December 20, 2014


Fields Research Immersion Fellowship
at the Fields Institute


This program supports individuals with high potential to re-enter an active research career after a career interruption. The RIF is expected to participate fully in one or more of the the thematic programs, in the expectation that this will allow her or him to enhance her or his research capabilities and to establish or re-establish a career as a productive, competitive researcher.

To qualify, candidates must have been in a postdoctoral or faculty position at the time their active research career was interrupted. The duration of the career interruption should be at least one year and no more than eight years. Examples of qualifying interruptions include a complete or partial hiatus from research activities for child rearing; family responsibilities, an incapacitating illness or injury of the candidate, spouse, partner, or a member of the immediate family; or relocation to accommodate a spouse, partner, or other close family member.

The program is not intended to support additional graduate training and is not intended to support career changes from non-research to research careers for individuals without prior research training. The candidate may be in complete or partial hiatus from research activities at the time of application, and should not be engaged in full-time paid research activities. The candidate need not occupy a tenured or tenure-track position, but the most compelling applications will present a plan to continue with research activities beyond the period of the fellowship.

The award is to be held at the Fields Institute, but there are no restrictions on the nationality or country of employment of the re-entry candidate. The program has the dual goals of increasing women’s participation in mathematical research world-wide and of boosting thematic programs at Fields by the inclusion of additional long-term participants.

Call for applications:
For programs in a given program year (which runs July to June) the closing date will be the preceding March 31, but late applications will be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Please submit a cover sheet indicating your interests, a CV, a brief description of the circumstances altering your research activity, and a proposal describing the impact you expect a semester at Fields to have on your research career. Include the names of faculty who will be participating in the Thematic Program who may be appropriate as supervisors or research advisors.
Application should be sent be email to:
Director : director<at>fields.utoronto.ca
Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences

Previous Research Immersion Fellows

Jan 1 - Jun 30, 2015
Khodabakhsh Pilehrood (Shahrekord University)

Aug 1, 2014 -Jan 31, 2015
Tatiana Pilehrood
(Saint Mary's University)

Sept, 2011-Aug, 2012
Codina Cotar (Technische Universität München)

Jan-Jun, 2010
Agnes Tourin
McMaster University

Jan - Jun, 2010
Juliana Erlijman
University of Regina

Jul, 2010 - Jun, 2011
Feride Tiglay (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)