National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $7.0 billion (FY 2012), we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.

Each year NSF selects nominees for the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from among the most meritorious recent CAREER awardees. The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) recognizes outstanding scientists and engineers who, early in their careers, show exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of knowledge. This Presidential award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers. This award is presented by the Office of Science and Technology Policy on behalf of the White House. Seven U.S. government departments and two independent agencies participate in this program.

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program, aka Presidential Young Investigators

Mirela Çiperiani (Mathematics) - 2014

1999

Dean R. Appling (Chemistry & Biochemistry) - 1999

Nigel Atkinson (Neurobiology, Section of) - 1999

Franklin H. Bronson (Integrative Biology) - 1999

Karen S. Browning (Chemistry & Biochemistry) - 1999

David P. Crews (Integrative Biology) - 1999

Robert Dudley (Integrative Biology) - 1999

Christine Duvauchelle (Pharmacy) - 1999

Robert K. Jansen (Integrative Biology) - 1999

Mark A. Kirkpatrick (Integrative Biology) - 1999

Josef A. Kas (Physics) - 1999

Jose L. Panero (Integrative Biology) - 1999

Austen F. Riggs II (Neurobiology, Section of) - 1999

Stanley J. Roux (Institute for Cellular & Molecular Biology) - 1999

Michael J. Ryan (Integrative Biology) - 1999

Beryl B. Simpson (Integrative Biology) - 1999

Michael C. Singer (Integrative Biology) - 1999

Peter Thomas (Marine Science) - 1999

Dean R. Appling (Chemistry & Biochemistry) - 1998

Nigel Atkinson (Neurobiology, Section of) - 1998

Karen S. Browning (Chemistry & Biochemistry) - 1998

David P. Crews (Integrative Biology) - 1998

Gary P. Freeman (Integrative Biology) - 1998

Josef A. Kas (Physics) - 1998

Mona Mehdy (Institute for Cellular & Molecular Biology) - 1998

Austen F. Riggs II (Neurobiology, Section of) - 1998

Stanley J. Roux (Institute for Cellular & Molecular Biology) - 1998

Michael J. Ryan (Integrative Biology) - 1998

Juan A. Salinas (Psychology) - 1998

Christine E. Schmidt (Chemical Engineering) - 1998

Peter D. Vize (Institute for Cellular & Molecular Biology) - 1998

1997

Karen S. Browning
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Boyd A. Hadesty
Chemistry & Biochemistry

David W. Hoffman
Institute for Cellular & Molecular Biology

Makkuni Jayaram
Institute for Cellular & Molecular Biology

Ian J. Molineux
Institute for Cellular & Molecular Biology

Austen F. Riggs II
Neurobiology, Section of

Jon D. Robertus
Chemistry & Biochemistry

1996

David P. Crews
Integrative Biology

Gary P. Freeman
Integrative Biology

David W. Hoffman
Institute for Cellular & Molecular Biology

Makkuni Jayaram
Institute for Cellular & Molecular Biology

Mona Mehdy
Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology

Ian J. Molineux
Institute for Cellular & Molecular Biology

Jon D. Robertus
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Michael J. Ryan
Integrative Biology

Wesley J. Thompson
Neurobiology, Section of

Peter D. Vize
Integrative Biology

1994

David I. Zuckerman
Computer Science

1991

Dennis G. Deppe
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Charles B. Mullins
Chemical Engineering

Rebecca Richard-Kortum
Electrical & Computer Engineering

1990

Christine M. Maziar
Electrical & Computer Engineering

1989

James B. Rawlings
Chemical Engineering

Galen H. Sasaki
Electrical & Computer Engineering

1988

Sanjay K. Banerjee
Electrical & Computer Engineering

1987

George Georgiou
Chemical Engineering

Hao Ling
Electrical & Computer Engineering

1986

Theodore L. Bergman
Mechanical Engineering

Mark F. Hamilton
Mechanical Engineering

Dean P. Neikirk
Electrical & Computer Engineering

1985

Michael D. Bryant
Mechanical Engineering

Ilene J. Bush-Vishniac
Mechanical Engineering

Desmond F. Lawler
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

John A. Pearce
Electrical & Computer Engineering

1984

Joseph J. Beaman, Jr.
Mechanical Engineering

William J. Koros
Chemical Engineering

Stelios Kyriakides
Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

 

Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

2013

Kristen Grauman
Computer Science

Mattan Erez
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jonathan Pillow
Psychology

2011

Brady R. Cox
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Brent R. Waters
Computer Science

2000

Douglas C. Burger
Computer Science

Stephen W. Keckler
Computer Science

Kara M. Kockelman
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Brian Korgel
Chemical Engineering

Calvin Lin
Computer Science

Ulrich Mueller
Integrative Biology

S. Joe Qin
Chemical Engineering

1999

David A. Vanden Bout
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Anna Gál
Computer Science

Kerry A. Kinney
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Prabhudev C. Konana
Managent Sciences & Info. Systems

Ellen Rathje
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

1998

Michael Dahlin
Computer Science

Robert Jackson
Biological Sciences

Christine E. Schmidt
Chemical Engineering

Jason B. Shear
Chemistry & Biochemistry

1997

Adnan Aziz
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Brian Evans
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Ofodike A. Ezekoye
Mechanical Engineering

David P. Morton
Mechanical Engineering

Eric M. Taleff
Mechanical Engineering

Nur A. Touba
Electrical & Computer Engineering

1996

Noel T. Clemens
Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

Gustavo de Veciana
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Robert B. Gilbert
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Margarida Jacome
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

1992

Rebecca Richards-Kortum
Electrical & Computer Engineering

 

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