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Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Burke Institute

The Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) solicits applications for its Fellowship program. The Prize Fellowships at the Burke Institute offers an opportunity for outstanding recent and new Ph.D. recipients to perform research at Caltech for three years. They are selected by a faculty committee representing all areas of theoretical physics and astrophysics at Caltech and are provided with:                                                

  • flexibility, support, and freedom in choosing research direction within theoretical physics and astrophysics (including but not limited to theoretical astrophysics/cosmology, condensed matter theory, general relativity, particle/string theory, physical mathematics, and quantum information),
  • an inclusive environment with faculty mentorship and activities organized by the Burke Institute to promote scientific exchanges and professional growth, and
  • an annual stipend/salary and an annual research fund that are comparable to those of other prestigious fellowships.

The Burke Fellowship program significantly expands and strengthens the existing Prize Fellowship program at Caltech. The Prize Fellowship program has been successful with over 95 percent of the more than 120 former fellows holding distinguished academic positions, as shown here.

 We encourage all candidates to apply by November 15, 2017. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae (with email address and citizenship), a statement of research interests, and a list of publications at this application website. Applicants should also ensure that at least three letters of reference are submitted on their behalf to the website.

Burke Fellowship applicants will automatically be considered for other available postdoctoral positions.

Email inquiries regarding the application process may be sent to jvarlet@caltech.edu.