Simons Foundation: Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Co-founded in 1994 in New York City by Jim and Marilyn Simons, the Simons Foundation aims to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences, championing basic science through grant funding, support for research, and public engagement. The foundation believes in asking big questions and providing sustained support to researchers working to unravel the mysteries of the universe.

The foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for its Targeted Grants in MPS program. The program is intended to support high-risk theoretical mathematics, physics, and computer science projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis. The program provides flexible funding for up to five years, with the funding level and duration flexible and based on the type of support requested in the proposal. There is no recommended or assumed funding level for this program.

Applications may be submitted by established U.S. and foreign public and private educational institutions and stand-alone research centers. Principal investigators (PIs) and co-investigators must have a PhD and a tenure-track or tenured position at said institutions or centers at the time of application. There are no citizenship or department requirements for PIs.

Applicants will be notified of a decision within two months of the LOI submission and selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.