NSF - Alan T. Waterman Award

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VPR Internal Deadline


Funding Agency Deadline

Funding or Award Criteria
“Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be 35 years of age or younger or not more than 7 years beyond receipt of the Ph.D. degree by Dec. 31 of the year in which they are nominated ... Candidates should have demonstrated exceptional individual achievements in scientific or engineering research of sufficient quality to place them in front of their peers. Criteria include originality, innovation, and significant impact on the field.”


Applicable Field(s)
science and engineering

# of Nominees Allowed
From invited deans' submissions, UT Austin will endorse an unlimited number of individuals, if qualified.

VPR Required Documents

  1. Dean's Letter of Nomination, including narrative describing nominee's accomplishments related to the specific selection criteria;
  2. Nominee's CV including all contact information; and
  3. Names/affiliations of the nominee's four references.

For more information, please contact Liza Scarborough at 471-2877, or liza@austin.utexas.edu.

Nominee(s) Selected to Advance:
2015 Award Winner, Andrea Alu (Electrical and Computer Engineering)