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External Scholarship: Omidyar Fellowship at Santa Fe Institute

July 18, 2017
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The Omidyar Fellowship at the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) offers early-career scholars the opportunity to join a collaborative research community that nurtures creative, transdisciplinary thought in pursuit of key insights about the complex systems that matter most for science and society. The Institute rejects compartmentalized thought common in academia. Instead, SFI scientists transcend boundaries between fields, freely synthesizing ideas spanning many disciplines -- from math, physics, and biology to the social sciences and the humanities -- in pursuit of creative insights that advance our scientific frontiers.

Omidyar Fellows spend up to three years in residence at SFI, where they contribute to SFI’s research in the sciences of complexity and become the “new leadership for new science.”  As thought leaders who shape the future of science, Omidyar Fellows also participate in a unique training program structured to develop leadership skills throughout their three-year residencies and beyond. 

The Institute has no formal programs or departments. Research is collaborative and spans the physical, natural, and social sciences. Most research is theoretical (SFI does not have lab facilities) and/or computational in nature, although it may include an empirical component. 

Requirements include a PhD granted within 6 years of the application deadline or expect to receive one by September 2018. The PhD can be in any quantitative discipline. 

The deadline for the application is October 30, 2017. For more information, please visit Omidyar Fellow Applications.

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