Sloan Research Fellowship

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 requirements

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 recipients

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]


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 Biology

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 Science

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

Zhiguo He, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

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 Sciences

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 FeynmanPhysics19551965
Murray Gell-MannPhysics19571969
Leon N. CooperPhysics19591972
Sheldon Lee GlashowPhysics19621979
Steven WeinbergPhysics19611979
Val L. FitchPhysics19601980
James W. CroninPhysics19621980
Kenneth G. WilsonPhysics19631982
Jack SteinbergerPhysics19581988
Melvin SchwartzPhysics19591988
Frederick ReinesPhysics19591995
Alan J. HeegerChemistry19632000 (Physics)
Carl E. WiemanPhysics19842001
David J. GrossPhysics19702004
H. David PolitzerPhysics19772004
Frank WilczekPhysics19762004
Theodor W. HänschPhysics19732005
Donna StricklandPhysics19982018
Roald HoffmannChemistry19661981
Dudley R. HerschbachChemistry19591986
Yuan T. LeeChemistry19691986
John C. PolanyiChemistry19591986
Elias J. CoreyChemistry19551990
Rudolph A. MarcusChemistry19601992
Mario J. MolinaChemistry19761995
Robert F. Curl, Jr.Chemistry19611996
Richard E. SmalleyChemistry19781996
Ahmed H. ZewailChemistry19781999
Alan G. MacDiarmidChemistry19592000
K. Barry SharplessChemistry19732001
Robert H. GrubbsChemistry19742005
Richard R. SchrockChemistry19762005
Martin KarplusChemistry19592013
Arieh WarshelChemistry19782013
John Forbes NashMathematics19561994 (Economics)
Eric MaskinEconomics19832007
Roger MyersonEconomics19842007
Alvin E. RothEconomics19842012
Lars Peter HansenEconomics19822013
Jean TiroleEconomics19852014
Stanley PrusinerNeuroscience19761997 (Medicine)
Paul LauterburChemistry19652003 (Medicine)
Linda B. BuckNeuroscience19922004 (Medicine)
John MilnorMathematics19551962
Paul CohenMathematics19621966
Stephen SmaleMathematics19601966
Heisuke HironakaMathematics19621970
John G. ThompsonMathematics19611970
David MumfordMathematics19621974
Charles FeffermanMathematics19701978
Daniel G. QuillenMathematics19671978
William ThurstonMathematics19741982
Shing-Tung YauMathematics19741982
Michael H. FreedmanMathematics19801986
Vaughan JonesMathematics19831990
Curtis T. McMullenMathematics19881998
Vladimir VoevodskyMathematics19972002
Andrei OkounkovMathematics20002006
Terence TaoMathematics19992006
  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. "History". Archived from the original on 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  3. "Sloan Research Fellowships". Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  4. "Nobel Laureates". Archived from the original on 2016-01-27. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  5. "Fields Medalists". Archived from the original on 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  6. "2019 Fellows". Retrieved 2019-02-19.
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