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§ 1881a. Alan T. Waterman Award
(a) Establishment; amounts; terms

The National Science Foundation is authorized to establish the Alan T. Waterman Award for research or advanced study in the mathematical, physical, medical, biological, engineering, behavioral, social, or other sciences. The award authorized by this section shall consist of a suitable medal and a grant to support further research or study by the recipient. The National Science Board will periodically establish the amounts and terms of such grants under this section.

(b) Purpose

Awards under this section shall be made to recognize and encourage the work of younger scientists whose capabilities and accomplishments show exceptional promise of significant future achievement.

(c) Number

Not more than three awards may be made under this section in any one fiscal year.

(Pub. L. 94–86, § 6, Aug. 9, 1975, 89 Stat. 430; Pub. L. 96–516, § 22(b), Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 3010; Pub. L. 99–159, title I, § 109(g), Nov. 22, 1985, 99 Stat. 890; Pub. L. 105–207, title II, § 202(b), July 29, 1998, 112 Stat. 874; Pub. L. 110–69, title VII, § 7015(c), Aug. 9, 2007, 121 Stat. 684.)