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Program Requirements and Funding Level: IDEA Scholars will spend four weeks at the Flatiron Institute (longer visits may be possible). They may come for one long visit or multiple visits of at least one week each, spread over a period of up to two years. Travel expenses will be covered and a stipend will be provided to pay for local expenses. A fixed supplement to support caregiving responsibilities can be requested. Approximately 6 visitors per year will be selected across the Flatiron Institute. Scholars may propose to have a junior colleague, such as a student or postdoc, accompany them for part or all of their visit to FI, and expenses will be covered for this visit as well.

IDEA scholars will be invited to present a lecture on their research to the FI community, and may be offered the opportunity to optionally participate in public outreach activities organized by the Simons Foundation. Scholars will be expected to submit a brief exit report on their activities while in residence at FI.

Eligibility: IDEA Scholars must hold the rank of at least assistant professor, or the equivalent, in a scientific discipline, though they need not be computational scientists. Applicants should have strong potential scientific overlap or synergy with staff at one or more of the Flatiron Centers, and a demonstrated interest in and commitment to DEI.

Required Application Materials: The following materials should be submitted no later than November 30, 2021, for visits starting from September 2022-August 2023. Invitations will be extended by early February 2022.

1. Completed Application Form

2. Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 pages) and publication list

3. Proposal: A statement of up to 2 pages on potential areas for scientific collaboration, and which centers and staff members the applicant is interested in interacting with at FI. Applicants may describe their interests and past engagement in DEI issues, and optionally may propose activities that they wish to organize or participate in while in residence at FI.

4. Names and contact information for three references

Please apply and submit all materials through the web portal here.

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