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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Katherine Berns Van Donk Steenbock Professorship in Nutrition 2023

To:Chairs and Administrators, Departments in the Biological and Physical Sciences; Associate Deans for Research; College/School Research Administrators
From:Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date:November 17, 2022
Subject:Katherine Berns Van Donk Steenbock Professorship in Nutrition 2023


Deadline for Internal Review:February 06, 2023

Project Description

The Office of Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education is pleased to announce the competition for the Katherine Berns Van Donk Steenbock Professorship in Nutrition. This Professorship, which is endowed through the generosity of Mrs. Evelyn Steenbock, is among the most prestigious and important Professorships for the support of research on campus. This Steenbock Professorship is named after Katherine Berns Van Donk, the sister of Evelyn Steenbock.

The award provides flexible research funds in the amount of earnings on the principal held at UW Trust Funds annually for a period of ten years.

Amount per Award: Earnings on Principal
Duration of Award: 10 Years
Number of Awards: 1 Award


Any tenured or tenure-track faculty member engaged in research in the Nutritional Sciences may be nominated.  According to the terms of the professorship, the nominees may not hold an endowed professorship from another source. Also per the terms, this professorship should not be in the field of clinical nutrition but rather in the field of basic science investigation in the natural sciences and not including the social sciences aspects of nutrition.


Internal Competition Application Instructions

Applications for Internal Review

Nominations may be submitted by UW-Madison departments and centers or by groups of at least three faculty members.
To submit a nomination, please email a PDF of the following materials to:

Please include the following in the nominee’s application:

  • Letter of nomination from chair/director
  • Full CV including a complete list of publications
  • Summary of nominee’s research accomplishments (5 page maximum)
  • Summary of nominee’s teaching evaluations
  • 4-7 letters of recommendation from outside experts in the nominee’s field
  • Samples (no more than 10) of recent and major publications
  • List of 3 potential outside Reviewers

The final selection will be made by a committee of experts in the relevant field chosen from U.S. universities, Canadian universities, and federal agencies. Interested departments or groups of at least three faculty members are invited to recommend names of potential selection committee members.

Sponsor Deadlines

Applications are due to OVCRGE by February 06, 2023.