Santa Fe Institute’s Omidyar Fellowship (Global)

Santa Fe Institute’s Omidyar Fellowship (Global)

Conducted By : Santa Fe Institute
October 28 2018   Fellowship   Doctorate (PhD)   Global
 About Santa Fe Institute’s Omidyar Fellowship (Global)
  • Omidyar Fellowship is a three years residency program being offered by Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico for the students who have an interest in multidisciplinary research.
    • It allows early career scholars to be a part of the inter-disciplinary research community, which concentrates on research on systems which matter the most for Science and Society. 
    • It is a structured leadership training program
  • Omidyar Fellows participate in a provocative training program structured to develop leadership skills throughout their three-year residencies and beyond.
  • Applications for Santa Fe Institute’s Omidyar Fellowship can be made by scholars who possess Ph.D. in any discipline and are capable of working independently as well as collaboratively and have a deep interest in multidisciplinary research.
  • Santa Fe Institute’s Omidyar Fellowship offers a competitive salary to the selected fellows and permission to stay in New Mexico for a period of three years along with other additional perks.
  • Special preference will be given to women candidates and to those candidates who belong to underrepresented communities.
  • The last date to apply for the fellowship is October  28, 2018, and the fellowship will start tentatively by August 2018.


  • Nationality: There is no restriction on the nationality of the candidates.
  • Academic Qualification: The applicants of Santa Fe Institute’s Omidyar Fellowship should possess a Ph.D. degree or should get it by September 2016 along with an exemplary academic record.
  • Should have strong computational and quantitative skills.
  • Discipline: The Fellowship is for trans-disciplinary collaboration, so fellows from all discipline are welcome.
  • Women and members belonging to underrepresented will be preferred for the fellowship.
 Reward Description

Santa Fe Institute’s Omidyar Fellowship Rewards:

The fellows getting the Santa Fe Institute’s Omidyar Fellowship will be eligible for the award of various benefits, the details of the rewards are as follow:

  • The fellows will be working with collaboration with leading researchers from various countries and from different fields.
  • The Fellows selected for the Santa Fe Institute’s Omidyar Fellowship will be allowed to reside in Santa Fe, New Mexico for a period of 3 years.
  • Fellows will be entitled to non-mandatory research and collaboration funds.
  • Fellows will get the competitive salary and generous benefits.
  • Selected fellows will become a part of the structured leadership training program.
  • Candidates will have unparalleled intellectual freedom.
 Application Process

Santa Fe Institute’s Omidyar Fellowship Application Process:

  • Mode of Application: The submission of the applications for the Santa Fe Institute’s Omidyar Fellowship will be done online. 
  • Documents to be attached: The candidates need to make applications and the following documents are to be attached with the application form to complete the application process:
    • Curriculum Vitae: The candidates should upload their updated CV while making the application and the list of the publications should also be there in the CV.
    • Statement of Research Interests: The candidate should provide a 2-page description of his/her research interest and what are the factors him aligned toward the research.
    • Description of interest in SFI: Candidate should give a description of what will be his/her efforts for the SFI Community. The applicants should address the following points:
      • What kind of input from other fields would most improve your future research?
      • What type of multidisciplinary workshop might you want to organize during your Fellowship?
      • What aspects of your present or future research are difficult to pursue in a traditional academic environment?
    • Letters of Recommendations: While filling the online application form, applicants should provide email ids of 3 referees. The referees should be well aware of the applicant’s work.
    • A copy or Research paper:  The applicant can send a copy of their published or unpublished paper in English.
 Selection Process
  • The Institute has no formal programs or departments. Research is collaborative and spans the physical, natural, and social sciences. Most research is theoretical (SFI does not have lab facilities) and/or computational in nature, although some research includes an empirical component.
  • The selected students will be contacted and informed by an email. 
  • Rest of the following information will be posted on the official website.
 Contact Details
  • Email Id:
  • For further queries email to Hilary Skolnik