The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is inviting nominations for the 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship, a two-year program designed to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.
Through the program, $50,000 fellowships will be awarded to a hundred and twenty-six researchers in recognition of their distinguished performance and potential to make substantial contributions to their field. If unexpended funds remain at the end of two years, an extension of the termination date may be obtained. If a participant transfers to another eligible institution during the term of the fellowship, the foundation will transfer unexpended funds to the new institution.
Funds may be used for equipment, technical assistance, professional travel, trainee support, or any other activity directly related to the Sloan 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.
To be eligible, nominees must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in chemistry, computational or evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences (including marine biology), physics, or a related field; hold a tenure track (or equivalent) position at a college, university, or other degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada; and be no more than six years from completion of their most recent Ph.D. (or equivalent) as of the year of their nomination.
While fellows are expected to be at an early stage of their research careers, they should also be able to demonstrate strong evidence of independent research accomplishments.
See the Sloan Foundations Web for complete program information and nomination guidelines, and information about past fellows.
All nomination materials for the Sloan Research Fellowships must be uploaded electronically through Interfolio.com and submitted no later than September 16, 2013.