NSF Issues Call for Alan T. Waterman Award for Exceptional, Young Investigators

The Alan T. Waterman Award recognizes the contributions of one young investigator per year for “exceptional individual achievements in scientific or engineering research of sufficient quality to place them at the forefront of their peers.”

Nominees are accepted from any field of science that NSF supports. Nominees must be under 36 years of age, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and not more than 7 years beyond the receipt of the Ph.D. The 2011 recipient will receive $500,000 over 3 years for scientific research or advanced study.

Alan T. Waterman was the first Director of NSF, and the award established to commemorate him is the highest honor for young researchers given by NSF.

Nomination packages are due by October 30, 2010.