The SAIFR-Perimeter Fellowship awardees will be enrolled in a joint two year Masters program between the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada and the ICTP-SAIFR/IFT-UNESP in São Paulo, Brazil. The fellowships will be awarded in 2019 for the 2020/2021 program, and preference will be given to students in their last year of undergraduate studies.

The first six months of this program (February 2020 – July 2020) are spent at the IFT-SAIFR in São Paulo. This period will include preparatory courses which will provide an excellent preparation for the second part of the program.

The next ten months of the program (August 2020 – June 2021) take place at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo. The student will be part of the Perimeter Scholars International (PSI) program during this period. More information about PSI here. Students at PSI earn a Master of Science from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

The last six months would be again at the IFT-SAIFR (July 2021 – December 2021) and are optional. During these six months, the student is encouraged to develop further the short essay project initiated at the PSI program and bring it to a more mature research project, hopefully leading to publications. During this last period of the fellowship, the students can also enroll in more advanced exploratory courses.

All costs will be be covered jointly by SAIFR and Perimeter.

The selection for these fellowships is mainly through the exam results at the Journeys into Theoretical Physics school (see School Format for more details), but other factors such as diversity will be considered. The top scorers on the exam will be interviewed by skype and asked to submit a short motivation letter, their school transcripts and the contacts of two referees.