Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship at UC San Diego

Applications for the 2024 cohort open on September 1, 2023. The application deadline is October 1, 2023.

Before applying, applicants must obtain the sponsorship of a faculty member at UC San Diego who is willing to serve as their primary faculty mentor.
  • Complete applications should consist of the following documents: Schmidt AI in Science Postdocs Program Application Form
  • A research statement emphasizing the promise of the applicant’s research agenda and demonstrating a clear understanding of how to apply AI to improve their science
  • A diversity statement describing the applicant’s past or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout their academic career
  • A letter of nomination from the applicant’s proposed primary (STEM) faculty mentor at UC San Diego. The letter from the proposed primary (STEM) mentor should address: a) the applicant's proposed research and its scientific significance, and how training in AI methods and approaches through the Schmidt AI in Science Postdocs Program will enhance their science; b) the extent to which the applicant will participate in departmental and campus academic activities (e.g., seminar programs); c) the extent of the applicant's anticipated participation at national/international research meetings; and d) the proposed STEM mentor's involvement in mentoring for other programs designed to increase access and opportunity in higher education.
  • Two additional letters of recommendation. These letters should address: a) The novelty, quality and promise of the applicant's work; b) the potential for the nominee to leverage the training they would receive as a Fellow to pioneer and accelerate the adoption of innovative applications of AI in their field; and c) if the applicant's Ph.D. is in progress, rate the likelihood of its completion by September 1 of the year they will begin their postdoctoral appointment.
If selected, Fellows will be expected to begin their appointment on October 1, 2024 and must have completed their PhD by September 1, 2024.