The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in New York City has announced the recipients of its Sloan Research Fellowships for 2013.
Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships, which are awarded to early-career scientists and scholars in the fields of chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, evolutionary and computational molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences, and physics whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, include a $50,000 grant to be used to further a recipient's research.
The 2013 class of fellows includes 126 researchers from 61 colleges and universities across the United States and Canada, including a molecular biologist who is making major strides in the fight against tuberculosis, a chemist who is creating scalable solar technology by constructing solar cells out of earth-abundant elements, an economist who is studying how incentives affect the behavior of politicians, and a physicist who is trying to create the first large quantum object.
"The Sloan Research Fellows are the best of the best among young scientists," said Sloan Foundation president Paul L. Joskow. "If you want to know where the next big scientific breakthrough will come from, look to these extraordinary men and women. The foundation is proud to support them during this pivotal stage of their careers."
For a complete list of this year's Sloan Fellows, visit the Sloan Foundation Web site.