New—Independent research postdoc fellowships

Location
Worldwide - any recognized university or research institution of your choice
Salary
Up to $110,000/yr. for up to 3 yrs.
Posted
January 29 2018
Ref
TIRF 2018 S
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Independent Research Fellowships

The Templeton World Charity Foundation is currently seeking exceptional postdoctoral applicants for the Templeton Independent Research Fellowships.  

Each Fellowship will provide financial support of up to $110,000 per year for up to three years, tenable at any recognized university or research institution in the world.  

If selected, you would pursue independent research that contributes to the overall goals of The Power of Information Initiative. Twenty-one leading labs at top universities, such as Oxford and MIT,  in nine countries have already expressed interest in hosting successful applicants..

Power of Information Initiative

Since 2013, TWCF has provided nearly $12 million to support nearly twenty research projects worldwide which have used the concept of information to understand the world more fully. The concept of information offers a promising pathway for comprehending both micro- and macro-level phenomena—that is, phenomena from the quantum to the cosmological scales—within a single scientific concept. The purpose of the Templeton Independent Research Fellowship is to facilitate ongoing scientific research pertaining to the concept of information by exceptional early-career researchers who are likely to establish themselves as prominent researchers in their field. Following the success of the 2016 and 2017 rounds, TWCF will award up to three Fellowships in 2018. Each Fellowship will provide financial support of up to $110,000 per year for up to three years, tenable at any recognized university or research institution in the world.  


Eligibility

  • PhD in mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, biology, biophysics, computer science, electrical engineering, or the philosophy of science.
  • Applicants must apply within five full-time-equivalent research years of completing their PhD program. Newly graduated PhDs are welcome to apply.

How to Apply

  • The closing date for applications is 27 April 2018.  Full details about the Fellowship, including detailed eligibility criteria and instructions about how to apply, can be found at templetonworldcharity.org/fellowship

Enquiries about the Fellowship should be sent to fellowship@templetonworldcharity.org.

 

 

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