NSF PR 00-90 - November 21, 2000
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NSF Honors 409 Junior Faculty Members with 2000 Career
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: http://www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/career/start.htm.