University of Southern California

Research

Limited Submission

Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

Synopsis

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 colleagues, rather than extensions or components of large-scale, ongoing research programs.

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. 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 Information

http://www.packard.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/2012-Packard-Fellowship-Guidelines.pdf

Institutional Limit

Limit of 2 proposals per organization.

Deadlines

Internal: 3/1/2012
Sponsor nomination deadline:  3/15/2012
Full Proposal:  4/20/2012

Nomination Process

Interested faculty should contact their school’s dean of research who coordinate the first step in the internal selection process.  Faculty are typically asked to submit, at a minimum, a CV or biosketch, as well as a single-page proposal summary to their research dean.  Individual schools’ deadlines are in advance of the internal deadline posted above.  Check with your school prior to our internal deadline for details concerning the nomination process.