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Application Deadline: December 1, 2016

MSRI considers applications for research memberships during the January meeting of its Scientific Advisory Committee. It is expected that Research Members will visit MSRI with full or partial support from other sources. Applicants for research membership who require some living or travel support should indicate that in the MathJobs application. Candidates for research membership will be recommended by the program organizers for approval by the MSRI directorate, with decisions announced in February.

The Complementary Program has a limited number of memberships that are open to mathematicians whose interests are not closely related to the core programs; special consideration will be given to mathematicians who are partners of an invited member of a core program.  Interested partners should apply for a Research Membership in the Complementary Program on MathJobs www.MathJobs.Org (as described below).

Support: Research memberships may be offered with no support, with a travel allowance and/or with per diem support. Research memberships are for stays of at least 30 consecutive days, and preference will be given to those who can attend for longer periods. Research Members who receive support for an extended visit normally are granted a travel allowance for one round-trip from their home institution. The per diem level is currently $3000 per month. Members can receive per diem support only during their dates of residency while the program is in session.

Members who receive an award of support should hold a Ph.D. at the time of their proposed residency; financial support is not available for graduate students. Some preference is given to U.S. applicants.

Application Process: The application is to be completed online at the MathJobs website. Please read the instructions there before completing the form. Be sure to specify the program to which you are applying on MathJobs, and be careful to indicate the extent of support needed in the application form. Candidates must upload several support documents and arrange for those writing recommendations to upload their letters of recommendation.  All applications will be reviewed by the MSRI Directorate, Scientific Advisory Committee, Human Resources Advisory Committee, and Program Organizers. 

Important Note on Visa Status: If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, please make sure to check visa instructions [http://www.msri.org/web/msri/for-visitors/visa-information] before proceeding with your application. Please note that severe restrictions apply to H1-B visa holders.

*Submit the following items online at the MathJobs site, between August 1, 2016 and December 1, 2016:*

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Publication List
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 2 Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers)

To receive full consideration, it is essential that all application materials, including two letters of support, be in place at the MathJobs website by December 1, 2016.

Research membership offers will be announced during February 2017. MSRI asks applicants' consideration in not phoning or emailing the Institute regarding the status of their applications before March 2017.