Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution

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Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards 2018 Request for Applications

The Simons Foundation is now accepting applications for its Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards. The deadline for receipt of letters of intent (LOI) is November 6, 2017, 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Overview

Microbes inhabit and sustain all habitats on Earth. In the oceans, microbes capture solar energy, catalyze biogeochemical transformations of important elements, produce and consume greenhouse gases, and provide the base of the food web.

The purpose of these awards is to help launch the careers of outstanding investigators who will advance our understanding of marine microbial ecology and evolution through experiments, modeling or theory. Projects focusing on the microbiomes of invertebrates or vertebrates or on paleontological records will not be considered this year. Investigators with backgrounds in different fields are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. She/he must have carried out research in a tenure-track or equivalent independent position for at least one year and no more than eight years (start date between November 2009 and November 2016) and must currently hold a tenure-track, tenured, or equivalent independent position in a U.S. or Canadian institution. She/he must be the principal investigator (PI) or co-PI currently or within the past year on a research grant from a national governmental agency or major foundation.

About the Awards

Grants will be for $180,000 USD per year, including indirect costs (limited to 20 percent of modified total direct costs), for a period of three years, subject to annual reviews and continuation of research in areas relevant to the purpose of this program. Appropriate expenses include salary support for the investigator and postdoctoral and graduate research assistants, travel, equipment, supplies and other research expenses. Awards will begin April 1, 2018. Awards will be governed by the Simons Foundation policies, which can be found at http://www.simonsfoundation.org/funding/policies-and-forms/.

Submission of Letter of Intent

Prospective applicants must submit a letter of intent (LOI) by November 6, 2017, 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. LOIs must be completed electronically and submitted using forms provided at https://proposalcentral.altum.com/. Please log in as an applicant, go to the grant opportunities tab, scroll to simons foundation and click apply now for the “Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards” program. For assistance, please call 800-875-2562 or email pcsupport@altum.com.

Important Dates
  • LOI Available
    September 8, 2017
  • Reference Letters Deadline
    October 30, 2017
  • LOI Deadline
    November 6, 2017
  • LOI Notification
    February 1, 2018
  • Full Proposal Deadline (Finalists Only)
    February 22, 2018
  • Award Notification
    March 15, 2018
  • Award Start Date
    April 1, 2018

For further information including templates and detailed instructions, please visit the website

Contact Information

Jason Darby
Research Funding Manager, US & International
j.darby@utoronto.ca | (416) 946-5568

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