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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: Sloan Research Fellowship

Grant Amount: $75,000 for two years
Deadline: September 15, 2022
Category: Chemistry, Computer Science, Early Career, Earth system science, Economics, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics,
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No more than three candidates per department may be nominated. 
The Sloan Research Fellowship Program recognizes and rewards outstanding early-career faculty who have the potential to revolutionize their fields of study. Successful 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. Nominated candidates 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.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in chemistry, computer science, Earth system science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, or a related field.
  • Candidates must be members of the faculty of a college, university, or other degree-granting institution in the U.S. or Canada.
  • Candidates must be tenure-track, though untenured, as of September 15 of the nomination year.
  • Candidate’s faculty position must carry a regular teaching obligation

Nomination

  • In order to be considered for a Sloan Research Fellowship, a candidate must have a letter of nomination from a department head or other senior researcher. Submissions unaccompanied by a nomination letter from a senior researcher are not accepted.
  • More than one candidate from a department may be nominated, but no more than three.

Please contact Daniel Hadley if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Early Career Awards at the Scientific Interface

Grant Amount: $500,000
Deadline: September 1, 2022
Category: Academic Research, Biological Sciences, Early Career,
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The BWF Career Awards at the Scientific Interface are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned from graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research. Candidates must have completed at least 12 months but not more than 60 months of postdoctoral research by the date of the full invited application deadline.

Proposals that include deep or machine learning applications of artificial intelligence are particularly encouraged. Special consideration will also be given to proposals that investigate the connection between climate change and human health. In addition to seeking participants from historically underrepresented groups, BWF is interested in increasing geographic diversity among candidates from the Central, Mountain and Southern States.

Pre-proposals are due September 1, 2022. Invited full proposals will be due January 6, 2023.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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