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 support of research on fundamental problems 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 PhD or equivalent degree within two years of the fellowship start date. Citizens of any country are eligible to apply, but awards can only be issued to nonprofit research universities or research institutions 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 and an annual allowance of up to $25,000. The allowance may be spent on health insurance for the fellow and family, other benefits as required by the institution, 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 family to the host institution.
See the Simons Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.