WARF Named Professorship, Kellett Mid-Career Award, and H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship Announcement

DATE: August 31, 2015

TO: Deans, Department Chairs, and Department Administrators

FROM: Marsha Mailick, Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

TOPICS: 2015–16 H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowships, Kellett Mid-Career Awards, and WARF Named Professorships

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Nomination materials must be submitted electronically. See links below for navigation to the submission site and for detailed instructions.

If you experience any problems uploading PDFs to the submission site - please email PDFs to Mary Curran (mary.curran@wisc.edu).

Nominations for the 2015–2016 competition (funding for FY 2016–2017) for these programs may be submitted at any time before 4:30 p.m. on November 6, 2015. The Research Committee believes that by adhering to the above deadline, the Committee will be able to evaluate more equitably all the nominees submitted for their consideration.

The evaluation will be completed in early March 2016. Awards will begin July 1, 2016.

Please contact your division’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Research in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education if you have additional tenure eligibility related questions:

Associate Vice Chancellor for Arts and Humanities: Lea Jacobs
Associate Vice Chancellor for Biological Sciences: Norman Drinkwater
Associate Vice Chancellor for Physical Sciences: Steve Ackerman
Associate Vice Chancellor for Social Studies: Jan Greenberg

NOTE: For all awards, 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.

H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellowships- Click here to log in and apply.

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.

Nominations may be submitted at any time before 4:30 P.M. on November 6, 2015.  

Please follow the online submission instructions at: https://vcrge-uwmadison.fluidreview.com/

Contact our Information Technology Team (grad-it@list.wisc.edu) with any IT-related questions.

Kellett Mid-Career Award- Click here to log in and apply.

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 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.

Nominations may be submitted at any time before 4:30 P.M. on November 6, 2015. 

Please follow the online submission instructions at: https://vcrge-uwmadison.fluidreview.com/

Contact our Information Technology Team (grad-it@list.wisc.edu) with any IT-related questions.

WARF Named Professorships- Click here to log in and apply.

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.

Nominations may be submitted at any time before 4:30 P.M. on November 6, 2015. 

Please follow the online submission instructions at: https://vcrge-uwmadison.fluidreview.com/

Contact our Information Technology Team (grad-it@list.wisc.edu) with any IT-related questions.