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NSF Alan T. Waterman Award Call for Nominations

Posted on: August 11, 2021   |   Categories: Announcements, News & Updates
Waterman Award

Each year, the National Science Foundation (NSF) recognizes an outstanding young researcher in a field of science or engineering with the Alan T. Waterman Award. Nominations for the 2022 Waterman Award are now being accepted and are due, via Fastlane, by Monday, Sept. 20, 2021.

In addition to a medal, the awardee receives a grant of $1,000,000 over a five-year period for scientific research or advanced study in any field of science or engineering at the institution of the recipient’s choice. ⇒  For more information, please see the flyer.

Candidates for this prestigious honor 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 their fields. In order to be eligible for the award, a candidate must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; 40 years of age or younger, OR no more than 10 years beyond receipt of their Ph.D. degree, as of December 31, 2021. NSF is especially interested in nominations for women, members of underrepresented groups, and person with disabilities in science and engineering.

Congress established the Alan T. Waterman Award in August 1975 to mark the 25th Anniversary of the National Science Foundation and to honor its first Director. The annual award recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by the National Science Foundation.

Please consider whether you know a candidate in your department or college (or beyond) who you think would be an outstanding nominee. View the details about the Waterman Award’s history, as well as the nomination procedure and selection criteria.