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The Research Office is requesting nominations for the Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Theoretical Computer Science. Simons Investigators are outstanding theoretical scientists who receive long-term research support from the Simons Foundation.
Rationale: The Simons Investigators in Mathematics, (Theoretical) Physics, (Theoretical) Astrophysics and Theoretical Computer Science program aims to provide a stable base of support for outstanding scientists, enabling them to undertake long-term investigations of fundamental questions in their fields. The intent of the program is to support these scientists in their most productive years, when they are establishing new research directions, providing leadership in the field and effectively mentoring junior scientists.
Level and Duration of Funding: Investigators are appointed for an initial period of
For information on the typical profile of successful applicants, visit: https://www.simonsfoundation.org/mathematics-and-physical-science/simonsinvestigators/simons-investigators-awardees/
Level and Duration of Funding:
NUMBER OF AWARDS:
LIMIT ON NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS PER ORGANIZATION
The foundation asks each university to submit, confidentially:
INTERNAL SELECTION PROCESS: If more than 2 nominations are received, then applications will be reviewed by committee of faculty with recommendations to the VPR
INTERNAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
File name: Last name_Simons_Investigator_.pdf
1) Title Page
Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Theoretical Computer Science
Topic area (enter 1): Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics or Theoretical Computer Science
PI name, title, department, address, phone, email address
2) Two page*-Nomination letter from your department chair printed on your department letterhead addressed to the Vice President for Research, Cynthia Sagers, "explaining the distinctive scientific contributions of the nominee, focusing on scientific accomplishments of the past five years and including discussion of a few important papers."
*Note: this is the page limit established by the sponsor and will be a critical part of the nomination packet sent to the sponsor. The foundation's selection will be based entirely on each nominee's two page letter and CV.
3) The nominee’s curriculum vitae, "including Ph.D. year, institution, advisor, postdoctoral institutions and advisors, and positions held subsequent to award of doctorate. The nominee’s up-to-date publication list."
4) The nominee’s current and pending research support (include sponsor name, term, and amount of funding)
Submit electronically as a MS Word or PDF document to: Office of Research Development at: