The John Templeton Foundation (JTF) seeks applicants for a theory/experiment cross-training graduate fellowship in fundamental physics, astronomy, or cosmology. The Foundation welcomes applications from outstanding PhD-track graduate students whose research focus is primarily either experimental or theoretical, and who wish to enrich their graduate experience by pursuing one year of research in the complementary “cross discipline” (theory for experimentalists or experiment for theorists).
The purpose of this program is to increase the Fellows’ capacity and skills for bridging methodological divides across theory and experiment in fundamental physics, astronomy, and cosmology, and thereby to push the conceptual frontiers at the foundations of these fields, and to seed integrated, multidisciplinary research programs in basic science.
Each Fellowship will be awarded as a grant to the accredited university or college at which the Fellow is enrolled and employed. The Fellow must be mentored and supported by a primary doctoral advisor at the same institution, as well as by a cross-discipline advisor who may be affiliated with a different organization. Every Fellow is expected to remain a graduate student working toward a PhD, to be employed full-time in research, and not to be enrolled in courses or to have teaching or other non-research responsibilities during the entire term of the Fellowship.
Please contact Daniel Hadley if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.