The Simons Foundation welcomes applications for its next class of Flatiron Institute Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Advocacy (IDEA) scholars. The program invites distinguished scientists interested in increasing diversity and improving equity and inclusion in the sciences for extended visits at the foundation’s intramural computational research division, the Flatiron Institute.
The foundation regards diversity as having many dimensions, including but not limited to gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, race, faith, ethnicity, cultural heritage, disability and socioeconomic background. Visiting scholars can engage with any of these dimensions, or suggest others.
IDEA Scholars may engage in various activities while in residence, such as working on scientific projects, starting new scientific collaborations, mentoring junior scientists, interacting with Flatiron scientific staff, giving talks, and organizing workshops, career development events and outreach activities. Scholars may propose activities they wish to lead or to participate in during their residency. Although a scholar’s research is likely to be anchored within one of the Flatiron centers, some activities might be institute-wide. Additional financial and administrative assistance will be provided to support activities such as workshops upon request.
The program is open to researchers with the rank of at least assistant professor or equivalent in a scientific discipline, though they need not be computational scientists. Applicants should have strong potential scientific overlap or synergy with staff at one or more of the Flatiron centers and a demonstrated interest in and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The program will cover scholars’ travel and local expenses. Scholars can also request a fixed supplement to support caregiving responsibilities.
The application period closes on December 15, 2023, for visits from June 2024 through May 2025. More information on the program and the application process is available on the IDEA Scholar program webpage.