We love tackling hard problems in a wide range of technical fields, even challenges that are not directly tied to our day-to-day work. That’s why we actively engage with the brightest minds and best ideas—wherever they’re found.

Our collaborations with universities, research labs, professors, and students take many forms, including:

  • Consulting opportunities for professors
  • Data sharing
  • Supporting and presenting research at conferences


Two Sigma’s culture of learning has its roots in our employees’ deep ties to academia.




Employees with advanced degrees


International Math Olympiad medalists


Physics Olympiad medalists

PhD Fellowships

Two Sigma is excited to offer a PhD fellowship program supporting doctoral students who are expanding frontiers in a STEM field such as statistics, applied mathematics, computer science, physics, and finance/econometrics.

Applications are assessed based on students’ research proposals, publications, and letters of recommendation from professors.

Please note: eligible candidates

  • Must be full-time PhD students currently pursuing a doctorate at an accredited U.S. university
  • Must be in at least their third year of a PhD program when the fellowship begins (fall semester or quarter)
  • May not currently be a Two Sigma employee or related to one
  • May not currently receive support through another, similar industry fellowship award 

The 2020 PhD fellowship application is now closed—please check back here for further details. Two Sigma PhD Fellowship winners to be announced July 2020.

2020 Fellowship Award Recipients

Daniel Soriano

Statistics Ph.D. Program
University of California, Berkeley

Ellianna Abrahams

Astronomy PhD Program
University of California, Berkeley