NSF PR 00-24 - April 14, 2000
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NSF Honors 350 Junior Faculty Members with 1999 CAREER
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is honoring
some 350 outstanding junior faculty members in science
and engineering nationwide with the 1999 Faculty Early
Career Development (CAREER) awards.
The CAREER award is NSF's most prestigious honor for
junior faculty members. Awards for 1999 range in amount
from $200,000 to $500,000, and in duration from four
to five years.
"CAREER awards support exceptionally promising college
and university junior faculty who are committed to
the integration of research and education," says NSF
Director Rita Colwell. "We recognize these faculty
members, new in their careers, as most likely to become
the academic leaders of the 21st Century."
NSF established the CAREER program in 1995 to help
top-performing scientists and engineers early in their
careers to develop simultaneously their contributions
and commitment to research and to education.
CAREER awardees may become eligible to receive the
Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and
Engineers (PECASE), the White House's highest honor
for scientists and engineers in the early stages of
their careers. Nearly 1,400 total CAREER and PECASE
awards have been given to date.
For a list of individual awardees, see: http://www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/career/start.htm.
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requests for funding, and makes about 10,000 new funding
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