Nominate by Nov. 2 for Romnes Fellowships, Kellett Mid-Career Award, WARF professorships

It’s time to submit nominations for the 2008-09 Competition for Romnes Faculty Fellowships, Kellett Mid-Career Awards, and WARF Named Professorships. Nominations for the 2008-2009 competition for these programs may be submitted at any time before 4:30 p.m. on November 2, 2007. 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 competition announcement for all three of these awards is available online at

The evaluation will be completed in early March 2008. Awards will begin July 1, 2008.

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 $50,000 award is intended to recognize and support faculty up to four years past their first promotion to a tenured position (e.g., since July 2004).

This award is comparable in amount and competitiveness to the Romnes Faculty Fellowships and the WARF Professorships, but is intended to recognize and support mid-career faculty, five to twenty years past their first promotion to a tenured position. The $60,000 Mid-Career award was created to provide needed support and encouragement to faculty at a critical stage of their careers.

This program provides recognition for distinguished research contributions of the UW-Madison
faculty. The $75,000 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.