Grants to Individuals

Simons Fellows

The Simons Fellows programs in both 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. The goal of the Simons Fellows Program is to make it easier to take such leaves, or to extend sabbatical leaves by an extra half year.

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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.

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Grants to Institutions

Targeted Grants to Institutes

The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for the Targeted Grants to Institutes program. Rationale The…

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Africa Mathematics Project

The Africa Mathematics Project (AMP) of the Simons Foundation invites applications for grants to support mathematical activities in Africa, including…

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MAGMA (Software download)

Magma is a Computer Algebra system developed by the Computational Algebra Group at the University of Sydney, with many collaborators around the world. It specializes in areas of mathematics that make heavy use of algebraic ideas and techniques. The costs of its development are mainly covered by research grants. However, the cost of the software infrastructure is covered by a levy on all users. This levy also covers the cost of building binaries for all the popular platforms and the provision of basic support and a bug fixing service for the user community. The Simons Foundation has negotiated to buy a site license that would cover all academic and non-profit research users in the U.S (excluding certain government laboratories). Read More


Cornell University Library has received a five-year funding commitment of $350,000 per year from the Simons Foundation to secure the sustainability of arXiv during 2013-2017. Combined with Cornell’s annual commitment, the foundation’s five-year grant will provide a strong financial basis for the arXiv operation and build trust in the durability of a community-supported business model. The grant will encourage long-term community support by lowering arXiv membership fees, making participation affordable to a broad range of institutions. Most importantly, the participation of Simons Foundation in ensuring arXiv’s future will underscore the importance of the scholarly communication forum for the scientific community. Read More

Simons Collaborations

Conferences and Symposia

Simons Symposia

The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences division is currently soliciting proposals for its Simons Symposia series, which brings together…

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