Ila Varma awarded a 2020 Sloan Research Fellowship

February 12, 2020 by Lidya Farag


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Three U of T researchers recognized with Sloan Research Fellowships

Three University of Toronto researchers – all from the from the Faculty of Arts & Science – have been awarded prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships for 2020.

Renée Hložek, an assistant professor at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Chelsea Rochman, an assistant professor at the department of ecology and evolutionary biology, and Ila Varma, an assistant professor at the department of mathematics will each receive USD $75,000 over a two-year period to stimulate their fundamental research.

“We are very proud of these wonderful researchers who have achieved such exemplary work so early in their careers,” says Melanie Woodin, dean of the Faculty. “They have demonstrated both the exceptional level of research being done within disciplines, as well as the diversity of scholarship throughout the Faculty. It’s wonderful to see them join the ranks of our distinguished U of T Sloan Fellows.”

Awarded since 1955, Sloan Research Fellowships recognize extraordinary early career researchers at U.S. and Canadian institutions who set high standards for achievement, creativity and leadership.