Office of Research

Fellowships for Science and Engineering 2013

The intent of the Fellowship Program is to provide support for unusually creative researchers early in their career; 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 extension or components of large-scale, ongoing research programs. The Packard Fellowships provide research support in the amount of $875,000 awarded over five years. Of the $175,000 paid each year, $17,500 is available to the university as compensation for administrative costs. In 2013, the Foundation’s Fellowship Advisory Panel will select 16 Fellows from nominations submitted by the presidents of 50 selected universities.


Open to: Physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science and all branches of engineering. Candidates engaged in the social sciences will not be considered.

Application Instructions

Application instructions:

  1. Nominations must include a letter of support from the Chair, CV, list of three proposed references, and statement from the nominee that describes why the research is important and outline general goals for the next five years (not to exceed two typewritten pages).
  2. If more than one nomination is submitted from the school/college, a priority order from the Dean’s office would be helpful.
  3. The original nomination can be emailed to: by Thursday, February 28, 2013.


Nominations will be reviewed by the Limited Submissions Review Committee. You and the nominees will be informed those selected for submission by 3/7/13. The nomination is due no later than 3/15/13 and will be faxed by the Office of the President, through the Office of Research.


If selected for submission, a final nomination will be due in the Office of Sponsored Programs by 4/12/13. Completed nominations must be submitted online by 4/19/13. Please note that three letters of recommendation from scientists outside the university must be received by the Foundation independent of the package prepared by the university. Letters of recommendation may be submitted through file upload via the Foundation’s online application system or sent directly to the Foundation staff by email or standard mail. As these letters are integral to the review process, nominees are encouraged to contact the Foundation via email to ascertain whether or not recommendations have been received.


For a copy of the 2013 Packard Fellowship Guidelines 2013, please email

Opportunity Details

Program web page

Program Announcement No.


02/28/2013 UW Internal Deadline Closed
04/12/2013 OSP Deadline
04/20/2013 Sponsor Deadline

Packard Foundation

Funding amount


Maximum Number of Applications


Eligible groups
  • All campus

Inquiries and Contact Information

Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that should be but is not already listed, please email us at