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2010 NAS Award for Initiatives in Research

created 15  Jul  2009

The NAS Award for Initiatives in Research is given to recognize innovative young scientists and to encourage research likely to lead toward new capabilities for human benefit. The award is to be given to a citizen of the United States, preferably no older than 35 years of age. The field of presentation rotates among the physical sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Scheduled for presentation in 2010 in the area of numerical methods.

Nominators should submit the following:

  • a letter (three pages or fewer) describing the candidate's work and indicating why the candidate should be selected for the award.
  • the candidate's curriculum vitae, including country of citizenship and date of birth.
  • a selected bibliography of the candidate's most significant publications (maximum of 12 publications).
  • a maximum of three supporting letters.

Send nomination materials to:
National Academy of Sciences Awards Program
Mail: 500 Fifth Street NW (NAS 285), Washington DC 20001

Electronic copies sent by e-mail are preferred.

The National Academy of Sciences does not accept self-nominations. Joint nominations are discouraged; they are considered only when nominees have collaborated closely—usually in the same laboratory—on the work to be recognized by the award.

The awards recipients will be announced in January 2010. For more information about the nomination process, contact the Academy at or call 202.334.1602.

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