The National Science Foundation will begin accepting nominations for the 2022 Alan T Waterman Award on July 19The Alan T. Waterman Award recognizes outstanding young researchers in any field of science or engineering supported by the National Science Foundation. The portal will close mid-September.

NSF seeks excellent and diverse nominations. The sections below highlight the 2021 Alan T. Waterman awardees and provides background information on the award, eligibility and selection criteria, and nomination requirements. For additional information, please select the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) item from the menu at the left. In addition, the Alan T. Waterman Awards Committee developed Tips for Submitting a Strong Nomination to support nominators and letter writers in their efforts to expertly showcase the talents and expertise of nominees. Nominations may be submitted through the online portal at: