Apply to the FFPS Program

Princeton University invites applications for the Future Faculty in the Physical Sciences (FFPS) Fellowship annually. We aim to appoint a diverse cohort of early career scientists who will conduct research in physics, broadly defined to include the subdisciplines of astrophysics, biophysics, geophysics, and planetary physics, independently or in collaboration with Princeton faculty, postdoctoral researchers and students. The Fellowship aims to increase excellence at Princeton by bringing scholars with unique backgrounds and insights, whose work will contribute to the promotion of groups that have been historically, and are presently, under-represented in physics and related fields. Candidates who have demonstrated a strong commitment to remedying the historical under-representation of people of color and women in physics (or the physical sciences more generally) through work promoting inclusion, equity, and diversity through teaching, advising, mentoring, advocacy, or public outreach are especially encouraged to apply. 

FFPS Fellows will have a primary home in the Departments of Physics, Astrophysical Sciences, or  Geosciences, and will be part of an actively mentored research community across institutional affiliations, which may include the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science, the Center for the Physics of Biological Function, the Princeton Gravity Initiative, and other Centers and Programs. The Fellowship includes an annual research fund. The expected starting date is generally September 1, although this is flexible.

Apply to the FFPS Program

Applications for the 2024 cohort are now closed.

Please check back in August/September for the 2025 announcement of opportunity.



Current FFPS Fellows