Simons Foundation

Simons Investigators: Mathematics, Physics & Theoretical Computer Science

Program Summary

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


To be an Investigator, a scientist must be engaged in theoretical research in mathematics, physics or computer science and must have a primary appointment as a faculty member at a United States, Canadian, or United Kingdom institution with a Ph.D. program and not have previously been a Simons Investigator. At the time of the appointment start date, an Investigator should be tenured.


The foundation asks each university to submit nominations, up to two in each of the following three fields: mathematics, physics and computer science.

To comply with the limitation of no more than two nominations in each of the three fields listed above, interested applicants should contact their department chair by September 8, 2014.  

NOTE: please contact Cheryl Ridgeway (319-384-3332) in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development for a pdf copy of the guidelines.



Date Due to DSP or UIF10/21/2014
Date Due to Sponsor10/28/2014
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
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