About Us

The Simons Foundation division for Mathematics and Physical Sciences seeks to extend the frontiers of basic research. The division’s primary focus is on mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science.

The MPS division was established in 2010 and provides funding for individuals, institutions and science infrastructure. Programs that support individuals include the Simons Investigators program, which provides long-term research funding to outstanding scientists, the Simons Fellows program, which enables faculty to extend sabbaticals from one academic term to a full year, and the Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians, which provides funding for travel and visitors to mathematicians without other significant grant support. The foundation’s Targeted Grants to Institutes program enables established institutions to extend their mission in creative new ways and, also supports the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at the University of California, Berkeley. The Simons Collaborations in MPS program, started in 2014, funds large scale, goal-driven projects that enable scientists to work together to address fundamental questions of major scientific importance.

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