February 16, 2010
Bioengineering Assistant Professor Amy Herr has been named a 2010 Sloan Research Fellow.
Awarded annually by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the two-year Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. They are awarded yearly to 118 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.
Awarded since 1955, Sloan Research Fellowships are some of the most presigious in North American science, with many past recipients going on to receive the Nobel Prize, Fields Medal, National Medal of Science, and other recognition. Sloan Research Fellowships are designed to identify those who show the most outstanding promise of making fundamental contributions to new knowledge. Sloan Research Fellows, once chosen, are free to pursue whatever lines of inquiry are of the most compelling interest to them. Their Sloan funds can be applied to a wide variety of uses for which other, more restricted funds such as research project grants cannot usually be employed.