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Postdoctoral Fellows

Application Deadline: November 15, 2023

For 2024-25, SLMath will appoint 6-8 Postdoctoral Fellowships to each of the programs. Fellowship applications are reviewed by program organizers and the Broadening Participation Advisory Committee, who recommend finalists to the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) for approval at its January meeting. Awards will be announced by early February.

These awards provide support for five months, including a monthly stipend, a travel subsidy for one round-trip from your current institution, and research travel funds. Health insurance is also provided. Postdoctoral Fellows cannot receive any other monetary compensation during their PD fellowship at SLMath. In addition, SLMath's postdoctoral program has some endowed fellowships. There is no need to apply separately for these positions. Awards will be made competitively, from nominees submitted by the organizing committees of the programs.

NSF Postdocs:
Junior researchers who will be in their second or third year of an NSF postdoctoral fellowship are not eligible to apply for an SLMath postdoctoral fellowship. Such researchers are welcome to apply for a regular research membership, specifying that they are an NSF postdoctoral Fellow.

Simultaneous NSF Postdoc applicant: For junior researchers who are simultaneously applying for a postdoctoral fellowship at the NSF and at SLMath, the following rules apply:

  • The NSF application must include SLMath as a possible site for research
  • As part of the NSF application, the proposed mentor must describe in his/her letter of support why and how being at SLMath for the duration of the program would be beneficial to the postdoctoral fellow
  • The SLMath application must mention the separate application to the NSF
  • Fellows must hold a Ph.D. at the beginning of the program
  • The Ph.D. must have been awarded on or after August 31, 2019
  • Fellows must be in residence for the duration of the program (no exception possible)
  • Fellows cannot receive any other monetary compensation during their fellowship at SLMath
Application Process:
The application is to be completed online at the MathJobs website. Please carefully read the instructions on the website before completing the form. Be sure to specify the program to which you are applying on MathJobs.

Application Material Required:
Submit the following items online at the MathJobs site:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Publication List
  • Additional materials as described in the application on MathJobs
  • 3 Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers)
Candidates must upload several support documents and arrange for those who are writing recommendations to upload their letters of recommendation. To receive full consideration, it is essential that all application materials, including three letters of support, be in place at the MathJobs website by November 15, 2023.

Important Note on Visa Status:
If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, your visa status may severely limit or even eliminate the possibility of SLMath providing compensation or reimbursement for your expenses, as well as restricting the length of time that you can visit SLMath. You should therefore carefully indicate your visa status on your MathJobs application and investigate its requirements. If you presently hold an H1-B visa at another institution or might hold one at the time of your visit to SLMath, please check H1-B visa instructions at http://www.msri.org/web/msri/for-visitors/visa-information before proceeding with your application. Severe restrictions apply to H1-B visa holders. If our institution agrees to do a change of employer and to port you to SLMath, please note that the H1-B processing and filing fees will be entirely the responsibility of the employing institution. For any immigration questions, please contact SLMath's International Advisor at int-advisor@msri.org

Important Note: The Complementary Program has a limited number of memberships that are open to mathematicians who are partners of invited members of a core program. Interested partners should apply for the position of Research Members in the Complementary Program through MathJobs www.mathjobs.org/jobs/MSRI.

Awards will be announced by early February 2024. SLMath asks applicants' consideration in not phoning or emailing the Institute regarding the status of their applications before March 2024.