Research Management Group (RMG)

Simons Foundation
Math+X Investigators
Requesting Nominations from the Chair of the Department of Mathematics

**Limited program- for tenured professors whose primary appointments are in the Department of Mathematics to encourage novel collaborations between mathematics and other fields in science or engineering by providing research funds to establish programs at the interface between mathematics and another field of science or engineering. An internal selection process is required as only one nomination are permitted. (See eligibility) **


The 2017 internal deadline has passed. This webpage is for your reference only.

# of nominations permitted from Stanford: 1


Timeline:
Internal deadline for nomination packets to Kristi Geerke (H&S Dean's Office): Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 5 p.m.  (see internal submission guidelines below)
The department should submit the nomination packet to their Contract and Grant Officer (CGO) in OSR by Oct. 24, 2017
CGO in OSR to submit the nomination: Oct. 31, 2017 11:59:59 p.m. EST via proposal central
Award start date: July 1, 2018


Guidelines:
Download a PDF file of the 2018 guidelines >>   PDF file
Note: This RFP does not appear on the Simons Foundation's website.

Amount of Funding:
A Math+X Investigator is appointed for a period of five years and will receive support in the amount of $300,000 per year, which includes up to 20 percent in indirect costs to the Investigator’s institution. Renewal for an additional five years is contingent upon the evaluation of the scientific impact of the Investigator. Renewal beyond the ten-year period will not be considered.
Appointments will begin July 1, 2018.
Number of Awards: The foundation will award up to two Math+X Investigator grants per year.



Purpose:
This program is designed to encourage novel collaborations between mathematics and other fields in science or engineering by providing research funds to professors at United States and Canadian universities to establish programs at the interface between mathematics and another field of science or engineering.


Eligibility:

 

Allowable Expenses:

Grant funds may not be used for the salary support of current faculty, except for the Investigator.


INTERNAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

By Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 5 p.m. the Chair of the Department of Mathematics must submit one PDF file (containing the following) for each candidate to:

Kristi Geerke
Dean’s Office, School of Humanities and Sciences
geerke@stanford.edu
650) 723-7248

File Name: Last Name_Simons_Math+X_Investigator.pdf

1) Title page
Simons Foundation Math+X Investigators
PI Name, title, department, address, phone number, email address
(the PI must be a tenured professor with a primary appointment in the Department of Mathematics)
Name of “X” Department:

2) Nomination letter nomination letter-up to two pages* addressed to Dr. Kam Moler, Senior Associate Dean for Natural Sciences, School of Humanities and Sciences, in care of Kristi Geerke, prepared by the chair of the mathematics department and the chair of the “X" department.
Each letter should explain the distinctive scientific contributions of the nominee, focusing on scientific accomplishments of the past five years and including discussion of a few important papers.
*based on the sponsor’s guidelines

3) A statement from the nominee (five-page limit, plus one additional page for references and figures) that addresses the following:
-The nominee’s vision of the novel collaborations and possibilities the award will produce. The involvement of both departments should be clearly described.
-The nominee’s vision of how the research funding will be used to establish new links between the two departments and, more generally, between the disciplines involved.

4) The nominee’s curriculum vitae, including Ph.D. year, institution, advisor, postdoctoral institutions and advisors, and positions held subsequent to award of doctorate and the nominee’s up-to-date publication list.

5) Other support (current and pending) with the name of the sponsor, term, amount of funding

Selection Process
The nomination packets submitted by the Department of Mathematics will be reviewed by Dr. Kam Moler. Ultimately, one Math+X nominee will be selected to represent Stanford University.

 

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