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There are a number of Early Career specific funding opportunities. You can find more about them by searching the Early Career Investigator Funding Opportunities page. Below is an archive celebrating the early career specific achievements of principal investigators at the University of New Mexico.

Engineering Professor Wins Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award

Mehran Tehrani, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at The University of New Mexico, has been awarded the 2018 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award. Tehrani was one of 31 selected out of 340 applicants to receive this award. Each award is $510,000 over a three-year period. The Young Investigator Program awards are given to scientists whose research holds strong promise across a wide range of naval-relevant science and technology areas.

Zhen Peng Wins NSF CAREER Award

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. downtown Albuquerque. Zhen Peng, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for a project titled “Physics-Oriented Statistical Wave Analysis Integrating Order and Chaos.” The $500,000 award begins Feb. 15 and ends Jan. 31, 2023.

UNM Chemistry Assistant Professor Cui Receives DoD Cancer Research Program Career Development Award

The Department of Defense (DoD) Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) has been charged by U.S. Congress to fund innovative basic, applied, and translational cancer research to support Service members, their families, and the American public. The mission of the PRCRP is to successfully promote high-impact research for cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and survivorship. Assistant Professor, Lina Cui, from the UNM Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, was recently awarded a Career Development Award from this agency for her proposed project titled, "Development of Diagnostic Tools for Metastatic Melanoma via Imaging of Heparanase Activity".