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Dr. Ertugrul M. Ozbudak has been selected to be an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
Dr. Ertugrul M. Ozbudak, Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics, is selected as a 2011 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, which is an extraordinarily competitive award, involving nominations for most of the very best scholars of your generation from the United States and Canada.
The complete list of 2011 fellows is announced on the web site of the foundation:
The Foundation has also purchased a full-page ad in the New York Times congratulating all of this year’s fellows and listing them by name. The ad will run the first week of March.
Selection procedures for the 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. Former Fellows report that this flexibility often gives the Fellowships a value well beyond their dollar amounts.
The early recognition of distinguished performance which the Fellowships confer, after years of arduous preparation, was said to be immensely encouraging and a stimulus to personal and career development. Thirty-eight Sloan Research Fellows have won Nobel Prizes later in their careers, and hundreds have received other honors.