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Sloan Research Fellowship

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. The size of the award is $65,000 for a two-year period.


Eligible candidates must:

  1. Hold a tenure track (or equivalent) position at a college, university, or other degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada;
  2. Hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in chemistry, computational or evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences, physics, or a related field;
  3. Have been awarded their PhD on or after September 1, 2012.  Exceptions may apply.  

Nomination Process (Application info available mid-summer '18)

NOTE: This information is from the 2018 competition. 2019 forthcoming.

A completed nomination will consist of the following:

  1. A letter from a department head or other senior researcher officially nominating the candidate and describing his or her qualifications, initiative, and research;
  2. The candidate's curriculum vitae (including a list of the candidates scientific publications);
  3. Two representative articles by the candidate;
  4. A brief (one-page) statement by the candidate describing his or her significant scientific work and immediate research plans;
  5. Three letters from other researchers (preferably not all from the same institution) written in support of the candidate’s nomination.

Materials are submitted electronically through


Applications for the 2019 Sloan Research Fellowships will open in mid-summer 2018.  Information can be found here when the competition opens. 

Deadline to submit a nomination is September 17, 2018. 

Further information can be found at


Interested parties are encouraged to consult with Danelle D'Alvise, Prizes & Awards Manager in the Office of the Vice-President, Research regarding this award and the nomination process for the 2019 Competition. 

e: t: 905-525-9140 extension 27419