Santa Fe Institute Omidyar Fellowship Program 2017 for Early-Career Scholars – USA (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: October 30, 2016

The Omidyar Fellowship at the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) is unique among postdoctoral appointments. It offers 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 underlie science and society.

The Omidyar Fellowship at SFI offers you:

  • – 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


  • – a Ph.D. in any quantitative discipline (within 6 years of the application deadline or by September 2017)
  • – 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

Applications are welcome from:

  • – candidates from any country
  • – candidates from any quantitative discipline
  • – women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply

Application Materials:

Interested candidates must submit the following:

  1. Curriculum vitae (including publications list).
  2. Statement of research interests (max. 2 pages) including a short description and justification of future research.
  3. Description of interest in SFI (max. 1 page) that describes your potential contribution to the SFI community and also the potential impact of SFI on your research. Please address one or more of the following: What kind of input from other fields would most impact 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?
  4. 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 provide e-mail addresses of your recommenders. SFI will contact them directly with instructions for submitting letters.)
  5. (Optional) A copy of one paper you have written in English, either published or unpublished.

Apply Now for the Santa Fe Institute Omidyar Fellowship Program 2017

For More Information:

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