Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

Funding Agency:
David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The success of the 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 not have been possible without the success of HP and because the research performed by university-educated engineers and scientists will provide the basis for future high-value economic activity for the nation, 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.

Deadlines:

  • Duke Internal Deadline: February 22, 2019
  • Nominations: March 15, 2019
  • Final applications:  April 19, 2019

If you need assistance with the internal application, please contact Vera Luck of Foundation Relations (campus) or Anita Shirley of Foundation Relations (medical).

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

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.  

Packard: https://www.packard.org/

Guidelines: /sites/default/files/u189/2019-Packard-Fellowship-Guidelines.pdf

Eligibility Requirements

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.

The Fellowship Program provides 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

Amount

$875,000

Amount Description

$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.

Funding Type

Fellowship
Grant

Duke Awardees

2008 Chay Kuo
Department of Cell Biology

2006
Lingchong You
Biomedical Engineering

2000
Erich Jarvis
Neurobiology

 

Eligibility

African American
Junior Faculty
Women
Women of Color

Category

Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical
Medical - Basic Science

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

1. CV which includes:

  • Complete contact information
  • Departmental and institutional affiliation(s) Please include date of faculty appointment(s)
  • Disciplinary field(s)
  • Educational background
  • Professional positions held
  • Honors and awards
  • Current external research support
  • Publications

 

2. Research statement: The research statement should describe why the research is important and outline the general goals for the next five years. The statement should also indicate, in general, how funds will be used. This does not need to be a detailed budget and will not be binding on the actual use of funds. The research statement is limited to 1,400 words (maximum two pages of text, prepared in 12- point font with 1-inch margins). If there are relevant figures, images or references, please include these separately on a third page.  

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)  https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=ApVvmgXCk2Uj7AzWyDE...

Instructions for creating an account (if needed) and submitting your materials: https://www.ctsi.duke.edu/myresearchproposal

 

 

Internal Deadline

February 22, 2019

External Deadline

March 15, 2019