MIT CSAIL Postdoctoral Fellowship



Applications Due Dec 15, 2021

As part of our continuing commitment to excellence and equity, we at
MIT CSAIL are excited to announce our second annual Mentored
Opportunity in Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (METEOR) to
broaden participation in computing and artificial intelligence.

The METEOR fellowship will support exceptional researchers from groups
historically underrepresented in the field. They will conduct
cutting-edge research as part of a vibrant community, and prepare for
careers in academia or industry. Each fellow will be hosted by a
research group with synergistic scientific interests and receive
research training, mentoring, and guidance from faculty researchers at
MIT CSAIL and mentorship from researchers at a partner company.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents (green card
holders) or DACA recipients and meet one or more of the following

- Member of an ethnic or racial group historically underrepresented in
graduate education at MIT (Black/African American, American
Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Native Pacific
Islander, Hispanic/Latinx)
- Being of a gender or orientation identity historically
underrepresented in computer science and artificial intelligence,
including women, trans of any gender, or non-binary
- A scholar participating in a fellowship or academic support program
vetted by MIT (CSAIL will verify an applicant’s status while pursuing
a doctoral degree at a U.S. institution)
- First-generation college students who were the first in their families
to graduate from a four-year college or university
- Experiences overcoming significant challenges in their path toward
graduate school -- examples include but are not limited to:

§  Managing a disability

§  Veteran status

§  Single parent

§  Holding DACA status

§  Financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances

As with our 2021 fellows, postdoctoral researchers selected this round
will be awarded a one-year funded appointment (renewable for a second
year) and will conduct cutting-edge research at MIT CSAIL on computer
science and artificial intelligence topics of their choice. `

Applications are due December 15. For more details about this program,
eligibility, and the application process, please visit the METEOR
program website.


MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory pioneers
new research in computing that improves the way people work, play, and
learn. MIT CSAIL is a driving force behind computing’s increasingly
central role in our lives, attracting original thinkers who imagine
and build computing technologies that better our world. None of this
is possible without the talent of a diverse group of researchers
united by their passion for innovation. MIT CSAIL strongly believes
that talent and creativity are independent of one’s race, ethnicity,
the gender they identify with, their sexual orientation, religion,
national origin, disability status, family situation, or any other
identity. MIT CSAIL also knows that true and shared innovation in
computer science and artificial intelligence needs the synergistic
perspectives of diverse groups of outstanding people.