The mission of the MIT Pappalardo Fellowships in Physics is to sustain a distinguished postdoctoral program that identifies, recruits and supports the most talented and promising young physicists at an early stage in their careers. This initiative is made possible by the support of Mr. A. Neil Pappalardo (EE ’64), an MIT alumnus with a long history of generosity to both the Institute and the Department of Physics.
Each year, the program appoints three new Fellows for a three-year term each, via its annual competition. All Pappalardo Fellows are provided with:
* independent, unrestricted choice of research focus and direction within the MIT Department of Physics, throughout their three-year fellowship appointment;
* active faculty mentoring fostered by weekly luncheons and monthly dinners with the Department’s faculty, throughout the academic year;
* a competitive annual stipend [$62,200 for first-year Fellows in the 2011-12 academic year] with an annual cost-of-living increase, combined with $5,000 per academic year in untaxed, discretionary research funds; and
* MIT Affiliate Health Plan insurance coverage for Fellows and their dependents.
Call for Nominations: 2011-2014 Fellowships Competition
1. To participate in the Pappalardo Fellowships competition, a candidate must be nominated by a faculty member or senior researcher in physics, astronomy or related fields. Self-nominated applicants cannot be accepted.
2. Current MIT graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, or those who have already received an offer for a postdoctoral position from an MIT faculty member, will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.
The Executive Committee of the MIT Pappalardo Fellowships in Physics invites faculty and senior researchers within the international community of physics, astronomy or related fields to submit nominations for the 2011-2014 MIT Pappalardo Fellowships in Physics competition.
Nominees must be young men or women of exceptional ability who currently have or will have received a doctoral degree in physics, astronomy or related fields by September 1, 2011. Nominations must be submitted on-line at:
2011-2014 Pappalardo Fellowships Nomination Form
An application form and instructions will be sent by first-class mail to qualified candidates on a rolling basis up until the nomination deadline of Friday, September 10, 2010.
We thank you for participating in the 2011-2014 MIT Pappalardo Fellowships in Physics competition.
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