2021 PhD Residency Program
Perimeter Institute offers a rich environment for PhD students with unparalleled opportunities to interact with research leaders from around the world, while laying the foundation for a future career in physics.
In order to qualify for the program, applicants must be officially accepted into a PhD program at one of Perimeter's Affiliated Universities. These universities include the University of Waterloo, University of Guelph, University of Toronto, York University, McMaster University, and Western University.
PhD students supervised by a Faculty or Associate Faculty member located at the Perimeter Institute receive their degree from the Affiliated University where their supervisor has a full or adjunct appointment. Past graduates have obtained competitive postdoctoral fellowships at international institutions, including NASA, MIT, and the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics.
- Final transcript(s) from most recent university
- Official acceptance letter from one of Perimeter's Affiliated Universities
- Two (2) Referees (current and past PSI students do not require reference letters)
- Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive (EDI) statement (describing your experience and plans for creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion within their discipline)
For more information on the program, please visit the Perimeter Institute's PhD web page.
Perimeter Institute is committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2 persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
Perimeter Institute provides support throughout the application process for applicants with disabilities. We work with you to understand the impact of your disability to appropriately accommodate you during the application/interview process. Please contact accessibility@