YorkU creates “York Science Fellows” program with $1M gift

October 26, 2016

York University has announced that it will create a new postdoctoral fellowship program with the support of a $1M US donation from Jim and Marilyn Simons. The new York Science Fellows program will fund at least 12 two-year postdoctoral fellowships, each valued at $72K per year, including contributions from the Faculty of Science and host faculty members. “On behalf of York University, I wish to express our gratitude to Jim and Marilyn Simons for this generous gift to support postdoctoral fellowships in our Faculty of Science,” said York President Mamdouh Shoukri. “This is a particularly meaningful contribution as it provides the University with the means to attract and retain world-leading science fellows who will accelerate discovery in their fields.” YorkU