Hackerman Award in Chemical Research (Welch Foundation)

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VPR Internal Deadline

Funding Agency Deadline

Funding or Award Criteria
“The purpose of the award is to encourage and recognize young chemical scientists in Texas for their past research endeavors. The award is meant not only to recognize the scientist’s work, but it should also be an encouragement to those embarking on careers dedicated to increasing our fundamental understanding of chemistry.”

“To be eligible, a nominee should have spent the most recent three (3) years ending June 30, 2015 doing chemical research in Texas. On June 30 for the year in which nominated, a candidate for the award must be within 10 years of his or her initial appointment as an assistant professor or equivalent. For the 2015 award, the initial appointment of the candidate as an assistant professor or equivalent must have begun no earlier than July 1, 2005.”

Applicable Field(s)
Chemical research

Number of Nominees Allowed
One (1)

VPR Required Documents
The following materials should be forwarded electronically to the VPR via college deans or ORU directors:

  • a brief statement of the basis for the nomination,
  • a complete curriculum vitae including the nominee’s date of birth, the date of initial appointment as an assistant professor or equivalent, and the year the nominee began doing chemical research in Texas,
  • a complete publication listing including a copy of 3-5 of the nominee’s most important research publications.
  • the names and contact information (title, email, USPS address and phone number) of three individuals in the nominee’s field willing to provide supporting letters of recommendation.

For more information, contact Liza Scarborough at 512-471-2877 or liza@austin.utexas.edu.

Nominee(s) Selected to Advance
Christopher J. Ellison, Chemical Engineering