Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Toronto, Canada
- Posted Date: 07/03/2023
- Expires on: 10/02/2023
The University of Toronto’s Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, a program of Schmidt Futures, brings together the brightest minds who have completed a PhD in the natural sciences or engineering and aim to pursue a research project that includes the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to their domain. The program funds cutting edge applications of AI in the natural sciences and engineering and creates a community of interdisciplinary leaders. Applicants must demonstrate clear expertise and promise within their field of study. Experience with AI is not a requirement, but applicants must have a desire to learn new AI methodologies that stand to accelerate discoveries in their domain. These Fellowships will fund research and provide training in AI and related computational skills to support new directions in the application of AI.
• academic excellence and leadership in the research domain,
• high potential for success in their chosen fields,
• strong synergy between applicant, supervisor(s), and institutional research environment, and
• potential for successful adoption of AI research methodologies.
Have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree no earlier than January 1, 2021. If within two years following the date of completion of your PhD, you had your career significantly interrupted due to parental, medical and/or family-related responsibilities, or due to research related slowdowns or shutdowns caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the eligibility period will be extended to Jan 2020. If this applies, applicants should add a section at the end of their candidate statement describing special circumstances and career interruptions.
Note: International candidates need to have completed their PhD prior to their start date, while Canadian citizens and permanent residents are required to have completed their PhD within 6 months of their start date.
Not hold another Postdoctoral Fellowship in conjunction with the Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship. Applicants holding a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the time of award will be required to resign from their position before taking up the award.
Hold a degree in a natural sciences or engineering (NSE) discipline (includes computer science and mathematics). Candidates are encouraged to consult the NSERC Research Subject Codes (Sections 1000 through 7000) for more information about NSE Disciplines.
Secure a supervisor (and co-supervisor, if applicable) who has a full-time budgetary tenure-stream appointment or a status-only appointment* at the University of Toronto. If the primary supervisor does not have expertise in AI, a co-supervisor with expertise in AI is required. *Status-only Professors generally hold full-time positions at another institution (i.e., affiliated hospitals). For a definition of status-only appointments, please see here.
Begin the Fellowship between May 1, 2024 and January 1, 2025.
Hold a status or budgetary tenure-stream appointment at the University of Toronto and be eligible Principal Investigators, according to the University of Toronto PI eligibility criteria.
If the primary supervisor does not have methodological expertise in AI, a co-supervisor with expertise in AI is required.
Note: Supervisors may only support one applicant in the competition as the primary supervisor.