Nathan Chan, assistant professor of resource economics, has been awarded a 2018-19 Mutual Mentoring Micro Grant from the Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development (TEFD).
Micro Grants are intended to encourage early-career faculty to identify desirable areas for professional growth, and to develop the necessary mentoring relationships to make such opportunities possible. Each grant provides up to $1,500 for one year to individual pre-tenure faculty.
Professor Chan’s grant will support on-site visits with researchers at Resources for the Future (RFF), a think tank that investigates environmental, energy, and natural resource issues. This grant will enable Professor Chan to forge several new projects and collaborations and learn strategies to secure government and foundation funding through conversations with RFF’s senior fellows. Professor Chan will share the results of his research at RFF and at UMass Amherst.
“I’m really excited to receive this Mutual Mentoring Micro Grant. I have long admired Resources for the Future, as they consistently generate cutting-edge research that makes an impact both in academia and in the policy world. I look forward to building new collaborations at RFF and learning from their distinguished researchers”, said Chan on receiving the grant.
Other recipients from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences are Kimberlee Pérez, communication; Darrel Ramsey-Musolf, landscape architecture and regional planning; and Kathryne Young, sociology. See full list here.