Sloan Research Fellowship awarded to Lillian Pierce and Joe Neeman

Two former Bonn Junior Fellows and new Bonn Research Fellows, Lillian Pierce and Joe Neeman, were honored with the Sloan Research Fellowship 2018 awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Lillian Pierce, now at Duke University, and Joe Neeman, now at the University of Texas, Austin, received the two-year, $65,000 fellowship to further their research. They are 2 of 20 scientists who were honored with this distinction in mathematics. 

Since 1955, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grants the fellowship to 126 outstanding early-career researchers each year who have been selected by an independent panel of senior scholars in their field. The selection is based on their research accomplishments, their creativity, and their potential to become a leader in their field. Candidates must be nominated by fellow scientists and hold a tenure track (or equivalent) position at a college, university, or other degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada with teaching requirements. The fellowship is granted in eight scientific fields: chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences, and physics.

Here you find further information on the Sloan Research Fellowship and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Prof. Dr. Joe Neeman (photo: Barbara Frommann)
Prof. Dr. Lillian Pierce (photo: Duke Photography)