For the record: The National Science Foundation CAREER awardee quoted in your article [S. Benowitz, The Scientist, May 26, 1997, page 13] does not seem to be aware that researchers who hold CAREER awards may apply for a second NSF grant as long as it is not on the same topic. This is to avoid overlap in funding. Also, holding an NSF grant on another topic does not preclude application for a CAREER award. Of course, it's possible to be a CAREER awardee only once!

Margaret A. Cavanaugh
NSF CAREER Coordinating Committee
Chemistry Division
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, Va. 22230

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