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Nominations open for Doherty chair

Nominations are now open for the Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization. Endowed by the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation, the two-year chair opens the way for promising, non-tenured professors to undertake marine-related research. Any aspect of marine use and/or management may be addressed, whether social, political, environmental, economic or technical.

Those appointed to the chair will receive $25,000 per year for two years, beginning July 1, 2007.

All non-tenured MIT faculty members from any department are eligible. Department heads may submit one nomination per year. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 31, and the new Doherty Professor will be announced in early 2007.

Anyone wishing to be nominated should contact his or her department head for procedures and selection criteria. For more information, contact Kathy de Zengotita, Room E38-300, x3-9305,

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 20, 2006 (download PDF).

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