The Simons Foundation is inviting applications for 2018 Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians to stimulate collaboration in the field primarily through the funding of travel and related expenditures.
The goal of the program, which is an initiative of the foundation's Mathematics and Physical Sciences division, is to support the "mathematical marketplace" by substantially increasing collaborative contacts between mathematicians. The foundation will make a large number of collaboration grants to accomplished, active researchers in the United States who do not otherwise have access to funding that supports travel and visitors.
Each collaboration grant provides $8,400 per year for five years: $6,000 per year for collaboration, travel, and research expenses for the awardee; $1,000 per year in discretionary funds for the recipients department; and $1,400 per year in indirect costs to the recipient's institution.
To be eligible to apply, an individual must have a Ph.D. and a tenure-track or tenured position, or be a professor emeritus, at a U.S. institution of higher education; have a current record of active research and publication in high-quality journals; and not hold any other external grants of over $3,000 per year that allow for support for travel or visitors during the collaboration grant award period. There are no citizenship requirements. Individuals at for-profit organizations may not apply.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Simons Foundation website.