The Simons Fellows programs in both Mathematics and Theoretical Physics provide funds to faculty for up to a semester long research leave from classroom teaching and administrative obligations. Such leaves can increase creativity and provide intellectual stimulation. The goal of the Simons Fellows Program is to make it easier to take such leaves, or to extend sabbatical leaves by an extra half year. Grants awarded will be restricted to sabbatical-eligible faculty who wish to use the grant for the purpose of extending a single term sabbatical leave to a full academic year. The award includes: (1) salary replacement for up to 50 percent (up to a maximum of $100,000) of the Fellow’s current academic-year salary, whether normally paid over 9 or 12 months, and (2) up to $10,000 (in mathematics) or $25,000 (in theoretical physics) for expenses related to the leave. The award is administered through the Fellow’s home institution, which will receive an additional 20 percent overhead on allowable expenses. Applicants must apply through proposalCENTRAL. Refer to the Application Instructions online or download the PDF for further information on and requirements for submitting an application. New applicants and their institutions are strongly encouraged to start the registration process at least four weeks prior to the application due date. Application deadline is September 28, 2017, 11:59:59 PM ET.
Princeton University and Cisco will co-host UIDP 26, the semi-annual meeting of the