The new 21st Century Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards opens for applications to study at any U.S. or foreign institutions for the year 2017 to applicants of all nationalities.

The Understanding Dynamic and Multi-Scale Systems (formerly Studying Complex Systems) program supports scholarship and research directed toward the development of theoretical and mathematical tools contributing to the science of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems.
Fellowships are available to pursue postdoctoral programme in the field of Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems provides fellowships to students completing doctoral training in the multidisciplinary field of complex systems science.
Worth of Award
The total amount of the JSMF Fellowship is $200,000 USD to be expended in no less than 2 and no more than 3 years.

  • The cost of the full postdoctoral salary or stipend and fringe benefits must be paid in full from the fellowship.
  • Institutions cannot request that other funding sources be used to cover the Fellow’s salary or stipend; JSMF Fellowship funds are not intended to be used primarily as a source of laboratory support.
  • If the institutional postdoctoral salary scales are set such that there are funds in excess of what is needed for stipend and benefits, the excess funds can be used by the institution to support the Fellow’s research.

Important Note: JSMF Fellowships are not awarded until the student applies to and is accepted as a postdoctoral fellow at a qualified 501(c)(3) institution or foreign equivalent and the institution submits an acceptable application to JSMF.
Scholarship can be taken in Any U.S. or foreign institution
The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • This fellowship is intended for PhD students with theoretical and/or experimental training in complex systems science that anticipate completing their graduate training in late 2017 or in 2018. The earliest start date for a fellowship is December 1, 2017.
  • Important Note: It is not intended for individuals that already have a PhD or students that have already identified a postdoctoral position and a postdoctoral mentor as there are traditional funding mechanisms available for these students.
  • Applicants must not already have a PhD or expect to receive one before the application deadline.
  • Applicants should have theoretical and/or experimental training in complex systems science.
  • Applicants should not be in a fellowship position prior to the earliest start date for this grant is December 1, 2017.
  • Applicants should not have already identified a postdoctoral position and postdoctoral research mentor.
  • Applicants should understand that if a letter of intent to fund is received, it is unlikely that an application to remain at the same institution will be approved.
  • JSMF Fellowships can only be used to support postdoctoral training at a qualified institution. This includes institutions with IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exemption status, institutions that are government instrumentalities or foreign equivalent institutions.
  •  Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

How to Apply
To submit an application the following information must be entered into the electronic form:

  • The information contained on the coversheet.
  • Up to 4 keywords that categorise the student’s current and future research interests.
  • Summary information in plain text format (devoid of references or identifying information)
    • A brief description of the student’s current and future research interests (150-word maximum).
    • A description of the postdoctoral position the student will seek to obtain and what he or she intends to achieve during postdoctoral training. (75-word maximum).
  • Select and upload a PDF version of the application.

 Deadline: Applications will be accepted beginning May 15, 2017, up until the deadline of June 26, 2017, 15:59 Central Time (20:59 UTC).  Late applications will not be reviewed. We recommend submitting applications at least 24 hours before the deadline to allow for unforeseen circumstances.
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