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EARLY CAREER INVESTIGATORS AT UNM

  • Young Investigators from across campus gathered March 21, 2017 to learn about the NSF Early CAREER award from UNM former awardees.  

  • Recent NSF CAREER Awardee Terefe Habteyes (3rd from right) with his lab 

OVERVIEW

 

Early career investigator is a term used by a number of federal and non-federal sponsors to define individual applicants who meet one or more of these qualifications depending on the requirements of the sponsor:

  • Pre-tenured academic faculty
  • Academic or non-tenure track research faculty within their first 5-10 years postdoctoral career

In order to support the burgeoning careers of early investigators, a number of sponsors make special awards available just to this group of individual applicants.

The Faculty Research Development Office provides direct support to early career investigators interested in submitting proposals to these types of solicitations. In addition to the proposal support we provide to all UNM main campus faculty and staff, we also offer information relevant to strategies for success as an early career investigator, relevant funding opportunities from both federal and non-federal sponsors, early career investigator specific workshops and other resources, and a news archive highlighting the success of early career investigators on campus.

UNM Early Career Investigator News

 
  • NSF Taps UNM SOE Faculty for CAREER Award Mehran Tehrani, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at The University of New Mexico, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award to develop new materials that are ductile yet strong.  Such material has p...
  • Engineering Professor Wins Korean Young Investigator Award Sang Eon Han, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at The University of New Mexico, was recently honored with the Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers President Young Investigator Award. The distinction...
  • Svihla Honored with NSF CAREER Award to Redesign Design Projects In the modern undergraduate engineering curriculum, design projects — where students apply their technical knowledge and creativity to solving real-life challenges — are an important part of studying engineering in a way that will prepare students fo...
  • Zhen Peng Wins NSF CAREER Award Chaos is never a good thing, whether it involves a messy room or messy waveforms. It is the latter that is the chief focus of a University of New Mexico researcher. Zhen Peng, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering,...
  • Assistant Professor Victor Acosta Receives the NIH NIBIB Trailblazer Early Career Investigator Award UNM Assistant Professor, Victor Acosta has just received the, NIH NIBIB Trailblazer Early Career Investigator Award. The Trailblazer Award is an opportunity for new and early stage investigators to pursue research programs of high interest to the Nat...