Postdoc Fellowships Position in Templeton World Charity Foundation, Rome, Italy

Designation/Position- Postdoc Fellowships

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The Templeton World Charity Foundation, The Bahamas invites application for Postdoc position. It has provided nearly $12 million in support to nearly twenty research projects around the world through its Power of Information initiative

About- The Templeton World Charity Foundation is currently seeking exceptional applicants for the Templeton Independent Research Fellowships in the Power of Information. Each Fellowship will provide financial support of up to $110,000 per year for up to three years, tenable at any recognized university or research institution in the world. Fellows will enjoy the freedom to pursue independent research that contributes to the overall goal of our Power of Information Initiative, at an institution of the fellow’s choosing. Leading labs at top universities in nine countries—such as MIT and Oxford—have already expressed interest in hosting successful applicant.

Since 2013, TWCF has provided nearly $12 million in support to nearly twenty research projects around the world through its Power of Information initiative, which seeks to explore how  information may act as fundamental concept in nature. The concept of information offers a promising pathway for comprehending both micro- and macro-level phenomena—that is, phenomena from the quantum to the cosmological scales—within a single framework.

Research/Job area– mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, biology, biophysics, computer science, electrical engineering, or the philosophy of science.

Project Title- New Templeton Fellowship Opportunity- nearly twenty research projects

Location- The Templeton World Charity Foundation, Rome, Italy

Eligibility/Qualification- Applicants must apply within five full-time-equivalent research years of completing their PhD program. Newly graduated PhDs are welcome to apply. Applications will be considered from researchers who work in any of the following areas: mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, biology, biophysics, computer science, electrical engineering, or the philosophy of science. Applications are welcome from researchers of any nationality.

Job/Position Description- The purpose of the Templeton Independent Research Fellowship in the Power of Information is to facilitate further scientific research pertaining to the concept of information by supporting exceptional early-career scholars who are likely to establish themselves as prominent researchers in their field. The Fellowship will allow the most talented postdoctoral fellows to pursue independent research projects that contribute to the overall goal of the Initiative.

Following the success of the 2016 and 2017 rounds, TWCF will award up to three Fellowships in 2018. Each Fellowship will provide financial support of up to $110,000 per year for up to three years, tenable at any recognized university or research institution in the world. Fellows must hold a PhD by the start of their Fellowship, although they need not have completed their degree when submitting their application, but they. Applicants must apply within five full-time-equivalent research years of completing their PhD program. Newly graduated PhDs are welcome to apply. Applications will be considered from researchers who work in any of the following areas: mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, biology, biophysics, computer science, electrical engineering, or the philosophy of science. Applications are welcome from researchers of any nationality.

How to Apply-Applications for the 2018 round of Fellowships close on Friday 27 April 2018. Full details about the Fellowship, including detailed eligibility criteria and instructions about how to apply, can be found in the program announcement below.

Applicants will need to download and complete an application form, providing a detailed description of their proposed research project in the project description form. Instructions about how to fill out the budget section of the application form may be found in the budget instructions.

Although applicants are welcome to apply through any recognized university or research institution in the world, a number of investigators (listed in the program announcement) have already agreed to consider hosting a fellow in their research group. If an applicant thinks their Fellowship project might fit well with the general research interests of one or more of those persons, the applicant is welcome to make contact with the potential host to discuss how their proposed research would fit in that person’s laboratory or institution.

Applications consisting of a completed application form, a project description, and a letter of support should be sent by the applicant to [email protected] Referees should also send their letters of reference to this email address with your name in the subject line.

Your complete application must be submitted no later than 27 April 2018.

Please direct any inquiries about the Fellowship to [email protected].

Last Date for Apply–27 April 2018

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