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Life Sciences


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…

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 research on fundamental problems in marine microbial ecology. The foundation is particularly interested in applicants with training in different fields who want to apply their experience to understanding the role of microorganisms in shaping ocean processes, and vice versa, as well as applicants with experience…

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

Bridge 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. SCGB's Bridge to Independence (BTI) Award aims to facilitate the transition of the next generation of systems and computational neuroscientists to research independence.

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.
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