Seven Stanford faculty members are among the American and Canadian scholars to receive Sloan Research Fellowships for 2014.
Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships are given to researchers whose achievements and potential identify them as the next generation of scientific leaders, according to a press release issued by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
“For more than half a century, the Sloan Foundation has been proud to honor the best young scientific minds and support them during a crucial phase of their careers when early funding and recognition can really make a difference,” said PAUL L. JOSKOW, president of the foundation. “These researchers are pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge in unprecedented ways.”
The Stanford faculty in this year’s class of 126 researchers are:
THOMAS MARKLAND, assistant professor of chemistry
MARIA BARNA, assistant professor of genetics and developmental biology
ANSHUL KUNDAJE, assistant professor of genetics and of computer science
JULIA SALZMAN, assistant professor of biochemistry
JAKUB KASTL, assistant professor of economics
LIANG FENG, assistant professor of molecular and cellular physiology
MONIKA SCHLEIER-SMITH, assistant professor of physics
Awarded in eight scientific and technical fields – chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, evolutionary and computational molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences, and physics – the Sloan Research Fellowships are awarded through close cooperation with the scientific community.
Candidates must be nominated by their fellow scientists. Winning fellows are selected by an independent panel of senior scholars on the basis of a candidate’s independent research accomplishments, creativity and potential to become a leader in his or her field. Fellows receive $50,000 to further their research.
For a complete list of winners, visit the fellowship website.