DEAR POSTDOCS AND PHD CANDIDATES,
The application will soon launch for the 2020 selection cycle of the Mistletoe Research Fellowship.
The application will OPEN in early April of 2020.
The application DEADLINE will be in late April, 2020, at midnight Pacific Time.
The foundation remains dedicated to sustaining this important funding opportunity. In the uncertain economic
climate we face globally, we believe it is more critical than ever to invest in the professional development and research support
of early-career academics. Regardless, the impact of COVID-19 has been deeply felt at the Momental Foundation,
as well as the communities of our partner universities who must adapt to this evolving situation.
We apologize for the resulting delay in this year's fellowship application cycle and are grateful for your
continued patience and understanding as we work to launch our application and adapt our programming.
Once you have submitted your application for a Mistletoe Research Fellowship, expect to hear a decision on your application
via email by the end of June. Your acceptance is contingent on employment/enrollment/visa verification with your university.
All accepted Research Fellows are assigned to an Area of Collaboration focused on one of three
broad social impact agenda: Civil Society, Autonomy & Mobility, and Sustainability. Your area functions
both as a smaller learning community and a program orientation group.
Sustainability focuses on environmental sustainability and conservation.
Autonomy & Mobility focuses on energy, off-grid solutions, and geographic mobility.
Civil Society focuses on health and medical tech, assistive tech, and disaster relief.
Area preferences are taken into consideration during the application process but final assignments are made by the Foundation.
In a typical program year, each Area of Collaboration is associated with a global "Match Workshop" at which new fellows will
onboard and 'match' to an MRF Team. The 2019 Global Match Workshops were held in Tokyo, Singapore, and Silicon Valley.
The 2020 Mistletoe Research Fellows will onboard at a single Match Workshop held between Aug 15- Sept 15.
It is as still unknown whether the format of the workshop will be in person or virtual. If held in person, the match workshop
will be in the United States. As usual, full attendance at a match workshop is required for fellowship participation.