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Limited Submission Opportunity: Warren Alpert Foundation: Distinguished Scholars Fellowship

Grant Amount: $400,000 over two years
Deadline: September 2, 2022
Category: fellowship, Neuroscience,
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The Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars program will support individual scientists of exceptional creativity who have an MD or PhD degree (or both) and who have completed a minimum of three years of a post-doctoral fellowship by July 1, 2023 in the field of neurosciences and hold a post-doctoral research position at a United States medical school, research institute or academic hospital.

These awards are given as a transitional post-doctoral award for recipients to enable their advance to a full-time faculty member at the Assistant Professor level or higher and/or to assist in the development of a laboratory program that would lead to independent funding. The medical school, research institute or academic hospital appointing the scholar will be awarded $200,000 annually for two years to cover their salary, lab costs, and related expenses. All applicants are required to provide 75% effort.

The dean or chief academic research officer is invited to nominate one candidate.Scholars will be chosen on the basis of the success in their prior post-doctoral work as well as in the importance and creativity of their continued work. The Foundation expects to make five awards in 2023.

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

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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,
Additional Information

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


  • 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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