Sloan Research Fellowship
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|Sloan Research Fellowships|
|Awarded for||provide support and recognition to early-career scientists and scholars|
|Presented by||Alfred P. Sloan Foundation|
|Website||Sloan Research Fellowships official site|
The Sloan Research Fellowships are awarded annually by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation since 1955 to "provide support and recognition to early-career scientists and scholars". This program is one of the oldest of its kind in the United States.
Fellowships were initially awarded in physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Awards were later added in neuroscience (1972), economics (1980), computer science (1993), computational and evolutionary molecular biology (2002), and Ocean Sciences or Earth Systems Sciences (2012). These two-year fellowships are awarded to 126 researchers yearly.
The foundation has been supportive of scientists who are parents by allowing them extra time after their doctorate during which they remain eligible for the award:
"Candidates for Sloan Research Fellowships are required to hold the Ph.D. (or equivalent) in chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, economics, neuroscience, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, oceanography, or in a related interdisciplinary field, and must be members of the regular faculty (i.e., tenure track) of a college or university in the United States or Canada. They may be no more than six years from completion of the most recent Ph.D. or equivalent as of the year of their nomination, unless special circumstances such as military service, a change of field, or child rearing are involved or unless they have held a faculty appointment for less than two years. If any of the above circumstances apply, the letter of nomination (see below) should provide a clear explanation. 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. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation welcomes nominations of all candidates who meet the traditional high standards of the program, and strongly encourages the participation of women and members of underrepresented minority groups."
Notable award recipients
Sloan Fellowship recipients who became Nobel or Fields Medal laureates
|Name||Field[n 1]||Sloan year||Prize year[n 2]|
|Leon N. Cooper||Physics||1959||1972|
|Sheldon Lee Glashow||Physics||1962||1979|
|Val L. Fitch||Physics||1960||1980|
|James W. Cronin||Physics||1962||1980|
|Kenneth G. Wilson||Physics||1963||1982|
|Alan J. Heeger||Chemistry||1963||2000 (Physics)|
|Carl E. Wieman||Physics||1984||2001|
|David J. Gross||Physics||1970||2004|
|H. David Politzer||Physics||1977||2004|
|Theodor W. Hänsch||Physics||1973||2005|
|Dudley R. Herschbach||Chemistry||1959||1986|
|Yuan T. Lee||Chemistry||1969||1986|
|John C. Polanyi||Chemistry||1959||1986|
|Elias J. Corey||Chemistry||1955||1990|
|Rudolph A. Marcus||Chemistry||1960||1992|
|Mario J. Molina||Chemistry||1976||1995|
|Robert F. Curl, Jr.||Chemistry||1961||1996|
|Richard E. Smalley||Chemistry||1978||1996|
|Ahmed H. Zewail||Chemistry||1978||1999|
|Alan G. MacDiarmid||Chemistry||1959||2000|
|K. Barry Sharpless||Chemistry||1973||2001|
|Robert H. Grubbs||Chemistry||1974||2005|
|Richard R. Schrock||Chemistry||1976||2005|
|John Forbes Nash||Mathematics||1956||1994 (Economics)|
|Alvin E. Roth||Economics||1984||2012|
|Lars Peter Hansen||Economics||1982||2013|
|Stanley Prusiner||Neuroscience||1976||1997 (Medicine)|
|Paul Lauterbur||Chemistry||1965||2003 (Medicine)|
|Linda B. Buck||Neuroscience||1992||2004 (Medicine)|
|John G. Thompson||Mathematics||1961||1970|
|Daniel G. Quillen||Mathematics||1967||1978|
|Michael H. Freedman||Mathematics||1980||1986|
|Curtis T. McMullen||Mathematics||1988||1998|
- Field of the Sloan fellowship
- Unless stated, the prize was awarded in the same field as that of the Sloan fellowship
- List of chemistry awards
- List of computer science awards
- List of economics awards
- List of mathematics awards
- List of physics awards
- "90 Scientists and Economists Win Sloan Research Awards". The New York Times. 1985-03-10. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-02-27.
- "History". www.sloan.org. Archived from the original on 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
- "Sloan Research Fellowships". www.sloan.org. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
- "Nobel Laureates". www.sloan.org. Archived from the original on 2016-01-27. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
- "Fields Medalists". www.sloan.org. Archived from the original on 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2016-01-22.