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Gifts supporting the Omidyar Fellowship are matched dollar for dollar by Pierre and Pam Omidyar, through the Santa Fe Institute's Omidyar Challenge Campaign. 

The SFI Omidyar Fellowship already sets the standard for postdoctoral programs that generate creative, interdisciplinary scientific insights. Pierre and Pam Omidyar have challenged the Santa Fe Institute to make an even greater difference in helping transform today’s promising young scholars into tomorrow’s scientific leaders.

Through the SFI Omidyar Fellowship, we are identifying the most promising postdoctoral scholars working on important problems and providing them with the skills, opportunities, and resources to become tomorrow’s Albert Einsteins, tomorrow’s Margaret Meads, tomorrow’s Murray Gell-Manns.

Our goal is to raise at least $375,000 this year!

Click on the Donate Now button to double the amount we receive through your generosity. All gifts in support of the SFI Omidyar Fellowship program are matched dollar-for-dollar by Pierre and Pam Omidyar, doubling your giving power.

Or, if you give appreciated assets, such as stocks, you can potentially enjoy greater tax savings than in years past. Talk to your tax advisor and contact the Advancement Office for ideas to maximize the impact of your giving.

Meet the Omidyar Fellows 

Andrew Berdhal, Marion Dumas, Vanessa Ferdinand, Josh Grochow, Yoav Kallus, Chris Kempes, Dan Larremore, Eric Libby, Eleanor Power, Caitlin Stern

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Due to the overwhelming generosity of the SFI community, SFI raised half a million dollars in 2009, matched by Pierre and Pam Omidyar, enabling SFI to establish a permanent endowment in support of the Omidyar Fellowship.