College of Liberal Arts

Limited Submission: Packard Foundation Fellowships for Science and Engineering

Nominations due to Dean Slesnick by 2/08/10

Monday Feb 8, 2010


Please disseminate to appropriate researchers in your colleges and ORUs and coordinate internal review of pre-proposals:

Sponsor:          The David and Lucile Packard Foundaiton

Program:         Fellowships for Science and Engineering

Limitations:       Two nominees  

Program Guidelines:      The complete solicitation can be found at <> for review.

Internal Review Procedures:

Associate Deans or Designates should submit the following materials electronically to <>  no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2010:   

1. Dean's or ORU Director's Letter of Nomination

2. One page maximum lay abstract describing the aims of the proposed research project.

3. The bio sketch of the UT PI

Each department should submit all proposals forward with a ranking from the Dean/Associate Dean for Research.  
Eligibility: Candidates must be faculty members who are eligible to serve as principal investigators engaged in research in the natural and physical sciences or engineering and must be within the first three years of their faculty careers (that is, whose initial faculty appointments began no earlier than May 31, 2006 and no later than May 31, 2009).  Disciplines that will be considered include physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science, and all branches of engineering.  Candidates engaged in research in the social sciences will not be considered.

Program Description:   The success of Hewlett-Packard Company has been built on technology, derived in large measure from research and development in university laboratories.  Because the endowment of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation would have not have possible without the success of HP and the research performed by university-educated engineers and scientists employed by this company, the Foundation has a long-standing interest in strengthening both university-based research and graduate education.

In 1988, the Foundation established the Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering to allow the nation’s most promising young professors to pursue their science and engineering research with few funding restrictions and limited paperwork requirements.

Every year, the foundation invites the presidents of 50 universities to nominate two young professors each from their institutions.  Nominations are carefully reviewed by an Advisory Panel of distinguished scientists and engineers.  Sixteen recipients will receive individual grants of $875,000 distributed over five years.  Of the $175,000 paid each year, $17,500 is available to the university as compensation for administrative costs.    
Please see the solicitation for complete information.

Due Dates:
            Packard Foundation:  Nominations to be sent by the VPR, March 15, 2010
                                              Deadline for nominees to submit applications, April 20, 2010
            OSP:  April 14, 2010

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.



Courtney Frazier Swaney

Assistant Director

Office of Sponsored Projects

The University of Texas at Austin

Ph 512-471-6424

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