Sponsor: The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Program: Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering
Materials are due electronically to Jeff Meserve (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, February 4, 2011 @ noon.
Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims of/needs for the proposed project
PI's biosketch, highlighting research trajectory and grant history
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, 2008, and no later than May 31, 2011. 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.
The intent of the Fellowship Program is to provide support for unusually creative researchers early in their careers; 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 colleauges, rather than extensions or components of large-scale, ongoing research programs.
Please see the solicitation for complete information. http://www.packard.org/assets/files/conservation%20and%20science/2011_Packard_Fellowship_Guidelines.pdf