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Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships in Experimental Physics or Astrophysics

Applications Due:
November 1, 2016


The Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy offers a number of Prize Fellowships at the Postdoctoral Scholar level in Experimental Physics or Astrophysics. These Fellowships are to begin in Fall 2017 and are for a three-year duration. They carry a substantive annual stipend and/or salary combination and offer an annual research expense fund.

This fellowship program has been established to offer scientists, typically within a few years after receipt of the Ph.D., the opportunity to pursue new and innovative experimental research. It is expected that this research will require the support and use of facilities of one of the established experimental groups at Caltech. The faculty’s research interests can be found via their web pages, accessible from In the case of astrophysics, only candidates whose focus involves instrumentation (is not purely observational) will be considered.

Please apply online. Electronic copies of the curriculum vitae with email address and with citizenship indicated, publications list (indicate articles which appeared in refereed journals), and statement of research interests are required. The research statement should be no more than 5 pages, excluding references. Electronic Portable Document Format (PDF) submittals are preferred. The applicant is requested to ensure that at least three letters of recommendation are submitted via the web link provided in the electronic application. Deadline for the application is November 1, 2016. Application materials may also be sent to EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS AND EXPERIMENTAL ASTROPHYSICS FELLOWSHIPS, Mail Code 103-33, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, to arrive by November 1, 2016.

Fellowship candidates will automatically be considered for other available postdoctoral positions in their fields of interest. Email inquiries in regards to the application process may be sent to

Instructions for Applicants

  1. Create an account.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3. After you submit your application form send the link that is provided to your three references and have them upload their letters of recommendation.
  4. Upload the following documents (as individual files or in one combined pdf):
    • curriculum vitae with email address and with citizenship indicated;
    • publications list (indicate articles which appeared in refereed journals);
    • and statement of research interest.

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