Congratulations to Amy Schmid, who has received an Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation! This program supports junior faculty who “exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.” Amy’s project is “Elucidating cell cycle gene regulatory networks throughout the tree of life.”
The awards are intended to provide five years of stable funding for young faculty. A secondary goal is to promote outreach to students at all levels, especially those who belong to communities under-represented in science and engineering. In recent years the program has received approximately 400 proposals per year in the field of Biology, of which about 10% to 18% are successful.