Simons Foundation targeted grants to institutes


Simons Foundation


Targeted Grants to Institutes in Mathematics and Physical Sciences

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Program Guidelines


The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for targeted grants to Institutes. The program is intended to support established institutes or centers in mathematics and physical sciences through funding to strengthen contacts within the international scientific community. The aim is to enable institutes to extend and enhance their mission; this program will not provide primary support for operating or establishing an institute.  


Faculty in mathematics and physical sciences.

Funding Availability

A typical targeted grant to an institute provides funding for three to five years at a level of $100,000 to $200,000 per year, which includes 20 percent in indirect costs to the institute.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Three to five years. 

Special Notes

Funding decisions will be announced by December 31, 2016; and funding will begin no later than July 1, 2017.  


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

Internal Deadline

PI submits signed OR-5 and full application to:

External Deadline

How to Apply

Application Instructions

Applicant submits application through ProposalCENTRAL.  Budgets must be in US. Follow the application requirements.  

For Questions, please contact (email address)
Elizabeth Roy
Senior Program Manager, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Office of Research

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

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