Simons Fellows in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Sponsor

Simons Foundation Advancing Research in Basic Science and Mathematics

Description

The Simons Fellows programs in both Mathematics and Theoretical Physics provide funds to faculty for up to a semester long research leave from classroom teaching and administrative obligations. Such leaves can increase creativity and provide intellectual stimulation. The goal of the Simons Fellows Program is to make it easier to take such leaves, or to extend sabbatical leaves by an extra half year.

Eligibility

Eligibility for this year’s program is restricted to sabbatical-eligible faculty who wish to use the fellowship award for the purpose of extending at least a single-term research leave to a full academic year.

A Simons Fellow in Mathematics must have a teaching or administrative tenured position at the same U.S. or Canadian college or university within the mathematics department, at the time of application, throughout the course of the sabbatical and in the term following the leave. This must be the applicant’s primary position. Applied mathematics and statistics disciplines are eligible. In addition, a Fellow must have an active current research program.

A Simons Fellow in Theoretical Physics must have a teaching or administrative tenured position at the same U.S. or Canadian college or university within the within the physics or related department, at the time of application, throughout the course of the sabbatical and in the term following the leave. This must be the applicant’s primary position.

Funding Availability

A Simons Fellowship in Theoretical Physics provides salary replacement for up to 50 percent (up to a maximum of $100,000) of the Fellow’s current academic-year salary, whether normally paid over 9 or 12 months, and up to $25,000 for expenses related to the leave.

A Simons Fellowship in Mathematics provides salary replacement for up to 50 percent (up to a maximum of $100,000) of the Fellow’s current academic-year salary, whether normally paid over 9 or 12 months, and up to $10,000 for expenses related to the leave.

The above awards will be administered through the Fellow’s home institution, which will receive an additional 20 percent overhead on allowable expenses.

Indirect Costs

20%

Project Duration

Fellowships awards may begin no earlier than July 1, 2018 and grant funds cannot be used for leave-related expenses incurred before July 1, 2018. The portion of the leave supported by the salary replacement funds must be completed by August 31, 2019.

Deadlines

TypeDateNotes
Internal Deadline

Pi to submit a copy of application along with a complete OR5 form to : research.services@uguelph.ca

External Deadline

Applications should be started and submitted under the applicant’s own account on proposalCENTRAL. Applicants are encouraged to submit in advance of the deadline to ensure they have time to make any application corrections that might be necessary for successful submission.

University of Guelph is registered with proposalCENTRAL..

More information on these competitions and how to apply, please see the sponsor website.

For Questions, please contact

Contact Information:
mps@simonsfoundation.org

Elizabeth Roy
Senior Program Manager
Mathematics and the Physical Sciences
212-524-6966
eroy@simonsfoundation.org

proposalCENTRAL Contact:
pcsupport@altum.com
800-875-2562

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Office of Research, Research Support Services
519-824-4120 x52832
omccarro@uoguelph.ca

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Disciplines:
Physical Sciences and Engineering