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Last Updated: 09/16/2004

A.T. Waterman Award

Deadline for Nominations: November 30, 2004
Deadline for Reference Letters: December 31, 2004

Link to Award Recipients

Award Nomination Information

Alan T. Waterman MedalCongress established the Alan T. Waterman Award in August 1975 to mark the 25th Anniversary of the National Science Foundation and to honor its first Director. The annual award recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by the National Science Foundation. In addition to a medal, the awardee receives a grant of $500,000 over a three year period for scientific research or advanced study in the mathematical, physical, medical, biological, engineering, social, or other sciences at the institution of the recipient's choice.

Eligibility and Selection 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 December 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 at the forefront of their peers. Criteria include originality, innovation, and significant impact on the field.

For detailed information concerning the nomination procedures go to http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/honawards/ or contact Ms. Susan E. Fannoney via 703-292-8096 (phone), or sfannone@nsf.gov (e-mail).


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