Omidyar Fellowship, Santa Fe Institute, USA, 2016

Omidyar Fellowship, Santa Fe Institute, USA, 2016

Omidyar Fellowship, Santa Fe Institute, USA, 2016

Applications are invited for Omidyar Fellowship available for international applicants to study at Santa Fe Institute. The Omidyar Fellowship at the Santa Fe Institute offers you trans-disciplinary collaboration with leading researchers worldwide. Candidates will receive the invitation for an interview in mid December 2015. The application deadline is November 1st, 2015.

 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.

Study Subject(s): SFI’s research themes are Physics and Computation of Complex Systems, Human Behavior, Institutions, and Social Systems and Living Systems: Emergence, Hierarchy, and Dynamics.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing research program.
Scholarship Provider: Santa Fe Institute 
Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility: -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
Applications are welcome from:
– candidates from any country
– candidates from any discipline
– women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply

Eligible Nationalities: Applicants from any country can apply for these fellowships.

Scholarship Benefits: The Omidyar Fellowship at the Santa Fe Institute 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

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: Candidates will receive the invitation for an interview in mid December 2015.

How to Apply: 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.


Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is November 1st, 2015.

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