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Nominations open for Doherty Professorship

Nominations are now open for the Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization. All nontenured MIT faculty members from any department are eligible.

Endowed by the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation, the two-year chair opens the way for promising, nontenured professors to undertake marine-related research that will further innovative uses of the ocean's resources.

The person appointed to the chair will receive $25,000 per year for two years, beginning July 1, 2008.

The deadline for nominations is Nov. 6. For more information, contact Kathy de Zengotita at x3-9305 or

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 24, 2007 (download PDF).

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