Dr. Philip Bradley, of the Herbold Computational Biology Program in the Public Health Sciences Division, is among 118 outstanding early career scientists, mathematicians and economists selected as a 2009 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow. Bradley, a molecular biologist, is among winners from 61 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada—all of whom are conducting research at the frontiers of physics, chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics and neuroscience.
“The Sloan Research Fellowships support the work of exceptional young researchers early in their academic careers, and often at pivotal stages in their work,” said Dr. Paul Joskow, Sloan Foundation president.
The Sloan Research Fellowships have been awarded since 1955, initially in only three scientific fields: physics, chemistry and mathematics. Since then, 38 Sloan Research Fellows have gone on to win the Nobel Prize in their fields.
Grants of $50,000 for a two-year period are administered by each Fellow’s institution. Once chosen, Sloan Research Fellows are free to pursue whatever lines of inquiry are of most interest to them, and they are permitted to employ Fellowship funds in a wide variety of ways to further their research aims. For a complete list of 2009 winners, whose awards total more than $6 million, visit: http://www.sloan.org/fellowships/page/19.
[Adapted from an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation news release.]