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Sloan Foundation Accepting Nominations for 2015 Research Fellows


Monday, September 15, 2014


The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is inviting nominations for the 2015 Sloan Research Fellowship, a two-year program designed to stimulate fundamental research by early career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.  Through the program, fellowships of $50,000 will be awarded to a hundred and twenty-six researchers in recognition of their distinguished performance and unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. Funds may be used for equipment, technical assistance, professional travel, trainee support, or any other activity directly related to the fellow's research.

To be eligible, nominees 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 year of their nomination. 

Candidates must submit a letter from a department head or other senior researcher officially nominating the candidate and describing his or her qualifications, initiative, and research.

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