Sloan Foundation announces 2013 research fellowships
February 22, 2013
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recently announced the 126 recipients of the 2013 Sloan Research Fellowships. The selected students represent 61 higher education institutions from both the United States and Canada.
"The Sloan Research Fellows are the best of the best among young scientists," said president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Dr. Paul Joskow. "If you want to know where the next big scientific breakthrough will come from, look to these extraordinary men and women."
Since 1955, the Sloan Foundation has been awarding fellowships to the next generation of scientific leaders in physics, ocean science, neuroscience, evolutionary and computational molecular biology, economics, mathematics, computer science and chemistry.
To be considered for the fellowship program and receive a $50,000 award for research projects, young scientists must be nominated by others in the field and then make it past an independent panel of senior scholars. This year's recipients are interested in projects that explore the potential of advancing organ transplant success through a study of hibernating animals, building more energy-efficient data centers and learning how global warming affects marine life.
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