NSF CAREER Awards support early-career faculty in establishing their research programs while also reaching out to students and community members.
Eight UConn researchers across six disciplines have received CAREER awards for 2021. The National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (NSF CAREER) Program awards competitive grants to support the research programs of early-career faculty who demonstrate remarkable potential to become leaders in their field.
In addition to advancing research, these projects work to actively engage students and the community. This broadens the impact of the research and encourages students on all levels and community members to take an interest in STEM researcher.
2021 is the second-highest number of CAREER awards for the university, second only to when UConn faculty received nine in 2019.