The mission of the Simons Foundation is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences.
To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for postdoctoral fellowships in marine microbial ecology. The foundation is particularly interested in applicants with training in different fields who want to apply their experience to understanding the role of microorganisms in shaping ocean processes and vice versa, including applicants with experience in modeling or theory development.
To be eligible, applicants should have received their Ph.D. or an equivalent degree within two years of the fellowship's start date. Applicants from any country, but awards can only be issued to postdocs affiliated with a nonprofit research university or research institution in the United States.
The award is for three years, contingent on satisfactory annual progress reports, and will include an annual stipend of $62,000, an annual allowance of up to $10,000 for health insurance for the fellow and his/her family, and an annual research allowance of $10,000, which may be used for research supplies, small equipment (including computers), attendance at scientific meetings, and other research-related travel. Up to $2,000 of the research allowance may be used for relocation of the fellow and his/her family to the host institution.
The foundation anticipates awarding five fellowships in 2017.
See the Simons Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.