Edward A. Dickson Emeritus/a Professor Award

Congratulation to the Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorship Award Recipients 2022-2023

Prof. Emerita Anna Maria Busse Berger

Department of  Music, College of Letters & Science

  • Project – Between Orality and Literacy: Music in the Moravian Missions, 1732-1950

Prof. Emerita Ann Savageau 

Department of Design, College of Letters & Science  

  • Project - Guardians: the Jump Start of A Traveling Exhibition                                                      

Prof. Emerita Leslie Woods 

Department of Clinical Anatomic Anatomy, CAHFS, School of Veterinary Medicine

  • Project – Exposure of the Channel Island foxes (Urocyon littoralis) to Organochlorine Contaminants in Ocean Food Web and Association with Health Factors Affecting Island Fox Populations


Award Duration and Report

The term of the Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorship is one year, beginning on October 1 and ending on
September 30 of the following year. A report of accomplishments that have resulted from the professorship
will be expected at the end of this period.



Edward A. Dickson served as a Regent of the University of California from 1913 to 1946, the longest tenure
of any regent. In 1955, Mr. Dickson presented the university with an endowment to support and maintain
special annual professorships to be awarded to retired academic senate faculty members. The award is
described in the gift document as follows:

“For the support and maintenance of special annual Professorships in the University of
California to which shall be appointed by the President, with approval of The Regents, persons
of academic rank who have been retired after service in the University of California and who
shall receive such awards in addition to their retirement or pension allowances. Awards shall
be made upon such conditions of service, research, or teaching as The Regents may require.
Professorships so awarded shall be known as the Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorships.”


Proposal Preparation

The Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorship can be used for direct research or project expenses. For
example, the funds could be used to explore new ideas in research, teaching, and/or public service for which
time and/or funds were not available while a member of the active faculty. Proposals should clearly indicate
how the applicant would use the Emeriti Professorship in accordance with the intent of the donor for support
of teaching, research, and/or public service. Proposals should be concise, but with enough detail to allow
careful evaluation. Proposals must include a budget indicating how the funds would be used with a brief
justification for categories such as salaries, supplies, and travel. The highest priority will be given to proposals
that clearly benefit the campus and for which funding is not available from other sources. Additional
guidelines are listed in the Guidelines for Proposal Preparation document.


Review Process

The UCDEA Awards and Recognition Committee will review all proposals, select one or more awardees and
make a recommendation to the UCDEA Executive Committee for final recommendation at its June meeting.
Recommendations will then be forwarded to the provost’s office for final approval and appointment to the
professorship. Awardees will be notified by the end of July.

For Further Information

Please send your inquiries to the Retiree Center at retireecenter@ucdavis.edu who will forward them to the
UCDEA Awards and Recognition Committee for a response.


Guidelines for Proposal Preparation


Past Recipients