Simons Foundation: Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards

The Simons Foundation is inviting applications for the Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards.

The foundation’s Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards program will award grants of up to $222,000 a year for up to three years (limited to 20 percent of modified total direct costs) to outstanding investigators in the field of marine microbial ecology and evolution with the potential to advance human understanding through experiments, modeling, and/or theory. Investigators must be currently active in research on microbial ecology and/or evolution, excluding research focusing on the microbiomes of animals or plants. Investigators with backgrounds in different fields are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent degree and have researched in a tenure-track position at a U.S. or Canadian institution. In addition, they must be the principal investigator (PI) or co-PI currently or within the past year on a research grant on microbial ecology and/or microbial evolution from a national governmental agency or major national or international foundation that awards direct funding to their institution for their research in the field of marine microbial ecology and/or microbial evolution.

Letters of Intent are due November 5, 2021, and selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by February 18, 2022.

For complete program guidelines, application instructions, and a list of previous awardees, see the Simons Foundation.