Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 118 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. Candidates must be nominated by department heads or other senior researchers. Direct applications are not accepted. Candidates for Sloan Research Fellowships are required to:
- Hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, economics, neuroscience, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, ocean sciences or in a related interdisciplinary field;
- Be members of the regular teaching faculty (i.e., tenure track) of a degree-granting college or university in the United States or Canada; and
- Normally, be no more than six years from completion of the most recent Ph.D. or equivalent as of the year of their nomination.**
While Fellows are expected to be at an early stage of their research careers, there should be strong evidence of independent research accomplishments. Candidates in all fields are normally below the rank of associate professor and do not hold tenure, but these are not strict requirements.
Deadline: September 15th, 2011
More information: http://www.sloan.org/fellowships