Fund Details
Packard Foundation Fellowships for Science and Engineering 2019
Sponsor Name
Packard Foundation
Sponsor Deadline


The David and Lucile Packard Foundation's Fellowships provide early career faculty members (within the first three years of their appointment) engaged in research in the natural and physical sciences or engineering the opportunity to pursue their science and engineering research with few funding restrictions and limited paperwork requirements over a five year period.

Harvard University, as one institution, is eligible to put forward two nominations to the Packard Foundation for this prestigious opportunity. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research is facilitating the university wide internal application and review process.

Please note: The internal application process for applicants who have a primary appointment at HMS has already passed for this year.

Application Information:

Applicants are asked to provide the following (this information will appear again on each applicant's electronic dashboard)
  • A two page research statement: Describe why the proposed research is important and provide an outline of goals for the next five years. The statement should also indicate, in general terms, how the awarded funds would be used. 10 Point font minimum. Graphics and/or references may be placed on blank pages at the conclusion of the research statement
  • A current CV, no preferred format. Include educational background, honors and awards, current external research support and publications
  • A letter of recommendation from your Department Chair describing first hand knowledge of your ability to do creative research

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Packard Fellows must be faculty members who are eligible to serve as principal investigators on research in the natural and physical sciences or engineering, and must be within the first three years of their faculty careers.

Additional Information, Related Websites, and Proxy Instructions:

 2019 guidelines for the Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering are anticipated early in the new year. This announcement will be updated when they are available. Guidelines from the Packard Foundation from 2018 are available here.

Applicants with questions about the proposal process are asked to contact the research administration department at the school where they hold a primary appointment. A list of contacts by school is available here

This competition is not enabled for Proxy applicants

Search Filters:

  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School of Design
  • Graduate School of Education
  • Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
    • Assistant Professor
    • Associate Professor
      Type of Competition
      • Limited Submission
        • Basic Science
        • Clinical Science
        • Environmental Science
        • Engineering
        • Life Science
        • Multidisciplinary
        • Physical Science
          Type of Award
          • Early Career
          • Fellowship