Packard Fellowship 2014

Sponsor: David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Program: Fellowships for Science and Engineering 2014

http://www.packard.org/what-we-fund/conservation-and-science/packard-fellowships-for-science-and-engineering/

http://www.packard.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/2014-Packard-Fellows-Guidelines-rev.pdf

Funding amount: $875,000 over five years

Number of nominations allowed from UW: 2

UW internal deadline: 2/27/14

Nomination form due to sponsor from UW President’s Office: 3/14/14

OSP Deadline: 4/15/14

Final nominations due to sponsor: 4/21/14

 

Purpose:

The intent of the Fellowship Program is to provide support for unusually creative researchers early in their career; faculty members who are well established and well funded are less likely to receive the award. It is further the intent of the Foundation to emphasize support for innovative individual research that involves the Fellows, their students, and junior colleagues, rather than extension or components of large-scale, ongoing research programs. The Packard Fellowships provide research support in the amount of $875,000 awarded over five years. Of the $175,000 paid each year, $17,500 is available to the university as compensation for administrative costs. In 2014, the Foundation’s Fellowship Advisory Panel will select 18 Fellows from nominations submitted by the presidents of 50 selected universities.There will likely be 100 nominations (2 for each of the 50 invited universities).

Open to: Physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science and all branches of engineering. Candidates engaged in the social sciences will not be considered. Candidates must be faculty members in the first three years of their faculty careers, that is, whose initial faculty appointments began no earlier than May 31, 2011, and no later than May 31, 2014.

Application instructions:

1.      Nominations must include a letter of support from the Chair, CV, list of three proposed references, and statement from the nominee that describes why the research is important and outline general goals for the next five years (not to exceed two typewritten pages).

2.      If more than one nomination is submitted from the school/college, a priority order from the Dean’s office would be helpful.

3.      The original nomination can be emailed to: research@uw.edu by Thursday, February 27, 2014.

 

Nominations will be reviewed by the Limited Submissions Review Committee. You and the nominees will be informed those selected for submission by 3/7/14. The nomination is due to the  Foundation no later than 3/14/14 and will be faxed by the Office of the President, through the Office of Research.

If selected for submission, a final nomination will be due in the Office of Sponsored Programs by 4/15/14. Completed nominations must be submitted online by 4/21/14. Please note that three letters of recommendation from scientists outside the university must be received by the Foundation independent of the package prepared by the university. Letters of recommendation may be submitted through file upload via the Foundation’s online application system or sent directly to the Foundation staff by email or standard mail. As these letters are integral to the review process, nominees are encouraged to contact the Foundation via email to ascertain whether or not recommendations have been received.

Other open limited submissions opportunities, as well as the internal proposal review committee review and selection process outline are here: http://www.uw.edu/research/funding/limited-submissions/. Please feel free to email us at research@uw.edu with questions or information on any limited submission opportunities that should be but are not already listed on that page.

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