Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards in Studying Complex Systems

James S. McDonnell Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards in Studying Complex Systems

Note: The program provides selected pre-doctoral students with “letters of intent to fund” which students in the final phase of graduate school can use in negotiations with potential postdoctoral training institutions.
The Complex Systems program supports scholarship and research directed toward the development of theoretical and mathematical tools that can be applied to the study of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems. It is anticipated that research funded in this program will address issues in fields such as biology, biodiversity, climate, demography, epidemiology, technological change, economic development, governance, or computation.
-Applicants should not currently have a Ph.D. and should not receive a Ph.D. on or before June 15, 2012.
-Ph.D. student applicants should have theoretical and/or experimental training in Complex Systems Science.
-Applicants should expect to complete coursework and dissertation sometime in 2013.
-Ph.D. students that have already identified a postdoctoral position and postdoctoral research mentor should not apply. Support for such positions is readily available through traditional funding mechanisms
Deadline: June 15, 2012