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09/27/91

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Young Investigator Awards Program revised

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced its new Young Investigator Awards (NYI) program along with the inauguration, at the request of the President of the United States, of the Presidential Faculty Fellows Program (PFF). They will replace the Presidential Young Investigator Program that operated from 1984 to 1991. The two will operate independently, with separate nominations required.

The NYI awards are intended to encourage the development of future academic leaders in science and engineering, both in teaching and research. NSF Young Investigators are expected to have standard faculty teaching responsibilities. Research cooperation with industry is encouraged.

The National Science Foundation normally will not support biomedical research with disease-related goals, including work on the etiology, diagnosis, or treatment of physical or mental disease, abnormality, or malfunction in human beings or animals.

Awards will be made for up to five years. Each NSF Young Investigator Award consists of an annual base grant of $25,000 from NSF plus up to $37,500 of additional funds per year on a dollar-for- dollar matching basis from industrial and not-for-profit sources, resulting in total annual support of up to $100,000.

Eligibility

Nominees must:

  • Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents as of Jan. 31, 1992.
  • Have a Ph.D. degree, or equivalent, awarded or to be awarded on or after Jan. 1, 1986, but no later than Oct. 1, 1992.
  • Have a tenure-track or tenured faculty position or equivalent at their nominating institution, or receive an appointment to such a position to begin on or before Oct. 1, 1992.

The nomination deadline for the NYI program is Jan. 31, 1992. For more information, or nomination guidelines, please contact Bonnie Hale in the Sponsored Projects Office, 723-4237.

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