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Simons Foundation

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Targeted Grants to Institutes

The program is intended to support established institutes or centers in the mathematics and physical sciences through funding to help strengthen contacts within the international scientific community.

Simons Fellows in Mathematics

The Simons Fellows program in Mathematics provides funds to faculty for up to a semester-long research leave from classroom teaching and administrative obligations.

Targeted Grants in MPS

The program is intended to support high-risk theoretical mathematics, physics and computer science projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis.

SCGB Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF Program)

The goal of the Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB) Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program is to spark and sustain interest in systems and computational neuroscience among undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in neuroscience research. SCGB is launching this program with the recognition that diversity improves scientific innovation and collaboration. SURF provides funds…

Simons Postdoctoral Fellowships in Marine Microbial Ecology

The Simons Foundation invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships to support candidates who intend to pursue a career in basic research on fundamental problems in marine microbial ecology, with an emphasis on understanding the role of microorganisms in shaping ocean processes, and vice versa. The foundation is interested in applicants with training in different disciplines, including…

Pivot Fellowship Request for Applications

The fellowship will enable today’s brightest minds to apply their talent and expertise to a new field, and will consist of one training year where the fellow will be embedded in a lab of a mentor to learn the new discipline and its culture.

SCPAB Transition to Independence Award

The Simons Collaboration on Plasticity and the Aging Brain (SCPAB) Transition to Independence Award aims to facilitate the transition of the next generation of outstanding scientists from historically underrepresented groups to research independence in the field of cognitive aging.

SCGB Transition to Independence Award

The Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain is dedicated to supporting advances in systems and computational neuroscience with the goal of expanding our understanding of the brain's internal states. The Transition to Independence (TTI) Award in Systems and Computational Neuroscience aims to facilitate the transition of outstanding systems and computational neuroscientists from historically underrepresented backgrounds…

SCGB Conference Awards

The Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB) is accepting applications for funding of courses or conferences relevant to the SCGB mission. Of particular interest are courses that focus on training in computational and theoretical neuroscience. Courses and conferences that focus on the fields of systems and computational neuroscience are also encouraged to apply. You…

2022 Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards

The purpose of these awards is to help launch the careers of outstanding investigators who will advance our understanding of marine microbial ecology and evolution through experiments, modeling or theory. Projects focusing on the microbiomes of invertebrates or vertebrates or on paleontological records will not be considered this year. Investigators with backgrounds in different fields…

SCPAB Research Awards

The Simons Collaboration on Plasticity and the Aging Brain invites investigators to submit applications for targeted collaborative awards. The deadline for receipt of Letters of Intent (LOI) is January 31, 2022, 5:00 PM Eastern Time.

Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians

The goal of the program is to support the “mathematical marketplace” by substantially increasing collaborative contacts between mathematicians. The foundation will make a large number of collaboration grants to accomplished, active researchers in the United States who do not otherwise have access to funding that allows support for travel and visitors.

NSF-Simons Collaboration on a National Institute for Theory and Mathematics in Biology (NITMB)

The National Science Foundation Directorates for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (NSF/MPS) and for Biological Sciences (NSF/BIO) and the Simons Foundation Division of Mathematics and Physical Sciences (SF/MPS) shall jointly sponsor a new research institute to facilitate collaborations among groups of mathematicians (including statisticians and computational scientists) and biologists.

Simons Symposia

Each Simons Symposia series brings together mathematicians, theoretical physicists and/or theoretical computer scientists to interact and collaborate in a series of up to three symposia, held every second year and focusing on one topic or a tightly connected group of topics.

2021 Pilot Awards

Mission The Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB) aims to expand our understanding of the role of internal brain… Read More

Moore­-Simons Project on the Origin of the Eukaryotic Cell

The Simons Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation are pleased to announce the Moore–Simons Project on the Origin of the Eukaryotic Cell. The Simons Foundation’s Life Sciences division and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative are jointly soliciting proposals for research on the origin of the eukaryotic cell.

SCGB Conference Awards (2019 Cycle)

The Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB) is accepting applications for funding of courses, conferences, and workshops relevant to the SCGB mission.
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