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Deadline: Alan T. Waterman Award

Event Type
University of Illinois
Sep 20, 2021   All Day
Hannah Gorrie
Originating Calendar
Computer Science Department Events Calendar

The Alan T. Waterman Award recognizes outstanding young researchers in any field of science or engineering supported by the National Science Foundation.  In addition to a medal, the awardee receives a grant of $1,000,000 over a five year period for scientific research or advanced study in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, social, or other sciences at the institution of the recipient's choice. NSF seeks excellent and diverse nominations. Nominations for the 2022 Alan T Waterman Award are accepted from July 19 to September 20, 2021. Complete details can be found here: 



  • A candidate must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • They must be 40 years of age or younger, OR not more than 10 years beyond receipt of the Ph.D. degree, by December 31st of the year in which they are nominated.
  • A candidate should have demonstrated exceptional individual achievement in scientific or engineering research of sufficient quality, originality, innovation, and significant impact on the field so as to situate themselves as a leader among peers.


Nomination Requirements

  • Nomination packages consist of a nomination and four letters of reference submitted via FastLane. NOTE: Reference letters should not exceed two pages.
  • The names of four references are required for each nomination. The references cannot come from the nominee’s home institution. References must be requested by the nominator and submitted by the established FastLane deadline.
  • Nominations will not be reviewed by the Committee unless all the requirements are met.
  • Institutions may nominate an unlimited number of individuals.


If you would like assistance with your nomination, please contact Hannah Gorrie ( 

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