17 Young Scientists with Chinese Ethnic Backgrounds Win Sloan Research Fellowship
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in the US announced the winners of its 2018 fellowships and a total of 126 outstanding scientists received the two year fellowship awards (a total of USD 70,000 in research funding). Seventeen scientists with Chinese ethnic backgrounds were among the fellowships and most of them completed their undergraduate degrees in mainland China. These include: Xiuyuan Cheng, a Mathematics award winner from Duke University, with a PhD from Princeton and an undergraduate degree from Peking University; Meng Cheng, a Physics fellowship winner from Yale University, with a PhD from the University of Maryland and an undergraduate degree from Nanjing University; and Yang Cai, a Computer Science fellow from McGill University, with a PhD from UC Berkley and an undergraduate degree from Peking University.
The Sloan Awards have the nickname of “Nobel Prize Indicator”, as 47 Sloan fellows have later become Nobel Prize winners.