Call For Applications: Harvey L. Karp Discovery Award

Funded through a generous $47,000 gift from international business leader and entrepreneur Harvey Karp, the Harvey L. Karp Discovery Award is intended to provide seed funding to the most exceptional young postdocs at UC Santa Barbara early in their careers and support their innovative research.

All faculty members in the Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences (MLPS) and the College of Engineering are invited to nominate a postdoctoral fellow for this prestigious award that provides seed funding to support his/her innovative, cutting-edge research, that might be considered too risky by agencies such as NIH. The funds awarded may be used by the young scientist for any costs associated with the proposed project including salary, research supplies and access to equipment and instrumentation. Domestic and international postdocs may apply for the $47K award. Application packages should include a proposal of suggested research no more than three pages long, a curriculum vita, and two letters of recommendation. You may find more information on the MLPS Webpage at: 2017 Harvey L. Karp Discovery Award

Intent to apply deadline: April 21, 2017

The deadline for submission of applications is May 12, 2017

Please contact Nancy Emerson with any questions, (805) 893-7217 or


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Wednesday, March 29, 2017