The Complexity Postdoctoral Fellowship, comprising the Omidyar and ASU-SFI Fellowships, at the Santa Fe Institute, are unique among postdoctoral appointments. The Fellowships offer early-career scholars the opportunity to undertake their independent research within a collaborative research community. Such research opportunities aim to nurture creative, transdisciplinary thought in pursuit of key insights about the complex systems. The Institute rejects compartmentalized thought common in academia. Instead, SFI scientists transcend boundaries between fields, freely synthesizing ideas spanning many disciplines. This ranges from math, physics, and biology to the social sciences and the humanities all the while pursuing creative insights that advance scientific frontiers.
The Institute has no formal programs or departments. Research is collaborative and spans the physical, natural, and social sciences. Most research is theoretical (SFI does not have lab facilities) and/or computational in nature, although it may include an empirical component.
Postdoctoral Fellows spend up to three years in residence at SFI, where they contribute to SFI’s research in the sciences of complexity and become the “new leadership for new science.” Furthermore, the institute provides an opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers worldwide, discretionary and collaborative funds, a competitive salary with a generous benefits package including paid family leave.
Candidates applying for the Santa Fe Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship will require to complete and submit the online application form. Moreover, the candidates will also require to provide the following documentation along with the fellowship applciaiton:
Santa Fe Institute will accept the Complexity Postdoctoral Fellowship application until 7 October 2019 11:59:00 PM (MDT). Applications arriving after the deadline are ineligible for the fellowship consideration.