David and Lucile Packard Foundation: Fellowships for Science and Engineering
Limit on number of proposals: Two nominees per institution
Mandatory notification of interest in submitting a proposal: Due by 5 p.m. November 22, 2013 to email@example.com. Include the candidate’s date (month, day and year) of appointment to the current full-time tenure-track academic appointment. Also include a working title for the proposed research. Self-nomination is accepted if followed by a simple email message of nomination from any advanced career NC State faculty member; a formal letter of nomination is not required until the internal preproposal is submitted.
Internal preproposal submission: Due by 5 p.m. January 29, 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org. For internal preproposal requirements, see below.
Internal review presentation deadline: Most likely to be between February 10 to 14, 2014.
Packard Foundation deadline for NC State to identify its selected nominees: Expected to be March 14, 2014
Packard Foundation deadline for submission of the two nominees’ applications: Expected to be April 18, 2013
Internal preproposal requirements
Title page: Provide a title page with the name of the sponsor, the name of the program and the a working title for the proposed project. Provide the name of the candidate and the nominating individual, along with their titles, departments, email addresses and telephone numbers. Under a heading “Individuals requested to provide letters of recommendation,” identify the NC State individual who will be requested to provide an internal letter of recommendation to the Packard Foundation, and list the individuals from outside NC State who will be requested to provide recommendations to the Packard Foundation. If desired, more than three individuals may be listed as prospective sources of recommendations. The recommendations themselves are not required, only a list of individuals. Include brief identifying titles, such as dissertation adviser, postdoctoral supervisor or former department head.
Project summary (2 pages): Using the Packard guidelines and the How to Get Support page as guides, and carefully considering all requirements in depth, describe clearly how well the research work meets the requirements of the Packard Foundation program and its program mission. Study of the current and previous Packard Fellows and their work available on the Packard website is also recommended. Provide any desired relevant information to assist the NC State panel members in their deliberations, as long as the complete project summary is no more than two pages.
Optional addendum to the project summary: Each candidate may attach up to two charts or graphs, one chart or graph per page, to the project summary. These charts or graphs may be in any commonly used format.
Budget statement (less than a full page): Provide a brief, estimated budget that is a general description of how the Packard funds would be used, as required by the Packard Foundation. No details are necessary and the amounts provided are not binding.
Funding record (no page limit): Provide a table or list, presented chronologically by year and starting with the most recent information, of your current, pending and requested funding. Include the names of the PIs and co-PIs for each proposal or funding request, the funding agencies to which the proposals were submitted, the date submitted, the amount requested, and the funding status (funded or unfunded), as well as the expected duration of the award. For funded projects, please provide the amount funded if different from the amount requested.
Internal letter of nomination or recommendation: Each candidate should obtain two letters for the internal review packet: 1.) a letter of nomination from an NC State department head that describes first-hand knowledge of the nominee’s ability to do creative research, and 2.) an external letter of recommendation (see requirements below). For the internal letter, emphasis should placed on providing information that is not available in other letters of recommendation. For the internal review, the letter should be addressed to “NC State Internal Review Panel, Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering” and the salutation should be “Dear Panel Members” or “To: Panel Members.” Each candidate can ensure confidentiality of the letter by requesting its author to send the letter directly to email@example.com.
External letter of nomination or recommendation: Each candidate should obtain a letter of recommendation from just one of the three individuals listed as prospective sources for letters of recommendation on the preproposal title page. For the internal review, the letter should be addressed to “NC State Internal Review Panel, Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering” and the salutation should be “Dear Panel Members” or “To: Panel Members.” Each candidate can ensure confidentiality of the letter by requesting its author to send the letter directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Curriculum vitae: Provide a complete CV, giving particular attention to the information required by the Packard Foundation. Include only peer-reviewed publications.
Presentation requirements: The first slide should provide the name of the sponsoring agency, the full name of the program, and a working title of the proposal, starting with “SAE”. After the title slide, the remaining content should be based on the internal preproposal, paying special attention to the potential for helping to answer any questions raised by the internal preproposal. The standard presentation limit is from eight to 12 minutes, depending on the number of candidates. The number of candidates will be known after November 22,2013. A copy of the presentation must be submitted by 10 a.m. the day before the internal review meeting, which will be scheduled between February 10 to 24, 2014 the email@example.com. For requirements, see “Presentation requirements” below.
Submitting the preproposal: The internal preproposal does not have to be entered into PINS. However, if the candidate is selected as an NC State nominee, the Packard proposal does have to be entered in PINS. Before submitting the internal preproposal, combine all components into one document. Carefully review and correct errors before submitting a copy of the internal preproposal to the firstname.lastname@example.org because no pre-review will be provided.