Grants to Individuals


Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, and the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems

Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, and the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems are outstanding theoretical scientists who receive long-term research support from the Simons Foundation. The program aims to provide a stable base of support for outstanding scientists, enabling them to undertake long-term investigations of the fundamental questions.


Simons Fellows

(RFA Opens Summer 2017)

The Fellows Programs in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics 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.

Awardees in Mathematics | Awardees in Theoretical Physics

Targeted Grants in the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems

(RFA Closed)

The 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.


Targeted Grants in the Mathematics and Physical Sciences

(LOI Deadline: Rolling)

The Targeted Grants in MPS program is intended to support high-risk projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis.

Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians

(RFA Opens Fall 2017)

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


Simons Award for Graduate Students

The Simons Award for Graduate Students supports exemplary graduate students.

AMS-Simons Travel Grants

The American Mathematical Society is overseeing a prestigious program of travel grants that will be available to mathematicians who are within four years of earning their Ph.D.s at the time the grant begins. By having travel funds available, a significant number of U.S. mathematicians will be able to travel to conferences and to work with collaborators. This promises to enhance the early stages of the research careers of these young mathematicians.

Simons Postdoctoral Fellowships

In fall 2009, the Simons Foundation initiated an interim Simons Postdoctoral Fellows Program that has supported a total of 70 postdoctoral positions at 46 universities. These are three-year positions in mathematics and theoretical physics, and two-year postdoctoral positions in theoretical computer science. The goal of the Fellows program was to provide the highest quality postdoctoral training to a group of the most promising new PhDs at a time when many elite universities were curtailing their hiring. As planned, the program will end in 2015.