MIT CSAIL Postdoctoral Fellowship


Priority Application Due Date Extended to February 1, 2022*

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 criteria:

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 may be submitted on a rolling basis, with priority given to those received by February 1, 2022. For more details about this program, eligibility, and the application process, please visit the METEOR program website.