Visiting Researchers Positions at Perimeter Institute


"This one-year format for the visit was completely unique to me. I did go for several two-week visits, four-week visits, to various places before, but I have never had such a relaxed opportunity to really go to a place and get semi-stable and settled."

Oliver Schlotterer, Visiting Researcher 2017-2018

At Perimeter we believe that national and global collaboration are central to the progression of theoretical physics, and are proud to run our active ongoing visitor program.

The program encourages applications from scientists in theoretical physics who wish to spend time at Perimeter Institute while on sabbatical leave from their faculty positions at home institutes. 

These selected visiting researcher positions span the range of research areas including: 

Outstanding researchers in related fields are welcome to submit applications.

While most visits last for days or weeks, Perimeter also allows researchers to explore what kind of progress can be made during stays as long as a full year. Over longer stays, visiting researchers become an intrinsic part of the research group. 

They may co-supervise graduate students, forming close bonds while exposing them to a completely different line of research, help organise workshops, or enjoy the freedom to follow a spontaneous inspiration. Read about one visiting researcher's experience.

Perimeter Institute offers a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment with maximum research freedom and opportunity to collaborate, take part in workshops and conferences as well as enjoy the productive atmosphere and amenities of the award-winning facility.

Perimeter Institute’s Commitment:

PI EDI Commitment

Perimeter Institute brings together great minds in a shared endeavour to achieve breakthroughs in theoretical physics. Our culture thrives on collaboration and new perspectives.

We recognize that imbalances persist, both in theoretical physics in general and at Perimeter Institute specifically. We are taking concrete actions to increase inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in our community.

You can learn more about Perimeter’s EDI Strategy here.



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