PIMS Postdoctoral Fellows

Each fall, the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) invites nominations of outstanding young researchers in the mathematical sciences for postdoctoral fellows for the following year. Candidates must be nominated by a mathematical scientist (broadly construed) or a department at a PIMS Member University. The fellowships are intended to supplement support provided by the sponsor, and are tenable at any of PIMS' Canadian member universities: Simon Fraser University, the University of Alberta, the University of British Columbia, the University of Calgary, the University of Lethbridge, the University of Manitoba, the University of Regina, the University of Saskatchewan, and the University of Victoria. PIMS postdoctoral fellows may apply to receive up to $1500 (CAD) to fund research related travel, each year. Up to $500 of these funds may be used towards travel to outside of the PIMS network. To apply for these funds, please complete the PDF Travel Fund Application Form.

Typically the amount of the award is at least $30,000 and the sponsor(s) is (are) required to provide additional funds to finance a minimum total stipend of $55,000.

Award decisions are made by the PIMS PDF Review Panel based on the excellence of the candidate, potential for participation in PIMS programs and potential for involvement with PIMS partners. PIMS Postdoctoral Fellows will be expected to participate in all PIMS activities related to the Fellow's area of expertise and will be encouraged to spend time at more than one site. To ensure that PIMS Postdoctoral Fellows are able to participate fully in Institute activities, they may not teach more than two single-term courses per year.

Postdoctoral candidates applying to PIMS and their sponsors are strongly encouraged to read our tips for preparing a successful application to ensure their best chance at success.

 

N.B. The instructions for sponsorship have changed this year. Candidates must indicate their sponsor(s) in the "PIMS PDF Sponsor" section of the application form and select the option to email that person when submitting their application. Sponsors will be sent a form to complete (via MathJobs) and must complete that form in addition to their reference letter.

 

Regular PIMS Postdoctoral Fellowships


The regular PIMS PDF nomination/application process takes place entirely online, utilizing the MathJobs service provided by the American Mathematical Society.

Sponsors should direct their selected nominees to apply online at www.mathjobs.org/jobs/PIMS. Nominees are required to upload

  1. A list of publications (highlighting their 3 most important publications).
  2. A curriculum vitae (CV).
  3. A statement of research interests
  4. An equity, diversity and inclusivity statement
Nominees should also arrange for a letter of reference from their sponsor and two additional reference letters to be uploaded via MathJobs. They must identify their sponsor(s) on the MathJobs application form and select the option to "Send email on submit" so that their sponsor(s) receive the sponsor nomination form.

 

References and Sponsors will be contacted via email (from MathJobs) with instructions for completing their reference letters. Sponsors will also receive an email from MathJobs with instructions for completing the sponsor nomination form. The sponsor nomination form is a short form asking for details of the financial support, anticipated teaching load and other support for the candidate. It is required for the application to be considered complete. Detailed instructions regarding all aspects of the MathJobs application procedure may be found in the online MathJobs user guides.

Please be aware that:

  • Application is by nomination only; unsolicited applications will not be considered.
  • Successful nominees who also receive another major fellowship continue to be PIMS PDFs but may not receive both stipends.
  • Postdoctoral fellows associated with Collaborative Research Groups will go through the same nomination and rigorous review processes.
  • All nominees must apply through MathJobs; including nominees for PIMS Collaborative Research Groups and CNRS postdoctoral fellowships.

 

Deadline for complete nominations/applications: DECEMBER 1, 2022. Sponsor nomination forms are due DECEMBER 5, 2022.

  

 

CNRS / PIMS Postdoctoral Fellowships

 

Candidates must be nominated by a mathematical scientist (broadly construed) or a department at a PIMS Member University. The fellowships are intended to supplement support provided by the sponsor, and are tenable at any of PIMS’ Canadian member universities: Simon Fraser University, the University of Alberta, the University of British Columbia, the University of Calgary, the University of Lethbridge, the University of Manitoba, the University of Regina, the University of Saskatchewan, and the University of Victoria.

This award is targeted to applicants that are French, or who have completed their PhD degree in France.

 

How to apply: Candidates must apply via the MathJobs service, and identify themselves as a candidate for the CNRS-PIMS Fellowship. 

 

Documents which are required for submission via MathJobs are: 

  1. curriculum vitae of the candidate
  2. statement of research interests
  3. statement of anticipated support from the sponsor
  4. an equity, diversity and inclusivity statement
  5. two additional letters of reference
  6. a sponsor nomination form

 

Deadline for complete nominations/applications: DECEMBER 1, 2022. The sponsor nomination form is due DECEMBER 5, 2022 

 

Please direct any questions to:


Executive Assistant, PIMS
Email: director@pims.math.ca