Postdoctoral Programs

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The Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris provides funding for 20 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.


This program is supported by Université Paris Sciences Lettres (PSL)

Eligibility criteria

Positions are open to holders of a doctorate in mathematics or computer science. Laureates of this program must have defended their thesis before the beginning of the post-doctoral contract. 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 Web site

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- a cover letter

3- list of publications;

4- 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) :

5-  a letter of recommendation from the thesis supervisor. 

6- 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.(*)

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

(*)It is mandatory for each applicant to have a tutor/advisor inside your futur host laboratory. This tutor will have to write a letter of recommendation. Furthermore, we strongly advise you to keep in touch with the head of the host laboratory to define a post-doctoral project in agreement with the team's/laboratory's themes.

When you'll submit your application for the first time, you'll receive a confirmation email with a password. You'll then be able to change your application until the end of the call. In this email, you'll also have a link you can send to other professors so that they'll be able to upload a recommendation letter directly into your file.

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". 

Laureates of the postdoc positions

Click here if you want to know more about our postdoc laureates