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Sloan Research Fellowship

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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.[1]

Sloan Research Fellowships
Awarded forprovide support and recognition to early-career scientists and scholars
Presented byAlfred P. Sloan Foundation
First awarded1955
WebsiteSloan Research Fellowships official site

Fellowships were initially awarded in physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Awards were later added in neuroscience (1972), economics (1980), computer science (1993), and computational and evolutionary molecular biology (2002).[2] These two-year fellowships are awarded to 126 researchers yearly.[3]

Eligibility requirementsEdit

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 or computational and evolutionary molecular biology, 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."[2]

Award recipientsEdit

Since the beginning of the program in 1955, 43 fellows have won a Nobel Prize,[4] and 16 have won the Fields Medal in mathematics.[5]

Sloan Fellowship recipients of 2019[6]Edit


John Anderson, The University of Chicago

Jessica Anna, University of Pennsylvania

Veronica Augustyn, North Carolina State University

Jeremy Baskin, Cornell University

Keary Engle, Scripps Research Institute

Xiaofeng Feng, University of Central Florida

Yongjie Hu, University of California, Los Angeles

Ralph E. Kleiner, Princeton University

Song Lin, Cornell University

Smaranda Marinescu, University of Southern California

Ellen Matson, University of Rochester

Matthew McDowell, Georgia Institute of Technology

David Nagib, Ohio State University

Alison Narayan, University of Michigan

Jonathan Rivnay, Northwestern University

Brenda M. Rubenstein, Brown University

Sandeep Sharma, University of Colorado, Boulder

Diwakar Shukla, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Hailiang Wang, Yale University

Masayuki Wasa, Boston College

Christina Woo, Harvard University

Yan Xia, Stanford University

Mingxu You, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Computational and Evolutionary Molecular BiologyEdit

Mengjie Chen, The University of Chicago

Nancy Chen, University of Rochester

Edward Chuong, University of Colorado, Boulder

Lorin Crawford, Brown University

Kelley Harris, University of Washington

Po-Ru Loh, Harvard Medical School

Ricardo Mallarino, Princeton University

David McCandlish, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Hosein Mohimani, Carnegie Mellon University

Priya Moorjani, University of California, Berkeley

Aaron Reinke, University of Toronto

Patrick Shih, University of California, Davis

Computer ScienceEdit

Yang Cai, McGill University

Alvin Cheung, University of Washington

Reetuparna Das, University of Michigan

Rong Ge, Duke University

Bernhard Haeupler, Carnegie Mellon University

Moritz Hardt, University of California, Berkeley

Haitham Hassanieh, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Gillat Kol, Princeton University

Jason D. Lee, University of Southern California

Sergey Levine, University of California, Berkeley

Wyatt Lloyd, Princeton University

Shayan Oveis Gharan, University of Washington

Emily Whiting, Boston University

Christopher Wilson, Northeastern University

Keith Winstein, Stanford University

Mary Wootters, Stanford University


Nikhil Agarwal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Denis Chetverikov, University of California, Los Angeles

Rebecca Diamond, Stanford University

Will Dobbie, Princeton University

Michal Kolesár, Princeton University

Melanie Morten, Stanford University

Philipp Strack, University of California, Berkeley

Gabriel Zucman, University of California, Berkeley


Xiuyuan Cheng, Duke University

Florian Frick, Carnegie Mellon University

Shirshendu Ganguly, University of California, Berkeley

Kristen Hendricks, Michigan State University

Mihaela Ifrim, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Philip Isett, California Institute of Technology

Junehyuk Jung, Texas A&M University

Andrew W. Lawrie, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bao Le Hung, Northwestern University

John Lesieutre, The Pennsylvania State University

Francesco Lin, Princeton University

Kathryn Mann, Brown University

Davi Maximo, University of Pennsylvania

Barna Saha, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Mahdi Soltanolkotabi, University of Southern California

Konstantin Tikhomirov, Georgia Institute of Technology

Botong Wang, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Yufei Zhao, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tianyi Zheng, University of California, San Diego

Xin Zhou, University of California, Santa Barbara


Nicholas Bellono, Harvard University

Andrés Bendesky, Columbia University

Eva Dyer, Georgia Institute of Technology

Annegret Falkner, Princeton University

Keren Haroush, Stanford University

Saul Kato, University of California, San Francisco

Matthew Kaufman, The University of Chicago

Arjun Krishnaswamy, McGill University

Chethan Pandarinath, Emory University

Kanaka Rajan, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Rachel Roberts-Galbraith, University of Georgia

