The Dirichlet Postdoctoral Program is open to early-stage postdoctoral researchers from around the world across all mathematical fields. MATH+ and the BMS will support their development into independent researchers while helping them to further qualify themselves for their future careers and gain international visibility.  
The Dirichlet Postdoctoral Fellows are given the opportunity and freedom to carry out their own ambitious research agenda and can follow their own research interests. In the rich scientific environment of Berlin mathematics, they get the chance to be exposed to the most recent developments in their fields of expertise, build a collaborative network of national and international scientific contacts, and obtain input from other research groups in similar or different fields. The BMS and MATH+ provide a stimulating environment and the means for postdocs to collaborate with researchers within MATH+ and beyond. 
In addition, the postdoctoral researchers will have ample opportunities to gain teaching, supervisory, and mentoring experience within the framework of the BMS – with the opportunity to obtain help, feedback, or advice, either individually from mentors on the BMS Faculty, in BMS complementary skills workshops and courses, or through events offered by the universities.  

! The call for applications for Dirichlet Fellowships starting in 2024 is open NOW and will end on 01 December 2023 !

The Berlin Mathematics Research Center MATH+ and the Berlin Mathematical School (BMS) invite applications for the Dirichlet Postdoc Fellowship starting in the fall of 2024. This two-year position is open to promising young mathematicians who will have completed their PhD degree by 30 September 2023 and want to pursue their own research in one of the eight research areas of mathematics offered by the Berlin Mathematical School. The competitive full-time salary includes health insurance. Fellows are expected to teach one course per semester, typically in English at the graduate level. Applications from well-qualified individuals, especially women, are highly encouraged.

Have the following PDF documents ready for upload during this process:

  • Letter of application
  • CV
  • Research statement (2 pages max., please state faculty members you want to work with)
  • List of publications
  • University certificates (PhD, master’s and bachelor’s degree certificates or the document that serves as proof of the degree awarded). If you have not yet completed your PhD, you may submit your master’s and bachelor’s degree certificates only. Detailed transcripts are not required.

Applications are only accepted via our online portal. Please note that in order to access the application form, you first have to register. Then submit your application via the online submission form. You are permitted to submit only one application.

Please note that you will be asked to input the name and email address of three recommenders during the online application process.

Current BMS Dirichlet Fellows are:
Fabian Lehmann (2023-2025)
Alexandra Wesolek (2023-2025)
Yeuk Hay Joshua Lam (2022-2023)
Thibaut Mazuir (2022-2024)
Jieao Song (2022-2024)

Former BMS Dirichlet Postdoctoral Fellows were:
Henri Elad Altman (2021-2023)
Letícia Mattos (2021-2022)
Jonathan Leake (2020-2022)
András Lorincz (2020-2022)
Amy Wiebe (2019-2021)
Konstantin Wernli (2019)
Wen Sun (2018-2021)
Seungchan Ko (2018-2019)
Daniela Egas Santander (2015-2017)
Maryna Viazovska (2014-2016)
Nils Waterstraat (2013-2015)


Henry Cohn and Maryna Viazovska © Kay Herschelmann/BMSAmong the alumni of the BMS Dirichlet Program is Maryna Viazovska, who came to the BMS from Ukraine via the University of Bonn, made her first international headlines in March 2016 when she produced a stunning solution to a famous mathematical problem: the sphere packing problem in dimension eight. One week later, together with Henry Cohn and other co-authors, she solved the same problem in dimension 24. To date, the sphere packing problem remains unsolved in all other dimensions greater than three. In 2022, she received the Fields medal as only the second woman ever.