Sloan Research Fellowships

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise who hold a PhD or equivalent in chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences, physics, or a related field. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. Fellows are selected on the basis of their independent research accomplishments, creativity, and potential to become leaders in the scientific community through their contributions to their field. 

Value: USD 75,000

Eligibility: Candidates must be tenure-track, through untenured, as of the application deadline. Successful candidates generally have a strong record of significant independent research accomplishments that demonstrate creativity and the potential to become future leaders in the scientific community. The Foundation strongly encourages the nomination of qualified women and minority candidates.

Note: Restricted nominator (dept. heads or senior researchers). If an external expert review of the draft nomination package is sought, please contact at least three months in advance of the external deadline.

*SFU signature sheet due to ORS and application in submit mode no later than 3 business days before agency deadlineOverhead is 0%.

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Upcoming Deadlines

September 13, 2024September 13, 2024 *
16:00:00 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Sloan Research Fellowships Stimulates fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.