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A Descriptive Analysis of the
Presidential Faculty Fellows Program:

Contributions to Science and Engineering
through Leadership in Research and Teaching

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Executive Summary
I. Introduction
II. Characteristics of PFF Program
III. Impact of PFF Program
IV. Summary and Conclusions
Appendix A: Tenure-Track Faculty Who Received a PFF Grant
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Prepared Under Contract

RED 94-052966

By

Martine Brizius
Patricia Butler
Joy Frechtling
John Lockwood
Debra Prescott
Gary Silverstein
Westat

Mary Sladek, NSF Program Officer,
Division of Research, Evaluation and Communication

Conrad Katzenmeyer, COTR,
Division of Research, Evaluation and Communication

Sonia Ortega,
Division of Graduate Education

July 2001

NOTE: Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this report are those of the contractor and do not necessarily represent the official views, opinions, or policy of the National Science Foundation.

Executive Summary

Study Overview
Findings
Summary and Conclusions

1. Introduction

What is the PFF Program
How Does PFF Compare to Other NSF Efforts to Support Young Tenure-Track Faculty
Presidential Young Investigator Program

NSF Young Investigator Program
Presidential Faculty Fellows Program
Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers Program
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
Similarities and Differences Among NSF’s Young Faculty Fellowship Programs

Study Purpose and Methodology
Organization of the Report

2. Characteristics of PFF Program

Participating Institutions
PFF Nominees and Awardees

3. Impact of PFF Program

Impact of PFF Program on Fellows

Enhancing Capacity to Conduct Research
Promoting Fellows’ Development as Academic Scientists
Disseminating Research Findings
Promoting Productivity and Accomplishments as Teachers
Enhancing Quality of Undergraduate and Graduate Instruction

Impact of PFF on Fellows’ Efforts to Collaborate with Other Researchers and Practitioners

Contributing Expertise to the Public Sector
Contributing Expertise to Private Industry
Collaborating with Researchers and Scholars in Other Countries

Impact of PFF on Fellows’ Efforts to Promote Opportunities in Science and Engineering

Promoting Increased Representation of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering Fields
Working with Elementary and Secondary Schools
Supporting Teacher Education and Professional Development
Creating Science Enrichment Opportunities for K-12 Students

4. Summary and Conclusions

Appendix A: Tenure-Track Faculty Who Received a PFF Grant

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