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Nominations open for Romnes, Kellett and WARF Named Professorship awards

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education recently announced the 2019-2020 competitions for the Romnes, Kellett and WARF Named Professorship awards. A department, a Ph.D. major program unit, or a formally constituted interdepartmental group of six or more faculty members (such as a center) may nominate one faculty member per award. The deadline for submission is February 7, 2020.

The Office of the VCRGE seeks a diverse pool of nominations. Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison, and the VCRGE values the contributions of each person and respects the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit:

It is strongly suggested that the members of the departmental or program unit nominating committees complete a workshop offered by the Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI) to minimize the influence of unconscious or implicit bias in the nomination process. For more information, see:

For more information on the specific awards, eligibility and submission procedures, please see the following webpages: