Call for Proposals: Nena Amundson Distinguished Professorship

FOR 2020-21 and 2021-22

This endowed professorship is named for Nena Amundson, a 1956 Luther College graduate who taught physical education and coached women's athletics for more than 40 years, primarily at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.  A pioneer in women's sports, Amundson provided an estate gift to fund the Luther wellness program that bears her name.

Conditions of the Award

The Nena Amundson Distinguished Professorship will be given every two years to a faculty member who proposes a student-faculty project related to wellness.  Projects already in progress may be considered.  This award, for two academic years and summers, provides a faculty stipend of $5,000 plus a student stipend of $2,500 that may be applied to room and board (if a summer project) and $2,500 for expenses related to the project, including travel associated with the research and/or its reporting at a conference.  Faculty members are encouraged to submit for broad topics that may relate to health and wellness, while special consideration will be given to projects that focus on health and wellness issues for women.  The awardee will be asked to share their work with the Luther College community to further promote wellness.  The awardee will have the support of the Director of the Nena Amundson Lifetime Wellness Program for assistance with the project and production of presentations, articles, etc. as desired.

Due Date for Proposals

Faculty members who are interested in being considered for the Nena Amundson Distinguished Professorship are invited to submit a proposal by Friday, April 24th, 2020.

Selection Committee:

The Selection Committee for the Nena Amundson Distinguished Professor consists of Deans Kevin Kraus and Corey Landstrom, Chandra Jennings (Director of the Nena Amundson Lifetime Wellness Program), one staff member from the Central Wellness Committee, one faculty member from the Campus Life Committee, and one faculty member from Women and Gender