Pappalardo Fellowships Program
The mission of the MIT Pappalardo Fellowships in Physics is to sustain a distinguished postdoctoral program that identifies, recruits and supports the most talented and promising young physicists at an early stage in their careers. This initiative is made possible by the support of Mr. A. Neil Pappalardo (EE '64), an MIT alumnus with a long history of generosity to both the Institute and the Department of Physics.
Each year, the program appoints three new Fellows for a three-year term each, via its annual competition. All Pappalardo Fellows are provided with:
- independent, unrestricted choice of research focus and direction within the MIT Department of Physics, throughout the three-year fellowship appointment;
- active faculty mentoring fostered by weekly luncheons and monthly dinners with the Department's faculty, throughout the academic year;
- a competitive annual stipend for first-year Fellows in the 2021-2022 academic year, with annual cost-of-living increases for the remaining two years, combined with $5,000 per academic year in untaxed, discretionary research funds; and
- MIT Affiliate Health Plan insurance coverage for Fellows and their dependents.
Update on Finalist Interviews
Due to MIT's extension of its campus lockdown policy throughout the Fall 2020 semester, interviews for the 2021-2024 Pappalardo Fellowships will only take place via a private, 30-minute zoom video talk/discussion with the full panel of Committee members, for each finalist.
These zoom video interviews will be assigned to accommodate variable time zones, and scheduled to take place within the period of Thursday, December 10 - Wednesday, December 16, 2020.
MIT Visa Policy for Postdoctoral Fellows
Non-U.S. nationals who are offered a postdoctoral fellowship must hold appropriate non-immigrant status, such as J-1, F-1 OPT / STEM, or other employment authorization (EAD), for the duration of the fellowship appointment. Please note that H-1B and E-3 employment-based, non-immigrant visa sponsorships are not possible for this position
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