Alexandra Rosati, University of Michigan

Amitai Shenhav, Brown University

Thomas Sprague, University of California, Santa Barbara

Daniel Wacker, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Jason Yi, Washington University in St. Louis

Ocean SciencesEdit

Rachael Bay, University of California, Davis

Clara Blättler, The University of Chicago

Stephanie Green, University of Alberta

Elizabeth Harvey, University of Georgia

Carly D. Kenkel, University of Southern California

Wei Liu, University of California, Riverside

Laure Resplandy, Princeton University

Mark Torres, Rice University


Muyinatu Bell, Johns Hopkins University

Meng Cheng, Yale University

Eduardo H. da Silva Neto, University of California, Davis

Zohreh Davoudi, University of Maryland, College Park

Courtney Dressing, University of California, Berkeley

Ben Feldman, Stanford University

Daniel Harlow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Daniel Huber, University of Hawaii

Raffaella Margutti, Northwestern University

Christine Muschik, University of Waterloo

Nir Navon, Yale University

Melissa Ness, Columbia University

Aaswath Raman, University of Pennsylvania

Brad Ramshaw, Cornell University

Lorenzo Sironi, Columbia University

Marcelle Soares-Santos, Brandeis University

Jeff Thompson, Princeton University

Romain Vasseur, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Marta Verweij, Vanderbilt University

Inna Vishik, University of California, Davis

Katherine Whitaker, University of Connecticut

Kent Yagi, University of Virginia

Ming Yi, Rice University

Sloan Fellowship recipients who became Nobel or Fields Medal laureates
Name Field[n 1] Sloan year Prize year[n 2]
Richard Feynman Physics 1955 1965
Murray Gell-Mann Physics 1957 1969
Leon N. Cooper Physics 1959 1972
Sheldon Lee Glashow Physics 1962 1979
Steven Weinberg Physics 1961 1979
Val L. Fitch Physics 1960 1980
James W. Cronin Physics 1962 1980
Kenneth G. Wilson Physics 1963 1982
Jack Steinberger Physics 1958 1988
Melvin Schwartz Physics 1959 1988
Frederick Reines Physics 1959 1995
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
Frank Wilczek Physics 1976 2004
Theodor W. Hänsch Physics 1973 2005
Donna Strickland Physics 1998 2018
Roald Hoffmann Chemistry 1966 1981
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
Martin Karplus Chemistry 1959 2013
Arieh Warshel Chemistry 1978 2013
John Forbes Nash Mathematics 1956 1994 (Economics)
Eric Maskin Economics 1983 2007
Roger Myerson Economics 1984 2007
Alvin E. Roth Economics 1984 2012
Lars Peter Hansen Economics 1982 2013
Jean Tirole Economics 1985 2014
Stanley Prusiner Neuroscience 1976 1997 (Medicine)
Paul Lauterbur Chemistry 1965 2003 (Medicine)
Linda B. Buck Neuroscience 1992 2004 (Medicine)
John Milnor Mathematics 1955 1962
Paul Cohen Mathematics 1962 1966
Stephen Smale Mathematics 1960 1966
Heisuke Hironaka Mathematics 1962 1970
John G. Thompson Mathematics 1961 1970
David Mumford Mathematics 1962 1974
Charles Fefferman Mathematics 1970 1978
Daniel G. Quillen Mathematics 1967 1978
William Thurston Mathematics 1974 1982
Shing-Tung Yau Mathematics 1974 1982
Michael H. Freedman Mathematics 1980 1986
Vaughan Jones Mathematics 1983 1990
Curtis T. McMullen Mathematics 1988 1998
Vladimir Voevodsky Mathematics 1997 2002
Andrei Okounkov Mathematics 2000 2006
Terence Tao Mathematics 1999 2006
  1. ^ Field of the Sloan fellowship
  2. ^ Unless stated, the prize was awarded in the same field as that of the Sloan fellowship


  1. ^ "90 Scientists and Economists Win Sloan Research Awards". The New York Times. 1985-03-10. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-02-27.
  2. ^ a b "History". Archived from the original on 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2016-01-22. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Sloan Research Fellowships". Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  4. ^ "Nobel Laureates". Archived from the original on 2016-01-27. Retrieved 2016-01-22. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Fields Medalists". Archived from the original on 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2016-01-22. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  6. ^ "2019 Fellows". Retrieved 2019-02-19.

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