Simons Investigators


Simons Foundation

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Award Details

The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences division invites nominations for Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, and Computer Science. Within the Physics program, the foundation also invites nominations for Theoretical Physics in Life Sciences Investigators.

Rationale: The program aims to provide a stable base of support for outstanding theoretical mid-career scientists, enabling them to undertake long-term investigations of fundamental questions in their fields.

Level and Duration of Funding: A Simons Investigator is appointed for an initial period of five years, and renewal for an additional five years may be considered. Appointments begin January 1, 2024. Funding of up to $192,000 per year includes $150,000 per year in research support, an additional $10,000 per year to the Investigator’s department, and up to an additional 20 percent per year to the institution in indirect costs.

Each institution may submit up to two nominations in each category, and up to one additional nomination in Theoretical Physics in Life Sciences (i.e. three total in Physics), for a total of 9 nominations.

The Foundation asks that nominations be treated confidentially - the nominees should not know they are being nominated if possible and strongly encourages the nomination of scientists from underrepresented groups.

For nomination support, please contact Meaghan Miller, Award Nomination Development Officer (

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