Postdoctoral Programs

 The Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris provides funding for 15 years of post-doctoral fellowships in mathematics and in computer science for the 2018-2019 academic year. Appointed fellows will hold one or two-year positions in affiliated research laboratories, starting in October 2018.


Eligibility requirements

Positions are open to holders of a doctorate in mathematics or computer science, obtained in France or in another country before September 1st, 2018 and defended after January, 15th 2014 (January, 15th 2013 in case of maternity leave). Those who defended their thesis in one of the affiliated laboratories cannot apply. The program is open to all disciplines of Mathematics and Computer Science. The criteria for selection are scientific excellence and the uality of the scientific project.

A number of positions under the title of "mathematical interactions" will be reserved for candidates working on the interplay between Mathematics and other scientific field, such as oceanography, biology and risk studies or between Mathematics and industry or life sciences. 

Contractual conditions

Each post-doctoral fellow will receive a net salary of € 2,500.00 per month and will receive health and welfare insurance.

They will contribute to the scientific activities of his/herlaboratory, particularly with regard to seminars and working groups.

At the end of their contract, fellows will write a report on their scientific accomplishment, comparing it to their initial project, and describing their professional goals. For two-year positions, the concerned candidate will also write a report at the end of the first year to justify renewal of the contract.

On-line registration via the Foundation’s Website

If you are interested in applying for one of these fellowships, please register online, fill in the form and upload each of the documents listed below as a PDF file.

1- curriculum vitae;

2- list of publications;

3- a description of your scientific project (about two pages long);

Candidates will also need to request the following recommendations from qualified professionals, who will then submit them online (a direct link will be sent to them via email) :

4- two letters of recommendation thoroughly assessing the candidates' work written by scientists not affiliated with the Fondation's laboratories.

5- a detailed letter of recommendation from your tutor at the host institution that explains how the applicant's scientific project is in line with the institution's project.

6- a letter of recommendation from the thesis supervisor.

7 - a letter of application

How to submit your application

In order to be considered, your complete application must be registered and completed online via this website between October 1st to December 01 st, 2017 (23h59 Paris Time).

Only letters of recommendation can be submitted until December 3rd 2017 (23:59 pm, Paris time)

Selection procedure

The selection will be performed by a joint group consisting of the Steering Committee and the Scientific Council of the Foundation.


Notification of results

We will inform you as soon as posible. 

Contact Information

For further information, please send a message to: postdoc -at- "Post-doc Campaign for 2018". 

Postdoctoral fellows

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Click here to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship

Documents to be submitted

1- CV;

2- A list of publications ;

3- A description of the scientific project (about two pages long) ;

4- A letter of application ;

5- Letters of recommendation (see details below) ;

All these documents must be submitted in the .pdf format before the end of the call.

Recommendation Letters

- Two recommendation letters by researchers from from external laboratories (from outside the Fondation)

- A letter of recommendation from the scientific supervisor in the host laboratory

- A letter of recommendation from the thesis supervisor.

Do not forget to enter the referees' email address (step 5 of the application form). They will receive an automatic email to submit their letter.