The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2019 Sloan Research Fellowships. A total of 126 early-career scholars will receive $70,000 to pursue their chosen scientific research.
The fellowships are awarded yearly to biologists, chemists, mathematicians, neuroscientists, physicists, ocean scientists, economists, and computer scientists across the United States and Canada. This year, the recipients were drawn from 57 colleges and universities.
"Sloan Research Fellows are the best young scientists working today," stated Adam F. Falk, the President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, in a press release. "Sloan Fellows stand out for their creativity, for their hard work, for the importance of the issues they tackle, and the energy and innovation with which they tackle them. To be a Sloan Fellow is to be in the vanguard of twenty-first century science."
10 Princeton Faculty Members Recipients
Among the recipients are 10 faculty members from Princeton University, the most number of fellowship earned by a single-campus institution each year. The New Jersey-based institution has at least one winner from each of the eight aforementioned scientific and technical fields.
The outstanding young scholars from Princeton selected for this year's 2019 Sloan Research Fellowships are Will Dobbie, economics; Annegret Falkner, neuroscience; Ralph Kleiner, chemistry and biology; Gillat Kol, computer science; Michael Kolesar, economics; Francesco Lin, mathematics; Wyatt Lloyd, computer science; Ricardo Mallarino, biology; Laure Resplandy, ocean sciences; and Jeff Thompson, physics.
A full list of awardees was published in the official website of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
The Most Promising Researchers
The Sloan Research Fellowship is awarded to some of the most promising early-career scholars in their respective fields. Since the beginning of the program, 43 former fellows went on to receive a Nobel Prize, including Donna Stickland of University of Waterloo and Paul Romer of the University of Chicago who were recognized for their outstanding works in Physics and Economics respectively in 2018.
Every year, scientists nominate promising candidates. An independent panel of senior scholars select the winning 126 fellows based on research accomplishments, creativity, and potential to become a leading figure in their respective fields.
The fellows are free to pursue any scientific inquiries they choose. They may use their grant worth $70,000 over two years to further their research.