The National Science Foundation (NSF) honored 359 outstanding individuals nationwide in fiscal 1997 with Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grants. NSF invested $40 million in these new grants in 1997. The awardees were selected from 1,935 applicants.
NSF established the grants to help promising scientists and engineers develop simultaneously their contributions to research and education early in their careers. NSF awards the grants to top junior-level faculty at colleges and universities. These grants are for 4-5 years and range from $200,000 to $500,000 each.
"This year's grants exhibit a remarkable range of science and engineering exploration combined with an impressive dedication to integrating research and education," said NSF Acting Deputy Director Joseph Bordogna. "This assembly of researchers, at the early stages of what we hope will be long and productive careers, gives us great confidence in the future of our universities and colleges and their impact on the nation's welfare."
The CAREER program encompasses all areas of NSF-supported research and education in science and engineering.
Attachment: Examples of 1997 NSF CAREER Awards
Editors: For a complete list of fiscal 1997 CAREER award recipients, their institutions and their projects, see: http://www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/career/start.htm
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