Omidyar Fellowship | Postdoctoral Award at the Santa Fe Institute, Mexico

The applications for the Omidyar Fellowship will be accepted beginning August 10th 2015 until 1 November 2015. Scholars from any countries are welcome to apply. Fellows are expected to spend up to three years for doing relevant research in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He or she will receive a competitive salary and other benefits during the program.

Fellowship Description
The Omidyar Fellowship at the Santa Fe Institute is unique among postdoctoral appointments. The Institute has no formal programs or departments. Research is collaborative and spans the physical, natural, and social sciences. Most research is theoretical and/or computational in nature, although some research includes an empirical component. SFI averages 10 resident faculty, 100 external faculty, and 250 visitors per year.

Award Value
Each of the successful fellows may expect to receive benefits as follow:

  • transdisciplinary collaboration with leading researchers worldwide
  • up to three years in residence in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • discretionary research and collaboration funds
  • competitive salary and generous benefits
  • a structured leadership training program
  • unparalleled intellectual freedom

Level and Area of Studies
Postdoctoral research in any discipline.

Place of Study
At Santa Fe Institute, Mexico

Eligibility and Criteria
All candidates are expected to meet the requirements as follow:

  • a Ph.D. in any discipline (or expected Ph.D. by September 2016)
  • strong computational and quantitative skills
  • an exemplary academic record
  • a proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • a demonstrated interest in multidisciplinary research
  • evidence of the ability to think outside traditional paradigms

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

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Application Instruction
To apply, all applicants must provide all of the documents below:

  • Curriculum vitae (including publications list).
  • Statement of research interests (max. 2 pages) including a short description of the research you would like to pursue and why.
  • Description of interest in SFI (max. 1 page) that describes your potential contribution to the SFI community and also explains the potential impact of SFI on your research. Consider addressing one or more of the following: What kind of input from other fields would most improve your future research? What type of multidisciplinary workshop might you want to organize during your Fellowship? What aspects of your present or future research are difficult to pursue in a traditional academic environment?
  • Three letters of recommendation from scholars who know your work. (The letters should be sent independent of the application. When you complete the online application, please be prepared to provide e-mail addresses of the three individuals who will recommend you. SFI will contact them directly with instructions for submitting letters.)
  • (Optional) A copy of one paper you have written in English, either published or unpublished.

Important Dates
1 November 2015.

Contact Details
All enquiries about this Omidyar Fellowship can be directed to [email protected]

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