Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowship

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Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowship

The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing is pleased to announce Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowship. The fellowship is open for exceptional young scientists (within at most six years of the award of their Ph.D. at the start of the academic year 2019-2020).

In its seventh year, 2019-2020, the Institute will host four further research programs on the following topics: in Summer 2019, “Foundations of Deep Learning,” in Fall 2019, “Proofs, Consensus, and Decentralizing Society,” and in Spring 2020, “The Quantum Wave in Computing” and “Lattices: Algorithms, Complexity and Cryptography.”

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowships are intended for exceptional young scientists (within at most six years of the award of their Ph.D. at the start of the academic year 2019-2020).
  • Applicants who already hold junior faculty or postdoctoral positions are welcome to apply.
  • In particular, applicants who hold, or expect to hold, postdoctoral appointments at other institutions are encouraged to apply to spend the duration of one program as a Simons-Berkeley Fellow subject to the approval of the postdoctoral institution.
  • The Institute particularly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To participate, the applicants must submit an online application form through the given link:


  • Each applicant for summer 2019, fall 2019 or spring 2020, or more than one of these, should prepare the following documents in a single PDF file:
    • Cover letter, briefly describing your interest in the Institute and its programs
    • Curriculum vitae, including a full list of publications
    • Research statement
  • In addition, applicants must submit the names and email addresses of three recommenders.


Salaries and benefits are competitive and assistance with visas and housing will be provided.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is November 15, 2018.

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For questions, contact our Senior Program Coordinator Uta Lorenzen at +1-510-664-9852 or via email at

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