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

Dean R. Appling (Chemistry & Biochemistry) - 1998, 1999

Nigel Atkinson (Neurobiology, Section of) - 1998, 1999

Sanjay K. Banerjee (Electrical & Computer Engineering) - 1988

Joseph J. Beaman, Jr. (Mechanical Engineering) - 1984

Theodore L. Bergman (Mechanical Engineering) - 1986

Franklin H. Bronson (Integrative Biology) - 1999

Karen S. Browning (Chemistry & Biochemistry) - 1997, 1998, 1999

Michael D. Bryant (Mechanical Engineering) - 1985

Ilene J. Bush-Vishniac (Mechanical Engineering) - 1985

Mirela Çiperiani (Mathematics) - 2014

David P. Crews (Integrative Biology) - 1996, 1998, 1999

Dennis G. Deppe (Electrical & Computer Engineering) - 1991

Robert Dudley (Integrative Biology) - 1999

Christine Duvauchelle (Pharmacy) - 1999

Gary P. Freeman (Integrative Biology) - 1996, 1998

George Georgiou (Chemical Engineering) - 1987

Boyd A. Hadesty (Chemistry & Biochemistry) - 1997

Mark F. Hamilton (Mechanical Engineering) - 1986

David W. Hoffman (Institute for Cellular & Molecular Biology) - 1996, 1997

Robert K. Jansen (Integrative Biology) - 1999

Makkuni Jayaram (Institute for Cellular & Molecular Biology) - 1996, 1997

Josef A. Kas (Physics) - 1998, 1999

Mark A. Kirkpatrick (Integrative Biology) - 1999

William J. Koros (Chemical Engineering) - 1984

Stelios Kyriakides (Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics) - 1984

Desmond F. Lawler (Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering) - 1985

Hao Ling (Electrical & Computer Engineering) - 1987

Christine M. Maziar (Electrical & Computer Engineering) - 1990

Mona Mehdy (Institute for Cellular & Molecular Biology) - 1996, 1998

Ian J. Molineux (Institute for Cellular & Molecular Biology) - 1996, 1997

Charles B. Mullins (Chemical Engineering) - 1991

Dean P. Neikirk (Electrical & Computer Engineering) - 1986

Jose L. Panero (Integrative Biology) - 1999

John A. Pearce (Electrical & Computer Engineering) - 1985

James B. Rawlings (Chemical Engineering) - 1989

Rebecca Richard-Kortum (Electrical & Computer Engineering) - 1991

Austen F. Riggs II (Neurobiology, Section of) - 1997, 1998, 1999

Jon D. Robertus (Chemistry & Biochemistry) - 1996, 1997

Stanley J. Roux (Institute for Cellular & Molecular Biology) - 1998, 1999

Michael J. Ryan (Integrative Biology) - 1996, 1998, 1999

Juan A. Salinas (Psychology) - 1998

Galen H. Sasaki (Electrical & Computer Engineering) - 1989

Christine E. Schmidt (Chemical Engineering) - 1998

Beryl B. Simpson (Integrative Biology) - 1999

Michael C. Singer (Integrative Biology) - 1999

Peter Thomas (Marine Science) - 1999

Wesley J. Thompson (Neurobiology, Section of) - 1996

Peter D. Vize (Institute for Cellular & Molecular Biology) - 1998, (Integrative Biology) - 1996

David I. Zuckerman (Computer Science) - 1994

 

 

Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

Adnan Aziz (Electrical & Computer Engineering) - 1997

Douglas C. Burger (Computer Science) - 2000

Noel T. Clemens (Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics) - 1996

Brady R. Cox (Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering) - 2011

Michael Dahlin (Computer Science) - 1998

Gustavo de Veciana (Electrical & Computer Engineering) - 1996

Mattan Erez (Electrical & Computer Engineering) - 2013

Brian Evans (Electrical & Computer Engineering) - 1997

Ofodike A. Ezekoye (Mechanical Engineering) - 1997

Anna Gál (Computer Science) - 1999

Robert B. Gilbert (Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering) - 1996

Kristen Grauman (Computer Science) - 2013

Robert Jackson (Biological Sciences) - 1998

Margarida Jacome (Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering) - 1996

Stephen W. Keckler (Computer Science) - 2000

Kerry A. Kinney (Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering) - 1999

Kara M. Kockelman (Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering) - 2000

Prabhudev C. Konana (Managent Sciences & Info. Systems) - 1999

Brian Korgel (Chemical Engineering) - 2000

Calvin Lin (Computer Science) - 2000

David P. Morton (Mechanical Engineering) - 1997

Ulrich Mueller (Integrative Biology) - 2000

Jonathan Pillow (Psychology) - 2013

S. Joe Qin (Chemical Engineering) - 2000

Ellen Rathje (Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering) - 1999

Rebecca Richards-Kortum (Electrical & Computer Engineering) - 1992

Christine E. Schmidt (Chemical Engineering) - 1998

Jason B. Shear (Chemistry & Biochemistry) - 1998

Eric M. Taleff (Mechanical Engineering) - 1997

Nur A. Touba (Electrical & Computer Engineering) - 1997

 

David A. Vanden Bout (Chemistry & Biochemistry) - 1999

Brent R. Waters (Computer Science) - 2011

 

 

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