Introducing the

Applications are now open for the GQS PhD Fellowship, a new program to advance PhD candidates’ research in mathematics, engineering, technology and science. Applications open March 1, closing April 15.

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Three GQS PhD Fellows will be eligible to receive a grant of up to $100,000 to fund their research.


Our firm’s ambition is to be the world’s most successful investment team, supporting the missions of the world’s preeminent institutions. Our success depends on curious, talented people who solve challenging quantitative problems with rigor and teamwork.

The GQS PhD Fellowship will propel the research of PhD candidates who share our hands-on approach to solving problems that matter. Three Fellowships will be awarded: one in mathematics/statistics, one in physics, and one in computer science/electrical engineering.

If you’re ambitious, driven and committed to focusing on research that can deliver real impact—whatever the problem you’re solving—we encourage you to apply.

Secure Academic Funding

Fellows will be eligible to receive a grant of up to $100,000 to cover tuition, fees and stipend for the 2024/2025 academic year.

Work with a Mentor

Each fellow will pair with a GQS mentor with deep scientific or mathematical expertise, who can share their experiences, offer guidance and help with networking.

Find Career Opportunities

Fellows will have the opportunity to network and socialize with GQS employees and will be eligible for 2025 summer internships and full time positions.

A Streamlined

We know that applying for funding is time-consuming, so we’ve made the GQS PhD Fellowship application simple.

Applicants must:

  • Be a full-time student pursuing a PhD in mathematics, statistics, physics, electrical engineering or computer science, enrolled at an accredited U.S. university.
  • Complete the application form that best aligns with your research focus and upload a current CV by April 15.
  • If selected as a finalist, present to the fellowship decision panel in Chicago during the week of April 22.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is expected of GQS Fellows as part of the fellowship?

Our future fellows want to achieve greatness. They want to be at the forefront and solve truly hard problems sitting in the company of very accomplished people from different disciplines.

Navneet Arora
Head of Global Quantitative Strategies

About Global

Founded in 2012, Global Quantitative Strategies (GQS) is Citadel’s quantitative investment strategy. We’ve rapidly grown to become one of the firm’s core investment strategies and one of the top quantitative investment teams in the world.

Our agile teams of researchers, engineers and traders develop robust mathematical models and statistical methods to identify investment opportunities with unparalleled depth, breadth and scale.

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