April 23, 2014

Fields Institute Announces New Postdoctoral Fellowships

TORONTO, DECEMBER 15, 2008 - The Fields Institute is pleased to announce the commencement of the Fields-Ontario Postdoctoral Fellowships program sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. This exciting new initiative combines the opportunity for new researchers to participate in a thematic program at Fields along with a two or three year position offering research and teaching experience at an Ontario university.

The program is supported by a five year grant from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. It will offer a number of two year positions involving a semester at Fields and three semesters at one of Fields' Principal Sponsoring Universities (PSU): Carleton, McMaster, Ottawa, Toronto, Waterloo, Western Ontario, and York.

The Fields-Ontario Postdoctoral Fellowship program will provide a new approach to supporting postdoctoral fellows by offering a salary high enough to attract talented Canadian and international researchers, as well as an extended stay at both the Fields Institute and a PSU. This will provide talented young mathematicians an opportunity to become better known by the Ontario scientific community. It will also allow them to experience the research environment at a major Ontario university, establish lasting research collaborations and perhaps build a career in Ontario.

The first Fields-Ontario postdocs are currently participating in thematic programs at the Fields Institute during the 2008-09 academic year. We are pleased to announce Jing Zong as the Fields-Ontario postdoctoral fellow for the Fall 2008 thematic program on Arithmetic Geometry, Hyperbolic Geometry and Related Topics and Jana Maríková as the Fields-Ontario postdoctoral fellow for the Winter 2009 thematic program on o-minimal Structures and Real Analytic Geometry. Jing Zong, who received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, is hosted by the University of Toronto. Jana Maríková, who received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, will be hosted by McMaster University.

The Fields Institute, located in Toronto, is recognized as one of the world's leading independent mathematical research institutions. With a wide array of pure, applied, industrial, financial and educational programs, The Fields Institute attracts over 1,000 visitors annually from every corner of the globe, to collaborate on leading-edge research programs in the mathematical sciences.

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