Simons Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences
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Grant amount: Up to US $42,000
Deadline: Feb 10, 2020 8:59pm PST (Full proposal)
Applicant type: Faculty
Funding uses: Research
Location of project: Anywhere in the world
Location of residency: Canada, United StatesView website Save Need help writing this grant?
About this funder:
The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for the Simons Collaborations in MPS program.
The aim of the Simons Collaborations in MPS program is to stimulate progress on fundamental scientific questions of major importance in mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science.
Basis for Awards
Level and Duration of Funding
- Up to one month of summer salary support and related benefits for the collaboration director and each PI/co-I — These salary funds are not substitutional (cannot be used to relieve a university of salary costs) and cannot be used to reduce teaching loads below the departmental norm. They can only be used to supplement the salary similarly to a summer salary in the U.S. system.
- Conferences and working meetings appropriate to the needs of the collaboration.
- Teaching reduction down to the level of only one course per semester for the collaboration director — Teaching reduction for other collaboration members is not an allowable expense.
- Salary support and related benefits, including tuition support, for staff/research scientists and postdoctoral, graduate and/or undergraduate research assistants.
- Support for visitors and collaborators, including travel, meals and lodging expenses.
- Research equipment, supplies and other expenses directly related to the research, including computers, computer support, professional literature, publication expenses and professional membership dues.
- Collaboration-related domestic or international travel for collaboration members per the institution’s travel policies — Parking, hotel, taxi, registration and other related travel and conference costs are allowable.
- Support costs for a Collaboration administrator.
- Other expenses related to the support and administration of the Collaboration (i.e., web design).
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- The collaboration director must hold a tenured faculty, or equivalent, position at a U.S. or Canadian institution with a Ph.D. program in the director’s department.
- PIs must hold a tenured or tenure-track faculty, or equivalent, position at an educational institution.
- There are no restrictions on the department and/or discipline of the director or PIs.
- PIs and other collaboration participants may be from non-U.S. institutions.
- An individual may be part of more than one letter of intent (LOI) or full proposal, as long as all eligibility requirements are met
- There is no LOI limit per institution or individual.
- A PI on a currently funded collaboration project cannot be part of an LOI or proposal. Additionally, current Math+X Investigators cannot be funded PIs in a collaboration
- Funding to U.S. national labs or salary support of scientists employed at these labs is not allowed.
- Scientists employed at national labs may be non-funded collaboration members, and collaboration funding may be used to support travel or local expenses related to the participation of the lab-based scientist in collaboration activities, or to support travel and local expenses of students or postdoctoral fellows appointed at universities who work with collaboration members at national labs.
- For-profit institutions are also not eligible to receive grant funds.
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