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Portz Fellowship Application

Application Deadline: February 16, 2015
Notification Date: April 1, 2015

Note: Due dates are for year stated only.
All applications must be submitted by 4:30 PM CST of the due date.

INTRODUCTION: The Portz Fellowships support original and extended interdisciplinary projects for up to eighteen months. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted electronically by February 16 with notification of results by April 1. The project must be completed no later than August 31 of the following year. Fellows are required to submit two progress reports, the first on November 1 of the granting year, and the second on April 1 of the following year. Proposals are reviewed by the Portz Fellowship Committee, whose members represent diverse academic disciplines. Please read the following details concerning funding decisions:

  • Funding is determined by a majority vote of the Portz Fellowship Committee.
  • Committee members may not be familiar with the technical terminology associated with the applicant’s discipline. Thus, the application should be tailored for a general academic audience.
  • The committee considers the degree to which the applicant has followed the application instructions.
  • For your reference, the submission form can be downloaded as either a word document or as a pdf but your submission must be made electronically. Every part of the form must be completed in order for your project to be considered.
  • If you have any questions, contact the Portz Fellowship Committee Chair, Patrice Berger at pberger1@unl.edu.​

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: Read and follow all instructions carefully to avoid delay, misunderstanding, or rejection of application.

The completed application may not exceed 16 pages, not including appendices and academic transcript.
Please use the Word template to complete your application. It is organized and set up in the order in which the application should be submitted. Be sure to change the footer information to reflect your name and project title.

Submit one copy of the application electronically.

Use type no smaller than 12-point font.

Faculty writing support letters should upload their letters electronically with the correct form. Please be sure to reference the name of the applicant.

Enter NA (not applicable) where necessary. A complete application must contain:

  • PART I: PERSONAL INFORMATION,
  • PART II: TABLE OF CONTENTS,
  • PART III: THREE LETTERS OF SUPPORT,
  • PART IV: ABSTRACT and SUMMARY,
  • PART V: RESEARCH PLAN DESCRIPTION,
  • PART VI: LITERATURE CITED,
  • PART VII: PERSONAL IMPACT STATEMENT,
  • PART VIII: ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPT,
  • PART IX: APPENDIX

Each part has a purpose and must be included. A grant that fails to include any section (without justification) will be denied funding.

Applications must be submitted by the February 16 due date to be counted on time. Additional material will not be solicited and will not be accepted after the application deadline.

Applications that do not adhere to the above checklist will be rejected in the pre-screening process.
Only those applications that pass this screening will be considered for review and funding.

Applicants will be informed concerning the status of their application upon completion of the review process.​

A FINAL NOTE BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Carefully follow all rules as established in the instructions and the application.

Carefully check the application to be sure that ALL requested information has been provided.

Avoid grammatical and/or math errors throughout the application.

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