The New York-based Simons Foundation was co-founded in 1994 by Jim and Marilyn Simons to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences.
To that end, the foundation invites applications for its Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences program, which 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. It provides flexible funding for up to five years. The foundation strongly encourages applications from scientists from underrepresented groups.
Candidates must be established U.S. or international public and private educational institutions or stand-alone research centers. Principal Investigators and co-Investigators must have a PhD and a tenure-track or tenured position at said institutions or centers. There are no citizenship or department requirements for PIs.
Applicants will be notified of a decision within two months of the LOI submission and those selected will be invited to submit a full proposal.