CRM-ISM Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021-2022

Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) & Institut des sciences mathématiques (ISM)


The 2021-2022 Postdoctoral Awards Competition begins in September 2020. Please read the following statement carefully.

The Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) and the Institut des sciences mathématiques (ISM) are pleased to announce the creation of 10 postdoctoral positions for young mathematical scientists for the academic year 2021. This new initiative is a reaction to the impact of the economic downturn on academia created by the unprecedented COVID crisis. There have been many hiring freezes and cancelled job searches across the world. As a result, many recent graduates, even from top programs, are facing unemployment. The CRM and the ISM, has responded, albeit in a small way, by creating these new postdoctoral fellowships.

The CRM-ISM postdoctoral fellowships are awarded to promising researchers who have recently obtained or expect to obtain a Ph.D in the mathematical sciences. The fellowship offers an annual stipend of at least $40,000 CAD for one year, with possibility of renewal for a second year. Furthermore, an annual amount of $1,000 CAD in research funds will be made available. This is a research fellowship allowing the recipient to devote most of his or her time to research under the supervision of a professor from one of the CRM and ISM member universities. If fellows wish to teach, they may request to be offered teaching assignments for which they will receive an additional salary.

The CRM is proud to subscribe to the Université de Montréal’s policy on adapting to cultural diversity and is committed to taking into account the diversity and the systemic and individual barriers to access (for example, related to ethnic origin, gender, disability) when selecting visiting researchers.

Applications are welcome in all fields of research in which the CRM and the ISM are actively involved, namely: actuarial and financial mathematics, algebra and number theory, analysis, applied mathematics, category theory, combinatorics, geometry and topology, mathematical methods in medical imaging, mathematical physics, nonlinear dynamics, probability, quantum computing and statistics.

The CRM is a national research center in the mathematical sciences. It includes thirteen research laboratories, and every year it organizes a wide range of events attracting participants from around the world.

The Institut des sciences mathématiques (ISM) is a consortium of nine Québec universities (Concordia University, HEC Montréal, Université Laval, McGill University, Université de Montréal, UQAM, UQTR, Université de Sherbrooke and Bishop’s University) for training and collaboration in the mathematical sciences.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a CRM-ISM postdoctoral fellowship, researchers must have obtained a Ph.D. after May 1st, 2017.

Please note that while it is not an eligibility requirement, preference will be given to candidates who are not currently registered at one of the CRM and ISM member universities.

Application Process

To apply, submit your application to Mathjobs:

The following documents are required:

  • curriculum vitae (PDF format)
  • research statement (PDF format)
  • the names of at least two (2) and at most five (5) people who will write a letter of reference to support your application.

Deadline: Friday, November 13, 2020