Applied Entrepreneurship Teaching and Research Award
The Entrepreneurship Teaching and Research Award (ETRA) has been established by the Hodge Institute for Entrepreneurship to recognize of Norfolk State University Faculty whose teaching and research accomplishments have contributed either to entrepreneurial education and practice, or to the development of new techniques and new products. Each year, the Hodge Institute will sponsor research on issues relating to entrepreneurial education and practice, new production techniques, and new product development. The Faculty and Student Research Series, a bi-weekly scholarly event currently held at the School of Business, will provide a forum for research presentation by any NSU faculty on entrepreneurship, new technique and new product development.
By the end of each academic year, a panel of 5 faculty members (one from each college or school) will select the three best papers, and the Hodge Institute will donate, on behalf of the author(s), $500 for the promotion of entrepreneurial education at Norfolk State University. The college or school, whose faculty received an award, may grant that award as a scholarship to any eligible student of its choice. Finally, the Hodge Institute will encourage the entrepreneurial research effort at Norfolk State University by creating a Working Paper Series in Entrepreneurship, and providing copies the annual publications to the NSU Library.
Research topics on entrepreneurship, new techniques, and new product development are grouped based of the university's academic units as followed: