Sponsor:  Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Sponsor Program Solicitation: Sloan Research Fellowships
Funding Amount: $50,000
Duration: 2 years


Status of this Limited Submission Opportunity

Closed - Submitting PI: Ivan Loseu (Mathematics), Paul Whitford (Physics), Toyoko Orimioto (Physics)


Deadlines

NU Pre-Proposal Deadline: 07/16/2013
Sponsor Deadline: 09/16/2013


Eligibility and Nomination Requirements

This opportunity is still open. If you are interested in being considered for nomination, please contact Karen Drew (x4824) as soon as possible.

More than one candidate from a department may be nominated, but no more than three. Eligible fields include chemistry, computational or evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences (including marine biology), physics, or a related field.

Candidates must: – hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in one of the eligible fields; – be members of the teaching faculty (i.e., tenure track) of a college, university or other degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada; and – normally, be no more than six years from completion of their most recent Ph.D. (or equivalent) as of the year of their nomination. (Selection committees may make exceptions for candidates who are more than six years from their most recent Ph.D. due to military service, a change of field, or child-rearing responsibilities or who have held a faculty appointment for less than two years. If any of these circumstances apply, a clear explanation should be included in the candidate’s nomination letter.)

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 nomination of qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups.


Funding Areas

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These fellowships are awarded in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. Eligible fields include chemistry, computational or evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences (including marine biology), physics, or a related field.

Funds are awarded directly to the Fellow’s institution and may be used by the Fellow for such purposes as equipment, technical assistance, professional travel, trainee support, or any other activity directly related to the Fellow’s research. Funds may not be used to augment an existing full-time salary or for indirect or overhead charges by the Fellow’s institution. Expenditures must be approved by the Fellow’s department chair and must be in accord with the policies of the institution.

These fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers.