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Upcoming Sloan Research Fellowships Deadline

The following message is from Dr. Daniel L. Goroff, Vice President and Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The Sloan Research Fellowships are two-year, $60,000 fellowships awarded annually to 126 early-career faculty in recognition of their distinguished performance and exceptional potential as researchers. Fellowships are awarded in eight scientific and technical fields: chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences, and physics.

Fellowship candidates must be nominated by a department head or other senior researcher, and are selected by independent panels of noted scholars in each field. In keeping with the Foundation’s long tradition of supporting diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, we strongly encourage the nomination of women and underrepresented minorities. As a leader in these scholarly communities, you are invited to join us in identifying, nominating, and encouraging appropriate candidates.

Since 1955, when Mr. Sloan began making such awards in a few select disciplines, 43 Sloan Research Fellows have gone on to win Nobel Prizes, 68 have been awarded the National Medal of Science, 16 have won the Fields Medal in mathematics, 16 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 tenure-track (or equivalent) position at a college, university, or other degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada. Tenure-track faculty positions at the candidate’s institution must include a yearly teaching requirement;
  • Candidates must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in chemistry, computational or evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences, physics, or a related field;
  • Candidate’s most recent Ph.D. (or equivalent) must have been awarded on or after September 1, 2010.

Nominations open on July 15, and all nomination materials are due online no later than September 15, 2016. For more information, including eligibility details, see or email

Upcoming Sloan Research Fellowships Deadline