The University Record, March 5, 2001

Research Reporter

David and Lucille Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering

The University is one of 50 institutions invited to nominate faculty for Packard Foundation Fellowships. Of the 100 nominees, 24 fellowships will be awarded. These awards provide research support of $625,000 over five years. The U-M is allowed to nominate two candidates.

Awards are open to candidates in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science and all branches of engineering, but not to candidates in social sciences. The foundation emphasizes candidates in areas for which significant federal funding is not available. The foundation wants to support “innovative individual research” rather than “extensions or components of large-scale, ongoing research programs.”

For complete nomination information on this internal competition, see:

Nomination materials are due at the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) by March 23.

Contact Jim Penner-Hahn, (734) 763-1290 or with any questions.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s Career Awards at the Scientific Interface

These awards are intended to foster the early career development of postdoctoral scientists with backgrounds in the physical/computational sciences whose work addresses biological questions and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research. Research proposals may address questions in any area of biomedical science and may include any combination of experiment, computation, mathematical modeling, statistical analysis or computer simulations. These awards are designed to fund interdisciplinary research; thus, candidates that have established collaborations will be favored in the competition.

Nominees must be U.S. or Canadian citizens (temporary residents may apply if they can provide evidence of lawful immigration status that will extend for the duration of the award).

Nominees must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, chemistry (physical, theoretical or computational), computer science, statistics or engineering, although exceptions may be possible if candidates can demonstrate, by their publication record, that they have significant expertise in one of these areas.

Candidates must have completed at least six months but not more than 48 months of postdoctoral training. Candidates must not hold or have accepted a faculty appointment as an assistant professor at the time of application. The fellowships provide up to $538,000 over five years to provide a bridge between postdoctoral studies and the first three years of a faculty appointment.

The University is allowed to nominate two candidates. For complete nomination information for this internal competition, see:

Nomination materials due at OVPR by March 30.

Contact Jim Penner-Hahn, (734) 763-1290 or with any questions.