Targeted Grants to Institutes

Funding Agency:
Simons Foundation

The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for the Targeted Grants to Institutes program.

The foundation strongly encourages the participation of scientists from underrepresented groups.

The program is intended to support established institutes or centers in mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science through funding to help strengthen contacts within the international scientific community. Our aim is to enable institutes to extend and enhance their missions; this program will not provide primary support for operating or establishing an institute.

Deadline: Sept. 20, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Applications may be submitted by established U.S. and foreign public and private educational and nonprofit institutes and research centers. The program is not intended to support institutes or centers whose main purpose is to provide a focal point for research of faculty at a specific university. This program will not support national labs, or the equivalent, with a primary focus on experiments.



Amount Description

The Targeted Grants to Institutes program provides funding for up to three years and up to $250,000 per year, which includes 20 percent per year in indirect costs to the institution. Awards will not be considered for renewal. Awardees must reapply to the Targeted Grants to Institutes program for new funding for a period after their current award ends. Awards can begin no earlier than January 1, 2023, and must begin no later than July 1, 2023.

Funding Type



Women and minorities encouraged


Curriculum Development
Engineering and Physical Sciences
International Opportunities

External Deadline

September 20, 2023