Applications are being accepted through Oct. 15 for the second cohort of the Klarman Postdoctoral Fellowships program, in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The three-year fellowships are available to early-career scholars conducting leading-edge research in any of the college’s discipline areas. The program does not include academic restraints, enabling recipients to devote themselves to front-line, innovative research without being tied to specific outcomes or teaching responsibilities.
The fellowships confer generous salaries, benefits and research support, in addition to opportunities for professional development and enrichment. Fellows will meet regularly during the academic year and participate in an annual symposium.
Each fellow is hosted by a faculty member for their entire fellowship period.
In 2019, more than 260 candidates submitted applications for the program, with six scholars selected for the first cohort. Their research topics range from the governance of artificial intelligence and interpreting gravitational waves produced by merging black holes, to meritocracy in Silicon Valley and logic studies linking analytic philosophy with mathematics.
“Our inaugural group of Klarman Fellows is already at work on projects that will lead to discoveries and impacts we can only imagine,” said Ray Jayawardhana, the Harold Tanner Dean of Arts and Sciences, who led the program’s conception and launch. “We look forward to selecting a new cohort to benefit from and contribute to the radically collaborative research environment in the college and across Cornell.”
The fellowships are made possible by Seth Klarman ’79, a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Beth Schultz Klarman. Seth Klarman is CEO of the Boston-based Baupost Group, LLC; Beth Klarman is president of The Klarman Family Foundation.
Kathy Hovis is a writer for the College of Arts and Sciences.