March 7, 2017
Caroline Uhler has been awarded a 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship. These fellowships have been awarded since 1955 and were concieved to honor "early-career scholars whose achievements mark them as the next generation of scientific leaders". Recipients receive a $60,000 fellowship to be used as they wish to further their research.
"The Sloan Research Fellows are the rising stars of the academic community,” says Paul L. Joskow, President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. “Through their achievements and ambition, these young scholars are transforming their fields and opening up entirely new research horizons. We are proud to support them at this crucial stage of their careers.”
Research Fellows are selected from 60 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada and the awards are open to scholars in eight scientific and technical fields: chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences, and physics. Candidates must be nominated by their fellow scientists and winning fellows are selected by independent panels of senior scholars on the basis of each candidate’s independent research accomplishments, creativity, and potential to become a leader in his or her field.
The original award announcement and list of award recipients can be viewed on the Sloan Foundation's website.