Sept. 18, 2017
Joseph DeSimone, whose scientific career has revolved around creating technology with real-world applications, has been named the recipient of the 22nd Heinz Award in the category of Technology, the Economy and Employment. The award comes...Read More
May 8, 2017
Jane Thrailkill, associate professor of English, has been chosen UNC’s honoree for the annual Award for Excellence in Teaching given by the UNC System Board of Governors. Thrailkill is one of 17 recipients nominated by...Read More
Jan. 13, 2017
A professor who translates research into real-world innovations and a dean who champions nonpartisan service to the state’s leaders were honored Friday with the GAA’s Faculty Service Award. The GAA Board of Directors presented the...Read More
Eight young faculty researchers at Carolina have been awarded National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development awards for projects starting in 2016. They represent the most winners in a single year for the University.
“These awards represent the future of UNC,” said Terry Magnuson, vice chancellor for research. “The projects themselves reflect the scholarly diversity and excellence of our institution.” And the eight award winners, he said, are “a testament to Carolina’s national leadership in research.”
The grants, known as CAREER awards from the NSF, have a combined value of more than $5.9 million.
The 2016 awardees include:
The CAREER awards support the early career development activities of teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders. Recipients are selected based on creative career development plans that effectively integrate research and education in the context of the missions of their institutions.
UNC’s Office of Research Development has made expansion of NSF research funding and projects a goal for the University and has helped support young faculty in their pursuit of awards such as CAREER grants. The office recently created an on-campus learning community to connect prospective awardees with expertise of senior NSF-funded faculty, proposal support and peer mentoring.