2019 Sloan Research Fellowships

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Sloan Foundation) - n/a

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Program Summary

The 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 126 researches in recognition of distinguished performances and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.

Program Background

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Candidates' most recent Ph.D. (or equivalent) must have been awarded on or after September 1, 2012.

For more detailed information on these eligibility guidelines, please consult the FAQ page: https://sloan.org/fellowships/faq.

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 this program, and strongly encourages the participation of women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Candidates must be nominated by a department head or other senior researcher. Submissions unaccompanied by a nomination from a senior researcher are not accepted by Sloan.

Program Details

No more than three candidates from one academic department
  • Research project
  • Career award
  • Engineering
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • U.S. citizens may apply
  • U.S. permanent residents may apply
  • Foreign nationals may apply
2 years
Voluntary cost share is not allowed

Although Rice does not anticipate having more than three candidates per department, please submit an internal letter of intent so we may keep track of how many interested applicants we have from each department. If we receive more than three letters of intent within a department, we will notify the candidates and conduct an internal competition to select our nominees from the department.

Questions? Please contact Trisha Ball, Assistant Director of Foundation Relations, trisha.ball@rice.edu, 713-348-4628.

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Application Instructions

To complete the letter of intent (LOI) form and apply for this limited submission funding opportunity, log in and then click the "Submit an LOI" button in the "Actions" panel above.

Upon submission, you should receive an automatic reply indicating that your submission was received. If you do not receive such a reply, please contact the Office of Proposal Development (OPD) or the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (OCFR).