Mindcore Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
MindCORE seeks to recruit outstanding postdoctoral researchers for our Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Scholars. Housed within the School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania, MindCORE is an interdisciplinary effort to understand human intelligence and behavior.
Designed for individuals who have recently obtained a PhD degree in psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy, computer science or other cognitive science discipline, the MindCORE Fellowship is a springboard for young researchers as they establish their own research program. Fellows are also encouraged to pursue collaborative research with faculty working across disciplines at Penn.
Fellows receive a competitive salary, relocation allowance, health insurance, plus a modest research budget of $20,000. Fellows also benefit from access to the greater community of academics including visiting scholars plus leading research facilities equipped with cutting-edge instrumentation all on an urban campus in a vibrant city. Fellows are invited to join regular working group meetings within their field plus career development workshops aimed at young researchers, and will be provided with a mentoring committee. Funding is provided in one-year terms renewable for up to three years.
Eligibility & Application
Applications for 2022-2023 closed January 10, 2022. The 2023-2024 application cycle will open October 2022.
Applicants must have formally completed all requirements of the PhD degree and provide a copy of their diploma at the time of appointment (typically July 1, 2023 – Jan 15, 2024). Candidates must submit a research statement that identifies at least three MindCORE faculty at Penn with whom the applicant could potentially collaborate; along with a CV, and contact information for two referees. Complete applications should be submitted along with some basic information using this form.
All eligible and complete applications will be evaluated by the Selection Committee. Applications are judged on the following criteria:
- Scientific excellence
- Scientific match and interdisciplinarity
- Career potential
MindCORE seeks to award 2 post-doctoral Fellowships per year. Positions may start as early as July 1, 2023.
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