Simons Investigators - Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, Computer Science, Math + X, Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems

Date Posted:
Deadline for Notice of Intent (NOI):09/08/17
Agency Deadline:10/31/17
Limit on Number of Proposals:Two each for Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, Computer Science and Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems, One for Math + X
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KU has been invited by The Simons Foundation to make nominations for the Simons Investigators programs in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, and Theoretical Computer Science, Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems, and the Math+X Investigators program.

The foundation will accept up to two nominations in the Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, Theoretical Computer Science programs, and the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems program, and up to one nomination in the Math+X program.

Please note that nominations for the Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Theoretical Computer Science programs must be treated confidentially.

The aim of the Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, and Theoretical Computer Science programs is to provide a stable base of support for outstanding scientists, enabling them to undertake long-term investigations of the fundamental theoretical questions in their field. The intent is to support these scientists in their most productive years, when they are establishing creative new research directions, providing leadership in the field and effectively mentoring junior scientists.

The aim of the Simons Investigators in MMLS program is to support the most active and creative junior researchers during the years when they are developing into and serving as the intellectual leaders of the field. The intent is to identify exceptional scientists making major contributions to their field and to provide them with resources to undertake new and creative investigations. MMLS Investigators must be within eight years of their first faculty appointment at the time of nomination and are typically holding an assistant professorship or equivalent position.

The aim of the Math+X Investigators program is to encourage novel collaborations between mathematics and other fields in science or engineering by providing research funds to professors at U.S. and Canadian universities to establish programs at the interface between mathematics and another field of science or engineering.

For information on the typical profile of successful applicants, a list of current awardees may be found at:

Limited Submission Proposals Procedure:
Notice of Intent Procedure:

If you are interested in submitting to one of these opportunities, please on select the program below to submit a Notice of Intent form. You will be asked to provide your name and the names of any KU Co-PIs or senior personnel on the project team.

Please contact if you have questions or experience any difficulty submitting the NOI form.

Simons Investigators – Mathematics Click Here *

Simons Investigators – Physics Click Here *

Simons Investigators – Astrophysics Click Here *

Simons Investigators – Computer Science Click Here *

Math + X Click Here *

Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems Click Here *

Please submit your NOI form or send an email NOI to, by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 08, 2017.

If the number of interested parties exceeds the mandated limit, the respondents will be asked to submit a brief pre-proposal for review by an internal selection committee.

If you have any questions about the solicitation or the process described above, please contact Nancy Biles at or 864-7434.

Contact:Nancy Biles: 785-864-7434