The Simons Foundation invites letters of intent for its collaborations in mathematics and the physical sciences programme. This aims to stimulate progress on fundamental scientific questions of importance in mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science.
Projects should address a mathematical or theoretical topic of fundamental scientific importance, where a new development creates a novel area for exploration or provides a new direction for progress in an established field. Projects should demonstrate a high level of collaboration.
Funding & Duration
Up to two awards, worth USD $2M (approx. AUD $2.75M) each per year for four years, are available.
Each collaboration should consist of a director and a team of PIs. Researchers at a range of career stages are encouraged to apply. The collaboration director should hold a faculty position or equivalent at a US or Canadian institution with a PhD programme. PIs must also hold a faculty position or equivalent at an educational institution. PIs and other collaboration participants may be from non-US institutions.
Submission Requirements & Due Dates
- 3 October 2018 – Letter of Intent (LOI) submitted to Sponsor.
- 8 February 2019 – invited applications submitted for internal review.
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are considering applying for this scheme.
- See also: Submitting an Application to Research Services for Review