A broad spectrum of research areas within the life sciences will be considered, ranging from cellular-level issues of organization, regulation, signaling and dynamics through morphogenesis to the properties of large organisms, as well as neuroscience and evolution; however, preference will be given to areas in which modeling approaches are less established, and for this reason bioinformatics and genomics will fall outside the scope of the program. In all cases, preference will be given to work that relates closely to experiment, developing models that can explain data, suggest new classes of experiments and introduce important new concepts.
The foundation asks each university to submit up to one nomination to the MMLS Investigator program.
To be an Investigator in MMLS, a scientist must be engaged in research related to the program, must have a primary appointment as a faculty member at a United States or Canadian educational institution with a Ph.D. program and not previously have been a Simons Investigator. At the time of appointment, an Investigator should be in the early stages of an academic career (within five years of the start of his/her first faculty position) and, typically, be holding an assistant professorship or equivalent position.
A Simons Investigator in MMLS is appointed for a period of five years. Appointments will begin August 1, 2015. An Investigator will receive research support in an amount initially set at $100,000 per year. An additional $10,000 per year will be provided to the Investigator’s department. The award is administered through the institution at which the Investigator is appointed, and this institution will receive an additional 20 percent per year in indirect costs on the Investigator and departmental funds.
Please email Cheryl Ridgeway in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development for a pdf copy of the guidelines.
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