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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Kellett Mid-Career Award


Below you’ll find the 2017 information and application instructions for the Kellett Mid-Career Award.

The evaluation will be completed in early March 2018. Awards will begin July 1, 2018.

This award is comparable in competitiveness to the Romnes Faculty Fellowships and the WARF Professorships, but is intended to recognize and support mid-career faculty, SEVEN to twenty years past their first promotion to a tenured position. The Mid-Career award was created to provide needed support and encouragement to faculty at a critical stage of their careers. This award cannot be awarded more than one time to any faculty member.

The Kellett Mid-Career awards are made possible by the impressive research efforts of UW–Madison faculty and staff. Technology arising from these research efforts is licensed by our patent management organization, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), to industry. Income from successful licenses is returned to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education to fund a variety of research activities throughout the divisions on campus, including these awards.

A department, a Ph.D. major program unit, or a formally constituted interdepartmental group of six or more faculty members may nominate one faculty member for a Mid-Career award. Previous winners of a WARF Professorship are not eligible. Please feel free to consult your division’s Associate Vice Chancellor (262-1044) with any questions about eligibility or the content of a nomination.

A nomination should include a cover letter from the nominator which explains how the nominee 0was selected, and highlights the major features of his/her work. The primary criteria are the quality, significance, and productivity of the nominee’s research, but the Committee also values indications of the quality and programmatic value of the nominee’s teaching and service. The cover letter should be followed by an up-to-date curriculum vitae and bibliography of the nominee and no more than five letters of recommendation. PDFs of sample publications may be submitted (up to three) or if publications are viewable online, a listing of where to find electronic versions may be included. Renominations should be updated and submitted as new nominations.