Kavli IPMU Fellow – Deadline for Nominations: September 30, 2014
Kavli IPMU Fellow
Kavli IPMU Fellows are intended for exceptional young scientists of great promise who have recently been awarded, or who are about to be awarded, the doctoral degree. Normally, Kavli IPMU Fellows are expected to begin their fellowship shortly after being awarded their Ph.D. Eligible nominees will be invited by the Institute to apply for the fellowship. Direct applications and self-nominations are not accepted.
- Kavli IPMU Fellows are granted for a period of three years.
- The fellowship provides an annual salary within the range 6,000,000 yen – 7,000,000 yen (USD 57,637 – 67,243 @ 1USD-104.10JPY, 2014-Aug-26) plus benefits depending on seniority, experience and/or merit.
- Kavli IPMU Fellows are entitled to all normal holidays observed by the University and are granted an annual bank of 20 days of vacation.
- Kavli IPMU Fellows receive a research fund of up to 2,000,000 yen (USD 19,212 @ 1USD-104.10JPY, 2014-Aug-26) per year to be used in support of research during the Kavli IPMU Fellow.
- Provisions are made for initial relocation and travel expenses to (but not from) Kavli IPMU for Kavli IPMU Fellows and their families.
- Benefits including medical, dental and short term disability are provided, with Kavli IPMU Fellows making a small contribution towards the premium.
Nominations are accepted from department chairs, faculty advisers, professors or research scientists who can attest to the scientific potential of the Kavli IPMU Fellow candidate. Nominations are accepted from individuals at institutions around the world, and are not limited to faculty at the University of Tokyo. Nominations cannot be made by an individual candidate, a student or a postdoc. To be considered, complete nominations must be submitted by September 30, 2014. The online nomination must be completed during a single online session, therefore nominators will need the following information about their candidate to complete the online process:
- Nominee’s complete and full legal name (Do not use nicknames)
- Nominee’s complete and current active E-mail address
- Nominee’s current institution
- Nominee’s (expected) Year of Ph.D.
- Nominator’s recommendation and judgment of nominee’s potential. The letter must be uploaded as a pdf file.
The Executive Committee finds it helpful in the recommendation letter to have the candidate compared with others at a similar stage in their development. The fellowship is highly competitive and the letter should be persuasive. Should a nominee submit an application, the recommendation will serve as an additional letter of support. Upon successful submission of your nomination, an email receipt will be sent.
Instructions for completing the Kavli IPMU Fellow Application
- Direct applications are not accepted. All candidates must be nominated first.
- Your Ph.D. must be awarded and proof furnished to the Kavli IPMU before the start of the fellowship.
- Research Statement
- Publications List
- Minimum two Recommendation Letters (other than nominator)
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe
The University of Tokyo
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan