MPS Announces COVID-19 Recovery Programs

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Mathematics and Physical Sciences division has created two COVID-19 Recovery Programs to stimulate the hiring of postdoctoral fellows and new junior faculty starting in 2021.

The Simons Bridge for Postdoctoral Fellowships program will provide additional funding to institutes to support postdoctoral positions in mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science starting in the fall of 2021 and 2022, for a total commitment of $12 million.

The Simons Junior Faculty Fellows program is providing additional funding to institutions in response to their plans to hire junior tenure-track faculty members to start in the fall of 2021 in each of the following three fields: mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science. The foundation will provide funding for up to one position per field and each position will be funded at $250,000 per year for three years. The supported institutions are Princeton University, Rutgers University, Columbia University, New York University and Stony Brook University.

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