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Five UGA faculty receive NSF CAREER awards for research

Asif Sandeelo

Five University of Georgia early-career faculty – three from Franklin College units – have been recognized in 2023 by the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER), which rewards faculty who have the potential to serve as leaders in the advancement of research and education:


UGA’s newest awardees include Akram Alishahi (Department of Mathematics), Amanda Frossard (Department of Chemistry), Le Guan (School of Computing), Kevin Vogel (Department of Entomology) and Krystal Williams (Institute of Higher Education).

CAREER Awards, the most prestigious award presented by the NSF to junior faculty, provide five years of funding and are given to only about 500 recipients in the U.S. each year.

Four of five CAREER recipients received support for their proposals from UGA’s Office for Proposal Enhancement (OPE). OPE provides technical and skilled support to faculty developing research proposals for external funding.

“Each March we hold virtual info sessions designed to introduce the program, give structured feedback on proposals, and help faculty determine if they are ready to apply,” said Jake Maas, director of OPE. “By providing in-depth support, we hope to keep increasing the number of CAREER proposals and awards at UGA.”

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Image: Akram Alishahi, Amanda Frossard, Le Guan, Kevin Vogel and Krystal Williams.

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