Fermilab scientist receives a DOE Early Career Award

Kavin Ammigan

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science has selected a scientist from Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to receive a prestigious 2022 DOE Early Career Award. The award program, now in its 13th year, is designed to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years, when many scientists do their most formative work.

This year, the Office of Science has selected 83 scientists from across the nation—27 from national laboratories and 56 from universities—to receive significant funding for research as part of DOE’s Early Career Research Program.

“Supporting talented researchers early in their career is key to fostering scientific creativity and ingenuity within the national research community,” said DOE Office of Science Director Asmeret Asefaw Berhe. “Dedicating resources to these focused projects led by well-deserved investigators helps maintain and grow America’s scientific skill set for generations to come.”

Under the program, researchers based at DOE national laboratories will receive grants for $500,000 per year. The research grants are planned for five years and cover salary and research expenses.

The Fermilab recipient is Kavin Ammigan for advanced materials to enable next-generation high-power accelerators. A profile of Ammigan and his research will be published in the coming weeks.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy. The Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit science.energy.gov