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The Jane & Armando Jannelli-URECA Award

The Jane & Armando Jannelli-URECA award, established in 2019, provides up to $1,000 to an undergraduate to help facilitate research projects at the intersection of Business and Philosophy. The project for which the student is requesting funds must be carried out under the supervision of a Stony Brook faculty member.

This program is open to current Stony Brook undergraduates* ( *the proposed project/activity must be completed by student before graduation ). Students with a major in the College of Business and/or Philosophy in the College of Arts & Sciences, particularly juniors/seniors seeking honors degrees in these fields, are especially encouraged to apply. A minimum GPA of 3.3 in major related coursework is recommended.

How to Apply
Applicants should submit a 1-2 page proposal (no more than 800 words) describing the project/ activity for which they seek support, and should indicate how the funds will be used. An application package will also include: 1) a budget; 2) a letter of support from the student’s faculty supervisor; and 3) a copy of the student’s transcript (unofficial).  

The proposal should clearly state how the project explores the application of philosophical studies to business, or how the study of philosophy is enhanced by understanding business models/practices. If applicable, the proposal may detail whether the project will be presented to the campus community (e.g. via a poster/talk--for ex. the campus URECA Celebration, or other venue). Please also specify whether the project is being used for completion of an honors thesis, and specify the time-frame of when the project will be completed.


Deadline: Deadline extended to March 1, 2021 

The Jannelli Award application materials should be submitted to URECA, and may be sent via email to:

Note: Faculty mentors may email the letter of recommendation directly to Karen Kernan at:


Previous awardees:

2019 - Jane Irvine , "The Philosophy of Business: Building a brand with Community,"  Mentor: Dr. Alan Kim (Department of Philosophy)

2020 - Anna Mueller  "Ethical Dilemmas in Business and Government"  , Mentors:  Dr. Jadranka Skorin-Kapov, Margot Palermo (College of Business)

2021- Diyorjon Zohidov, "Technology Innovation and Ethics of Business Competition," Mentor: Dr. Jadranka Skorin-Kapov (College of Business)