Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians

Funding Agency:
Simons Foundation

The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences division invites applications for Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians to stimulate collaboration in the field primarily through the funding of travel and related expenditures.

The goal of the program is to support the “mathematical marketplace” by substantially increasing collaborative contacts between mathematicians. The foundation will make a large number of collaboration grants to accomplished, active researchers in the United States who do not otherwise have access to funding that allows support for travel and visitors.

Deadline: Jan. 26, 2022

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Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to apply, an individual must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have a Ph.D. degree and hold a tenure-track or tenured position with a full-time appointment in a mathematics department with a Ph.D.-degree-granting program at an institution in the United States (those with an appointment solely in a statistics department are not eligible);
  • Have a current record of active research and publication in high-quality journals; and
  • Not currently hold any other external PI or co-PI grants, as outlined below, with an end date after September 1, 2022.

There are no citizenship requirements.



Amount Description

Each collaboration grant provides $8,400 per year for up to five years: $6,000 per year for collaboration, travel and research funds for the awardee; $1,000 per year in discretionary funds for the awardee’s department to enhance the research atmosphere of the department; and 20 percent ($1,400) per year in indirect costs. The five-year grant will commence September 1, 2021.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences

External Deadline

January 26, 2022