The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is now accepting nominations for Sloan Research Fellowships in eight fields: chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences, and physics. These two-year, $50,000 fellowships are awarded annually to 126 early-career faculty in recognition of their distinguished performance and exceptional potential as researchers. Candidates must be nominated by a department head or other senior researcher, and are selected by independent panels of noted scholars in each field. Nominations of women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged.Since 1955, 42 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, 14 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, 2008.
Nominations and other supporting material are due online no later than September 15, 2014. For more information, please visit http://www.sloan.org/sloan-research-fellowships/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.