The Simons Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences research funding program from the Simons Foundation supports research projects that address a mathematical or theoretical topic of fundamental scientific importance, where a significant, new development creates a novel area for exploration or provides a new direction for progress in an established field. The questions addressed by the collaboration may be concrete or conceptual, but there should be little doubt that answering them would constitute a major scientific milestone. The project should involve outstanding researchers in a range of career stages. Excellence of the scientific leadership is one of the main criteria in the selection process. The project should be organized and managed in a manner engendering a high level of collaboration. The collaboration director must hold a tenured faculty, or equivalent, position at a U.S. educational institution, on a campus within these countries, with a Ph.D. program in the director’s department at the time of application. Applicants may apply for up to 2 million USD/year for up to 4 years, including indirect costs.
Letters of intent are due on November 1, 2023 and invited applications are due on February 21, 2024.
February 21, 2024