The New York City-based Simons Foundation works to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences.
To that end, the foundation is inviting 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.
Awards are for three years, contingent on satisfactory annual progress reports, and 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 his/her family, other benefits as required by the institution, research supplies, the purchase of 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.
To be eligible, applicants should have received their PhD or equivalent degree within three years of the fellowship’s start date; preference will be given to applicants with no more than one year of postdoctoral study. Awards can only be issued to nonprofit research universities or research institutions in the United States, although applicants may be a citizen of any country
See the Simons Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.