Nominations for Sloan Research Fellowships Being Accepted Through 9/16

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Awarded in Eight Scientific Fields: Chemistry, Computational and Evolutionary Molecular Biology, Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Ocean Sciences, and Physics

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships. The two-year, $50,000 fellowships are awarded annually to 126 early-career researchers in the U.S. and Canada in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their fields. Administered and funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the fellowships are awarded in close cooperation with the scientific community. To qualify, candidates must be nominated by a department head or other senior researcher, and are selected by an independent panel of leading scholars.

“The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise,” says Daniel L. Goroff, Vice President at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. “Fellows are selected on the basis of their independent research accomplishments, creativity, and potential to become leaders in the scientific community.”

Since 1955, when these research fellowships were first awarded in STEM fields, 39 Sloan Research Fellows have gone on to win Nobel Prizes, 63 have been awarded the National Medal of Science, 16 have won the Fields Medal in mathematics, 13 have won the John Bates Clark Medal in economics and hundreds have received other prizes, recognitions, awards, and honors for their research accomplishments.

To be eligible, candidates must:

  •     Hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in chemistry, computational or evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences (including marine biology), physics, or a related field;
  •     Hold a tenure track or equivalent position at a college, university or other degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada, and;
  •     Be no more than six years from completion of their most recent Ph.D. or equivalent, as of the nomination year, with some exceptions for candidates whose careers were disrupted due to military service, child-rearing, or change of field.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation welcomes nominations of all candidates who meet the traditional high standards of this program, and strongly encourages the participation of women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

To be considered for a Sloan Research Fellow¬ship, eligible candidates must complete the online nomination and submission process no later than September 16, 2013. To begin the online nomination and submission process, visit

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit grant making institution based in New York City. Established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., then-President and Chief Executive Officer of the General Motors Corporation, the Foundation makes grants in support of original research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and economic performance.

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