Limited Submission Programs - The David and Lucile Packard Foundation - 2014 Packard Fellowships for Science & Engineering Program

Summary of Opportunity
2014 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering Program
OSP Deadline 04/15/14
Funding Agency Deadline 04/21/14
Funding or Award Criteria

Program Description: The intent of the Fellowship Program is to provide support for highly creative researchers early in their careers; faculty members who are well established and well funded are less likely to receive the award. Packard Fellows are inquisitive, passionate scientists and engineers who take a creative approach to their research, dare to think big, and follow new ideas wherever they lead.

The Foundation emphasizes support for innovative individual research that involves the Fellows, their students, and junior colleagues, rather than extensions or components of large-scale, ongoing research programs.



Applicable Field(s)  
Number of Nominees Allowed

Two (2) nominations

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, 2011, and no later than May 31, 2014... 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.

Required Internal Review Documents

Associate Deans or Designates should submit the following materials electronically to no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2014:

  1. Dean's or ORU Director's Letter of Nomination
  2. Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims/needs of the proposed research project.
  3. The bio sketch/CV of the UT PI

Each college may submit one (1) nomination.


Note to Potential Applicants

Internal review documents do not reflect the application requirements set forth by the sponsor. Please review solicitation carefully.

Nominee(s) Selected to Advance

Dr. Jeanne Stachowiak, Cockrell School of Engineering

Dr. Kevan Moffett, Jackson School of Geosciences

Posting Date 01/20/14