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Vilas Life Cycle Professorship program aids researchers affected by personal life events

Thanks to the generosity of the Vilas Trustees, the Vilas Life Cycle Professorship program will provide research support during 2007-08. The Vilas Life Cycle Professorships provide funds to faculty and permanent PIs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who are at critical junctures in their professional careers and whose research productivity has been directly affected by personal life events (e.g., illness of a dependent, parent, spouse/partner, or one’s self; complications from childbirth; combinations of major life events).Eligibility and Application Information: These funds are available to tenure-track and tenured faculty, and academic staff with permanent PI status at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. All faculty and permanent PIs are eligible, regardless of discipline or gender. An application consists of an application form (which includes the budget), statement of need, and a CV or biosketch. A letter of support from the applicant’s department chair is encouraged but not required. Application forms and more detailed instructions for the statement of need are available online at: http://wiseli.engr.wisc.edu/initiatives/lifecycle/LifeCycleGrants.htm.

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