Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowships are intended for exceptional young scientists (within at most six years of the award of their PhD at the start of the academic year of their Fellowship). The Institute offers up to about sixteen Fellowships each semester; the majority of these are for one semester, in connection with a specific program, but several appointments for a full academic year are also available. In each semester of residence a Fellow will normally participate in at least one of the ongoing programs at the Institute.
Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowships
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 one semester as a Simons-Berkeley Fellow subject to the approval of the postdoctoral institution. Applicants receiving full or partial support from their home institution, foundations or governments are also welcome to apply.
In addition, the Institute co-hosts joint fellowships in which a fellow spends a period (typically one semester) as a Simons-Berkeley Fellow and is also appointed to a postdoctoral position at a partner institution. Partner institutions include: the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; the International Computer Science Institute; the I-CORE Israeli Centers of Research Excellence; the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, Germany, and IIIS, Tsinghua University, China.