MGB-SIAM Early Career Fellowship

SIAM Postdoctoral Support Program

The SIAM Postdoctoral Support Program provides financial support for postdoctoral scholars to receive needed mentoring and collaboration opportunities that enable successful career advancement.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning May 1, 2023

About the Program

The SIAM Postdoctoral Support Program is made possible by gifts to the SIAM Postdoctoral Support Fund, which was established by Drs. Martin Golubitsky and Barbara Keyfitz. The program provides up to $15,000 in financial support for postdoctoral researchers to work with a mentor from a different institution. The goal is to foster direct research experience and professional development. Up to four postdoc/mentor pairs will be selected annually beginning Summer 2023.

Applicant teams must design and describe a mentoring, research, and collaboration plan that works best for them.

Fellowship Details

Eligibility Requirements

  • Proposed areas of research should be relevant to SIAM
  • The length of the mentorship collaboration must be a minimum of one month (may be non-consecutive weeks)
  • Postdoc cannot be more than three years beyond receipt of their PhD at the time of application
  • Postdoc/mentor pairs may not be employed at the same institution or company at the time of their application or for the duration of the program   
  • U.S.-based postdoc/mentor pairs will receive priority at this time
  • Applicants may work in academia, business, or industry

Required Materials

  • A joint statement and research plan prepared by the postdoc/mentor pair.
  • A letter of intent from the proposed mentor indicating their interest in working with the proposed postdoc.
  • A detailed budget and budget justification requesting no more than $15,000 in financial support. Budgets may not include university overhead.

Final Deliverables

At the conclusion of the mentorship experience, selected post-doc/mentor pairs will be required to submit:

  • A short summary of their time working together.
  • An explanation of their accomplishments during the mentorship period.
  • A statement detailing what they gained from the experience and any relevant next steps.
  • A spending breakdown detailing their use of the grant.

Additionally, participants must agree to inform SIAM of any publications that result from the mentorship experience, as well as thank and acknowledge the SIAM Postdoctoral Support Fund in the publications as appropriate. 

Selection Committee