The mission of the Simons Foundation is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences. To that end, the foundation invites applications for its Simons Fellows Programs in both mathematics and theoretical physics.
Through the programs, the foundation will award grants of up to $100,000 to university faculty for up to a semester-long research leave from classroom teaching and administrative obligations with the aim of boosting their creativity and/or provide intellectual stimulation. The goal of the program is to make it easier to take such leaves, or to extend sabbatical leaves by an extra half year.
To be eligible, applicants must have a teaching or administrative position at a U.S. or Canadian college or university through the term following the leave that is the applicant's primary position. In addition, applicants must have an active current research program.
For complete program guidelines, information about previous fellowship recipients, an FAQ, and application instructions, see the Simons Foundation website.