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 Intel’s 2021 Rising Star Faculty Award Program Call for Nominations

 Intel’s Rising Star Faculty award provides an award of $50,000 and networking support to those faculty members who are early in their academic research careers and who show great promise as future academic leaders in disruptive computing technologies. The purpose of this Program is to help promote the careers of promising early career faculty members and to foster long term collaborative relationships with senior technical leaders at Intel.

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Who Qualifies?
  • ❖ Any full time, tenured or tenure track (or equivalent) faculty member involved in research;
  • ❖ With 4 years or less cumulative experience as a full-time university faculty member (as of Sep ’21);
  • ❖ From universities invited by Intel to participate in this Program;
  • ❖ Researching topics that have the potential to be disruptive to the high-tech industry in the areas outlined below;
  • ❖ Has not previously been an RSA award recipient; and
  • ❖ Has not been previously employed by Intel for longer than 3 years (excluding internships).

LIMITATIONS ON SUBMISSIONS:   2 per university - Nominated by appropriate department head 

  • Research Office Notice of Intent Deadline:  Monday, May 10, 2021 -  5pm pacific time. 
  • Agency Deadlines: June 11, 2021
The general guidance for the preparation of notice of intent to the Research Office:

Send the following information for no more than two nominated faculty:

  • Name of nominee,
  • How long have they been teaching in academia and where,
  • General area of research the nominee is currently engaged in. Why you think this professor should be considered for an award, such as:
    • An overview of the professor’s publicly available research accomplishments during their time as a faculty member; ▪
    • An overview of the professor’s proposed research agenda for the next five years; ▪
    • The professor’s research direction and interests and how it will be disruptive to the computing industry; ▪
    • If applicable, what innovative teaching methods the professor is using and/or how the professor is working to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in computer science and engineering; ▪
    • Other awards the professor has received
  • Optional - Suggest one or two names to serve on the internal review committee.
Submit your Notice of Intent to the: 


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