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Santa Fe Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship

Santa Fe Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship in USA

Country: USA
City: Santa Fe
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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.

Santa Fe Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship

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.

Who are eligible for the Complexity Postdoctoral Fellowship?

  • a Ph.D. in any scientific discipline granted within 6 years of the application deadline or completed before September 2020
  • strong quantitative and computational skills, an exemplary academic record
  • a proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • a demonstrated interest in transdisciplinary research
  • evidence of the ability to think beyond traditional paradigms.
  • Also, SFI will sponsor a J1 Visa for successful candidates. SFI is not able to sponsor an H1B Visa for candidates.

How to apply for the Santa Fe Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship?

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:

  • 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.
  • Further, three letters of recommendation from scholars who know your work.
  • A copy of one paper you have written in English, either published or unpublished (Optional).
  • Diversity form (Optional).


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.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline07 October,2019
CitySanta Fe
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerSanta Fe Institute
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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