The Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) are the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. Government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers. These five-year awards are intended to recognize and nurture some of the finest scientists and engineers who, while early in their research careers, show exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of scientific knowledge during the 21st century.
PECASE first and foremost supports the continued development of the awardees, fosters innovative and far-reaching developments in science and technology, increases awareness of careers in science and engineering, gives recognition to the scientific missions of participating agencies, enhances connections between fundamental research and national goals, and highlights the importance of science and technology for the nation’s future.
National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Program (IRP) scientists have been on the list of PECASE recipients every year since 1997. Below is a list of these outstanding young investigators and their research programs: