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NSF Press Release


NSF PR 00-90 - November 21, 2000

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 Charles Drum

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NSF Honors 409 Junior Faculty Members with 2000 Career Awards

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is honoring 409 outstanding junior faculty members in science and engineering nationwide with the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards.

The CAREER award is NSF's most prestigious honor for junior faculty members. Awards for 2000 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.


For a list of individual awardees, see:



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