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Sloan Research Fellowship

Opportunity NameSloan Research Fellowship
AgencyAlfred P. Sloan Foundation
Indirect CostsIneligible
Duration2 years
Application due to SIRI for full review 08-31-2023
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review09-08-2023
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due to SIRI for mandatory review09-13-2023
Agency deadline09-15-2023

Sloan Research Fellowships are given annually to early career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars and influential leaders. They are one of the oldest awards conferred by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a philanthropic, not-for-profit grant-making institution based in New York City.  

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 awards are for researchers in the fields of chemistry, computer science, Earth systems science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, or a related field


The following eligibility requirements apply:

  • Candidates must be tenure-track, though untenured, as of the submission deadline (anticipated as Sept. 15, 2023).
  • Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in chemistry, computer science, Earth system science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, or a related field.
  • Candidates must be members of a faculty of a college, university or other degree-granting institution in the US or Canada.
  • Candidates’ faculty positions must carry a regular teaching obligation.

Competitive candidates for a Fellowship generally have a strong record of significant independent research accomplishments that demonstrate creativity and the potential to become future leaders in the scientific community. They are normally several years past the completion of their Ph.D. in order to accumulate a competitive record of independent, significant research.

In keeping with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's longstanding support of underrepresented scholars in the sciences, the Foundation strongly encourages the nomination of qualified Black, Latinx, Native American, Alaska Native and women candidates.

How to Apply

The SIRI team is available to support nominations. Please contact your Faculty Research Office and Sherri Kogan, SIRI Specialist, at to discuss timelines and how the team can assist.

Notifying the Faculty Research Office and SIRI will help determine whether internal adjudication is required.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at