Purpose: The Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering program invests in future leaders who have the freedom to take risks, explore new frontiers in their fields of study, and follow uncharted paths that may lead to groundbreaking discoveries. 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. 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.
Number of scholars: only TWO applicants are permitted from Stanford therefore a university-wide internal selection process is required.
Resources and Guidelines:
By February 14, 2020, 5:00 pm, submit the following information in one PDF to your school contact:
- School of Humanities and Sciences: Sonia Barragan firstname.lastname@example.org
- School of Engineering (including Bioengineering): email@example.com
- School of Medicine: Submit via the Stanford Seed Funding site here. For questions about the internal submission process, please contact Chelsey Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org
- School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences: Amy Balsom email@example.com
February 24, 2020 Each school representative sends school selected (3 proposals max. Per school) proposals to VP DoR Limited submissions Team via firstname.lastname@example.org
February 27, 2020 VP DoR Review Committee Meeting
March 16, 2020 - Nominations are due to the Foundation (sent by the Office of the President)
April 13, 2020 PDRF and full proposals of 2 chosen candidates due to OSR/RMG for review
April 20, 2020 - All application materials must be submitted by the PI, to the Foundation, via the Packard’s Foundation online portal
Selection Process: Each school will select three proposals to be forwarded to the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research Limited Submission Review Committee. That committee will select the two applicants to represent Stanford.
- Career Development
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. At the time of proposal submission, an applicant’s initial appointment must have begun no earlier than May 31, 2017, and no later than May 31, 2020.
School of Medicine clarification: Faculty members with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, and NTL-Research appointments)
Internal Submission Guidelines
By February 14, 2020, 5:00 pm, please submit the following information (in the order listed below) in one PDF to your respective school contact.
(Reminder-PIs- you can only submit your internal proposal to ONE school.)
Filename: Last name_Packard_2020.pdf
- The David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowships for Science and Engineering
- Proposal Title
- PI Name, Title, department, address, phone, email
2.Letter of recommendation printed on your department letterhead signed by either your Division Chief or your Department Chair addressed as noted below.
This letter should describe first-hand knowledge of the nominee's ability to do creative research. Nominees with a joint appointment can submit one letter signed by both department chairs.
- School of Humanities and Sciences: address your letter to Professor Peter Michelson, Senior Associate Dean c/o Sonia Barragan
- School of Engineering (including Bioengineering): address your letter to Professor Kenneth Goodson, Senior Associate Dean c/o Blythe Nobleman
- School of Medicine: address your letter to Professor Peter Sarnow and the School of Medicine Awards Committee Members c/o Chelsey Perry
- School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences: address your letter to Amy Balsom, Senior Associate Dean
3.Research Statement (follow the sponsor's guidelines)
4.Principal Investigator‘s Biosketch
5.Current and Pending Support
See program guidelines for details.