We are excited to announce the launch of the Jane Street Graduate Research Fellowship!

This is a one-year fellowship for exceptional doctoral students currently pursuing a PhD in mathematics, computer science, or statistics.

At Jane Street we take a rigorous, quantitative approach to trading on global markets, combining techniques from machine learning, distributed systems, programmable hardware, statistics, and applied mathematics. Our culture is steeped in games, puzzles, and challenging problems. With the Graduate Research Fellowship, we’re excited to support PhD students who share our values: technical excellence, intellectual curiosity, and humility.

See below for more details and feel free to direct questions to graduate-research-fellowship@janestreet.com.

Award details

  • Full tuition and fees will be fully covered for the academic year.

  • A $40,0001 USD stipend will be provided to help with living expenses while in school.

  • Fellows will be invited (but not required) to visit New York City to give a talk on any topic of their choosing to Jane Street employees and other fellows; all expenses will be paid.


  • PhD students who will be in their 2nd to 6th year of a PhD program in mathematics, computer science, or statistics in the next academic year are eligible to apply.

  • Students must remain in good academic standing as an active, full-time member of their PhD program at a degree-granting university in the United States for the duration of the academic year of the award, or forfeit the award. Deferrals for medical/other reasons may be granted on a case-by-case basis.


You can find more details on the program’s webpage: Jane Street Graduate Research Fellowship. That includes a link to the application.

University eligibility

In general, PhD fellowships require university-specific legal negotiations; we currently have arrangements with several institutions and are actively working on growing this list. Meanwhile, we are happy to award fellowships to students in programs at universities where we do not yet have an agreement in place. If accepted, we will work with your program to arrange the award of your fellowship. Universities must be accredited research institutions in the United States that award doctoral degrees.

[1] Note that stipends are taxable and may be subject to withholdings.