Each year, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation invites the presidents of 50 universities to nominate two early-career professors each from their institutions for the Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering. In 1988, the Foundation established the Packard Fellowships to allow the nation's most promising early career professors to pursue their science and engineering research with few funding restrictions and limited paperwork requirements. The 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. An Advisory Panel of distinguished scientists and engineers carefully reviews the nominations and selects 20 Fellows to receive individual grants of $875,000, distributed over five years.
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.
Please complete this form whether you are interested in being nominated or if you wish to nominate one of your colleagues! Submissions are welcome through Thursday, February 10 at 12:00 PM (noon).