The Clare Boothe Luce Fund of the Henry Luce Foundation provides term support for beginning tenure-track appointments at the assistant or associate professorship level in the fields of the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computer science. The intent of this award is to identify women scientists and engineers with the potential for excellence in research and teaching as well as a commitment to encourage other women to pursue education and careers in the sciences and engineering.

One Clare Boothe Luce Professorship is awarded for up to six academic years and the recipient of this award is specifically identified as a Clare Boothe Luce Assistant (or Associate) Professor. The Selection Committee allocates an appropriate award depending on seniority, the nature of the appointment, and the program of teaching and research that is planned. In addition, there is a special allocation intended to cover professionally related expenses such as instrumentation, travel to professional meetings, research assistants, release time, funding of summer research at another institution and child care. Foreign travel and research abroad are specifically excluded from the Clare Boothe Luce Program, although one year of the recipient’s funding could provide for a sabbatical experience.

Past Professorship Awardees