program is to support and stimulate innovative thinking, research and practice concerning corporate social responsibility (CSR) among full-time faculty at the Katz school and College of Business Administration. Since faculty research shapes learning in the classroom and advances practices within organizations outside of the classroom, support of cutting-edge research is paramount. Accordingly, we seek to encourage faculty to examine CSR and to bring innovative thinking to academic research, business practice, and the classroom experience. Requests for consideration will be accepted from full-time faculty within any area of the school. In selecting a recipient, the Dean's Office will consider each applicant's track record of producing high-quality academic research, as well as the extent to which a proposal expands or develops a new research area related to CSR in the faculty member's discipline.
During the evaluation process, the review of proposals will include input from advisory board members and area experts as needed. Key criteria include: