We identify select early-career scientists from around the world and develop them into tomorrow’s leaders in complexity science.
Training tomorrow's leaders
SFI postdoctoral fellows are selected from around the world and across science for their intellectual curiosity, quantitative rigor, and multidisciplinary creativity. At the institute they enjoy exceptional freedom to pursue new research questions and collaborate with top minds in our international research network as they prepare to become tomorrow’s scientific leadership.
All SFI fellows participate in a unique training program designed to develop their scientific, communication, and leadership skills. Most go on to hold faculty positions at major universities and research institutions, where they serve as lifelong ambassadors for the philosophies and methodologies of complexity science.
SFI Fellowships fall into two categories — Complexity Postdoctoral Fellowships and Program Postdoctoral Fellowships.
The SFI Complexity Postdoctoral Fellowships are funded by gifts from Pam and Pierre Omidyar, the ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems, the James S. McDonnell Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Schmidt Foundation and from individual donors and other sources. Chosen during an annual selection process, these fellows pursue independent research agendas.
Program Postdoctoral Fellows are grant funded. They are chosen by the grant PI and their research agenda is grant related.
Past SFI Postdoctoral Fellows
P. Jeffrey Brantingham
Juan Camilo Cárdenas
Vicky Chuqiao Yang
Caterina De Bacco
Lauren Ancel Meyers
D. Eric Smith
Jeremy Van Cleve
Tamara van der Does
Sander van Doorn
Erik Van Nimwegen