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Tuesday, 18 August 2015
Omidyar Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Santa Fe Institute
Deadline: 1 November 2015
Open to: candidates from any country with PhD in any discipline
Fellowship: competitive salary and other benefits
The Omidyar Fellowship at the Santa Fe Institute offers
a select group of early-career scholars the opportunity to join a collaborative
research community that nurtures creative, transdisciplinary thought in pursuit
of key insights about the complex systems that matter most for science and
society. Postdoctoral researchers selected for the SFI Omidyar Fellowship spend
up to three years in residence at SFI, where they contribute to the Institute’s
research, advance the sciences of complexity, and become the “new leadership
for new science.”
The Omidyar Fellowship 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.
Applications are welcome from candidates from any
country and any discipline. All applicants should have:
A PhD in any discipline (or expected to obtain PhD by
Strong computational and quantitative skills;
An exemplary academic record;
A proven ability to work both independently and
A demonstrated interest in multidisciplinary research;
Evidence of the ability to think outside traditional
The Omidyar Fellowship offers competitive salary,
generous benefits, discretionary research and collaboration funds. Fellows
will also experience transdisciplinary collaboration with leading
researchers worldwide and participate in a structured leadership training program.
How to apply?
The deadline for applications is 1 November 2015. For
successful application please log in and apply HERE. Interested
candidates must submit the following:
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.