Funding agency: 
Simons Foundation

The foundation is particularly interested in applicants with training in different fields who want to apply their experience to understanding the role of microorganisms in shaping ocean processes, and vice versa, as well as applicants with experience in modeling or theory development. While these cross-disciplinary applicants will receive particular attention, applicants already involved in ocean research are also encouraged to apply. The foundation anticipates awarding five fellowships in 2019.

Applicants should have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degree within three years of the fellowship’s start date and may be citizens of any country. Awards can be issued only to nonprofit research universities or research institutions in the U.S.

The award is for three years, contingent upon satisfactory annual progress reports, and will include an annual stipend of $62,000 and an annual allowance of up to $25,000. The allowance may be spent on health insurance for the fellow and family, other benefits as required by the institution, research supplies, small equipment (including computers), attendance at scientific meetings, and other research-related travel. Up to $2,000 of the allowance may be used for relocation of the fellow and family to the host institution. Relocation costs must be in accordance with the policies of the host institution. Payment cannot be made directly to fellows. 

The submission deadline is June 14, 2019, 5 p.m. ET.

Please email program inquires to lifesciences@simonsfoundation.org and administrative inquires to lifegrants@simonsfoundation.org.

Deadline: 
June 14, 2019
Funding type: 
Postdocs