Junior Researchers

Thank you for your interest in getting involved with IAIFI! If you are a postdoc, grad student, or undergraduate student interested in the intersection of physics and AI, there are many opportunities for you to be involved with IAIFI at various levels.

If your situation does not fall into any of the above categories but you have an idea for collaborating with IAIFI, please contact IAIFI Management.

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Apply to be a Friend of IAIFI

  • Complete the Friend of IAIFI Application
  • Must be affiliated with one of the IAIFI institutions (MIT, Harvard, Northeastern, Tufts) or another Boston-area university
  • Welcome to join IAIFI internal events, including lightning talks, journal clubs, socials, etc.

Explore Postdoc Opportunities at IAIFI Universities

The flagship postdoctoral opportunity in IAIFI is the IAIFI Fellowship program, but there are other postdoctoral opportunities with IAIFI-affiliated researchers.

IAIFI Fellowship

  • Apply to be an IAIFI Fellow
  • Deadline: Applications currently closed.
  • Three-year appointment to spark interdisciplinary, multi-investigator, multi-subfield collaborations
  • Applicants should have (or be expected to receive by September 1 of the starting year), a PhD in Physics, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field

Other Postdoc Positions with IAIFI Involvement


Harvard University

Brandeis University

NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

MPS-Ascend Fellowship

Explore Graduate Opportunities at IAIFI Universities

IAIFI does not have a dedicated PhD program, but PhD students at any of the partner institutions may collaborate with IAIFI researchers to become a Junior Investigator.

MIT Graduate Program in Physics

MIT Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

A3D3 Postbacc Fellowship

MIT Summer Research Program

Harvard Graduate Program in Physics

Harvard Graduate Program in Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)

Northeastern Graduate Program in Physics

Tufts Graduate Program in Physics and Astronomy

Tufts Graduate Program in Computer Science

Explore Undergraduate Opportunities at IAIFI Universities

IAIFI investigators often have opportunities for undergraduate students to get involved in research through volunteer projects or formal programs.

MIT Summer Research Program

  • Apply to the MIT Summer Research Program
  • Applications open in November for Summer 2023
  • This program’s goal is to increase the number of underrepresented minorities and underserved (e.g. low socio-economic background, first generation) students in the research enterprise.
  • Deadline: January 15, 2023

MIT Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

Tufts Visiting and Early Research Scholars’ Experiences (VERSE) Scholars Program

Apply to the Tufts VERSE Program

  • Applications open December 1 for Summer 2023
  • The goal of the VERSE program is to: enable students to connect to faculty mentors with active research labs and projects; gain valuable hands-on training that will build confidence in conducting future independent research; and inspire students to pursue doctoral studies at Tufts and envision research careers.
  • Deadline: January 31, 2023