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.
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.
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.
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 womens participation
in mathematical research world-wide and of boosting thematic programs
at Fields by the inclusion of additional long-term participants.
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
Research Immersion Fellows
Jan 1 - Jun 30, 2015
Khodabakhsh Pilehrood (Shahrekord University)
Aug 1, 2014 -Jan 31, 2015
(Saint Mary's University)
Codina Cotar (Technische Universität München)
- Jun, 2010
University of Regina
2010 - Jun, 2011
Feride Tiglay (École Polytechnique Fédérale