The Simons Foundation is a private foundation based in New York City, incorporated in 1994 by Jim and Marilyn Simons. The Simons Foundation’s mission is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences. They sponsor a range of programs in the sciences, including grants programs in mathematics and the physical sciences. The primary focus of the foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences division is the theoretical sciences radiating from mathematics: in particular, the fields of mathematics, theoretical computer science and theoretical physics.
More information can be found here: https://www.simonsfoundation.org/.
The new grant program, the “IMU – Simons African Fellowship Program” will run for 5 years until September 2021.
There will be approx. 6 deadlines per year.
This program is administered by IMU-CDC and funded by the SIMONS Foundation.
The grant under this scheme will cover:
Maximum support per grantee is USD 5,000 (the money is transfered in EURO).
All invoices including all boarding tickets have to be kept by the grantee and be sent (original) to the CDC/ IMU Secretariat by regualar mail. Unspent funds have to be returned to CDC.
The Grant Selection Committee (GSC) consists of the CDC Secretary for Grants Selection as Chair and has six other members, three from CDC and three others each representing Latin America, Africa and Asia respectively.
The applications are circulated to the GSC through the IMU Secretariat in Berlin, Germany.
In order to apply please take the following steps:
If your application is NOT completed by the deadline, it CANNOT be considered for evaluation. Please send your application at least two weeks in advance so it can be checked.
1. If you do not receive an automated reply after submitting the application, let us know via cdcgrants(at)mathunion.org
2. If you are applying for the IMU-Simons African Fellowship Program then you CANNOT apply for the Abel Visiting Scholar program simultaneously.
3. If for some reason the visit is postponed/ canceled, you must inform us well in advance.
4. Unspent funds have to be returned to CDC. Good luck!