Theme Proposal Timelines

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The February 2022 application will follow the timeline, below.

Not all proposals worthy of funding can necessarily be funded in a given year. The annual cycle will provide opportunity for their timely resubmission.

February 2022 Competition Timeline


March 14, 2022

Applications are due from the principal applicant (commonly the proposed Theme Leader).

March 21-25, 2022

The Academic Steering Committee interviews the principal applicants.

April 11, 2022

Successful principal applicants are notified.

April-May, 2022

Confirmation of participating Western Fellows and Visiting Western Fellows.

May 2, 2022

Call for Western Academy Postdoctoral Scholars applications.

June 13, 2022

Western Academy Postdoctoral Scholars applications are due.

July 2022

Selection of Western Academy Postdoctoral Scholars

September 1, 2022, January 1, 2023, or September 1, 2023

Official first day of theme and core team activities.