Simons Investigators

Simons Investigators are outstanding theoretical scientists who receive a stable base of research support from the foundation, enabling them to undertake the long-term study of fundamental questions. Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, and Theoretical Computing Science receive research support of $100,000 USD per year for a five-year, renewable term. An additional $10,000 per year is provided to the Investigator's department and the institution receives 20 per cent in indirect costs. The intent of the programs is to support outstanding scientists in their most productive years, when they are establishing creative new research directions, providing leadership to the field and effectively mentoring junior scientists. 

Note: To be considered for institutional nomination, submit a candidate suggestion form by the internal deadline noted below. Please contact for assistance.

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Upcoming Deadlines

October 20, 2022October 20, 2022 *
July 05, 2022 Jul. 05, 2022 July 05, 2022 16:00:00 July 05, 2022 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Simons Investigators Supports active and creative researchers with $100,000 USD per year over five years to undertake new and creative investigations in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, Theoretical Computer Science and Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.