The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing offers numerous ways for scientists to participate in the life of the Institute.
As described above, the Simons Institute invites qualified applicants to apply for a Research Fellowship in a program.
Quantum Postdoctoral Researchers are one-year or two-year postdoctoral fellowship positions broadly in quantum computing, including quantum complexity theory and cryptography, quantum algorithms including quantum machine learning and quantum chemistry, and quantum information.
Machine Learning Postdoctoral Researchers are fellowship positions under the National Science Foundation's (NSF) program on Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science to establish the Foundations of Data Science Institute (FODSI) or the NSF Collaboration on the Theoretical Foundations of Deep Learning program.
As described above, the Simons Institute invites qualified applicants to apply to become a long-term visitor in a program.
Join the Quantum Research Pod as a Visiting Research Scientist.
A semester-long Law and Society Fellow addresses the broader societal implications of the techniques and technologies addressed within the Institutes programs.
A Science Communicator in Residence increases the visibility for theoretical computer science and supporting science communicators interested in covering the field during visits typically lasting one academic term.
Frequently Asked Questions+ What is the difference between a program, a boot camp, and a workshop?
A program is one-semester long gathering of about 40-50 invited long-term participants (a mix of senior and junior researchers) who spend at least one month (usually a semester) at the Institute. Programs are led by a small group of organizers who are recognized experts in their fields. A program usually includes three week-long workshops, each of which attracts an additional group of invited speakers and focuses on a different aspect of the program's scientific scope, as well as an initial "boot camp" designed to provide long-term participants with the same level of base knowledge.+ How do I participate in a program?
Program participants are invited by program organizers. Additionally, researchers beyond their postdoctoral years may contact program organizers regarding participation by completing this inquiry form. Alternatively, researchers may apply to become long-term visitors.+ How do I participate in a boot camp and/or workshop?
Everyone is welcome to attend the boot camp and workshops that are part of the program. About ten weeks before each boot camp or workshop, registration will open on its web page. Registration is free. You may also want to sign up to receive announcements about registration opening and other events associated with the program using the sign-up link on the program page. Additionally, most boot camp and workshop talks are livestreamed on the boot camp/workshop schedule page.+ I am a UC Berkeley graduate student interested in participating in the program. How do I apply?
Please email your area of study, your advisor's name, and why you are interested in participating in the program to simonsvisitorservices [at] berkeley.edu.+ I am a graduate student or postdoc interested in participating in the program. How do I apply?
Graduate students and postdocs may apply to become Research Fellows to participate in the program. Visit the fellowship program page for more information.+ I am a researcher interested in participating in the program. How do I apply? + Do you offer any funding?
Funding is only available for our fellowship recipients and our invited program and workshop participants.+ Do you have a fellowship program?
Yes, we have a fellowship program. Applications are available annually in October and due in December for appointments for the following academic year. Please visit the fellowship program page here.+ Where can I find past talk videos?
On our YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/simonsinstitute