NSF Engineering Boosts 146 Early-Career Researchers With Awards Totaling $73M

2015-04-06T09:31:20+00:00 April 6, 2015|
Support for junior engineering faculty remains strong after 20 years of the NSF CAREER program. (UC Davis College of Engineering/Flickr)

(Click to enlarge) Support for junior engineering faculty remains strong after 20 years of the NSF CAREER program. (UC Davis College of Engineering/Flickr)

Over the next five years, 146 early-career engineering faculty will have the freedom to explore important fundamental research questions about engineering, due to support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Engineering.

(From NSF)– The creative work of these scholar-teachers will open new frontiers of knowledge in a wide range of engineering fields and address pressing questions of great societal importance in manufacturing, health, energy, environment, infrastructure and education.

This amazing range of inquiry is enabled by funding from NSF’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program. Begun in 1995, the CAREER program provides promising junior faculty the opportunity to pursue outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.

Each CAREER award from the NSF Directorate for Engineering provides a minimum of $500,000 over five years, a 25-percent increase over the previous award limit. This year’s awards total approximately $73 million.

“NSF Engineering’s investment in CAREER awards demonstrates our unwavering and enthusiastic commitment to supporting the next generation of engineering faculty across the country,” said Pramod Khargonekar, NSF assistant director for engineering.

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