NSF-Simons Research Centers for Mathematics of Complex Biological Systems

LOI Deadline: August 10, 2017, 5PM

The National Science Foundation and the Simons Foundation shall jointly sponsor new research centers for mathematics in biological sciences at distinct geographical locations in the United States to facilitate innovative collaborations among groups of mathematicians, statisticians and biologists.

Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians

(RFA Opens Fall 2017)

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 supports travel and visitors.

Simons Fellows Program

(RFA Opens Summer 2017)

The Fellows Programs provide funds to faculty for up to a semester long research leave from classroom teaching and administrative obligations. Such leaves can increase creativity and provide intellectual stimulation.

Targeted Grants to Institutes

(RFA Opens Summer 2017)

The Targeted Grants to Institutes program is intended to support institutions in the mathematics and physical sciences through funding to centers of excellence, to help establish scientific culture and strengthen contacts within the international scientific community.

Africa Mathematics Project

RFA Closed

The Africa Mathematics Project is an initiative in support of mathematical research in Africa’s institutions of higher learning.

Simons Symposia Program

RFA Closed

The Simons Foundation will fund several Simons Symposia series, which brings together mathematicians, theoretical physicists, and theoretical computer scientists to interact and collaborate in symposium series that focus on one topic or tightly connected group of topics.

Targeted Grants in the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems

(RFA Discontinued)

The Targeted Grants in MMLS program is intended to foster a culture of theory-experiment collaboration similar to that prevailing in the physical sciences by supporting the development of mathematical models that explain classes of experimental results and suggest new directions for experiment, as well as research aimed at testing theoretical ideas and expanding their reach.