Burke Fellowships in Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
California Institute of Technology
Department Name: 
Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
1200 E California Blvd
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) solicits applications for its Prize Fellowship program. The Prize Fellowships at the Burke Institute are to begin in the Fall 2023 and offer an opportunity for outstanding recent and new Ph.D. recipients to perform research at Caltech for three years. They are selected by a faculty committee representing all areas of theoretical physics and astrophysics at Caltech and are provided with:

  • flexibility, support, and freedom in choosing research direction within theoretical physics and astrophysics (including but not limited to theoretical astrophysics/cosmology, condensed matter theory, general relativity, particle/string theory, physical mathematics, and quantum information),
  • an inclusive environment with faculty mentorship and activities organized by the Burke Institute to promote scientific exchanges and professional growth, and
  • an annual salary and an annual research fund that are comparable to those of other prestigious fellowships.

The Burke Fellowship program significantly expands and strengthens Caltech’s long-standing program of Prize Fellowships in Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics. The Prize Fellowship program has been successful with over 95 percent of the more than 120 former fellows holding distinguished academic positions.

Applicants interested in being considered for a joint appointment in theoretical astrophysics with Carnegie Observatories must also apply here.


Included Benefits: 

Medical, dental, vision, Health Care Flexible Spending Account, Medical Evacuation and Repatriation

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Jessica Varlet
Burke Fellowships