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The 2011 CUNY NSF CAREER Award Incentive

September 14, 2011

For the second year, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has offered a University-wide incentive to encourage junior faculty to apply for the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Any successfully funded proposal, submitted for the July 2011 deadlines, will be provided with a 10% supplement up to a maximum of $50,000.

This year, an impressive 28 proposals were submitted from ten CUNY colleges, and notably, 12 of these proposals were resubmissions. In response to this initiative last year, a record number of faculty rose to the challenge and submitted CAREER proposals. “is past spring we were pleased to announce that two CUNY faculty members received this prestigious NSF award, and would also receive the University supplement: Mandë Holford (Chemistry, York College) and Sihong Wang (Biomedical Engineering, City College). To encourage those unsuccessful, yet still eligible, applicants from 2010 to resubmit, the Research Office organized and conducted discipline-based grant revising and mentoring workshops. The National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is the most important NSF award offered to STEM faculty newly embarking on independent research and teaching careers. The program is specifically designed to provide junior faculty with secure financial support at a sufficient level and duration to enable them to excel as researchers and educators who effectively integrate teaching, investigation, and innovation.