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University of Wisconsin–Madison

WARF Named Professorships

Below you’ll find the 2016 information and application instructions for the WARF Named Professorships, Kellett Mid-Career Award, and H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship. Submission procedure is the same for all three, as follows:

The evaluation will be completed in early March 2017. Awards will begin July 1, 2017.

WARF Named Professorships

Eligibility: Unrestricted: senior; Award amount: $100,000

This program provides recognition for distinguished research contributions of the UW–Madison faculty. The awards are intended to honor those faculty who have made major contributions to the advancement of knowledge, primarily through their research endeavors, but also as a result of their teaching and service activities. This award cannot be awarded more than one time to any faculty member.

The WARF Named Professorship 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 Named Professorship award. 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 was 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.

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Kellett Mid-Career Award

Eligibility: 7 to 20 years past tenure. Eligible if tenured after June 30, 1997. Award amount: $75,000

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.

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H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowships

Eligibility: up to 6 years past tenure (June 30, 2011). Award amount: $60,000

This program, funded by WARF in recognition of the leadership of the late WARF Trustee President H. I. Romnes, is designed to bridge the gap between the Research Committee’s initial research support for new faculty and the Mid-Career Award for Faculty Research. This award is intended to recognize and support faculty up to SIX years past their first promotion to a tenured position. This award cannot be awarded more than one time to any faculty member.

The H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship 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 Romnes Fellowship. Please feel free to contact 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 was 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.

Apply online