Research Funding

James S McDonnell Foundation Invites Applicants for Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards

Deadline: June 12, 2020

The James S. McDonnell Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Understanding Dynamic and Multi-Scale Systems program.

The program supports scholarship and research directed toward the discovery and refinement of theoretical and mathematical tools that can contribute to the continued development of the study of complex, adaptive, non-linear systems. The program’s emphasis is on the development and application of theory and tools used in the study of complex research questions and not on particular fields of research per se.

To that end, fellowship awards are designed to provide students with opportunities to pursue postdoctoral training that might not otherwise be available and are aligned with their interest in obtaining additional skills and experience that can further their pursuit of a career in complex systems science.     

Grants of $200,000 (to be expended in no less than two and no more than three years) will be awarded to students in the final stages of completing a PhD who are committed to acquiring new skills and experience in a multi-disciplinary field such as complex systems science and who are looking to make a change in direction for their first postdoctoral fellowship (field of study, model organization, theory vs. experimental, etc.) that is either difficult or impossible without an external source of funding. Typically, JSMF can support up to ten fellowships per year.

Fellowship grants will not be awarded until a recipient applies, and is accepted as, a postdoctoral fellow at a qualified institution and the institution submits an acceptable request to JSMF to initiate the grant.

See the James S. McDonnell Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.Link to Complete RFP

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