The Alan T. Waterman award


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In August 1975 the Congress established the Alan T. Waterman Award to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the National Science Foundation and to honor the first director of the foundation, Alan T. Waterman.

This annual award recognizes an outstanding young scientist in the forefront of science. In addition to a medal and other recognition the recipient receives a grant of up to $50,000 per year for a period of up to three years for scientific research or advanced study in the mathematical, physical, medical, biological, engineering, social, or other sciences at the institution of the recipient's choice.