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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Sloan Research Fellowships

Jun. 11, 2020—Vanderbilt University may nominate up to three tenure-track faculty per department for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's 2021 Sloan Research Fellowships. The goal of the fellowships is to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.

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Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Sloan Research Fellowships

May. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt may nominate up to three tenure-track faculty per department for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Sloan Research Fellowships. The goal of the fellowships is 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 2020 Sloan Research Fellows will receive fellowships in the amount of $75,000.

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Disconzi named Alfred P. Sloan Fellow

Feb. 23, 2018—Marcelo Disconzi, assistant professor of mathematics, has been awarded a $65,000 fellowship for early career researchers from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Limited submission opportunity: 2018 Sloan Research Fellowships

Jun. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt may nominate up to three faculty members per department for the 2018 Sloan Research Fellowships.

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Surprising new class of “hypervelocity stars” discovered escaping the galaxy

Jan. 9, 2014—Two Vanderbilt astronomers are among an international team that has discovered a surprising new class of “hypervelocity stars” – solitary stars moving fast enough to escape the gravitational grasp of the Milky Way galaxy.

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Finding the place where the brain creates illusory shapes and surfaces

Sep. 30, 2013—Neuroscientists have identified the location in the brain's visual cortex responsible for generating a common perceptual illusion: seeing shapes and surfaces that don't really exist when viewing a fragmented background.

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Vanderbilt psychologist wins Sloan research fellowship

Feb. 14, 2013—Alexander Maier, an assistant professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University, has won a two-year, $50,000 research fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation aimed at encouraging promising young scholars.

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Vanderbilt physicist wins Sloan research fellowship

Feb. 28, 2012—Physicist Kirill Bolotin is one of 126 researchers who received Sloan Foundation research fellowships this year.

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Two Vanderbilt scientists win Sloan research fellowships

Feb. 25, 2010—Physicist Andreas Berlind and human geneticist Marylyn Ritchie at Vanderbilt University have each won two-year, $50,000 research fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation aimed at encouraging promising young scholars.

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Vanderbilt mathematician wins Sloan research fellowship

Apr. 2, 2009—Jesse Peterson, assistant professor of mathematics at Vanderbilt University, has won a $50,000 research fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation aimed at encouraging promising young scholars.

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Sloan Foundation awards Vanderbilt physicist for ‘exceptional promise’

Mar. 12, 2007—An assistant professor of physics at Vanderbilt University has won a $45,000 research fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation aimed at encouraging promising young scholars.

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