Simons Foundation: Awards in Mathematics & Physical Sciences, Software Research, Equity & Diversity (multiple opportunities)
Deadline: Varies, see below
Category: Mathematics; Physical Science; Equity and Inclusion,
Scientific Software Research Faculty Award
Amount: 5 years of 50% of salary plus yearly $50,000 ($250,000)
Deadline: LOI due December 8, 2023
The Simons Foundation invites applications for funding to support new research professor positions in existing academic departments (the “host institutions”) to be filled by scientific software-focused researchers. The SSRF Award will support researchers who have a strong track record of leadership in scientific software development. The aim of this program is to stimulate the development and maintenance of core scientific software infrastructure in academic environments through creating a new, long-term, faculty-level career path.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in mathematics, astronomy or theoretical physics and have played a leading role in developing or maintaining scientific software in one or more of these fields.
SEED Program (EDI-related)
Amount: $300,000 over three years
The SFARI Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity (SEED) is a program that provides supplements to existing grants for the recruitment of new lab members from American underrepresented minority groups at the postdoctoral level. For the purposes of this supplement, eligible groups include the following: African American/Black; Latin American/Hispanic; Native American/Alaskan Native; Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander (including Filipino).
The goal of this award is to increase diversity and fight inequity. SFARI Principal Investigators (PIs) are encouraged to recruit candidates for this supplement not only at their home institution, but also at historically Black colleges and universities and other institutions with high minority enrollment.
Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Amount: Funding and duration is flexible. Should be based on the type of support requested Deadline: Rolling, LOI submission required
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.
Applications may be submitted by established U.S. and foreign public and private educational institutions and stand-alone research centers. PIs and co-Investigators must have a Ph.D. 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.