Sloan Research Fellowships - 2019

Funding Organization: 
Sloan Research Fellowships
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Letter of Intent Deadline: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018
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The Sloan Research Fellowships program seeks to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. 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.

Fellowships are awarded in the following categories:

  • Chemistry
  • Computational & Evolutionary Molecular Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Neuroscience
  • Ocean Sciences
  • Physics


Sloan Research Fellowships are two-year fellowships awarded annually to 126 early career researchers with the potential to make substantial contributions in their field. Each fellow is awarded $70,000.


  • Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in chemistry, computational or evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences, physics, or a related field
  • Candidate must have been awarded a PhD on or after September 1, 2012.
  • Nominees must be in tenure track positions, with an annual teaching requirement.
  • Researchers may be housed in a department, other than the category area in which they are nominated. For example, a mathematician working on how to model changes in ocean temperature or phytoplankton would qualify under Ocean Sciences.

Institutional Limitations

No more than three candidates may be nominated from any one department.

Award Timeline

  • Qualified researchers interested in representing their department must express interest on or before July 15, 2018.
  • GT will finalize its list of departmental nominees by August 1, 2018.
  • The deadline for nominee material submission is September 15, 2018.
  • Sloan Fellowship awards will be announced in February 2019.

GT Internal Competition Process

  • Interested potential candidates are encouraged to discuss their interest with their department chair, before submitting through the system.
  • You can also express your interest in being nominated by using the GT internal competition system link associated with this notice.
  • All applicants will receive information regarding final departmental nominee selections during or before the week of August 1, 2018.

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