Funding Opportunities

Simons Investigators in Mathematics and Physical Sciences

New Opportunity? Yes

External/Internal: External

Funding Organization: Simons Foundation

Letter of Intent Required: Yes


A Simons Investigator is appointed for an initial period of five years. Renewal for an additional five years is contingent upon the evaluation of scientific impact of the Investigator. An Investigator receives research support of $100,000 per year. An additional $10,000 per year is provided to the Investigator’s department. The Investigator’s institution receives an additional 20 percent in indirect costs.

To be an Investigator, a scientist must be engaged in theoretical research in mathematics, physics, astrophysics or computer science and must not previously have been a Simons Investigator. He/she must have a primary appointment as a tenured faculty member at an educational institution in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom or Ireland, on a campus within these countries and the primary department affiliation must have a Ph.D. program.

Additional program funding available for investigators in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems (MMLS) and for those interfacing mathematics with another field of science or engineering.

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