Professor Alagona Receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award
July 26, 2011
UCSB Scientists Receive National Science Foundation CAREER Awards
Santa Barbara, Calif. –– Four assistant professors at UC Santa Barbara have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER awards.
The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers the NSF's most prestigious awards in support of the early career development activities of those teacher- scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century. The awards provide a financial stipend to support research activity for a period of five years.
History and Environmental Studies assistant professor, Peter Alagona, was selected for research on the University of California's Natural Reserve System and the role of biological field stations in American environmental history.
"Every year the NSF makes five-year CAREER awards to some of the best and brightest researchers in the country early in their academic career," said Michael Witherell, UCSB's vice chancellor for research. "It gives the recipients a chance to concentrate more on doing great research and less on writing proposals. We are pleased that, once again, assistant professors from UCSB had such great success in this very competitive program."
According to the NSF, CAREER awardees are selected on the basis of creative proposals that effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization. The plans are expected to build a firm foundation for a lifetime of integrated contributions to research and education.
The NSF promotes and advances scientific progress in the United States by competitively awarding grants and cooperative agreements for research and education in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering.