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Media Advisory 07-036

Call for Waterman Award Nominations

National Science Foundationís highest honor; deadline is Dec. 7, 2007

Alan T. Waterman Award, the highest honor awarded by the National Science Foundation


Alan T. Waterman Award
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November 27, 2007

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting applications for the Alan T. Waterman Award, the highest honor the NSF awards, until Dec. 7, 2007 . Since 1975, when Congress established the award to honor the agency's first director, the annual award has been bestowed upon individuals who have demonstrated exceptional individual achievement in scientific or engineering research of a quality at the forefront of their peers.

The annual award recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by NSF. In addition to a medal, the awardee receives a grant of $500,000 over a three year period for scientific research or advanced study in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, social or other sciences at the institution of the recipient's choice.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be 35 years of age or younger or not more than 7 years beyond receipt of their Ph.D. degree by December 31 of the year in which they are nominated.

Candidates should have demonstrated exceptional individual achievements in scientific or engineering research of sufficient quality to place them at the forefront of their peers. Criteria include originality, innovation and significant impact on the field.

For detailed nomination information, go to: http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/honawards/

Information on past recipients is also available at: www.nsf.gov/od/waterman/waterman.jsp.

-NSF-

Media Contacts
Lisa-Joy Zgorski, NSF, (703) 292-8311, lisajoy@nsf.gov

Program Contacts
Mayra N. Montrose, NSF, (703) 292-4757, mmontros@nsf.gov

Related Websites
For detailed nomination information: http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/honawards/
Information on past recipients: http://www.nsf.gov/od/waterman/waterman.jsp

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.

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