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NSF Alan T Waterman Awards due by October 24, 2014

Melanie Colón

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased

to accept nominations for the 2015 Alan T.

Waterman Award. Each year, the Foundation bestows

the Waterman Award in recognition of the talent,

creativity, and influence of a singular young

researcher. Established in 1975 to commemorate

the Foundation's first Director, the Waterman

Award is NSF's highest honor for promising, early-career, researchers.


Nominees are accepted from all sources, from any

field of science and engineering that NSF

supports. The award recipient will receive a

medal and an invitation to the formal awards

ceremony in Washington, DC. In addition, the

recipient will receive a grant of $1,000,000 over

a five-year period for scientific research or

advanced study in any field of science or

engineering supported by the National Science

Foundation, at any institution of the recipient's

choice. We are especially interested in

nominations for women, members of

underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities.


Eligibility and Selection Criteria

* Candidates must be U.S. citizens or

permanent residents. They must be 35 years of age

or younger, or not more than 7 years beyond

receipt of their Ph.D. degree, by December 31 of

the year in which they are nominated.

* Candidates should have demonstrated

exceptional individual achievements in scientific

or engineering research of sufficient quality,

originality, innovation, and significant impact

on the field to place them at the forefront of their peers.


Complete nomination packages, consisting of

nominations and four letters of reference, are

due by October 24, 2014. The nominations and

letters must be received through the FastLane

system. To submit a nomination, please visit



Please contact the Program Manager for the Alan

T. Waterman Award at

waterman@nsf.gov or

703-292-8040 if you have any questions. You may

also visit


for more information. A PDF version of the call

for nominations is available at



The nomination of deserving colleagues is one of

the most important and gratifying aspects of

service in the scientific community. Please help

celebrate the contributions of a promising young

researcher by submitting a nomination for the Alan T. Waterman award.




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France Córdova



National Science Foundation

4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1205

Arlington, VA 22230

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