Simons Fellows in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics


Simons Foundation


Simons Fellows in Mathematics and Physical Sciences

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Program Guidelines


The Simons Foundation Division for Mathematics and the Physical Sciences invites applications for the Simons Fellows in both Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. The Fellows Programs 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.


Faculty in mathematics and physical sciences. Grants awarded will be restricted to sabbatical-eligible faculty who wish to use the grant for the purpose of extending a single term sabbatical leave to a full academic year. Emeriti and retired faculty are not eligible.

Funding Availability

Covers salary related funds and leave-related expenses up to $100,00. Applicants can supplement if over $100,000 as long as the total salary, including foundation support for the period of the leave is less than or equal to the academic year salary.  

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

One year. Fellowships can begin no earlier than July 1, 2017 and must be completed by August 31, 2018.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Applicant submits OR-5 form along with full application.

External Deadline

How to Apply

Application Instructions. New applicants are strongly encouraged to register at least 4 weeks prior to the external deadline.

For Questions, please contact

Simons Foundation Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) Contact Information:
Elizabeth Roy
Program Manager, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

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Office of Research

Annette Clarke, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56927

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