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Dobbie Awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

Feb 20, 2019
Liz Fuller-Wright; edited by B. Rose Kelly
Woodrow Wilson School

Will Dobbie, assistant professor of economics and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, is winner of a 2019 Sloan Research Fellow. He is one of ten Princeton University scientists who were awarded the highly competitive grant, which is given to outstanding young scholars working at the frontiers of their fields.

Dobbie researches school inputs and student outcomes, peer effects in schools, the impact of voluntary youth service, and the benefits of the consumer bankruptcy system. He joined the Princeton faculty in 2013. He also served as the Jonathan Edwards Bicentennial Preceptor and a faculty associate of the Industrial Relations Section.

The 10 Princeton fellows are among 126 biologists, chemists, computer scientists, economists, mathematicians, neuroscientists, ocean scientists and physicists chosen for the award from 57 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. Princeton earned the most fellowships of any single-campus institution, with at least one winner from each field.

Sloan Research Fellows are free to pursue any lines of inquiry that interest them, and they are permitted to employ their two-year grant of $70,000 in a wide variety of ways to further their research aims. Since the first awards were created in 1955, some 226 faculty from Princeton University have received a Sloan Research Fellowship. The foundation is a New York City-based philanthropic institution established by Alfred Sloan Jr., then-president and chief executive officer of the General Motors Corp.