OVCRGE accepting applications for 2021-2022 Vilas Associates Competition

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education is excited to announce the 2021-2022 competition for the Vilas Associates awards. Departments or programs with fewer than 15 faculty members, or a formally constituted interdepartmental group of six or more faculty members may nominate one individual. Departments, programs or formally constituted interdepartmental groups with 15 or more faculty may nominate up to two individuals. The deadline for the Vilas competition is Friday, November 5, 2021.

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For more information on the specific award, eligibility and submission procedures, please see the following webpage: