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Simons Foundation: Targeted Grants Institutes Program in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science

Grant Amount: $750,000 over three years
Deadline: September 21, 2022
Category: Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics,
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Co-founded in 1994 in New York City by Jim and Marilyn Simons, the Simons Foundation works to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences.

To advance this mission, the foundation invites applications for its Targeted Grants to Institutes program. Three grants of up to $250,000 per year for up to three years will be awarded to established institutes or centers in mathematics, theoretical physics, and theoretical computer science to strengthen contacts within the international scientific community and enable institutes to extend and enhance their missions. This program will not provide primary support for operating or establishing an institute.

Eligible applicants include established United States and foreign public and private educational and nonprofit institutes and research centers. The program is not intended to support institutes or centers whose main purpose is to provide a focal point for research of faculty at a specific university. This program will not support national labs, or the equivalent, with a primary focus on experiments.

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

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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: Sloan Research Fellowship

Grant Amount: $75,000 for two years
Deadline: September 15, 2022
Category: Chemistry, Computer Science, Early Career, Earth system science, Economics, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics,
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No more than three candidates per department may be nominated. 
The Sloan Research Fellowship Program recognizes and rewards outstanding early-career faculty who have the potential to revolutionize their fields of study. Successful candidates for a Fellowship generally have a strong record of significant independent research accomplishments that demonstrate creativity and the potential to become future leaders in the scientific community. Nominated candidates are normally several years past the completion of their Ph.D. in order to accumulate a competitive record of independent, significant research.

In keeping with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s longstanding support of underrepresented scholars in the sciences, the Foundation strongly encourages the nomination of qualified Black, Latinx, Native American, Alaska Native and women candidates.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in chemistry, computer science, Earth system science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, or a related field.
  • Candidates must be members of the faculty of a college, university, or other degree-granting institution in the U.S. or Canada.
  • Candidates must be tenure-track, though untenured, as of September 15 of the nomination year.
  • Candidate’s faculty position must carry a regular teaching obligation

Nomination

  • In order to be considered for a Sloan Research Fellowship, a candidate must have a letter of nomination from a department head or other senior researcher. Submissions unaccompanied by a nomination letter from a senior researcher are not accepted.
  • More than one candidate from a department may be nominated, but no more than three.

Please contact Daniel Hadley if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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