Prof. Chi Li receives 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship


The Department congratulates Prof. Chi Li who has received a 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship.   This is a two-year, $60,000 fellowship awarded by the by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation that recognizes the most promising early-career researchers today. 

Prof. Li joins 125 other early-career scholars in chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, neuroscience, ocean sciences, physics and mathematics who were also awarded fellowships this year by a selection committee of distinguished scholars in their fields.  Candidates are tenure track professors in the United States and Canada who have recently received their PhD in a qualifying field. Fellows are selected on the basis of their independent research accomplishments, creativity, and potential to become leaders in the scientific community through their contributions to their field. 

This fellowship has been recognizing promising scholars since 1955 and many fellows have gone on to be awarded other distinguished awards including 43 Nobel Prizes, 16 Fields Medals, 69 National Medals of Science, 16 John Bates Clark Medals, and numerous other distinguished awards.